What is Maths?

In reception, there is a strong focus on children understanding numbers and numerical patterns. The idea is that children really understand amounts, how to use numbers and the patterns within numbers, rather than superficially being able to count to 50 but not understanding that five stones in a row is the same amount as five stones in a stack. While there are no early learning goals relating to shape, space and measures, these are also part of mathematics and your child will learn about these in school.