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Through daily maths lessons, children learn not only arithmetic skills, but experience a range of opportunities to develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Particular attention is paid to the use of manipulatives, practical experiences and real-life situations, which develop confidence to tackle problems and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

At Joy Lane, we believe all areas of maths should be experienced and enjoyed by all, which is why we use the maths mastery approach across the school. Maths mastery allows our children to form a deeper understanding of the maths they experience in school, which then allows them to apply their knowledge to unfamiliar word problems, and undertake complex reasoning, using the appropriate vocabulary. As a school that loves maths as much as we do, we feel strongly that this approach provides our children with a platform to build on their knowledge of all things maths. 

The relationship between home and school is vital to the development of this aim. We encourage parents to support their children in consolidating their in-school learning at home, with a particular focus on times tables, through the use of fun and engaging online platforms. 

Maths Shed

Times Tables Rock Stars


In the Curriculum Overview documents below, please find an outline of the knowledge, understanding and skills to be covered. How teachers organise, interpret and teach this may vary and is subject to change.

Curriculum overview for Year R      Curriculum overview for Year 1      
Curriculum overview for Year 2      Curriculum overview for Year 3
Curriculum overview for Year 4      Curriculum overview for Year 5
Curriculum overview for Year 6


National Curriculum Progression Primary
Addition and Subtraction Calculation Policy
Multiplication and Division Calculation Policy