We love Maths at St John’s!

Our aim for mathematics at St John's is to foster positive attitudes towards mathematics, with a love for numbers and making sense of mathematics. We aim that all children leave primary school with a working understanding of mathematics in the wider world.

At St John's we use mastery for mathematics, following White Rose Maths, to give children a broad and deep understanding of the mathematics curriculum. Children have mathematics lessons every day, focusing on building a good understanding of mathematics and how to apply it. Problem solving is ingrained into each lesson, giving children the opportunity to solve problems and explain their reasoning from Reception all the way to Year 6. We use the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) model of mathematics and ensure that are children have hands on lessons to deepen their knowledge of the subject.

Please see our School Calculation Policy to see the progression for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for each year group:

St John's Maths Calculation Policy EYFS

St John's Maths Calculation Policy Yrs 1 -6

For ideas to practise maths at home, click on the links below:

TT Rockstars


Topmarks 3-5 years

Topmarks 5-7 years

Topmarks 7-11 years


Bitesize KS1

Bitesize KS2


Digit Dog Challenges

Corbett Maths

Wild Maths

Maths With Parents

The following set of links contain things that you or your child can print out and do at home. They lean heavily towards problem-solving and puzzles:

Busy Lizzie Maths

Family Puzzle Books

First 4 Maths (A range of resources suitable for EYFS upward)

Lego Maths

Oxford Owl Parent Resources