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Work in Mathematics in Foundation is planned to follow the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, using aspects of Maths Makes Sense. In Years 1 and 2 we follow the Maths Makes Sense programme (published by Oxford University Press). This programme uses a very distinctive teaching approach and vocabulary which gives the children a thorough understanding of how mathematics works, the principles of which hold true right through to degree-level maths. Try "Googling" Maths Makes Sense and see some video clips of the programme in action.

Oral and mental work features strongly in each lesson. Over the year children are taught to use numbers, make calculations, handle data and solve problems. They are also given opportunities to measure and work with shapes.