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In early numeracy, a practical
approach creates an understanding of concepts on which all future
study is based. Right from the start the emphasis with
numeracy teaching at the Pre-Prep is to ensure early mathematical
skills are achieved through practical, fun filled activities.
We believe, only then, can children at such early stages of their education begin to conceptualise those mathematical 'building blocks.' Every child will develop at his or her own pace. All activities are selected to challenge, stimulate and satiate each child's natural quest for learning. Our goal is to bring numeracy alive!
We believe it is important that children are given a broader view of mathematics and that they are taught how to apply their knowledge and skills to real life problems and investigations. Hence they are provided with opportunities to practise and apply their learning in a variety of practical ways, using different approaches and developing strategies to solve problems.
Our Numeracy programme is matched to the needs and ability of each child. Consequently, from Year 2, the children are placed into differentiated sets based on their own ability, allowing plenty of scope for the gifted and gentle encouragement for those who find the subject less straightforward.
Movement between sets is fluid, based upon the professional judgment of the teachers. Children are assessed continually throughout the year.