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Mathematics & Numeracy

Numeracy is the development and application of mathematics across
the curriculum and in real life situations. Skills in numeracy should help
children to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout
their lives. Throughout primary school, children should engage in a wide
range of purposeful activities which should involve them in different modes
of mathematical learning, including playing, exploring and investigating,
doing and observing, talking and listening, asking questions, reflecting,
drafting, reading and recording. (P57 N.I. Curriculum document)

Mathematics and Numeracy is one of the six Areas of Learning in the Northern Ireland Curriculum. Numeracy is a life skill used in making everyday decisions and in virtually every work context. We use skills in numeracy to plan our time, handle
money, manage our own budgets, organise our homes and carry out DIY tasks. Here at Millington Primary School we aim to provide children with practical experiences and opportunities to develop these skills.

The statutory curriculum for Mathematics and Numeracy is structured as follows:

Talking and Listening

Foundation Stage: Pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Understanding Number
  • Counting and Number recognition
  • Understanding Money
  • Measures
  • Shape and Space
  • Sorting
  • Patterns and Relationships

Key Stages One & Two: Pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Processes in Mathematics
  • Number
  • Measures
  • Shape and Space
  • Handling Data