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East Bridgford St Peter's Church of England Academy


Welcome to our Maths page

The first few years of a child’s life are especially important for mathematics development. Our objective is to ensure that all children develop firm mathematical foundations in a way that is engaging, and appropriate for their age.


By the end of the year we aim for all our children to be working at the Early Learning Goals:



  • Have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number.
  • Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5
  • Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.


Numerical Patterns

  • Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system. 
  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity. 
  • Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally.


At St. Peter's we follow the White Rose Scheme to guide the teaching of Mathematics in Reception. In addition to this, we also use materials from CBeebies Numberblocks to support our children's mathematical thinking and understanding.


There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their mathematics learning at primary school, and beyond.


  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Patterns
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures


Below, you find more information and ideas on how to support your child at home.