Wheldon Infant School & Nursery

Nursery Learning 

Reception Learning


At Wheldon Infant School and Nursery we aim to help children develop a love for Mathematics. Mathematics gives pupils the tools to function and excel in all walks of life, developing the skills to tackle everyday problems and succeed in future employment. It encourages and develops logical and creative thinking through problem solving. Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum and a prime area in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.  We believe that children’s attitudes to mathematics are formed through their early experiences at school and influenced by the feelings of their peers and the adults they learn from. Our aims ensure that our children are given the best possible introduction to Mathematics and become confident, enthusiastic and competent mathematicians in preparation for their future schooling and lives.

Year 1 Learning 

Year 2/1 Learning 

SMSC in Maths

Useful Documentation

 Calculations Policy 2021-2022.pdfDownload
 Mathematics policy 2021 - 2022.pdfDownload
 Maths Curriculum III 2021-2022.pdfDownload
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This document shows how Maths is taught in our school from Reception and Year 2

Year 2 Learning 

Maths in EYFS

The teaching of Maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is called Mathematic Development. It is one of the seven areas of learning and is made up of two main aspects: Numbers and numerical patterns. It is vital to lay secure foundations in early mathematics. In Early Years, maths is taught in a purposeful, practical way and children use play and exploration to acquire mathematical skills.

Maths in KS1


Throughout Key Stage 1, we follow the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning and supplement this with resources from NCETM Mastery Documents. Our Mathematics curriculum will provide many opportunities for children to develop confidence and fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. The use of practical equipment, such as concrete objects and measuring tools, will support the children to gain a deeper conceptual understanding before being challenged through tasks and questions to explain their reasoning and solve a range of problems. The children are equipped with the skills to recognise shapes and their properties and measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

In addition to daily Mathematics lessons, children take part in a "Mastering Number" session following the planning provided by the NCETM. Fluency and accuracy of key mathematics number skills are developed during these sessions and provide an opportunity to revisit and review misconceptions and deepen previously taught content.