Mathematics is split into 2 sections:
- Shape, Space and Measure
Children are encouraged to count forwards and backwards, write and orders numbers 1-20 and count objects reliably. They learn to add and subtract through songs and practical activities before eventually writing number sentences. Children learn to recognise and describe shapes and colours and make simple patterns with a range of objects. We learn about measures and vocabulary such as long and short, full and empty and heavy and light.
They work towards the Early learning Goals of
- Children count reliably with numbers from one to 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, including doubling, halving and sharing.
- Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.