Numeracy is a life skill used in making everyday decisions for adults. Hence mathematical ideas are presented to the children in meaningful contexts.
The children acquire early mathematical concepts through activities that involve sorting, matching, comparing, classifying, and making patterns and sequences in a variety of contexts. These activities involve the children in playing, exploring and investigating, talking, listening to others and asking and answering questions. Talking about their work, reasoning and describing approaches involved has a high priority in each classroom.
The children learn through a wide range of practical activities, including games to consolidate their learning. The children are given opportnities, on a regular basis, to develop their skills in mental mathematics, to estimate and approximate, and to investigate and make simple predictions in all areas of mathematics and across the curriculum.
Extensive use is made of ICT, the interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, the computer suite and the numerous mathematical games and equipment to support the acquisition of mathematical concepts and skills.
We have developed Maths Trails in our school grounds for all classes. These trails enable our pupils to use their mathematics in real problem-solving scenarios outdoors.