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mum2twins Thu 20-Jan-05 19:39:08

In preparing DD & DS for school what should I call the number 0, should it be zero, naught or 'o' - what do they call it in Reception?

PuffTheMagicDragon Thu 20-Jan-05 19:40:08

It's zero usually.

poppy101 Thu 20-Jan-05 19:40:23

Zero. Start them of from Zero at the beginning unless the school are using a silly number scheme.

Gobbledigook Thu 20-Jan-05 19:44:15

I've been wondering this as ds1 (3.10) has learned 'zero' from his nursery but a friend of his says 'naught' from going to a different nursery.

essbee Thu 20-Jan-05 19:45:22

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Slinky Thu 20-Jan-05 19:51:06

Zero here!

poppy101 Thu 20-Jan-05 19:52:48

As a teacher who has taught in Nursery and Reception classes I have also reenforced the word Zero. Saying nought is confusing as the child will often have to learn zero in Reception and further along the school.

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