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Big Maths is a new and lively way of looking at primary maths curriculum. At Wimborne St Giles we have been using the programme since the beginning of the Spring Term 2014 and we have already noticed a big improvement in the children’s ability to learn and use Maths. Many children suffer from low confidence in maths. They either feel negative about maths or about their ability to cope with maths, or both. Big Maths seeks to address this by showing all children that becoming numerate is easy. Children spend at least one hour per day working on mathematical activities that help the children further understand the concepts of time, space, shape, money, measures, algebra and graphical representation. The programme also helps to build, revise and reinforce key mathematical facts and calculation skills.
CLIC is a daily programme based upon the principle that there are 4 core skills that lie at the heart of numeracy. These core skills form the platform for virtually all other maths skills and are affectionately known as CLIC, Counting, Learn its, It's nothing new and Calculations. As it is so important for all children to make progress in all 4 core skills, 'Big Maths' involves teaching through the CLIC phases every day in a fun, engaging and lively manner.