In the Good Shepherd EYFS, we believe it is essential to develop a strong grounding in number so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. We strive to ensure that all children are able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. We provide frequent and varied opportunities to build and apply this understanding – such as using manipulatives, including natural objects like conkers and shells and five and ten frames for organising counting – our children develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built. In addition, our curriculum offers rich opportunities for children to develop their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of mathematics including shape, space and measures. We believe that it is important that children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.
“The school’s commitment towards developing pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities is second to none.” OFSTED March 2014
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The Good Shepherd Primary School
35 Gayford Road, London, W12 9BY