Children in Reception continue to use play and exploration to acquire mathematical skills. A large majority of mathematical work is practical and learning happens in many different contexts around the classroom and outside. Some whole class work exploring mathematical concepts is teacher-led and children can also freely explore these concepts through a variety of different activities and resources set up each day. Children will have many opportunities to explore number, shape, pattern and measures in the course of their learning. Role-play can also offer the change to understand how mathematics is used every day. The children will also learn maths through Power Maths; a mastery approach to learning maths from Reception to year 6.