Numeracy skills are an important part of the curriculum and at East Stour we use a variety of teaching strategies including whiteboard software to traditional books. The following link is to a site which can help you with your child’s learning: http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/parents/index.html
Key Stage 1
East Stour Primary School follows the National Curriculum as laid out by Governoment regulations, ensuring that appropriate connections are made between ‘number’ and ‘shape, space and measures’.
During key stage 1 pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in different settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.
Key Stage 2
National guidelines are that teaching should ensure that appropriate connections are made between the sections on ‘number’, ‘shape, space and measures’, and ‘handling data’.
During key stage 2 pupils use the number system more confidently. They move from counting reliably to calculating fluently with all four number operations. They always try to tackle a problem with mental methods before using any other approach. Pupils explore features of shape and space and develop their measuring skills in a range of contexts. They discuss and present their methods and reasoning using a wider range of mathematical language, diagrams and charts.