Maths in the Foundation Stage is divided into two main areas:

  • Number
  • Shape, Space and Measure 


In Reception, it is a very practical subject where children have the opportunity to use a wide range of equipment to help them with their visualisation and understanding of number. Maths investigations may take place inside and outside the classroom where as much as possible we make links to real life contexts which the children can relate to. Talk is encouraged while working to allow children to develop their reasoning skills and explain their methods for solving problems.