Mathematics and Numeracy

Numeracy is the development and application of mathematics across the curriculum and in real-life situations. Skills in numeracy should help children to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.

Throughout the primary school, children should engage in a wide range of purposeful activities which should involve them in different modes of mathematical learning, including playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening, asking questions, reflecting, drafting, reading and recording.

The sections of the programme for Mathematics and Numeracy interrelate. Processes in Mathematics should pervade the entire programme, involving children in using and applying mathematics in practical tasks, real-life problems and within mathematics itself.

Count, Read: Succeed

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Further details on the strategy can be found on


Financial Capability Microsite Financial Capability

This site equips teachers with the information and educational resources they will need to deliver effective lessons in personal money management. Personal financial education seeks to develop young people’s level of financial understanding, skills and confidence allowing them to make effective decisions throughout their lives.

Famine Famine

This Thematic Unit provides pupils with the opportunity to think critically about the world, explore the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and consider the world's interdependent nature. They will also explore the food choices available to them and those available to countries affected by famine.


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