At Valley End Infant School the transition into Key Stage 1 is managed seamlessly by continuing to learn through play, whilst recognising individual stages of development across the EYFS profiles.
The children continue to explore and investigate mathematical concepts in order to gain a deeper understanding before moving onto written jottings and calculations. They are taught to explore mathematical patterns and connections and to talk about their methods and reasoning using appropriate mathematical language and vocabulary. A strong emphasis on mental mathematics, problem solving and using and applying mathematics enables children to practice their developing skills in a range of contexts.
We seek to make Mathematics enjoyable and creative and aim for pupils to have a sound basic knowledge of key mathematical concepts. Opportunities to practice mathematical skills can be found across the curriculum.