Big Maths / Numeracy Information
At Palmerston, we give children exciting learning opportunities within maths to allow children to consolidate basic skills as well as encouraging their problem-solving, calculating and reasoning skills.
Our teachers base their planning around the New National Numeracy Framework and by using the Hamilton Trust Scheme. This framework for mathematics allows us to raise standards and personalise learning so that all our children can achieve their full potential.
The children are exposed to hands on learning through practical tasks in maths in addition to cross curricular opportunities to practice these skills and use them in real life situations.
For the third year the children are working on big maths successfully. This focuses on the fundamentals of mathematics. Big Maths is a fun motivational way for pupils to develop their mental recall skills.
Pupils work through CLIC (Counting, Learn It’s, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) activities four days of the week in differentiated groups and try to beat their own score in a challenge on a Friday. In addition they have a quick fire test on rapid recall of addition and multiplication.