Introduction for schools

Ten Town is a valuable maths resource that can be implemented to suit the requirements of your pupils. Ten Town is not a prescriptive scheme that requires practitioners to follow a rigid plan but gives you the resources to opportunity to create memory learning experience for your children.

Introduction for schools
Learning Resources
Online Activities
Online Activities

Online learning happens within Ten Town and includes fun Stories, Songs & Games. There are 100+ online activities (and counting!)

Teaching Materials
Teaching Materials

There are over 500 Printable Support Materials featuring a wide variety of ideas for practical activities with your classes.


Extras can be purchased to support teaching,including: Flash Cards, Role Play Tabards, Books & Outdoor Wall Friezes

Formation and recognition

Ten Town gives children a reason why each number is formed in a particular way. King One is in charge of Ten Town, and all the other characters either face towards King One or away from him.

For example, Freddie Four, the explorer, faces away from King One when he goes on adventures to new places.

When a character’s story is combined with their rhyme, this helps improve number formation and reduces number reversal.

The number rhymes help children with number formation
Number value

Everything about a Ten Town character relates to their number, so Fiona Five, a Paralympic athlete, eats five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, and Sir Seven, a knight, looks after seven horses.

Not only do the characters help to develop an understanding of the value of each number, there are also hundreds of ideas for practical activities to help the children apply this knowledge in short, playful sessions.

Nina Nine is a builder who keeps everything in sets of nine
Deep understanding

We have been expanding our 0 to 10 resources in light of the new Development Matters document and the revised EYFS framework. The main focus is on children developing a deeper understanding of the numbers to 10, so we have already added new subitising and number bond activities – with more activities to follow. We have also revised the support materials to align with the new framework.

The marble hunt activities help develop subitising skills
Numbers up to 20

Ten Town also introduces numbers to 20 with an emphasis on number value and placement, as well as incorporating topics such as weight, time, estimating and positional language.

Numbers up to 20
Tia Ten helps children learn about numbers 10 to 20 at the Ten Town Studios.
More than just maths!

The Ten Town characters provide an opportunity for a wide variety of cross-curricular learning. For example, Thelma Three can be used to explore personal, social and emotional development, Freddie Four can help develop an understanding of the world, while Fiona Five can form part of physical development activities.

More than just maths!
Children go on an adventure with Freddie Four!
What our community says…
Ten Town has helped engage the children and capture their imagination and then the maths learning has just flowed. I would say they have a much broader understanding of the concept of numerals and what each number represents in terms of quantity and as a tool to group things. We have also seen much more mark making as we attempt to form numerals especially from the boys.
Lolene Poxon, Manager, Rolleston Pre-School
One of the reasons it has really worked in our school is that Ten Town isn’t just about learning number formation and early counting, it has also developed the children’s understanding of number value and how to apply their knowledge in practical situations.
Keeleigh McKeon, Lead EYFS Teacher, Ghyllgrove Community Primary School
My son has made such amazing progress with his number recognition plus he thinks it’s great fun. He went from not liking numbers to deciding he wanted to read all the door numbers on our street and getting them all right.
Susannah McConaghy, parent
We absolutely love Ten Town at our school. It is a great and fun resource to use with the children which helps them recognise numbers to 20 and to form them accurately. We use Ten Ten alongside our mastery approach to maths and it fits in really well.
Courtney Shepherd, Reception Class Teacher, Torrisholme Community Primary School
Ten Town in the classroom
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