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Whitecote Primary School

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Foundation Stage

Mathematics in the Foundation Stage



Foundation Stage children explore numbers and mathematical concepts through a high quality play based curriculum.


Curriculum Coverage 



  • Count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20
  • Place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Shape, space and measures:

  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money
  • compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.