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Calculations Policy

This policy aims to give Stonegate C of E Primary and Pre-School teachers guidance linked to the progression in teaching and learning of written calculations from Nursery to year 6.

The following calculation policy has been devised to meet requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for the teaching and learning of mathematics, and is also designed to give pupils a consistent and smooth progression of learning in calculations across the school. Please note that early learning in number and calculation in Pre-school and Reception follows the Development Matters EYFS document, and this calculation policy is designed to build on progressively from the content and methods established in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Age stage expectations

The calculation policy is organised according to age stage expectations as set out in the National Curriculum 2014, however it is vital that pupils are taught according to the stage that they are currently working at, being moved onto the next level as soon as they are ready, or working at a lower stage until they are secure enough to move on.

Providing a context for calculation:

It is important that any type of calculation is given a real life context or problem solving approach to help build children’s understanding of the purpose of calculation, and to help them recognise when to use certain operations and methods when faced with problems. This must be a priority within calculation lessons.

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