Maths in EYFS

In the Early Years, we recognise that creativity both within the indoor and outdoor environment plays a significant role in mathematical thinking and understanding. In addition to daily, adult- led activities, a selection of games, songs, materials and resources are also carefully identified for children to access independently. Our Early Years provision enables children to be introduced to mathematical skills and concepts in small groups as well as then have the time and freedom to further explore, practise and develop these skills. Through focused and routine observations, all staff within the Early Years then extend, challenge and strengthen each child’s mathematical understanding.

Learning in the Early Years is often based upon pupils’ interests and current themes. As children progress, greater emphasis is then placed on representing their mathematical knowledge through more formal experiences and they are encouraged to start recording their mathematical thinking.