We have a Visual Calculation Policy. The policy has been developed specifically for our Academy’s needs and shows the clear progression of calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

The visual posters take learners from each operation's practical starting points through to formal written methods. The methods follow a clear thought process and show visually how each method should be carried out. These posters are used in all our classrooms and children are able to access the level and method that they feel comfortable with.

We would ask that when you are supporting your child with Mathematics at home that you use these methods. We understand they may not all be familiar to you and therefore if you need any further support or explanation please speak to your child’s teacher.

In addition, we will be offering several parent support workshops throughout the year that will focus on using the calculation methods with your child.

You can also find some how to videos created by the staff and children.  This is found on the academy website under the Parental Support tab.


Due to copyright laws, a downloadable copy of the Visual Calculation Policy cannot be put on our website.  Copies of the policy have been sent home to all families at the beginning of the year.  However, should you have misplaced your copy, please contact the academy office and ask for the Maths Visual Calculation Policy.

In addition, below you will find the powerpoint from a Maths Parental Workshop that you may find useful as well as the Key Performance Indicators by Year groups and the Reception Development Matters document.

As always, please feel free to discuss any of your needs with the class teacher.