As part of the Numeracy and Mathematics curriculum, numeracy has been identified as an area that is the responsibility of all teachers. Being numerate is highlighted as a skill for life, learning and work. As a life skill being numerate permeates and supports all areas of learning and allows children to access the wider curriculum. Children will experience numeracy at the very early stages in nursery and these experiences will be built on developed and re-visited as they progress through school. Children will play lots of numeracy games and use ICT to develop maths skills. Some work will take place using Heinemann maths textbooks but this will be supplemented with mental maths activities, problem solving and applying mathematical knowledge to other areas of the curriculum.
There are three main organisers under which your child will learn mathematics and these are further sub divided –
Number Money and Measurement
Shape, Position and Movement