As part of our School Improvement Plan this year, we have been working hard to improve numeracy in our school. This is being targeted in a number of ways.
The main improvement so far is that we have created a new working space in our spare classroom. This is used daily where our PSAs take the whole school out at some point, in groups to develop and consolidate maths strategies which will contribute to their understanding. This is to enable the children to range of strategies to employ when tackling numeracy and mathematical problems of various types.
The children are really enjoying the small group work and are disappointed when it is not their groups turn to go out.
The teachers have also been adapting how they teach maths in class, there is a picture here of one group using concrete materials to aid their understanding of fractions.
We are all very excited about the changes which is inspiring to observe.