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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Mathematic skills should be taught across all curriculum subjects. The new framework advises that “Teachers should use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Teachers should develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics”.

DfE (Sept 2013) The National Curriculum in England (Framework Document), p103. London: DfE, © Crown Copyright 2013.

At Dymchurch, we aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum which will suit the individual needs of our children and show them the usefulness and relevance of maths in their everyday lives. We place a high priority on mathematical achievement and all classes have a daily Maths lesson. Work is differentiated to suit the needs of all our children.

We encourage the children to apply what they have learnt in their Maths lessons in practical ways and you might see children weighing ingredients to cook with, working out averages for house points or teaching other children a concept they have already mastered themselves.

To support the mental dexterity with numbers we learn number facts, such as number bonds and times tables.  These are regularly practised and tested - oftImage result for times tables rockstarsen in fun ways like times table bingo, Big Maths Beat That and  Times Tables Rockstars. Times Tables Rockstars is used at school but can also be accessed at home. All children have their own log in and teachers track children's activity and how well they do on the tasks they have been set. We also use a range of activities on Purple Mash during ICT lessons.

KIRFS (Key instant recall facts) are sent home termly to be learnt to support the children's fluency in number recall and these are tested at the end of each term.

Year 1 term 1 kirfs

Year 2 term 1 kirfs

Year 3 term 1 kirfs

Year 4 term 1 kirfs

Year 5 term 1 kirfs

Year 6 term 1 kirfs


Year 1 term 2 kirfs

Year 2 term 2 kirfs

Year 3 term 2 kirfs

Year 4 term 2 kirfs

Year 5 term 2 kirfs

Year 6 term 2 kirfs

Outside of the daily Maths lessons,  all children in KS1 and KS2 complete their ‘5 a day’ which is where they develop, practise and apply their methods for and understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  



Useful documents

Calculation policy for addition and subtraction

Calculation Policy for Multiplication and Division

Calculation Policy for Fractions


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

Times Table Rockstars