Every day, children also participate in a daily Mathematics session. At this time, children engage in a combination of counting and/or mental calculation work, small group teaching activities and maths based structured play activities. We give children an interest in numbers and mathematical problems. Areas we work on include counting and recognising numbers (to at least twenty), adding and subtracting solving problems and measuring and shape. We love to do number and shape hunts and use our skills outside.
What parents can do to help at home:
– Encourage your child to read numbers wherever you are- in the supermarket/on signs/in restaurants etc.
-Count as many things as you can in the house/when out and about
-Talk about numbers in order in different contexts- on electrical devices/in games etc.
-Encourage your child to add and subtract in practical contexts e.g. putting fruit in the fruit bowl/when working with leg/when tidying away toys or crayons…this can then be developed into learning number bonds
-Point out Maths related concepts as much as possible- the time, amounts of money, weighing when cooking/measuring when doing DIY, 2d and 3d shapes of items etc.