The application of mathematical skills and knowledge
is essential to everyday life. At PVIS we aim to extend both confidence and
ability by equipping children with a wide range of mathematical skills,
knowledge and concepts enabling them to realise their full potential.
In Numeracy we:
develop and extend a wide range of mathematical concepts and skills through
varied practical approaches, as well as discussion.
develop an understanding of mathematical language and symbols
encourage children to select the appropriate mathematics and apparatus
for a given task
encourage children to use appropriate apparatus correctly
provide opportunities for children to work independently and confidently
provide opportunities for the children to apply their mathematical
knowledge and understanding in everyday situations and through our cross
In line with the
new curriculum (2014) the principal focus of mathematics teaching in KS1 is to
ensure pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers,
counting and place value.