Maths at home
Maths at home
In Reception, schools in England follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. In mathematics, your child is likely to cover the following things:
- Counting up to 20 everyday objects - anything and everything in your house or outdoors!
- Saying and using the number names in order
- Finding one more or less than a number up to 20 - 'If I had 10 apples and I ate one, how many would I have left?' - it would be one less than 10!
- Starting to use the language of addition and subtraction; counting on and back
- Sorting and matching objects and shapes. Children can practise identifying 2d and 3d shapes.
- Comparing quantities and shapes - 'how many sides does this shape have?'
- Finding and recreating simple patterns - you could get creative and use a potato to do some potato prints! Why not create a simple repeating pattern.
- Beginning to do some simple measuring, comparing lengths and quantities
- Talking about things like size, weight, distance, time and money to develop correct vocabulary
A few ideas to support maths at home....
Please send us a photograph if you manage to complete one (or more!!) of these activities. Send to our email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you count like a Superhero?
See if you can count forwards and backwards. Can you tell your grown-up what one more/one less than a given number is?