The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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At Lynsted and Norton, we aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum. We place a high priority on mathematical skills and, like English, teach maths in specific lessons with a range of opportunities to practice skills such as five-a-day, times tables practice outside of this. All work is differentiated to suit the needs of all our children, and challenge is built into every lesson.

We encourage the children to apply what they have learnt in their Maths lessons in practical ways.  

To support the mental dexterity with numbers we learn number facts, such as number bonds and times tables.  These are regularly practised and tested - often in fun ways like times table bingo or  Timestables Rockstars. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) are sent home termly to be learnt to support the children's fluency in number recall.

Outside of the daily Maths lessons, children complete their ‘5 a day’ which is where they develop, practice and apply their methods for and understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Once the children reach standard method in these they then daily complete a range of questions which include; data, angle; shapes as well as a continued focus on calculation.

Useful documents

Calculation Policy for Addition and Subtraction

Calculation Policy for Multiplication and Division

Calculation Policy for Fractions

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)


Maths Long Term Plan Year 1

Maths Long Term Plan Year 2

Maths long Term Plan Year 3

Maths Long Term Plan Year 4

Maths Long Term Plan Year 5

Maths Long Term Plan Year 6

Useful maths websites and games

Maths is Fun - Advice, games and activities

Home Advisor - Maths Games and Resources

Topmarks - Maths Games for all age groups

Mathszone - Games and activities

Swipe Maths - Number puzzle (Mrs Deysel's current favourite!)

Maths Resources - A range of exciting games and resources

Mathletics - Play 'live' against other children in the world or practise your maths skills