Ofsted, March 2024: “This is a school where pupils learn to be themselves, to respect difference and to speak out when they see injustice….Pupils respond to the school’s high expectations for their academic outcomes….Pupils’ excellent behaviour means that staff can focus on the joy of teaching.” Ofsted, March 2024.


Maths in St Luke's allows children to be creative, independent, inquisitive and fluent. 

“Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”

— Deepak Chopra


Using the Singapore approach to teaching Maths

At St Luke's we are using the Singapore approach to teach our chidren maths; the skills we aim for our chidren to develop are those the National Curriculum focuses on:

• Fluency: Accuracy, Efficiency and Flexibility

• Reasoning

• Problem Solving

We use a mastery teaching approach in which all children gain a deeper understanding of maths and the solid foundations are built uopn systematically year by year.

Our daily maths lessons all begin with a problem solving task, the children investigate a range of strategies they can use - beginning with concrete materials such as counters or base ten equipment, pictorial- drawing a diagram to represent their problem and finally the abstract, often a calculation. 



The children complete their own maths journal which reflects their thinking and learning in a lesson and this is followed by a task in their workbook. Some children wil be given extension tasks to complete and others may have some time with an adult  before the next lesson to cosolidate their learning.

This approach is giving the opportunity for chidren to think for themselves, and be prepared to persevere when faced with challenges.

Children in Year 4 will undergo the Multiplication Tables Check in the Summer Term. Information for this can be found by following the link below:



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to learn, to succeed, to value one another

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. A value is a belief or principle that guides our thinking and behaviour. Our values underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be happy and confident and to to take an active role in their community and the wider world.

Each year group has adopted one of our Christian values: Kindness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Hope, Faithfulness and Respect. Our over-arching Christian Value is Love. Throughout the year children are helped to explore, have opportunities to practise and then given time to reflect on what each of our Christian values means to them.


St Luke's CE Primary School

Jubilee Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 2HW

Mrs L Carrigan | Bursar

01704 872692

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