# Infant class sizes on the rise!

Something which parents of young children will be disappointed to hear is that class sizes in infant classes are on the rise. 30 seems to be the accepted limit for classes, but 1.7% are over this limit and over 10 000 children are being taught in ‘unlawfully large classes’. However, this is still a huge […]

# What’s new: Maths vocabulary, bigger and biggest

Learning the correct terms to compare things is vital in the Early Years and one of the most important aspects of measurement. Here we have four more great pages on maths vocabulary for young children, looking at bigger and biggest. You can find these in our Shapes and Measures section. Pick out the biggest frog […]

# Resource of the Week: Maths Game, Aliens Matching Numbers

This is a super maths game to introduce numbers up to 5 for young children. Our happy little aliens need to find the correct numbers on the craters so that they get home safely. Your child can help them by sliding them into the right craters. Great for children just starting off with recognising buy […]

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# Free Resource: Add to 10p

To give you a quick idea of the maths worksheets available here are four pages from our ‘Moving On’ section, especially written for children who have gained confidence in counting above 10. This set of pages ambien online consult helps with adding money. Add the 10p coin to the other coins to find out how […]

# 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.  […]