## Reception maths vocabulary: measures

This is another area of maths that children meet very early in their lives. Standard units of measurement (eg metres or kilos) are not taught at this stage – it would be pointless as many children are unable to count up to 100 or 1000.

Rather it is about comparing things – objects which are taller, wider, heavier, longer etc than other objects.

Get the vocabulary right at this age and they will have little problems with measurement later.

Reception maths vocabulary: measures

## Reception maths vocabulary: ‘Real life’ and money

This is an area of maths vocabulary that children meet very early in their lives. However children cannot learn the meanings of words in isolation and parents need to question them and use the vocabulary to help with their understanding. Talking during a trip to a supermarket could involve using most of these words:
compare
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## Maths vocabulary for Reception: Time

When we think of teach time many of us think just in terms of telling the time on a clock or watch. However, much work must precede this as is shown by the vocabulary list for reception (4/5 years old) below.
Start with which day of the week it is, what day will it be tomorrow/ yesterday etc. There are certain times of the day they need to know, such as morning and afternoon and the order that these come in.
At this stage do not worry about telling the time on a clock: some children will find this hard and get very frustrated if it is introduced too soon.
Maths vocabulary for Reception: Time

## Maths vocabulary for Reception: Length

tall taller tallest
high higher highest
low lower lowest
wide wider widest
narrow narrower narrowest

Maths Vocabulary for Reception: Length
Words to do with length are all around us and it is an ideal subject to involve young children with. At this age standard units of measurement are not used, the important concepts are all to do with comparisons as well as understanding that shapes can have length, width and height. This is not a spelling list: more a list of words that children should have heard in a variety of contexts and words that they are beginning to use themselves to describe their world. Continue reading “Maths vocabulary for Reception: Length”

## Maths Vocabulary for Reception: Adding and subtracting

Here is the next list of the vocabulary that children at the end of their Reception Year (4/5 years old) should be familiar with. These words are all to do with addition and subtraction.

Here is the next list of the vocabulary that children at the end of their Reception Year (4/5 years old) should be familiar with. These words are all to do with addition and subtraction.
On the link is a set of pages with each word written in a large font size which can be copied, cut out and used as flash cards or as display. Cover them with sticky back plastic or if you have access to a laminator, even better! Continue reading “Maths Vocabulary for Reception: Adding and subtracting”

## Reception maths vocabulary: Comparing and ordering numbers

Here is the next list of vocabulary that children at the end of their Reception Year (4/5 years old) should be familiar with. These words are all to do with comparing and ordering numbers. Wherever possible they should be used in a practical situation.
After this list is a set of pages with each word written in a large font size which can be copied, cut out and used as flash cards or as display. Cover them with sticky back plastic or if you have access to a laminator, even better!

Reception maths vocabulary: Comparing and ordering numbers

## Reception maths vocabulary: Counting

Here is the third list of the vocabulary that children at the end of their Reception Year (4/5 years old) should be familiar with. The words and phrases should always be used within a suitable context, using real objects as often as possible. It is only in the final stages, after much oral opportunities to use these words, that learning to read and spell them becomes important. Continue reading “Reception maths vocabulary: Counting”

## Reception vocabulary: Read and write numbers to 20

The free maths worksheets below goes to the SECOND in a list of the words and phrases to do with counting that children will be expected to understand and use by the end of their Reception Year, according to the Primary Framework for Mathematics.

The free maths worksheet below goes to the SECOND in a list of the words and phrases to do with counting that children will be expected to understand and use by the end of their Reception Year, according to the Primary Framework for Mathematics.
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## Reception vocabulary: Read and write numbers to 10

zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

The following pages give some practice at reading and writing these words. Use the light grey letters to trace over and the lines to control the size of the letters.

This is the first of a series looking at the words and phrases that children will be expected to understand and use by the end of their Reception Year. (According to the Primary Framework for Mathematics.)

We start by looking at numbers to ten.

zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

The following pages give some practice at reading and writing these words. Use the light grey letters to trace over and the lines to control the size of the letters. Continue reading “Reception vocabulary: Read and write numbers to 10”

## Reception maths resources: More counting and colouring

Reception maths resources: more counting and colouring

Use these three free maths worksheets to encourage counting. As well as counting the number coloured you can ask other questions eg How many are not coloured? How many are coloured green? etc. Your child can also draw their own animals and colour them in different ways. Other questions you can ask are: How many legs are there? How many eyes? Can you draw three spots on each fish? etc. Remember to keep to very low numbers, just up to 5 to begin with.

There are many children’s books and colouring books on the market which are ideal for this kind of essential language development. I can not stress enough the importance of children hearing correct mathematical language being used in context, before they are expected to use it themselves; so keep on talking to them! Don’t forget to have a go at our great counting games.

Reception maths resources: Colour the lollies

Reception maths resources: Colour the fish