Learning in Numeracy



OverviewMilepost 1(P2-3), Milepost 2 (P4-5) and Milepost 3 (P6-7) teachers use the NNS Framework for Teaching Mathematics to ensure that all parts of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study are taught.  Through careful planning and preparation we aim to ensure that throughout the school children are given opportunities for:


  • practical activities and mathematical games

  • problem solving/investigations

  • individual, group and whole class discussion and activities

  • open and closed tasks

  • a range of methods of calculating e.g. mental, paper and pencil and using a calculator

  • working with computers as a mathematical tool



In Early Years the children follow the PDO School Learning and Development document. This document is based on the Early Years Curriculum from England and also links closely to the International Primary curriculum. When the children have completed all the Maths steps within the PDO School Learning and Development document and are confident using Maths skills independently they will then begin to follow the new National Curriculum Programmes of Study. We give all the children ample opportunity to develop their understanding of number, measurement, pattern, shape and space, through varied play based activities that allow them to enjoy, explore, practice and talk confidently about mathematics.


Time Allocation

We use the English National Curriculum and every class has five hours of Maths a week, this may be spread across the day and the week as appropriate. In the Early Years, Maths is carefully planned, using the IPC so that it permeates all aspects of the child’s day.