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5. Mathematics & Numeracy

Our aims in teaching mathematics are that all children will enjoy the subject and study it with confidence and a sense of achievement, achieve a high standard in numeracy and a range of other mathematical skills and apply these skills with confidence and understanding when solving problems. Mathematics is important because it is widely used in society, both in everyday situations and in the world of work. The Maths curriculum includes:


• Solving mathematical problems

• Communicating mathematically

• Reasoning mathematically

• Number

• Measures and Money

• Shape, Position and Movement

• Handling data


Children are encouraged to talk about their own work, ask questions and make predictions based on experience.


Teachers base their planning on the Abacus scheme but draw on other schemes, resources and experience to provide a balanced and varied programme.