Numeracy across learning provides essential analytic, problem solving and decision making skills across the curriculum. Mathematics plays an important role in our lives and in the lives of our children. It is used in everyday activities such as buying food and clothes, keeping time and playing games.
In addition to developing basic number skills, doing sums and learning tables, the children also do work on the measurement of length, area, volume, weight and time, as well as studying aspects of shape and pattern. Much of this work is of a practical nature and staff use SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) techniques to support children’s speed and accuracy.
Problem-solving activities are a regular feature of the maths programme, and gives scope for the children to apply the basic facts learned to the solution of either real or imaginary problems. They are challenged to think about what they are doing, to question and to explain. The class computers, calculators and active approaches to learning in maths all widen our pupils’ mathematical horizons.