I have uploaded the school's calculation policy and guidance documents for anyone who would like guidance on how to help their children with maths at home.
The documents show you the expectation of how your children should be calculating using the four operations of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The documents also show you the expectations of what the children should be learning, according to their year group.
I have also uploaded a very useful document showing how the children should be calculating using fractions in Key Stage 2.
Documents courtesy of the White Rose Maths Hub and Abingdon Primary school
We've introduced a new whole school 'Maths Award' to try and raise the level of mathematical fluency across the school (basic skills including counting up and down in certain numbers, number bonds and times tables.)
Children are awarded certificates if they can achieve certain targets linked to the National Curriculum.
A picture of the targets is accompanying this message, so please help you children at home if you can. To achieve fluency, children should be able to answer questions in a maximum of only 3 seconds.
The children are awarded one certificate in assembly for each of the targets they achieve for each colour. When they complete all three in a colour band they get a pencil to take home and can move on to the next set of targets!
Please note that not all children will start on Red, they should be aiming for targets that they are not yet fluent in.
Thank you for your support,