The attached calculations policy explains how calculating is being thought throughout the school according to the new national curriculum. All children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two now have a fifteen minute arithmetic session daily in order to improve their mental skills. This is because, as of May 2016, all children in years two and six are required to sit an arithmetic test where their mental and written calculation skills will be tested. Samples of both tests can be seen below.
The National Curriculum outlines three key principles for learning mathematics: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We are adopting the White Rose Maths Hub planning to plan exciting and engaging lessons that allow children of all abilities to reach their potential and apply their understanding through reasoning and problem solving activities.
All children now have a log in for Mathletics. Please encourage your child to log in to this regularly so that they can improve their mental arithmetic skills as well as practise skills in many areas of mathematics.