In Reception, maths centres around number, shape, space, measure and problem solving. Children will learn to count reliably up to 20, placing numbers in order and saying what is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will be able to add and subtract two small numbers. Children will solve problems such as doubling, halving and sharing and use everyday language about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money. They will recognise, create and describe patterns, exploring characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and using mathematical language to describe them.
These children are learning how to sort 2D and 3D shapes. We practised our 2D shape names, and used them to make pictures. Then we looked at the differences between flat 2D shapes and solid 3D shapes, and sorted them into two groups. We are learning the 3D shape names, so please keep practising this at home!
Some of the classes in reception have begun to learn about addition. We can find the total of two groups by counting them altogether, and write the number down on our whiteboards. Some children are also writing number sentences, using the plus and equal symbols.
Reception classes have been discussing 2D shapes and their properties. We learned their names, and how many sides and corners they have. We also practised some words to describe the shapes such as smooth, round or pointy. Next term we will learn about 3D shapes, their names and properties.
In maths, the children have been practising recording number using different methods, such as tallying. We conducted a survey in class and recorded the results using tally charts, before finding the group with most, the least and with zero. The children then did their own mini survey, finding the total and practising writing their numbers to match.
This week Orange class have been reading the story Room on the Broom, and as part of our cross curricular learning in maths we have been sequencing the story. We used the pictures to tell the story in the right order, then checked the book to see if we got it right.