IMG_6719 RThe Roche Mathematics curriculum provides pupils with essential and motivating learning.

Throughout the school, pupils are guided through our comprehensive curriculum that includes number, shape, space and data handling. Once foundations are secure, our pupils enjoy applying their knowledge to real life mathematical problems and investigative tasks. The curriculum aims to ensure that pupils are fluent, confident and flexible in their understanding and application of Mathematics.

Early Years 

Core concepts in Mathematics are presented to the children with a great deal of hands-on experience. These are solidified with practice using a variety of multisensory approaches. In the first term, the focus is on number quantities and the symbols for 1-20. We also explore 2D and 3D shapes and patterns. We then move onto addition and subtraction, non-uniform measurements and begin work on time. In the third term, the children develop their adding and subtracting skills and develop their understanding of time. They start to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Key Stage 1 and 2 

Children work on the core topics of number, geometry and data handling. Over the course of Key Stage 2, children become more adept at arithmetic, and develop their reasoning skills and a flexible approach to Maths, which are all core strands of the National Curriculum. They also begin to work on algebra. In Year 5, our students move on to 11+ curriculum in preparation for their entrance exams in Year 6.


Regular formative assessment in the classroom ensures that Roche pupils are continuously progressing. Individual feedback allows them to assume responsibility for their own learning, set goals and become more independent learners. Children work in sets, at levels appropriate to their ability and pace of learning. There is movement between the sets according to individual progress.

Maths Challenge 

Our pupils are encouraged to compete in annual external challenges, which, in the past have had a positive impact on the learning and self-motivation that our students exhibit. We also aim to embed mathematics in many cross-curricular activities, enjoying chess tournaments, guest speakers and STEM challenges.

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STEM Week – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.