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# Reception

These are the Key skills that each child will be working towards in Reception Class.

By the end of Foundation all children should be able to confidently:

• Count forwards to 100 in unison with other children.
• Count backwards from at least 20.
• Know the next number for any number up to 12, e.g. eight, ____.
• Match one-to-one in counting e.g. one counter, two counters …
• Subitise numbers up to and including 6: do children recognise arrays, e.g. 6 dots on a dice, without counting?
• Match numbers to fingers, e.g. hold up 7 fingers (without counting each finger).
• Begin to compare numbers, e.g. knowing that 6 is bigger than 4.
• Know the story of 6 (3 + 3, 2 + 4, 1 + 5, 6 + 0), and the stories of 5 and of 4 and of 3...
• Recognise some 2-digit numbers related to their own experiences. E.g. Daddy is 34, I live at number 56, etc.
• Recognise the difference between ‘flat’ and ‘solid’ shapes and describe shapes by mentioning a property, e.g. this one rolls, this one has corners...
• Spot and continue patterns
• Compare the size of things using mathematical language, e.g. Tom is taller than me.
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