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Maths

Early Maths in Nursery

During the Summer Term in Nursery, your child will be learning key early maths skills;

  • Counting
  • Linking numerals to amounts
  • Naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Talking about patterns
  • Using positional language to describe locations
  • Time 

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.

Hide and seek using a soft toy, putting the toy under, in front, behind of objects.

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