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In Early Years, the children learn through play-based activities. They gradually learn to count and to recognise numbers, as well as working with shape, measures etc. As the children move through the school, emphasis is given to the basic skills of calculation but they are also given opportunities to develop their reasoning and problem-solving abilities.


Parents can help their children in the learning of number facts, such as number bonds and times tables. Practical activities such as weighing out the ingredients for baking or adding items of shopping will also help your child to develop their mathematical thinking.


The written methods that we use for calculation are contained in the school’s calculation policy. (See below).