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Siams, Jan 2020

EYFS Mathematics

Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. In addition, our Mathematics curriculum includes rich opportunities for children to develop their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of Mathematics including shape, space and measures. 
Please click here  to find out more about the NCETM 6 key areas of early mathematics learning which underpin our curriculum.
In order to develop secure foundations in understanding number, we are part of the NCETM “Mastering Number” project. The project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1, Year 2 and then into KS2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future. Mastering number sessions run in addition to our core Mathematics sessions as short bursts of deeper exposure to the key concepts underpinning number. Please click on the links below to see how this looks across the year.



Our children will have had many opportunities to develop their understanding of number (including the composition of numbers, number bonds and subitising), numerical patterns (including odds and evens and doubling), measurement, shape and space in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about numbers and shapes. We encourage children to understand and respond to the symbols that represent numbers and what this means in real contexts. We support children in understanding what an important role shapes and numbers play in our everyday lives and how they develop our own understanding and help us to solve problems. We approach this area by fostering a love of number and the enjoyment of solving problems. 


Children explore maths, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their findings. Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating pattern between mathematics and everyday life. The children are taught the skills needed to succeed in mathematics providing examples of good practice and having high expectations. Each day children in Reception receive maths sessions and weekly a mastering number session, where a particular concept or element is introduced and explored in small steps. We create a rich environment, where talk for maths is a key learning tool for all pupils. There are opportunities for our children to explore and develop their mathematics throughout our learning environment, inside and outside. In these areas the children are encouraged to consider shape and measure too.  Adults are skilled at encouraging mathematical opportunities through children’s play alongside reinforcing key vocabulary and will challenge where this is a focus for the child’s next step. 


All children are expected to succeed and make outstanding progress from their starting points. They are competent with the skills of subitizing and have developed number sense skills. Pupils can talk about number and explain what it is and isn’t. They solve problems and make predictions about what might happen while using appropriate vocabulary. Our pupils apply their mathematical skills in a variety of contexts. They have a positive mind set about maths and making ‘mistakes’.