Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'


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.