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Mastery Maths

I hope you have all enjoyed the start to the term. As we continue our Mastery journey at Langar the staff have seen a huge increase in the children's enthusiasm and engagement in maths, which has resulted in improved academic performance.


The children are becoming more familiar with the way maths is taught in school, with a back and forth approach between teacher and students, and a more collaborative approach to discussion and reasoning between children., before independent tasks are set. This is move away from the outdated approach of a teacher standing at the front of the class and delivering an input for 10 minutes and then the children work through reams of sums for the remainder of the lesson.


In order to aid your child increase confidence and be more familiar and fluent with recall of number facts, and to help provide a bank of knowledge to improve pattern and connection spotting in maths, each class is sending home regular fluency facts to learn. The aim is that your child can learn these by rote, so the facts are there when needed. Being able to calculate a times table is fine, but the ideal outcome in learning them is that the children can say them and not have to think about them, so when practising at home, this is the standard to look for.


Thank you for your continued support,


Mr Owen-Jones

Teaching for Mastery Specialist

Maths Lead

Welcome to the new Langar C of E Primary School Maths page.  The purpose for this page is to inform parents of the ways in which they can help their children with their mathematics, for I have frequently been asked by parents what they can do in order to support their children’s maths work.  Parents play an important role in improving their children’s maths, as most maths we do is based on problems that they encounter in the world outside of the classroom, and as such there are lots of opportunities for parents to question their children and improve their understanding. This page will therefore hopefully act as a guide and support for parents enabling them to take a more active role in improving their children’s numeracy. Over time, as I add more to the page, it will hopefully become a more comprehensive guide.


 If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with myself or your child’s class teacher.


Many Thanks

Mr Owen-Jones

(Maths Leader)

5 Easy Ways to Use Numicon to Help Early Numeracy at Home | Kin Learning

We use Numicon as a resource to enable children to visualise numbers. Take a look at how it can be used in the early stages of numeracy.

Discover 5 easy and fun ways to build your child's early numeracy skills at home using Numicon. The product used in the video can be bought on Amazon here - Activities in this video: 1. Recognising Numicon Number Frames 2. Practise Addition Facts (1:00) 3.

I Can Say My Number Pairs 5 | Math Song for Kids | Number Bonds | Jack Hartmann

This video, and any of the Jack Hartman number pairs or number bonds videos are excellent at improving children's fluency recall of number facts. They are catchy, and also have fantastic use of visual links, such as tens frames and digits to help children build connections. Give it a go!

Subitize Up To 5 (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

This video is a great musical way to encourage your Reception or Year 1 child to practise subitizing. This is the skill of being able to see a small group of objects and being able to say how many there are rather than counting them. It is a fantastic piece of fluency practice!

Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover a variety of songs to help you learn your times tables!

2016 Maths KS2 SATs Paper 1

2016 Maths KS2 SATs Paper 1 explained