In reception children's maths is assessed against 2 areas:
Shape, space and measures:
At Raunds Park Infants, the reception team use Abacus planning to teach the children whole class inputs and will then provide children with opportunities to use what they have learnt in practical situations, both independently and supported by a teacher. In reception children are able to display their knowledge verbally and by using concrete materials but children will also be encouraged to start recording their work when their teacher feels that they are ready. The Kinetic Letters handwriting scheme also teaches children how to form their numbers correctly and this should be supported at home when appropriate.
How can you help your children at home?
Maths is everywhere! And children should be encouraged to use mathematical skills outside of the classroom. When on a day out, can the children spot different shapes or count how many objects they can find? Also, don't be afraid to challenge your children! The KS1 maths curriculum has changed significantly over the past few years. By encouraging your child to say one more or one less than a number, rather than just counting, you will already be encouraging problem solving skills that will help them throughout the school!