The key areas that are covered in Numeracy are:
- Counting and calculating
- Securing number facts
- Understanding shape
- Handling data
A high value is placed on every child securing a sound understanding of all of the above areas through engaging and challenging lessons. Children are encouraged to learn to use a range of concrete resources to support their calculations and to secure their understanding e.g. unifix cubes, Numicon, hundreds squares and numberlines.
"Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve"
We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved in the direction that their learning takes. Therefore we strive to provide opportunities for investigations and pupil lead learning. In this context, children develop the skills to reason, think logically and creatively, to work systematically and accurately and to develop their use of mathematical language. The children develop the ability to work independently and in co-operation with others and are encouraged to develop confidence and enjoyment in the subject. This motivates children to not only find answers to problems but to be the ones that ask the questions. Through an investigative approach to learning children are encouraged to actively seek an understanding of mathematics around them.
A high value is placed upon developing flexible mental and informal pencil and paper approaches to calculations as well as the teaching and practice of standard algorithms.
Approaches to the areas of study
Below are the targets for Numeracy that your children will be working towards in their work. Using these targets will enable us to track your child's progress in all the relevant areas of learning.