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. As a team, we ensure feedback is celebratory and constructive whilst also ensuring contributions are rewarded in such a way that children enjoy participating. In preparation for real life, Numeracy at DESS is collaborative and delivered in a creative way with the use of information technology. It’s not all about sums!

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.

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