Maths at Pre-school
Maths in the Early Years Curriculum is split into 3 areas:
- Patterns and Connections
- Spacial Reasoning
Our Holy Redeemer Early Years Curriculum is rooted in the National curriculum and aims to:
- Develop a strong grounding in number so that children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically.
- Focusses on teaching children to count confidently, developing 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 develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built.
In addition, our 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.