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Early Maths in Nursery

At nursery, your child will be learning key early maths skills;

  • Counting
  • Comparing quantities
  • Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes
  • Talking about patterns
  • Comparing objects by weight, length and capacity
  • Using positional language to describe locations

Things you can do at home to support early maths;

Sing songs and rhymes that count forwards or backwards e.g “Five currant buns”. These songs support children to name numbers but also to learn the patterns of number.

Counting using blocks to make a tower and using language such as short and tall to describe them.

Identify shapes within the environment e.g square windows or a rectangular door.

Baking and cooking at home includes counting, measuring, weighing ingredients and getting children to take part in mixing and distributing into different containers.



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