# Early Years: What is Expected? More Details

Let’s begin by looking at what is expected by the end of the Reception year – that’s children aged between 4 and 5 years old. This is sometimes called the Foundation Stage. Yes, even our 5 year olds have targets to reach! I will go through each of the strands in turn, but as you […]

# The Early Years: Seven Strands of Maths

The content of this site follows the expectations laid down by the National Curriculum, in particular the Primary Framework for Mathematics. The Primary Framework sets out yearly teaching programmes from Reception through to Year 6. Part of these teaching programmes is a set of key objectives – in other words, key things which teachers should […]

# The Early Years: What is Expected? Introduction

The Early Years or The Foundation Stage in English Education is considered to be from the age of 3 to 5. (Not to be confused with Foundation GCSE exams at 16!) This covers the years when a child might go to a nursery through to the end of the reception class in a Primary School. […]

# Counting up to 5: Cheeky Gorillas

This is a sample sets of worksheets in pdf format to give you an idea of the range of material available, but don’t forget, it is just as easy to sign up for a three day free trial and browse and use everything that we have for your child. Here we have an example from […]

# What’s new: Using 2D shape (2)

A great set of four worksheets helping with recognising rectangles, triangles and circles. It’s a help to have some templates of these shapes handy to draw round and create fun pictures of your own. The robot on page 4 is a good example of what can be produced. Talk about the shapes and the properties […]

# Resource of the week: Maths Worksheet, Using the plus sign

Apart from the equals sign, the plus sign is the first maths sign that most children come across, but they will have carried out a lot of mental addition and used the term well before coming across the sign. It is introduced here, but we are keeping to small numbers that total up to 9.  […]

# What’s new: Counting in whole tens

Counting in whole tens

# Resource of the week: Maths worksheets on matching hats

There are some nifty hats and some pretty awful hats amongst these maths worksheets on matching sets of objects. The worksheets will help your child with counting up to 9, but they might not prove as easy as they look. Unlike earlier pages the number of hats can not necessarily be identified without counting.  It […]

# What’s new: Abacus for Recognising Numbers up to 99

An abacus is a counting frame and has been used extensively throughout Asia and Africa to help with calculating. It is an excellent resource for helping your child understand 2-digit numbers up to 99. It shows clearly the two columns, the units and the tens. In other words the 2 yellow balls in the tens […]

# Resource of the Week: Beginning to Count

This resource of the Week is for the really early starters with maths who have learnt to say the numbers up to 5. These great, coloured pages will help your child to count up to 5 and become confident with small numbers. Enjoy counting and colouring the apples, as well as the other sets on […]