Newick Church of England Primary School

'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10


Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. At Newick we provide frequent and varied opportunities to build and apply this understanding - such as using manipulatives, including small pebbles and tens frames and Rekenreks (a counting abacus frame) for organising counting - children will develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built. At Newick,  It is important that our children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.