Mathematics

Mathematics
 
In Early Years, Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.  Pupils are taught to
 
Number
  • count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20
  • place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number
  • add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer using quantities and objects
  • solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing  
 
Shape, space and measure
  • use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
  • recognise, create and describe patterns
  • explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes
  • use mathematical language to describe them.
 
The Mathematics curriculum is taught through daily dedicated sessions. These sessions are carefully planned using concrete resources and build on prior learning and real life experiences. This starts with mastering numbers 0-5 and then progresses through to 0-10 and 0-20. We want our children to become confident mathematicians who can apply what they have learnt to real life experiences.
 
In Reception children then begin to follow a scheme called Power Maths, which is advocates a Mastery approach that continues into Year 1 and beyond. The Mastery approach places an emphasis on teaching by breaking down maths objectives into the smallest steps, so that every pupil is secure in every new concept before moving on. We focus upon teaching for fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout school.
 
Supporting your child with Mathematics
 
The link below takes you to a document which gives practical tips and advice on how to support your child at home with maths. It also allows you to see at what age the particular mathematical skill should be mastered by.