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Welcome To St Mary's CE First School and Nursery

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At St Mary’s we use Inspire Maths which is a maths programme based on the leading Singapore Maths My Pals are Here. 


Inspire Maths allows all children to work with a mastery environment and develop their learning using a concrete - pictorial - abstract approach. This allows children to use objects and manipulatives at the start of their learning ensuring secure foundations and deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

Pupils then move onto the accessible pupil textbooks that introduce concepts in scaffolded way, enabling all children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians with a love and enjoyment of maths. Challenging practices within the book encourage children to apply their learning in a variety of ways to ensure a deep and confident use of maths.