We want our children to enjoy mathematics and feel confident about using and applying their skills and knowledge in a variety of situations. In line with the National Numeracy Strategy, we believe that it is vital for children to have a sound grasp of concepts involved before moving on to more abstract methods. Our detailed and practical scheme of work covers number, money, shape, space, measures and data handling. The schemes incorporate resources from 'Abacus Evolve' and other published material.
We aim to develop logical thinking through problem–solving and investigative work and children are encouraged to communicate their findings orally, using jottings, by formal written methods and graphically. Numeracy lessons are split into three parts with great emphasis being placed on the teaching of structured mental strategies. Information technology is an important resource for mathematics and computers and calculators are used for data handling, investigative work and reinforcement of basic skills.