My experiences teaching maths mastery with children taking their first steps in maths have been so powerful, creative and fun that I wanted to share them. I hope you enjoy the resources and teaching early maths mastery as much as I do!

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Begin your maths mastery journey in Reception with this Pattern unit of work for Autumn 1.

Updated for the September 2021 EYFS Statutory Framework and revised Development Matters non-statutory curriculum guidance

Pattern is at the heart of mathematics and the comprehensive unit for EYFS will encourage your pupils to notice, explore and generalise patterns in a fun and age-appropriate way.

The unit includes a range of activities, either for continuous provision or for a specifically maths-focused number time, as well as maths inputs and small group work. Due to the open-ended, inclusive nature of the planning, many activities will also be suitable or easy to adapt for preschool children.

Click HERE to save 15% with the entire 12 week Autumn term bundle, which includes Pattern, Numbers 0-10, Sorting and Comparing, Measures and Shapes.

If you are following the Early Maths Mastery long term plan, this is Unit 1 and falls in Week 1 of the autumn term.

Inputs and activities are carried out in mixed-ability groups so that all children are exposed to the same rich language and ideas. There is a great deal of variation, scaffolding and over-learning to enable all children to “keep up”. Lots of opportunities for challenge are presented. Some of the extensions are beyond the scope of many pupils starting school or in preschool, however, they are included to enable you and your staff to cater for gifted pupils and also understand how to extend pupils as they move through the learning journey.

This resource includes:

  • A comprehensive planning document
  • A suggested long-term maths mastery plan for Reception covering the Number and Numerical Patterns Early Learning Goals as well as other aspects of a rich mathemat.
  • Key ideas and common misconceptions
  • A focus activity for the unit of work
  • A range of independent activities and notes on progression
  • Question prompts for adults working with the children
  • ‘Keep up’ support ideas
  • Greater depth challenge ideas and suggested extensions
  • A resources file for printing to support the unit’s activities.

Hopefully this resource will have more than you need to give your pupils a rich and solid understanding of pattern. Have fun!

Interested in more Early Maths Mastery planning? Take a look at:
Unit 2: Numbers 0 - 10
Unit 3: Sorting and Comparing
Unit 4: Measures
Unit 5: Shapes (1)

Visit the Early Maths Mastery shop for further planning and resources for teaching maths mastery.

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Autumn Term Reception Maths Mastery Planning

Wouldn't it be great to have all your research and maths planning done for the entire autumn term? Imagine how it would free you up to focus your time and energy on your pupils and on customising your provision to meet their needs and play to their interests. This bundle will take care of the autumn term maths planning for you. **All units are updated for the September 2021 EYFS Framework and revised Development Matters (non-statutory) guidance.** These units of work are thoroughly researched, based on maths mastery principles and contain over 30 pages of detailed plans with notes on progression, differentiation, misconceptions, questioning and key ideas. There is a wide range of hands-on, fun activity ideas as well as more than 100 pages of printable resources and accompanying PowerPoints. Everything in this massive resource is there to help the children build solid foundations in maths and the ability to think flexibly. **By purchasing this bundle of all five units, you are SAVING 15% off the individual price of each unit.** **This time-saving, high-quality bundle includes:** * Week 1: [Pattern]( * Weeks 2 - 8: [Numbers 0-10]( * Week 9: [Sorting and comparing]( * Weeks 10-11: [Measures]( * Week 12: [Shapes (1)]( A [FREE taster unit]( is available if you would like to try before you buy. All Early Maths Mastery planning follows this format so you can be assured that the same high-quality planning, support information and range of activities will be included with any unit of work that you download.




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2 years ago

Love the planning and ideas. Amazing, thanks.

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