Children begin to recognise numbers and count objects in Nursery. A focus on number is maintained throughout the school so that children become confident in their ability to calculate. Using and applying these number skills is a vital skill which is taught and practised from an early stage. We also teach children about shape and space and how to work with data.
Maths is taught every day and we also take advantage of opportunities to use maths skills in other areas of the curriculum, such as science and design technology. Children are assessed before each unit of work so that we can ensure that they are working at a pace that will secure one level of the skill being taught before going on to the next. In this way we hope to build an understanding of mathematical methods which we believe helps children to remember how to manipulate numbers and to acquire the confidence to build on their learning.