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When teaching mathematics at Lyne and Longcross, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. Mathematics is essential to everyday life. Our aim is to help children develop sound mathematical skills, including the ability to make connections, solve calculations, reason mathematically, work systematically and solve problems creatively. We want children to be confident and curious to try new ways of working and to recognise that they learn from making errors and mistakes. 



  • Children leave Lyne and Longcross with an enjoyment for maths and a sense of confidence in what they can achieve.

  • Having faced challenges in lessons, they understand that perhaps a struggle, reflection and improvement are needed to build correct answers and a good understanding of mathematical skills.

  • Children can articulate in the context in which maths is being taught and communicate with others to explain their thinking.

    Within and across each year, children have regularly recapped and revisited their previous learning. Children show confidence when building on what they have previously learnt and making connections with new ideas they are introduced to.

  • Pupils use acquired vocabulary in maths lessons.

  • They have the skills to use methods independently and show resilience when tackling problems.

  • They develop the flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of maths. 

Our maths curriculum knowledge and skills progression document:

To discover more detail about what children are learning in maths, look to yearly and (half) termly overviews on each year groups class page. 

Helping with Maths at Home

Supporting with maths at home can be tricky as there are often different ways of reaching answers. The links below can support parents in understanding the methods children are taught in school. Our calculation policy can also assist in understanding the development of arithmetic skills in maths. If you would like further information, please do speak to your child's teacher who will be able to let you know exactly how tasks are completed in class.


We recommend regular fluency practice at home to help build children's flexibility with numbers. Below are some links for number bonds and times table practice websites which can also be downloaded as apps. 


We led a parents workshop for both KS1 and KS2 discussing our CPA approach and arithmetic methods used in class. You can access the slides below.

See what we have been up to in maths...

Parent workshops - April '23 

We invited our parents into school one evening in April to explore what maths looks like at Lyne. We discussed the importance of fluency, the CPA approach we use as well as arithmetic methods (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We concluded by also haring loads of ways to incorporate math at home and way parents an support their children. You can access the slides above or speak to teachers for further support. 

NSPCC Number Day - February '23

To raise money for the NSPCC, the whole school enjoyed an afternoon of fun, hands-on maths activities, moving around the school to visit different classes in our key stage. Each class had new tasks for us to explore and try out from building shapes, using playing cards to improve our mental maths, enjoying weighing items using balance scales, building fractions with multilink, creating numicon cities and so much more! 

We raised just under £200 for the charity and had lots of fun. 


KS2 England Rocks TTRS competition - November '22

We competed with thousands of other schools in a times table challenge on Times Tables Rock Stars. We celebrated and awarded the top scorers in each class as well a the class who got the highest across the school. Well done Foxes!

KS2 Times Table Rock Stars Competition - September '22

Our classes across KS2 took part in a times table competition, trying to score as many points as possible in any game across the TTRS website. It was extremely close but our year 5's won at the last moment with an amazing 1,512 points. 

Well done to Otters! 

Useful links 

Calculation Policy