When your child enters Reception, it is good practice for teachers to undertake a series of ‘on entry’ observations known as Baseline. Practitioners will observe their play as well as carrying out simple tasks with them to gather information to assess their level of development for each area of learning. The information gained supports educators in fully meeting the needs of each child, highlighting both their strengths and areas for development.
Activities and exploration during Baseline:
The Mastering Maths Programme aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children. Over time children will develop fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 will support success in the future.
Mastering Maths Overview for Autumn Term
Pupils will build on previous experiences of number from their home and nursery environments, and further develop their subitising and counting skills. They will explore the composition of numbers within 5. They will begin to compare sets of objects and use the language of comparison.