Maths methods and strategies taught in school today are different from those that many parents learnt when they were at school.  This can cause confusion when parents are trying to support their child at home.  In order to help, the documents below show the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year.

An overview of calculation strategies and methods -ReceptionKey Stage 1Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2

Our school calculation policy may also support your understanding of how we teach methods and strategies to each year group -  Maths Calculation Policy.


We use Abacus maths as a key part of our mathematics teaching and learning.

Active Maths - Look at our Year 1 children enjoying Active Maths lessons here