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Maths (MD)


In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Mathematics is broken down into two aspects:

  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measures


Mathematics is all about understanding and using shape, space, measures and numbers to solve everyday problems like how much sticky tape to use to wrap a parcel or the number of red balloons that would need to be bought so that there were enough for all the children attending a party. Helping children to enjoy Mathematics is probably one of the most important things that adults can do so that children realise that mathematics is a way of finding things out and solving problems. In order to do this, we will be using concrete apparatus (Numicon) and immersing the children in a number rich environment through songs, play and activities.  In the course of this, your child will learn to:

Count up to 10

Recognise numbers 0-10

Recognise numbers of personal significance (e.g. age, door number etc)

Find the total number of objects by counting them

Join in with counting songs/games

Recognise a range of 2D shapes

Begin to use positional language (e.g. behind, on top of etc)

Begin to recognise colours and patterns

Start to create own patterns

Play games that are linked to maths (e.g. snakes and ladders, peg boards, dominoes etc)