New National Curriculum

Reception New Curriculum Maths Plans

These plans cover the 2012 Early Years curriculum. For the Medium Term Plan, download the file below.

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Recite numbers to 100. Count in 1s and 10s to 100. Estimate from a given choice or range, for example 10, 20 or 100. Compare sets of objects, using the language more and fewer.

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Counting and addition

Mental addition of 1, 2 or 3 to any number to 20 by counting on. Select the correct numeral to represent 1-10 objects. Compare using the words more and fewer.

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2-D Shape and data

Sort irregular shapes according to number of corners/sides. Sort objects using criteria such as colour, curved, no. of corners, etc. Sort objects using their own criteria.

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Addition and subtraction

Pairs with a total of 6 or 7. Doubles to double 5. Mental addition using counting up, mental subtraction using counting back.

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Counting and sequences

Create and complete repeating patterns with two or three colours/shapes/objects/ actions. Count in 2s.

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Addition and subtraction

Find one more and one less by counting on and back. Subtract two by counting back. Mental addition and subtraction.

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Counting, addition and subtraction

Count and record number of objects to 20. Count on or back 2 or 3. Mental addition and subtraction.

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Practical activities involving direct comparison of capacity, length and weight using the words more, less; tallest, shortest; longer, shorter and heavier, lighter.

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Counting and place value

Recite, read and begin to record numbers to 20, then 100. Fill in missing numbers in a track to 20.

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3D Shape and direction

Recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, cone and pyramid. Follow directions : left and right.

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Money, addition and subtraction

Recognise all coins. Very simple mental addition and subtraction word problems involving money, counting up and counting back.

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Days of the week. Count actions carried out in a minute (more than 20). 60 seconds in a minute. Activities done in 1 minute. Requires a book about days of the week, such as Jaspers Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.