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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School


Children are taught Mathematics through a cross-curricular, practical and oral approach which gives them a sound structure in which they can develop an understanding of the processes involved and learn the basic skills. 

Children are given a wide range of purposeful, practical and fun investigative experiences to practise and consolidate concepts and skills. Problem solving is an essential part of mathematics and children have opportunities to apply their problem solving skills in everyday situations. 

The children have access to a wide range of mathematical equipment including Numicon which is a multi-sensory approach with problem solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart. It enables them to:

  • develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
  • reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • develop into confident problem solvers.

Children are encouraged to understand and use mathematical language through work on Number, Calculation, Time, Measuring, Weighing, Capacity, Money, Shape and Data Handling. 

Children record their learning in a wide variety of forms including written work, diagrams, photos of practical tasks and through ICT.

For an overview of Maths objectives across the school please click here

To see how we teach calculations throughout the school please click here Calculation Policy

Click on the links below to play some fun Maths games!

Pirate Numbers
Count and type in the number of barrels.
Suitable for Year R and Year 1
With kind permission for use of this game from

Hickory Dickory Clock 
Feed the mouse by reading the analogue clocks. If you get it wrong the cat will be after you!
You will need Flash Player 6    
Click here to Get Flash Player 6

Alien Lining Up
The aliens say which order in the line they go. Can you put them in the correct place?

Shape Sorting Game
Sort out the shapes by colour, size and number of sides.