London South West Maths Hub


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NCETM resources

Materials to support Early Years and Year 1 teachers can be accessed on the NCETM website here


Numberblocks support materials

Article ImageNumberblocks, first broadcast in January 2017, is a pre-school BBC television series aimed at introducing children to early number.

The NCETM materials use each episode as a launch pad. They are designed to assist Early Years (and also Year 1) practitioners to confidently move on from an episode, helping children to bring the numbers and ideas to life in the world around them.

The materials are designed to be used in conjunction with the Numberblocks episodes.


Number Blocks at Home
Numberblocks at home: support for parents


How Early Years children develop mathematical thinking

Check out the NCETM Maths Podcast  -  How Early Years children develop mathematical thinking
including discussions with 
  • Dr Sue Gifford, Mathematics Education Department, Roehampton University
  • Viv Lloyd, NCETM Assistant Director, Primary and Early Years Mathematics
  • Steve McCormack, NCETM Communications Director
The podcast and more details can be found on the NCETM website here


What is cardinality? Why is it important? And how can we help children develop an understanding?


Wandle Early Years Hub
Young children in Merton and Wandsworth are benefitting from an Early Years Hub funded by the Mayor of London’s office. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is delivering on his pledge to improve access to high-quality, affordable early years education for the most disadvantaged families in London. The Wandle Early Years Hub is one of only three Early Years Hubs across London and is a collaboration of a range of education and early years agencies. It is led by The Wandle Teaching School Alliance.