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Mathematics at St Bernadette's

Video: 'National Curriculum Maths'

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What do children in the Foundation Stage (Year R) need to be able to do?

Mathematics Numbers:

  • children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, space and measures:

  • children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • They recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • They explore 12 characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.


At St Bernadette's we believe that Maths should be fun! It is important that children are able to explore and play with numbers. 

Please do visit our 'Standards' page to see how well our pupils are performing in maths. 

What do the children need to know?

Download the Maths 'Age Related Expectations' document (below) to see what children need to know in each year group.

Written Methods...

How do we at St Bernadette's teach written methods in Maths? Please see the calculation policy below.

You can also visit our 'Curriculum/in class' pages to find out exactly what each class is learning about in maths each term.