Numeracy in Lady Alice

A love of numeracy

During their time at Lady Alice Primary, we aspire to help your child grow a love for number.  From an early age children will encounter numeracy and mathematics in the world around them, we want every child to be confident in their ability to explore this exciting arena of learning.

Numeracy development through Pupil Equity Funding

This session we are focussing on developing Numeracy through our PEF allocation by investing in concrete materials and resources which will support children in learning.

Some words/phrases you may hear about when discussing your child’s learning.

Number Talks

Number Talks give our learners regular opportunities to practise their skill in working with numbers and solving  problems mentally. There are lots of different strategies which can be used to reach the answer to a problem and we support our learners in exploring which methods are the most effective for them.


Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL) is a framework for Numeracy which we use to help children explore number.

Numeracy Blueprint Boards

We use this versatile resource to help our learners engage with number.


Learners move through these stages as they develop their understanding of a concept, this approach is used at all levels of the nursery and school.

Concrete – the doing stage. Real life objects are used to help children. In the concrete stage, children develop understanding of mathematical concepts with real life materials.

Pictorial – the seeing stage. In this stage, the teacher may use drawing pictures; using circles, dots, and tallies; or using stamps to represent concrete materials.

Abstract – the symbolic stage. The mathematical concept is explored by children using only numbers, notation and mathematical symbols.


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