Mathematics Foundation

Children are provided with experiences and support which help them to develop in the following ways:

To count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. To use quantities and objects, add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. To solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space and MeasuresTo use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. To recognise, create and describe patterns. To explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Beyond the EYFS

NumberCounting sets and ordering numbers to 20 and back. Before and after numbers and number names to 30. Writing numerals to 20. Estimating and comparing more and less. Addition as combining 2 sets of objects. Adding 1 or 2 up to 10. Subtraction by removing 1 object and counting. Partitioning into 2 groups. Maths challenges.

Shape, Space and MeasuresSorting and identifying of 2D and 3D shapes. Comparative language of height, weight, capacity and positional language. Measuring length, height and weight with non-standard units. Patterns and sequencing. Simple problem-solving.

TimeMeasuring units of time. Using vocabulary o’clock and half past.
Sequencing events. Days of week, months, seasons, yesterday, today, tomorrow.

MoneyVocabulary of money and recognising simple coins. Shopping with 1p and 2p coins. Simple money problems.