During my time in foundation stage I will learn to count with numbers from one to twenty, place them in order and say which is one more or one less than a given number. I will begin to learn about adding things together or taking them away, and count on or back to find the answer. I will learn to recognise numbers all around me and use them confidently in play and games. I will get the chance to notice patterns in lots of situations and have a go at making patterns myself. I will get to use all I know about maths to solve practical problems when doubling, halving and sharing.
I will have the chance to sort and group objects or materials and explain why I have done this. I will be able to play with lots of resources indoors and outdoors and make comparisons linked to weight, size, capacity, position, distance, time and money. I will be able to use words like under, over, on top, between and in front to tell where things are and to put things in order when I play. I will have opportunities to build with shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. I will start to be able to put events in order and think about what happens next during the day.