We will ensure that all team members understand that mathematics is all around us in our environment and that we can use this to teach the children about counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction, and to describe shape, space and measure.
We introduce children to all things mathematical through a ‘mastery approach’ in a fun and playful way so that children can develop a deep level of numerical and spatial understanding. Children are taught to count using resources around them, supported by songs and rhymes.
Team members will use activities such as sand, water and cooking to teach children about quantity and volume. The team will pass on ideas to parents about how they can do these things at home too. Nurseries will be equipped with a range of games, which teach simple number skills as well as making patterns, sorting and matching.
In recognising that the outdoor area provides many rich opportunities for learning, we ensure that team members deliver teaching and learning in mathematics when children are outside.