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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Maths portfolio

Evidence from the EYFS curriculum 

Mathematical Development, Number Nursery have been using Numicon to help them learn about numbers and counting. They touch the holes and counted slowly and carefully.  The children explored the Numicon shapes, pegs and boards in a play tray during free flow. They matched the correct number of pegs to the Numicon shapes.

Reception: Mathematics - Number 

40-60m: Finds one more or one less from a group of up to five objects

Reception: Mathematics - Number 

40-60m: In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting

Reception: Mathematics - Shape, Space and Measure

40-60m: Beginning to use everyday language related to money

Reception: Mathematics - Shape, Space and Measure

40-60m: Beginning to use mathematical names for... ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes. Selects a particular named shape

The children learned the names of 2D shapes and enjoyed going on a shape hunt to find 2D shapes in the environment. 


The children have been learning how to identify a sorting rule and how to sort objects according to one or two sorting rules. 


The children have been exploring numbers to 3 including how to identify, represent, compare and the composition of 3. 

Year One: The children have been practising counting forwards and backwards. They have been recognising which numbers come before and after a given number. The children we’re  able to count sling to identify what was missing. 

Year One: The children were encouraged to sort out objects in various ways looking at size, colour and shape. The children were able to talk about how they had sorted them in a certain way.