The Renewed Framework for Mathematics provides a structured and progressive programme for the teaching of
mathematics across the school. The curriculum is broken down into seven strands: counting and understanding numbers; knowing and using number facts; calculating; understanding shape; measuring; handling data; using and applying mathematics. These strands are taught in five blocks each term.
Use of ICT is an important factor in developing children’s understanding of mathematics and opportunities to use computers are built into lessons across the week. The acquisition of mental maths strategies, problem solving and discussion are central to learning and teaching in mathematics throughout the school. Opportunities for the use and development of mathematical skills are continually explored in all subject areas and may include the outdoor