Key Stage One

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What Is Numicon & Why Is It Important?

Did you know that Numicon, the multi-sensory classroom resource, grew out of a classroom-based research project? It was funded by the Teacher Training Agency and created by Numicon authors Ruth Atkinson, Romey Tacon and Dr Tony Wing. Numicon is a mathematics teaching approach that was designed to help children understand maths. This new approach has grown through the years into a highly successful teaching resource and is now the market-leading UK primary school maths programme. It is based on the popular and highly effective concrete-pictorial-abstract approach (CPA). Numicon sets and... Read More

We are Nursery World Award 2015 Sponsors

For the third year running Early Years Resources® is proud to announce that we are official sponsors of The Nursery World Awards 2015. Every year Nursery World seek entries from the most inspiring individuals, organisations, initiatives and resources in the early years sector. The goal is to recognise the dedication those who do a superb job for young children in their specific sector throughout the year. Nursery World Awards are now looking for entries for 2015, until the 29th May. The shortlist of the awards will be announced in July... Read More


A magical numeracy game!

I have been recently been using the Magic Cauldron Game with some Key Stage One intervention groups and they have loved it! Its simple rules make it easy for all children to follow and it provides plenty of practise at simple mental calculations. The children really appreciated being able to check their own answers too, and the magical appearance of those answers (simply by rubbing the heat sensitive patches on the back of the cards) never failed to excite them. By covering the addition of two or three numbers, simple... Read More