Mathematics - Reception

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The subject of Mathematics is considered a key subject.

According to the British Government: when forming a judgement about whether an individual child is at the expected level of development, educators should draw on their knowledge of the child and their own expert professional judgement. This is sufficient evidence to assess a child’s individual level of development in relation to each of the ELGs. Sources of written or photographic evidence are not required, and teachers are not required to record evidence.

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Early Learning Goals Hands-On Education Activity
Ma 1 - Number

Children at the expected level of development will:

Ma/1.1 have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number

Ma/1.2 subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5;
Ma/1.3 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
Ma 2 - Numerical Patterns

Children at the expected level of development will:

Ma/2.1 verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system

Ma/2.2 compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity
Ma/2.3 explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally

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