This year we are begun teaching maths in the same way as we teach phonics. This means that the children will work in small groups according to their abilities for 20 minutes each day. The focus on these are to embed childrens understanding and sense of number. As well as this, we will also teach guided maths at least once a week focusing on problem solving and investigational skills, linked to our current topic, such as
These activities are designed to improve children's problem solving and reasoning abilities as well as improving basic number skills and use of mathematical vocabulary.
We are also focusing on number recognition and use to 20, counting forwards and backwards and doubling and halving as well as forming numbers, as these are skills which children often find difficult.