• Lander Road Primary School,
  • Pennington Road,
  • Litherland,
  • Merseyside,
  • L21 8HY
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Maths in Nursery

Maths is everywhere!

Young children are learning maths all the time through a wide variety of play experiences. With the support of parents and practioners, children can grasp many mathematical concepts through their play.

Maths through Play Children will begin to:

• know and understand early maths language of measurement, shapes, spaces, positions, early numbers, order and patterns

• know the sequence of numbers • begin to understand positional words, e.g. in, on, outside • show an awareness of time

• be aware of shapes in their environment

• be aware of 1-to-1 correspondence • acquire new vocabulary

• learn number rhymes and songs, e.g. one, two, buckle my shoe etc.

• be aware of conservation.


When we say a child “knows her numbers” what we often mean is that she can recite the names of numbers in ascending order. This is quite useful to be able to do, but it means very little in itself. Children need to come to know what the number system really means. They can be helped to do this through play. One of the first things they have to learn is about conservation – that 3 is always 3 no matter how it is arranged or presented.

Whole School 95.8%
  • 1NT 96.2%
  • 2MS 95.8%
  • 3JTR 94.9%
  • 4MH 97.2%
  • 5EF/SB 95.4%
  • 6AG 95.5%
  • Delamere 200
  • Mersey 249
  • Sherwood 199
  • Great North 171
December 2017: Lander Road Primary School has successfully achieved Gold accreditation against the 6th Generation Investors in People Standard