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Mathematics

Our calculation policy meets the requirements of the national curriculum. 
The design gives pupils a consistent and smooth progression in learning of calculations across the school.


The calculation policy sets out how we will meet the Year group expectations.  
It is vital we: 

  • teach pupils according to the stage they are at
  • and move them on to the next level as soon as they are ready
  • or work at a lower stage until they are secure enough to move on.

It is a priority that we give any type of calculation a real-life context or problem-solving approach. This helps build children’s understanding of the purpose of calculation. It also helps them recognise when to use certain operations and methods when faced with problems.

Choosing a calculation method

The links below show the processes we teach and encourage children to use in deciding which approach they will take to solve a calculation.  This ensures they select the most appropriate method for the numbers involved.