Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero


We created an obstacle course to help us use and understand positional language.

Creating a number line to practise our number bonds.

Solving number bonds to 10 by throwing 10 beanbags into the basket. We counted how many went in, how many didn’t and these made our number bonds to 10! We recorded them on a part, part whole diagram.

Number bonds to 10 practically using an addition bus!

More addition with our addition machine

Addition practise using our addition machine.

Finding one more using a numicon number line.

Practising our addition with Cheerios and straws.

Finding the missing number!

Counting with Cheerios!

Ordering numbers and matching quantities to numerals.

Making number bonds to 6.

Problem solving in maths. Can we solve the missing part to make up the whole?

How many different ways can we sort a group of objects? Problem solving in maths.

Practising our counting.