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Maths in the Early Years

Maths in Early Years can seem simple to parents and adults who already understand the basics! However, children are building up the vital foundations for the years ahead. Buttons, blocks, beads and all manner of objects to hand can help children to practice, rehearse and understand the 'language' of numbers.

Asking questions can help, whilst you are shopping or working out how to divide food at home. How many do I have? How many will each person have if I share them out evenly? How much does one cost? What if I buy two, how much would that be? Would it be more or less? All of these questions help children to keep maths in mind and to understand that there is maths in everything we do!

Counting red cars, yellow cars or blue. Calculating how many steps to get in the house from where they are now. Adding their pocket money up and looking at what things cost! We are immersed in maths and we do that maths in our heads all the time without generally sharing it. How long will it take me to get here or there, how much time have I got, how much will it cost to fill up, do I have enough to get this now? Do I need more food for the BBQ. How much hotter is it today if it was twenty one degrees yesterday? Maths-play can be fun and lots of games involve scoring, counting, adding and using numbers. The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics!

"Aim high, achieve together!"

Our Mission and Values

Love of learning, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of GodLiving out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.