Maths in Early Years

Welcome to Maths in Early Years at Kells Lane!

We know how important it is to ensure your child has the very best start to their Maths journey, and at Kells Lane Primary School, we understand how vital this stage is.

We work hard to ensure we provide a Maths rich environment, where children can enjoy, explore and discover the key elements of the Maths Curriculum. 

Take a look to find through this page to find more photos, information and videos…

The Early Learning Goals for Maths


Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space and Measures:

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects
and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

These learning goals, are then broken down into six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond.

The 6 Key Areas

Click on the pictures below to find out more about each area.

Counting and Cardinality
Shape and Space

We love to make Maths fun!

Our children love learning through ‘Number Blocks’. This is an award winning animated adventure, recommended by the Department for Education (DfE), where children are introduced to essential numeracy skills through exciting episodes.

The 6 main areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks.

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Here’s a little preview of Number Blocks. This episode introduces numbers 1 to 5, enjoy…