Numeracy teaches children how to make sense of the world around them by developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. At Freeland, we recognise the positive impact that good numeracy skills have on children’s life-chances and economic potential – thus, there is a strong emphasis in developing progression of children’s mathematical skills and knowledge across the school from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Engaging pupils with a relevant and stimulating maths curriculum, which encourages children to actively participate in the learning, create a sense of achievement and develop self-confidence, is key to our approach. Daily maths lessons reflect statutory national requirements and, where appropriate, links to other parts of the school’s creative curriculum. Out-door learning is encouraged and provides opportunities for creative thinking and the application of maths skills to real life problems. Careful planning across the school ensures progression, while careful differentiation in class plans provides challenges appropriate for all learners, including extension for the most able.