If phonics is for reading what is the equivalent scheme in Maths?

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Ahmawa Fri 16-Nov-18 17:54:12

My Ds School teaches phonics using the jolly phonics method and the Chip, Kipper, Biff books for reading.

I have found the website letters and sounds really useful. I am just repeating what the School is doing at home but I found having an overview of how it all fits together really useful.

I believe looking at what the stages are on the letters and sounds website my Ds is on Phase 2/3.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is an equivalent scheme or methodology used for maths teaching so that I can just help my Ds along. He only gets a reading book a week and just wanted to do some numeracy / maths work.

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parietal Fri 16-Nov-18 18:03:44

I don't think there is an equivalent scheme. Just embed as much maths / numbers as you can in daily conversation - counting things (e.g. how many grapes for pudding? now I've eaten two, how many are left?) arranging things (how many coins? 4 - can they make a square? can they make a triangle? etc).

there are lots of good toys here too.

user789653241 Fri 16-Nov-18 19:46:57

There's mastery programme from yr1 onwards, but I don't think they have in reception.

This site follows NC and covers all the topics, so you can see what kind of things they need to be able to do at the end of reception. You don't need to subscribe, you can try up to 10 questions a day for free.


Changenameday Fri 16-Nov-18 19:49:51

The main thing for maths is just building number sense, lots of counting, counting up in 2s, 5s, 10s leading to timestables.

Counting forward and backwards from a certain number. Or even just what’s before/after.

Number bonds to 10, then to 20 then to 100

WombatStewForTea Fri 16-Nov-18 20:01:27

Not a scheme, but something that I found really useful with children who need lots and lots of repetition is the power or 1/ power of 2 books.

FullOfJellyBeans Fri 16-Nov-18 20:30:58

Is he in YR? In that case all they really do is number bonds. So they aim to be very fluent in the additions 1+9 =10, 2+8 = 10 etc. and also to 20.
He could then move on to understanding place value. Then he can go on to using number bonds to 100. e.g. 32 + 68 = 100. He can also learn to add 10 to a number, e.g. 67+10 = 57.

pineapple95 Fri 16-Nov-18 22:10:21

Number bonds to 10, then 20. Times tables - x10, x2, x5. Number bonds. Times tables x3, x6, x4. Working out number bonds to 50. Times tables x8, x9, x7, x11, x12. Number bonds to 100. The curriculum expects children to know the times tables up to 12x12 by the end of y4. It seriously hampers children's maths learning if they don't know the times tables.


IceniSky Sat 17-Nov-18 12:51:57

DD 7 was struggling in maths so we have started the power of 1 books. She has nearly finished and will go into the power of 2. It starts of very simply with counting. It was concerning as DD who is in Y2 could do some of the most simple questions. However, I really think it has filled in gaps and she appears to be improving. No idea how it will translate across into school though.

IceniSky Sat 17-Nov-18 12:52:26

*could not do

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