The children in our Nursery explore fundamental maths skills in physical ways through construction and exploration of shapes, space and measurements. They learn problem solving skills that they can apply in everyday situations: comparing and measuring, recognising patterns and naming characteristics of shapes and other objects.

The children learn to count through songs and actions. They develop the use of mathematical vocabulary through adult questioning and their own enquiry and observation of their environment as they play and explore. We learn through both adult led and child initiated activities that provide the children with the opportunity to learn through play and exploration.

In Reception these skills are developed in a practical and hands on approach. The children develop their number and numerical patterning skills that they can apply in a range of mathematical situations. We encourage the children to problem solve with a “have a go” approach to build confidence and skills.