Please use these calculation policies as a guide to how we teach maths here at Kemsing.
Children are familiar with the strategies and methods shown as we use these frequently in our lessons.
If you are unsure of any mathematical vocabulary or strategies, or are unsure how to support your child with their homework, the calculation policies will give you more information alongside some worked examples.
At Kemsing Primary School, we are using the mastery approach to ensure the children have mastered the skills they need to apply to 'real world' situations. By improving the children's fluency in mental and written calculations, our aim is to equip our pupils with the automaticity necessary to challenge themselves and achieve deeper thinking when reasoning and problem-solving.
Maths Week 2017
Maths Week was all about solving real-word problems. Every year group was given a different challenge to complete as a team. Each class planned their method, selected their resources and drew on their mathematical skills and knowledge to find the solution. Here are some of the exciting things the children have been getting up to...
Notice/Display boards are in our corridor?
Steps are there at our school?
Toilet cubicles are there in our building?
The length of your elbow to your wrist is the same as the length of your foot? Is this always sometimes or never true?
Three times round your wrist is the same as once round your neck. Is this always, sometimes or never true?
You would not be able to pick up a bag containing 50,000 paper clips. Is this true? What do you think, how could you work out the answer?
Investigate the different modes of transport in Kemsing. What is the most common form of transport?
The circumference of a wheel is 3 and a bit times its diameter. Is this always, sometimes or never true?
You would need 500 bags of peas to cover the hall floor. Is this true?