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National Curriculum

Mathematical understanding

Importance

Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.

Programmes of learning

Programmes of learning set out the content of an area of learning – the knowledge, skills and understanding that children will learn. All programmes of learning share a common format, which helps schools with curriculum design and planning.

Guidance about a fresh approach to ICT across the curriculum

Information and an interactive tool to help you design your curriculum

Skills and qualities for success in learning and life

Principles and information to help schools develop approaches to assessing  progress

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