The Weatheralls Primary School


New Maths Curriculum

There are changes to the national curriculum.  There are documents below to help you understand it.  There is also a parent' guide to the national curriculum. This guide explains the changes to the National curriculum  and gives a clear outline of the new content, by year group, with  some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works.

National Curriculum Mathematics

Maths is a major form of communication in the modern world and we aim to help our children enjoy the subject and develop confidence in their ability to use it in a range of different settings. Our children spend at least one hour per day working on maths activities that help the children further understand the concepts of Time, Space, Shape, Money, Measures, Algebra and Graphical Representation. CLIC is a daily programme based upon the principle that there are 4 core skills that lie at the heart of numeracy.

These core skills form the platform for virtually all other maths skills and are affectionately known as CLIC, Counting, Learn its, It's nothing new and Calculations. As it is so important for all children to make progress in all 4 core skills, 'Big Maths' involves teaching through the CLIC phases every day in a fun, engaging and lively manner.

How can I help my child?

  • Teach counting rhymes from a very early age, read stories where numbers, size and shape are included.
  • Count stairs, steps – anything. Count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Help your child to be aware of and tell the time.
  • Play board games.
  • Discuss prices and size as you shop, add up money and work out change.
  • Measure the length, weight and volume – cooking is excellent for this.
  • Practice ‘Learn its’ from CLIC Some useful Numeracy documents and websites.

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Maths Dictionary

This link is a great link for helping your children understanding many mathematical words. The Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, it is an interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and mathematical words in simple language. It also has a collection of over 200 printable maths charts which can help pupils with their homework. The maths charts include definitions and examples covering Numbers, Operations on Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Beginning Algebra, Data and Statistics, Probability, Geometry, Measurement, Time and Money.