Numeracy and Mathematics

Learning about mathematics happens across the curriculum within Kelly Street Children's Centre.

Children have a natural curiosity which drives them to explore and understand their environment using their senses and at times to wonder at its beauty and scale.


Children will investigate their environment in a variety of ways: by observing shapes, colours, patterns and sequences of events in their surroundings. They ask questions by matching, sorting, counting, comparing and learning to name and categorise. Children are encouraged to listen, taste, smell, touch and explore. We support children to record information in pictures and models, to design, create, guess and experiment by role playing and problem solving.

"Mathematics is important in our everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us and to manage our lives. Using mathematics enables us to model real life situations and make connections and informed predictions. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

Mathematics plays an important role in areas such as science or technologies, and is vital to research and development in fields such as engineering, computing science, medicine and finance. Learning mathematics gives children and young people access to the wider curriculum and the opportunity to pursue further studies and interests." "Building the Curriculum 1"

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