Numeracy (Mathematics)

Numeracy is taught at every stage of the Pre-Prep curriculum

Numeracy teaches children how to make sense of the world around them by developing their abilities to reason with numbers, calculate and solve problems. We encourage each child’s enjoyment of this subject by allowing time for investigation and exploration and by demonstrating its role in our everyday lives.

Through practical activities the children explore features of shape and space, develop measuring skills and an understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.

From Reception onwards, each class has four to five hours of mathematical activities each week and lessons regularly include mental arithmetic, practical work, playing mathematical games, using mathematical computer games, programs or websites, as well as informal and formal written work.

We also use an excellent range of mathematical resources and hold regular events, such as Mathematics Day, to engage our children in an interactive and exciting way.