
Match sets of objects to numerals that represent the number of objects.

Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns .

Order two or three items by length or height.

Order two items by weight or capacity.

Describe solutions to practical problems, drawing on experience, talking about own ideas, methods and choices.

Show curiosity about and observation of shapes by talking about how they are the same or different.

Use language such as 'greater', 'smaller', 'heavier' or 'lighter' to compare quantities .

Use everyday language related to time; order and sequence familiar events, and measure short periods of time with a nonstandard unit, for example, with a sand timer.

Use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical problems .

Use language such as 'circle' or 'bigger' to describe the shape and size of solids and flat shapes .

Sort familiar objects to identify their similarities and differences, making choices and justifying decisions.

Use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Select a particular named shape.

Show awareness of symmetry.

Find items from positional or directional clues.

Match some shapes by recognising similarities and orientation.

Begin to use mathematical names for 'solid' 3D shapes and 'flat' 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

Count how many objects share a particular property, presenting results using pictures, drawings or numerals.