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NEW: Reception Maths Blocks

Athene Reiss By Athene Reiss

Hamilton have published new maths blocks for Reception that have been specifically designed for compatibility with both the Development Matters ELGs and the Early Years Foundation Stage profile.

Independent and small-group activities to target key characteristics of effective learning (CoEL):

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

Whole-class daily counting, rhymes, songs and stories:

  • Maths Out Loud

All the blocks for Autumn term are now available for Hamilton Friends and subscribers.

Explore our Reception Maths Blocks.

I'm going to use the new R planning for this year – it looks great and I love how the activities relate to the CoEL.

An EYFS teacher in Worcestershire

Reception Weekly Maths Plans

The weekly plans cover the 2012 Early Years Curriculum. The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists weekly objectives, EYFS development matters and Hamilton Assessment Tracker outcomes. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books.

Our new Reception blocks will gradually replace these plans, as they will offer all the advantages of weekly plans and more.

Explore the Reception Weekly Maths Plans.

Investigative Maths Activities for Reception and Early Years

Hamilton's open-ended investigative activities provide a fun, stimulating context in which children can begin to develop their ability to connect previous knowledge with new situations, to develop flexibility and creativity, and to reason mathematically and think creatively.

These open-ended investigations for Reception or Early Years settings are designed to take advantage of outdoor learning environments, but many of them can be adapted to run inside.

Explore our Investigative Maths Activities.