In the Foundation Stage, maths is about children learning to count reliably, beginning to understand how to add as well as concepts such as doubling, halving and sharing. Children begin to use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money, and to compare quantities and objects They begin to recognise, create and describe patterns, and to use mathematical language to describe the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes.
Learning is delivered through hands-on practical activities which allow children to apply their skills in contexts that are meaningful to them.
-Number- Children at the expected level of development will: - Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number; 14 - Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5; - Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.
-Numerical Patterns- Children at the expected level of development will: - Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system; - Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity; - Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally.