The area of mathematics is divided into two aspects:
Although not assessed as part of the early learning goals, children are also taught about shape, space and measure.
The EYFS statutory framework states "Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. By providing frequent and varied opportunities to build and apply this understanding - such as using manipulatives, including small pebbles and tens frames for organising counting - children will develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built. In addition, it is important that the curriculum includes rich opportunities for children to develop their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of mathematics including shape, space and measures. It is important that children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes." (DFE 2021)
Children within the EYFS learn maths through our indoor and outdoor provision. In reception, children follow the 'Maths No Problem Scheme' and this is taught through daily maths sessions and small group focus activities.