Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School

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Mathematics at Castlefort JMI


At Castlefort JMI, we have adopted the nationally recognised White Rose Maths approach to teaching Mathematics. WRM have developed a scheme where children develop a deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths. A culture of strong, secure learning and real progress is apparent at Castlefort JMI through using this approach to teaching and learning. Children at Castlefort JMI are becoming happy, resilient mathematicians, whilst developing their independence and reflective thinking skills. We are developing a culture of pupils who are positive about mathematics and want to achieve their very best! 


Mathematics at Castlefort is taught through the following broad areas:


  • Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics



To support your child with home learning tasks, please see the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculation policies below.

Home Learning


Times Tables Rock Stars


At Castlefort JMI, every child from Year 1-6 has a TTRS account to use both in and out of school. TTRS is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The format allows children to conquer the times table facts that they are most unsure on and successfully increase their speed of recall. Can your child become a 'Rock Hero' by answering questions in under 1 second?



Doodle Maths


At Castlefort JMI, children from Year 1-6 have a Doodle Maths account to be used both in and out of school. This is personalised maths tuition that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. With continuous assessment taking place, children are provided with a personalised work programme to support their development across all areas of mathematics. The programme can even be used offline, with progress being uploaded at a later point. We aim for all children to complete their target stars each week. Children also have access to Doodle Tables.


The school has achieved the Basic Skills National Quality Mark in recognition of its provision for mathematics - Basic Skills are at the heart of teaching and learning at Castlefort JMI School, as it is seen to be the foundation of unlocking the rest of the curriculum for the pupils.