At Bow School, we are using Abacus materials to support the teaching and learning of maths throughout the school, across all areas of the maths curriculum.  Each year group of pupils, from Foundation through to Year 6, has a set of calculation objectives that they are working towards, taken from the EYFS framework and National Curriculum.  The information set out  below, should present a clear overview of the mathematical calculation strategies that we use in Bow School for addition, subtraction, multiplicatin and division (the four operations) in each year group, along with relevant policy documentation. 

In our calculation strategy, we give an overview of the mathematics that children will be learning in Reception year, Key Stage 1 (years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (years 3, 4, 5 & 6).  

There are many different ways to teach differing aspects of maths; sometimes parents can find it tricky to both understand and use these methods when helping their children.  Below we have attached as a PDF an overview of the methods that we use in school, so that if you are stuck, you will be able to see how a particular method has been taught to your child. 

If you are in any doubt as to what method to use when helping your child, or would like further assistance in understanding how we teach some of these methods, please do not hesitate to come and ask your child's class teacher.