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Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Limavady

Mathematics & Numeracy


Children will acquire early mathematical concepts through activities that involve sorting, matching, comparing, classifying, and making patterns and sequences in a variety of contexts. These activities should involve children in playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening and asking and answering questions.

As the development of mathematical language is of fundamental importance, talking about work has a high priority in the early years. By engaging in a wide variety of activities, children will begin to understand mathematical language and then use this language to talk about their work. Children should also be given opportunities to develop their skills in mental mathematics during counting activities, by playing games and through daily classroom routines.

For further information anout Mathematica and Numeracy at Foundation Stage from The Northern Ireland Curriculum click here.


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 will 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.

For further information about Mathematics and Numeracy at Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 from The Northern Ireland Curriculum click here.






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Mathematics & Numeracy News

22nd Nov 2019
P5A really enjoyed designing their canopic jars!
4th Nov 2019
As part of our 3D shape lessons, P5 constructed various cubes, pyramids and prisms out of straws and tape. Didn’t they...
4th Nov 2019
P5 were picking out 3D shapes today and recording how many faces, edges and corners they have. We worked in pairs and tried...
8th Oct 2019
Today we used our knowledge of cm and m by throwing our paper aeroplanes then measuring how far they flew. ‘We loved...
27th Sep 2019
Primary 4 were involved in Coding week 2019.