Numeracy Learning

We focus on developing children's understanding of numbers, and their ability to use numbers to solve problems. Children may solve number problems by counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, or combinations of these.

As part of their learning in Numeracy, your child is learning to:

- enjoy working with numbers.
- make sense of numbers - how big they are, how they relate to other numbers, and how they behave.
- solve mathematical problems - whether real life or imaginary.
- calculate in their heads whenever possible, rather than using a calculator or pen and paper.
- show that they understand maths, using equipment, diagrams and pictures.
- explain and record the methods they use to work out problems.
- accept challenges and work at levels that stretch them.
- work with others and by themselves.
- discuss how they tackle mathematical problems - with other students, their teacher and you!

What would you see and hear during Numeracy Learning?

- A safe and positive mathematical environment where risk-taking is encouraged.
- Student learning and learning intentions displayed.
- Maths timetabled daily and planning displayed for children to access.
- The teacher working with small instructional groups.
- Use of modelling books, which are easily accessible for the children to refer to.
- Children sharing ideas and working in pairs and groups.
- Children being challenged to use more than one strategy to solve problems.
- Acceptance of a variety of methods used for solving a problem.
- Children explaining how they solved a problem.
- Children actively engaged in purposeful learning.
- Maths equipment easily accessible for teachers and children to use.
- Games being used to reinforce basic facts and maths concepts.
- Children and teachers talking about their thinking.
- Children using digital devices and accessing online websites, activities and games to reinforce their mathematical learning.