We use CLIC from the Big Maths Curriculum throughout School. CLIC stands for the 4 stages of how children acquire the basic skills of Mathematics:
· Counting - children learn to count and to 'count on’.
· Learn Its - children then shortcut this counting by recalling their ‘counting on’ as facts.
· It’s Nothing New - children then ‘swap the thing’ to realise the counting fact or ‘Learn It’ can be applied to any object, amount or unit of measure.
· Calculation - children then apply and combine the last 3 stages to create a calculation strategy.
We call these skills ‘Core Numeracy’ and CLIC is a high priority at Maun as we need children to be numerate before they can use and apply their knowledge in other areas of Maths successfully.