In Early years Maths is taught and learnt through play and practical experiences. Maths involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve skills in counting, understanding numbers, simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes all linking to real life. As well as taught carpet sessions and focus groups, the indoor and outdoor provision are used to provide multiple opportunities to practice taught learning through play.
Much of the Maths curriculum in the early years focuses on a strong conceptual understanding of number, to develop that, we use a range of resources including: cubes, tens frames, compare bears, fingers, number fans, numicon and number lines.
How you can support your child at home
Maths is all around us and incorporating it into your everyday activities can really support your child to develop a deep understanding of number, space and measure. Here are some ideas to engage your child with: cooking, shopping, designing and decorating, planning routes for journeys and even paying the bills!
Here are some useful website you could use with your child to follow up on their learning:
You can use the following links to encourage your children to practice and develop their number fluency: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
There are many ways that you can connect with us and see the wonderful learning taking places across the school:
Foxfield YouTube channel:
There are some great parental engagement videos for you to watch to see what maths learning looks like at Foxfield and how you can best support your children with their maths learning.
Mathematical Vocabulary: https://youtu.be/epF0ITlEiko
Times Tables: https://youtu.be/6CDJAbZW23Y
You can follow us on @FoxfieldMaths & @foxfield
to see the different learning happening in Maths
across the school and to get involved in challenges
and competitions all around Maths.