Calculation Policy

By clicking on the link in the documents section, you will be able to see a copy of the school's calculation policy. The idea of this document is to explain the approaches that we have to teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and it shows how the methods change as children progress through the school. Each stage begins with children learning a concept through the use of concrete materials (e.g. cubes, counters, beads etc.) before moving on to pictures and images then finally working with just numbers.


We hope you find this document useful in understanding how we teach children to carry out calculations. If you have any questions about the information in the calculation policy or if there is anything you are unsure about, please get in touch with your child's class teacher as they will be happy to help.