The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is split into 7 different areas of learning. 1 of these areas is mathematics and it is divided in to number and shape and space.
It is expected that by the end of a child's reception year they will:
Count reliably with numbers 0-20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.
SHAPE AND SPACE
Use everyday language to talk about the size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical labguage to describe them.
TEACHING OF MATHS IN THE TERRIFIC TIGER CLASS
3 mathematics lessons are currently taught weekly (this will increase throughout the year), where the children are taught specific mathematical concepts. However, mathematics is an integral part of our daily routine and each morning we count how many people are in our class, look at 1 more and 1 less, create and answer simple sums, complete our daily calendar, looking at days of the week, months of the year and weather...all before 9.10am!
Mathematics is taught in a very fun and practical way in order to engage the children and in addition to our maths lessons, we provide the children with resources and activities to allow them to explore mathematical concepts based on their own preferences at at the appropritae level.
Please take a look at SOME of the activities that children have accessed this Autumn.