1.2 Summarise the national curriculum framework for mathematics including age related expectations of learners relevant to the setting Children who are in Reception classes (aged 40-60+ months) are taught by teachers using the Foundation Stage Curriculum for mathematics. The Foundation Stage shows that numeracy is to be broken down into two areas of learning. 1, numbers. 2, shape, space and measures. Children’s early learning goals, which are at the end of Foundation Stage, are the expectations for the majority of the children to be at. For example, in the case on numbers: 1. Be able to count and recognise numbers up to 20.
2. To know one more and one less than a given number
3. To use resources, such as cubes, to add or subtract two single digit numbers. 4. To be able to double, halve and share.
England and Wales follow the National Primary Numeracy Framework. This includes the seven strands of learning and covers the whole of primary age children, including foundation. The seven strands of learning are: 1. Using and applying mathematics
2. Counting and understanding numbers
3. Knowing and using number facts
5. Understanding shape
7. Handling data.
(Source: Primary Numeracy Framework, Standards site: http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/110240) As I am currently working in year 4 and have done so for a few years, attached are the seven strands of learning in numeracy from the above website specifically breaking it down for year 4. (See 2 attached sheets). Scotland does not follow the Primary Framework. They have divided numeracy into 3 main areas: 1. Information Handling
2. Number, money and measurement
3. Shape, position and movement
Northern Ireland phased in the curriculum and divided the following areas into Key stage 1 and 2: 1. Processes in mathematics
4. Shape and space
5. Handling data.
1.3 Summarise the organisations policy and curriculum framework for mathematics. During the Foundation Phase, children develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of...