Supporting your mathematician
The ability to count and understand place value underpins a lot of the mathematics in the new National Curriculum. At All Saints, counting is taught from early years to year 6. We believe counting develops children’s fluency with number and allows them to make links, spot patterns and build their conceptual understanding of place value. Across the school, we plan for counting to be active, fun and visual in order to support the children in building mental pictorial images which they can draw on when learning about other areas of mathematics. We believe that planning in opportunities to physically count out real apples in year R to counting fractions in a real chocolate bar is crucial for the development of children’s purpose for using numbers.
Another element of counting is learning number facts, especially the times tables. Times tables feature very strongly throughout the National Curriculum to support learning with division, fractions, decimals and percentages in upper Key Stage 2.
The programme for teaching and learning of counting is as follows;
Progression in counting (end of age related expectations, ARE)
Key Stage 1
(i.e. 13, 23, 33, 43)
Lower Key Sage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
Websites to support
http://www.mathletics.co.uk/ (your child has their own login funded by school)