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Topic Overview - Spring 2018

Topic Overview - Autumn 2017

In primary schools, the effective teaching of mathematics should be firmly based in practical experience.  New skills and topics will to be introduced through appropriate practical activities using a variety of suitable apparatus and equipment.


It is essential that mathematical links are identified in and developed across the curriculum.  The mathematical curriculum needs to be enriched and enlivened by relating it, wherever possible, to real life situations and to children's own experience.  The most important elements are understanding, application and enjoyment.  The main areas of work developed in mathematics are a good understanding of the language and processes of number, including the four arithmetic rules, place value, fractions, money and decimals; the measure of length, weight, time, capacity and volume; the ability to collect, record and present data pictorially and interpret this information; and an understanding of shape and space.


We aim to develop a positive and confident attitude towards mathematics and, wherever possible, mathematics is related to the whole curriculum and to the child's environment and experience, involving problem solving and practical work.  Calculators are also used in relevant situations.  All children will work at their own level of challenge and will be encouraged to reach their full potential.