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.