Langstone Junior School’s Approach to Maths

We promote talk and discussion to deepen understanding and challenge new concepts.


our children learn best through reflection and thinking when discussing with their peers.

We provide choices to allow children to challenge themselves and to promote independent enquiries.


we have found that our children are reluctant to independently challenge themselves and embrace the value of learning from their own mistakes and false starts. By encouraging this, we will be promoting their ability to reason and make sense of solutions.

We apply Maths to real life contexts found in the workplace and in everyday life


we have found that children are more engaged when they can see a ‘real purpose’ to what they are learning. Through this, we are encouraging independent thinking.


Maths Planning and Assessment: 

All planning should be driven by the aims… 

  • To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practise of complex problems over time so that they have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and justifying using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into simpler steps and persevering in finding solutions. 

Chris Quigley Essentials for Mathematics – 9 Key Learning Objectives 

  1. To know and use numbers
  2. To add and subtract
  3. To multiply and divide
  4. To use fractions
  5. To understand the properties of shapes
  6. To describe position, direction and movement
  7. To use measures
  8. To use statistics
  9. To use algebra

Langstone Junior School Progression Document

Please click below to see our calculation policy.

Progression document