# Maths: Reception topics

Below is a list of maths topics you can expect your child to learn during their reception year.
Shapes

• Identify circles, squares and triangles
• Identify squares and rectangles
• Identify cubes and pyramids

Count to 3

• Count dots (up to 3)
• Count shapes (up to 3)
• Count objects (up to 3)
• Represent numbers (up to 3)
Count to 5

• Count dots (up to 5)
• Count shapes (up to 5)
• Count objects (up to 5)
• Represent numbers (up to 5)
Count to 10

• Count dots (up to 10)
• Count shapes (up to 10)
• Count objects (up to 10)
• Represent numbers (up to 10)
Count to 20

• Count dots (up to 20)
• Count shapes (up to 20)
• Count objects (up to 20)
• Represent numbers (up to 20)
Comparing

1. Compare groups (fewer or more)
2. Compare in a chart (fewer or more)
3. Compare in a mixed group
Positions

• Inside and outside
• Left and right
• Left, middle and right
• Above and below
• Top and bottom
Classify

• Same
• Different
• Same and different
• Classify by colour
Size

• Long and short
• Tall and short
• Light and heavy
• Holds more or less
• Compare height, mass and capacity
• Wide and narrow

Money

• Coin values – 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p
• Coin values – 20p, 50p, Â£1 and Â£2
• Coin values – all coins
• Count pennies

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