Mathematics is a ‘Specific’ area within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Children learn to count reliably, basic number facts and begin to understand the early stages of addition and subtraction. They will learn to identify 2d and 3d shapes, make comparisons between length, height and weight and use positional language.
In Nursery, Maths is incorporated into the provision areas both indoors and outdoors. Children explore and practice key early maths skills through daily singing and counting activities as well as receiving an adult led maths input on a weekly basis. Group and individual next steps are planned using the EYFS frame and the schools own progression document.
In Reception, Maths is also incorporated into the provision areas both indoors and outdoors with challenges for children to undertake independently or with appropriate support and questioning from an adult. Reception children also undertake a daily Power Maths input with the class teacher and where appropriate this is followed by a more focused maths activity. These activities are planned to build and develop the children’s mathematical knowledge.