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The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:

-         Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics

-         Are able to reason mathematically

-         Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics


At Haveley Hey these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.


We use concrete resources as a starting point for all maths learning then move children to pictoral representations then finally to abstract. 

We understand that sometimes the way your child solves their calculations is very different to the way you used to do at school, therefore we have put together a guide to help you see how we teach your child and the progression they will make in each of the four areas of calculations.

Download the Calculations Policy here

To support your child at home you can do lots of different activities:

  • counting forwards and backwards
  • counting in different steps i.e 2,4,6,8,10...(then in steps of other numbers)
  • learning the times tables
  • solving mental calculations (adding 2 numbers together in your head, subtracting a smaller number from a greater number)
  • ordering a selection of numbers from smallest to greatest
  • learning how to tell the time
  • becoming confident with money, finding totals and giving change

If you need any further assistance with these strategies or ideas to help your child, please see your child's class teacher or Miss Evans (Maths Co-ordinator) who will be happy to help.

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Haveley Hey Community School

Nearbrook Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 9NS