Numeracy provides a stimulating learning environment that helps your child understand and develop their numeracy skills. We encourage pupils to think independently and learn through practical experiences in an enjoyable atmosphere. We address each pupil’s needs individually in small group settings. We provide many opportunities for pupils to apply their skills to everyday situations.
Numeracy is one of the four core subjects within the National Curriculum. This policy outlines the purpose, nature and management of the teaching and learning of mathematics in school.
Numeracy teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many people to the development and application of numeracy.
The aims of numeracy are:
- promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
- develop logical thinking and reasoning skills through a natural curiosity and investigative approach.
- promote confidence and competence so that children are ‘proud to shine’ about their achievements.
- develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of numbers and the number system.
- develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
- develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
- explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
- understand the importance of numeracy skills in everyday life.