Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.
To ensure consistency of coverage, standards and expectations, we use the Liverpool planning documents EYFS Maths resource and Calculation Policy. This secures progression within year, and ensures smooth transition between year groups.
The re-application of taught skills elsewhere in the curriculum has a high priorty at Dovecot. The children are becoming adept at spotting when they are using mathematics in other subjects, and identifying it with stickers which say: 'Here's the maths in that...'
As you might expect, mathematics is a very important subject at primary school. It is usually taught in specific lessons, but children practise and use their maths throughout the school day.
Below is a link to the Oxford Owl website, which provides advice which will help you to make sense of the different terminology used and understand how maths is taught.