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Written Calculation Policy

This policy aims to give Pelham Primary School teachers guidance linked to the progression in teaching and learning of written calculations from Nursery to year 6.



The aim at Pelham Primary School is that by the end of Key Stage 2, children should be able to use an efficient method for each operation confidently and with understanding. This policy shows the stages in building up to a compact, efficient method for each operation. It is encouraged that children use mental methods when appropriate but for calculations that they cannot do in their heads they choose an appropriate written method which they can use accurately and with confidence

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Pelham Primary School, Pelham Road,

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4HL

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