Our teaching and the children's learning and understanding of Maths starts right away, as soon as children join us in Reception. Here's the Trust's Statement:
Maths in Reception
In Reception, we lay the mathematical foundations needed for all children to succeed as they move into key stage 1 and beyond. We broadly follow the White Rose Maths schemes of learning which support young children’s development through play to achieve the Early Learning Goals.
By the end of Reception, to ensure children are ready to access the National Curriculum as they move into year 1, we lay a firm foundation of the Counting Principles:
Our children receive a broad mathematical diet which includes exploration of shape, space and measure. This incorporates exploring pattern, visualising and describing shapes and spatial relationships and describing and comparing different forms of measurement.
We use a wide range of practical resources to support the children’s understanding of these core mathematical skills. These alongside quality books, rich learning environments that match the children’s interests and promote application of newly required skills through carefully set up provision, give our children a quantity rich, practical, immersive early years experience allowing them to gain a deep understanding for early maths and a passion for exploration.