In the Infants, mathematics is studied from the Reception year (Foundation Stage) when it is approached through first hand concrete experiences. Before children reach Year 1, they begin to work more formally on set tasks, which prepare them for the introduction of the structured daily maths lesson. By Year 2, children spend up to an hour each day on maths. In the juniors, the children's work becomes more demanding as they move on to more complex tasks and learn to apply the skills acquired in the Infants.
The focus throughout the Infants is on oral skills and their focus is reflected in this emphasis at the beginning of each lesson. We expect children to learn their times tables and simple number bonds whilst in the Infants.