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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


During the year your children will learn lots of new math skills from counting to number recognition. Recognizing patterns and shapes all around them and much, much more. The videos below help to explain these skills and show you how you can teach these skills at home also.  

Nursery Maths Skills counting out to a given number from a larger group

Counting out from a larger number is a key counting skill for early years, encourage your child to stop at a given number.

Nursery Maths skills Adding 1 more

Adding one more is a later skill normally taught when your child is confident in counting 1-5 or 1-10 . this skill is the beginning skill of simple addition

Nursery Maths skills making two groups the same

Nursery Maths skills matching number and quantity

Nursery Maths skills number recognition

Number recognition needs to be done in a fun way , it can be far more than simply flash cards . Here is a fun game you could play which will have your child ...

Nursery Maths skills realising that not only objects but actions can be counted too

Actions are a great way for young children to practise their counting skills , here is a fun game linked to our story we read this year dear zoo.