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Maths Summary

At Croft Church of England Primary School we enable all pupils to be proficient, competent and confident with numbers, shapes and measures, and to have the ability to solve routine and non-routine mathematical problems.  We foster positive attitudes towards mathematics by developing pupils’ confidence in using mathematical equipment and vocabulary, and through developing their mental strategies.

​We believe that securing mental maths skill is of the utmost importance.  This enables children to understand and apply these techniques when calculating more sophisticated mathematical problems.  Children can use various strategies and use them in a variety of cross-curricular situations.

​Children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4 and should practise their times tables at home.  Teachers employ various strategies to help children learn their times tables from singing, playing interactive games on iPads or playing competitive games against each other.  ​

Children are taught the formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  When children are secure in their times tables then this especially helps with multiplication and division.  We have clear progression in methods across the school and these methods are set out in our Calculation Policy.  Please use these as a reference if you are helping your child complete their homework.


Please click here for our Maths Policy 2017-18

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