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Teaching for Maths Mastery Statement:

Here at Langtoft Primary School, we have begun our journey to teaching maths mastery. This approach aims for pupils to develop a deep understanding of maths rather than relying on memorising a procedure. As a result, children become more confident, competent mathematicians with a keen appetite for learning.

As we progress through the year, children are becoming increasingly familiar with the way in which maths is taught. Our teachers encourage collaborative learning, group discussions, problem solving and reasoning. We have moved away from the outdated style of long teacher inputs followed by a lengthy set of calculations based around a single method. Mathematics sessions are led by the teacher facilitating the learning in short bursts and allowing plenty of opportunities to delve deeper into new concepts. Carefully planned small steps allow children to take ownership of their own learning. Each small step builds upon prior learning and unpicks misconceptions to ensure secure knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Live marking and discussions ensure that all children know how well they are doing. In addition to this, all sessions begin with Flashback 4’s from White Rose Maths. These help revisit past concepts and encourage quick recall.    

In order to support your child with their mathematics we have included some useful information below. Recall of number facts, including times tables is vital to ensure that children become fluent and are able to apply their knowledge to other areas of maths.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs D. Britten
Maths Lead


How our maths curriculum works:

In keeping with Teaching for Mastery approaches, maths is taught following a sequence of small coherent steps. To facilitate this, staff in all year groups follow the small steps in the White Rose Primary Scheme of Learning. 

The White Rose Scheme provides long and medium term plans that ensure full coverage of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum objectives over the course of the year. It also provides a range of representations that support the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Our calculation policy provides further information on how mathematics is delivered as well as showing the variation of representations and structures used to aid learning in the classrooms. This is a document that will prove useful when supporting your child with their home learning.

Maths Curriculum Intent Document

Calculation Policy:


Appendix A: Methods
Appendix B: Vocabulary 

Progression of the National Curriculum:

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks


How to support your children at home:

- https://ttrockstars.com/

- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/

- Information for Year 4 parents – Statutory Times table testing


- Information for Year 6 Parents – SATs

- Information for Year 2 Parents - SATs