Early Years Preparing for "Mastery"

The "Preparing early years children for schools engaged in teaching for mastery" work group is to be led by SYMH's teaching for mastery specialist Vicki John-Lewis

To register an interest in engaging with this work group please email Vicki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See below for details of work group, the schedule of work group activity will be updated on this page as appropriate.

Date Workshop Venue Time
TBC Session 1 Hayfield Lane TBC
TBC Session 2 Hayfield Lane TBC
TBC Session 3 Hayfield Lane TBC
TBC Session 4 Hayfield Lane TBC
TBC Session 5 Hayfield Lane TBC
TBC Session 6 Hayfield Lane TBC

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Other Early Years issues

A publication from the Fair Education Alliance has been brought to our attention by John Pearson -  Closing the attainment gap in maths: a study of good practice in early years and primary settings. - that makes interesting reading.

John Pearson is Early Years Rep for National Association for Maths Advisors and has worked with SYMH from its inception.

John Pearson of JMP Support Ltd is a holder of the NCETM CPD Standard and NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead

Registered company number 8185918.

Phone 07960 167408

Please also see below for links to additional reading provided by John

 

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Guidance

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf

Early Years Outcomes www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/237249/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf

Baseline assessment information for schools

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/02/reception-baseline-for-schools-guide-for-schools/

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP)

Handbook

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-profile-handbook

Exemplification materials:

Numbers: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/360535/ELG11___Numbers.pdf

Shape, space and measures: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/360537/ELG12___Shape__space_and_measures.pdf

Data from EYFSP 2014-15

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/early-years-foundation-stage-profile-results-2014-to-2015

All Party Parliamentary Group for maths and numeracy

http://www.appgmathsnumeracy.org.uk/
Direct link to 2015 report on early years maths and numeracy: www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/appg_paper_-_eys.pdf

Government commissioned review

Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools (Williams Report, 2008)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https:/www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/Williams%20Mathematics.pdf

 

FOUNDATION YEARS – Government funded website providing news, updates and information about development in early years.

Case studies and information linked to mathematical development in the early years:

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/working-together-in-a-geographical-cluster-to-raise-achievement-in-mathematics/

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/focus-on-maths-development-at-a-nursery-school/

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/pedagogy-early-learning/outcomes/

OFSTED resources to support those working in early years

Ofsted survey reports on early years provision:

2013 - Achieving and maintaining high quality early years provision – Getting it right first time (the importance of strong leadership)

www.gov.uk/government/publications/achieving-and-maintaining-high-quality-early-years-provision-getting-it-right-first-time

2014 – Are you ready? Good practice in school readiness

www.gov.uk/government/publications/are-you-ready-good-practice-in-school-readiness

2015 - Teaching and Play in the early years - A Balancing Act

www.gov.uk/government/publications/teaching-and-play-in-the-early-years-a-balancing-act

Case studies: although not specifically related to mathematics, the following link has case studies detailing examples of good practice in early years:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/ofsted-examples-of-good-practice-in-early-years

 videos of good practice in early years:
Getting it right first time videos (x 6):
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLq-zBnUkspMMUL1Knh4r1V-QETa5yVHu

Teaching and play in the early years videos (x 4):

www.gov.uk/government/publications/teaching‑and‑play‑in‑the‑early‑years‑a‑balancing‑act

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PROMOTING MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. Advisory committee on maths education (acme)
    Article by Sue Gifford related to early years: Early years mathematics: how to create a nation of mathematics lovers?

    www.acme-uk.org/maths-memos-acme-blog/2014/12/19/early-years-mathematics-how-to-create-a-nation-of-mathematics-lovers
  2. NRICH is a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners in RICH mathematical thinking. NRICH offers advice and support to both learners and teachers of mathematics.
    Their website contains a wide range of resources for early years maths: https://nrich.maths.org/early-years
  3. National numeracy:
    Useful article on attitudes towards maths:
  4. www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/what-do-we-offer-eys-primary

National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM)

Early years forum and discussion in ‘Communities’:

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/enquiry/

National Association of Maths Advisers (NAMA)
UK based professional association open to all seeking to improve mathematics education beyond their own organisation and includes advisers, consultants, lecturers, researchers and inspectors. Conferences and forum debate for members.

http://www.nama.org.uk

STEM Learning
Early years resources:

https://www.stem.org.uk/search?search_query=Early%20years&f%5B0%5D=field_subject%3A52&f%5B1%5D=field_age_range%3A96

 

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
Ideas to support the development of mathematics in the early years and link to resources to purchase:
https://www.pacey.org.uk/news-and-views/pacey-blog/october-2015/how-do-you-support-the-development-of-maths-in-the/

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
NDNA have funding to promote mathematics through a ‘Maths Champion’ scheme:

www.ndna.org.uk/NDNA/Community/Maths_Champions.aspx
NDNA also offer on-line training on developing mathematical thinking in early childhood. Details can be found here:

http://www.ndna.org.uk/Search?SearchTerms=Mathematics

 4children

Useful links to conference materials from 2015 Conference entitled ‘Re-connecting with maths’

http://4children.org.uk/Event/Detail/Re-connecting-London

Pre-School Learning Alliance
Resources to purchase and free training for members

https://www.pre-school.org.uk/

Early Education
Resources, including free downloadable information sheet ‘Maths is Everywhere’, and learning outcomes document ‘Development Matters’, to support those working with young children.
https://www.early-education.org.uk/publications-resources

RESOURCES FROM SCHOOLS / COLLABORATIONS worth looking at

http://earlyyearsmaths.e2bn.org/resources.html

http://www.childrens-mathematics.net/login.htm

WORKING WITH PARENTS TO SUPPORT MATHS IN EARLY YEARS
Guide for parents about development of young children and what to expect at different ages:

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/06/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide-2/

 Useful resources / factsheets to share with parents

http://www.early-years.org/parents/docs/maths-through-play.pdfhttp://www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk/

https://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupDownloadFile.asp?GroupID=1149063&ResourceId=4938361

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/parents/primary/201literacymathstips2011.pdf

http://www.teachingyourchild.org.uk/maths.htm

BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

National Children’s Bureau:
Research document:

http://www.ncb.org.uk/media/1158876/ncb_making_maths_real_august_2014.pdf

RESEARCH

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International research into the effectiveness of practice in early years in different countries:
http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/earlychildhoodeducationandcare.htmReview of pedagogy in England:

http://www.oecd.org/unitedkingdom/early-childhood-education-and-care-pedagogy-review-england.pdf

British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Article by Sue Gifford (February 2015)

http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip35-1/BSRLM-IP-35-1-01.pdf

Institute of Education

Effective Pre-School, Primary & Secondary Education (EPPSE) Project – longitudinal study researching if early education has a lasting influence on children:

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/153.html

 

Maths teaching in Hungary

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-elementary-math-hungary

Warwick University:
‘Policy- to-practice contexts for early childhood mathematics in England’

http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/46581/1/WRAP_Aubrey_290612-wrap.pdf

Childhoods Today (University of Sheffield)
On-line journal for childhood studies

‘Positive and negative: an exploration of the impact of the personal dispositions of early years practitioners on their teaching mathematics to young children.’

http://www.childhoodstoday.org/search.php?terms=mathematics

National numeracy:

The debate about a maths gene:

http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/research-debate-about-maths-gene

Ireland: National Curriculum and Assessment:
http://ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Maths/Review-and-Research/Review-and-Research.html

http://ncca.ie/en/Publications/Reports/NCCA_Research_Report_17.pdf

http://ncca.ie/en/Publications/Reports/NCCA_Research_Report_18.pdf

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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