Maths is all around us, so let’s make it fun! At DESS we value the impact of irresistible learning. Our Numeracy curriculum enables children to build their mathematical understanding and equips them with the tools to enjoy learning and persevere with challenge. We aim to make learning true to life and relevant to all individuals based on their own individual abilities. It is fundamental that pupils have the confidence to take risks when investigating, solving problems or sharing ideas.
What’s been added to the new Numeracy curriculum?
You may be aware of a new primary curriculum in the UK and want to know how it will be different for your child. Below are lists of some of the new skills that have been introduced for each year group. Please be aware that DESS will be applying these changes to our own maths curriculum.
How can you use this section of the website?
At DESS we have provided links to useful websites to support teaching and learning for children and teachers within the classroom. We also encourage parents to use the resources to support learning at home. Our teachers have developed tutorial videos that sit alongside our Calculation Policy – please see the Parents section for more information.
What can you do to help at home?
- Play games and adapt scoring to use higher or decimal numbers.
- Use your children when out and about! Ask them to count change and correct money, budget for you, working out percentage discounts, estimating distances and measurements, tell the time.
- Playing games and doing online quizzes – some good websites include
Within this section you will find quick links to website to support you in school and at home.
Here you will find apps that we recommend to download on your personal device.
Within this section you will find our calculation policy and video tutorials.
Here you will find resources related to ‘Speedy Sums’ that can be downloaded.