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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School



Children are taught Mathematics through a cross-curricular, practical and oral approach which gives them a sound structure in which they can develop an understanding of the processes involved and learn the basic skills. 

Children are given a wide range of purposeful, practical and fun investigative experiences to practise and consolidate concepts and skills. Problem solving is an essential part of mathematics and children have opportunities to apply their problem solving skills in everyday situations. 

The children have access to a wide range of mathematical equipment including Numicon which is a multi-sensory approach with problem solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart. It enables them to:

  • develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
  • reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • develop into confident problem solvers.

Children are encouraged to understand and use mathematical language through work on Number, Calculation, Time, Measuring, Weighing, Capacity, Money, Shape and Data Handling. 

Children record their learning in a wide variety of forms including written work, diagrams, photos of practical tasks and through Computing.

For an overview of Maths objectives across the school please click here

To see how we teach calculations throughout the school please click here Calculation Policy

Click on the links below to play fun Maths games!  You may need Flash Player 6 - click here to get Flash Player 6

Hickory Dickory Clock
Family Maths Toolkit
BBC KS1 Maths

Games for Reception 

Counting, Matching & Ordering
Underwater Counting 1-1 Correspondence
Feed the Monsters the Correct Shape
Addition to 10 Using Pictures
Using 1p coins up to £1.00

Games for Year 1

Place ValueShark NumbersPlay Your Cards RightCoconut Odd or Even

Calculation - Ten FrameBottle Take Away

Shape -  Shape PatternsMath Learning Geoboard

Games for Year 2

CalculationMental Maths TrainHit the ButtonPartition Addition

Place Value – Place Value BasketballPop N Drop

MoneyThe Change GameCoins Game

Time – Hickory Dickory