Sherington Pre-School

Nurturing lifelong learners

Mathematics

Our programme supports children to develop:

  • understanding and ideas about how many, how much, how far and how big;
  • understanding and ideas about patterns, the shape of objects and parts of objects, and the amount of space taken up by objects;
  • understanding that numbers help us to answer questions about how many, how much, how far and how big;
  • understanding and ideas about how to use counting to find out how many; and
  • early ideas about the result of adding more or taking away from the amount we already have.

Children are given plenty of opportunities to develop their skills in counting from 1 to 20. They start to recognise written numbers and copy them; place numbers in order and talk about "more" or "less". Singing songs such as "Five little speckled frogs" and at Group Time is a fun way to reinforce the children's acquisition of numbers.

We plan a variety of activities for the children to explore ideas about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money.


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