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In reception children's maths is assessed against 2 areas:


  • Children can 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.
  • Use quantities and objects.
  • Can add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Shape, space and measures:

  • 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 can recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

In school

At Raunds Park Infants, the reception team use the White Rose scheme of work to help plan and 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!




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