A guide to written calculations in Maths

Here at Kenton we take a maths mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression starting in EYFS, centred around the EYFS Statutory Framework and Development Matters (2021). Our EYFS and Years 1-6 maths progressions are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.

To support your child at home with this approach, please see the guides below.

Progression – Fractions in a Linear Number System

Progression – Quantities of Fractions

Calculation and Representation Guidance

Progression – Add and Subtract Fractions

Progression – Reading Scales of 2, 4, 5, and 10.

Progression – Linear Number System

Progression – Equivalence with Powers of 10

Progression – Place Value

Calculation and Representation Guidance NPV

Calculation and Representation Guidance M-D

We hope you find it useful. It takes you through the concepts and stages that children need to fully understand before being ready to learn formal, written calculation methods.

If you have any questions, feel free to pop in and see your child’s class teacher.