Mathematics is important in our everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.
The numeracy and maths programme includes:
Number, Money, Measurement in which children learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide as well as to work with time, length, weight, area and volume Information handling, or the gathering, organising, display and interpretation of data
Shape, Position and Movement in which children learn about the properties of two and three-dimensional shapes and to comprehend position and movement, symmetry and angles.
In each of these aspects, children will develop problem-solving and enquiry skills. Numeracy knowledge and skills are the most important element of our mathematics programme which is taught in a variety of lively and stimulating ways. Active based learning in maths and numeracy encourages the development of the child’s skills and much practical work is given. Each child proceeds at their own rate in an appropriate group. Every encouragement is given to each child to think and reason for him/herself.
Children’s mathematics can be helped at home by parents taking an active interest in their progress and encouraging the children to use their mathematical skills in a variety of everyday situations.
Further advice is available from the class teacher.