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 develop mathematical thinking through a three part process to embed concepts.


we have found that children can apply their learning more once they have the conceptual understanding.Through this, we are developing 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.

Below are overviews for each year group. They explain when each mathematical skill is taught throughout the year but may be subject to change due to the needs of the children.


Langstone Junior School Progression Document

There are two calculation policies one for lower school (Years 3 and 4) and one for upper school (Years 5 and 6). Please click the links below to access the documents.

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6


Times Table Rockstars

We feel that encouraging children to learn their times tables is vital in supporting their understanding of mathematical concepts. As a result, we have invested into a program called Times Table Rockstar. It is a fun, exciting and engaging way for the children to learn their tables.

Please find the link below.