Packed with advice & ideas for everybody working with children in early years settings & aiming to meet goals of EYLF. Activities are carefully planned to meet objectives for each stage of development, particularly between 36 & 60 months.
This is a unique book that supports the current thinking behind outdoor learning. It features over 40 ideas for outdoor activities that support mathematics in the early years and the specific areas of learning in the revised EYFS. All the ideas are tried and tested by Terry and this book will prove to be popular in the early years and well into Key stage 1.
This Little Book offers easy-to-follow activities and opportunities for maths problem-solving, both indoors and out. The fun, multisensory ideas will trigger children's curiosity and enthusiasm as well as aiding their mathematical development.
This Little Book builds on children's natural enthusiasm and curiosity about shape and space. The hands-on, easy-to-follow experiences cover both 2D and 3D shapes and will inspire children to explore the spaces all around them in both indoor and outdoor play, and as they become familiar with the shapes and patterns in their every day environment.
Developing Early Maths Skills Outdoors provides practitioners with practical planning for how to develop and enhance the outdoor area to facilitate mathematical learning. It includes up to 80 activities to embed each learning experience into daily provision, with dedicated plans to develop specific skills and aspects of mathematics. The activities throughout the book are low cost and easy to set up, aiming to reassure practitioners and give them the confidence to plan more mathematical learning experiences outdoors. This is further supported with planning guidance and resource ideas, as well as advice on observation and assessment, including suggestions for how to reduce the paperwork burden and a useful observation template. The book is divided into sections that represent the different aspects of mathematics and includes: An introduction to each aspect, explaining why it is important, and outlining the fundamental skills and concepts that underpin it; ideas for adult-led and adult-initiated activities that aim to develop children's early mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding; suggestions for how to enhance continuous outdoor provision so that it promotes independent investigation, fostering creative and critical thinking; pointers and tips about teaching mathematics in the early years; ideas for how to involve parents and carers and links to all four British early years curriculum frameworks.
Written by an education consultant with widespread experience of teaching mathematics in the UK and internationally, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics seamlessly combines pedagogy and subject knowledge to build confidence and equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to successfully teach mathematics to children of any age. This 3rd edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest research developments and initiatives in the field, as well as key changes to both the UK National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate, including a brand new chapter on ‘Algebra’ and a reworked focus on the early years. Extra features also include helpful call-outs to the book’s revised and updated companion website, which offers a shared site with a range of resources relevant to both this book and its new companion volume, Teaching for Mathematical Understanding. Stimulating, accessible and well-illustrated, with comprehensive coverage of subject knowledge and pedagogy, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics is an essential purchase for trainee and practising teachers alike. Companion website features new to this edition include: video clips in which the author demonstrates the concepts covered in the book through teaching to a real class PowerPoint presentations which provide support for those using the book as a part of a teacher training course updated weblinks to external sites with useful teaching information and resources
Maths in general is an area many early years practitioners lack confidence in – many having struggled at school themselves. They need lots of 'bright ideas' for teaching maths, which are not intimidating and are very 'doable'. This hands-on Little Book provides a breadth and depth of content that will enthuse both adults and children to explore fun and exciting everyday situations and number problems together.
Identified as one of the three prime areas of learning in the EYFS 2014, communication and language is high on the agenda of head teachers and leaders in all Early Years and school settings. Speech and 'talk' are at the centre of this requirement, and children are required to meet an expected level in order to be identified as having reached a 'good level of development'. Talk is the precursor to both reading and writing. Essentially, if children have nothing to speak about, they have nothing to write about! The best way for children to enhance their receptive vocabulary (the words they understand) and their expressive vocabulary (the words they use) is by being surrounded by adults who talk and listen to them! Adults should engage children by observing them, tuning into their passions, getting involved in their play and using their interests to trigger their curiosity and therefore form a springboard for learning. This Little Book is packed with lots of low-budget ideas, activities and experiences that will enhance and enrich children's learning journeys through talk!
This is a unique book that supports the current thinking behind outdoor learning. It features over 40 ideas for outdoor activities that support PSRN (problem solving, reasoning and numeracy) in the early years. All the ideas are tried and tested by Terry and this book will prove to be popular in the early years and well into Key stage 1.
Help early learners develop their writing skills through these fun and stimulating activites. Remember writing is not just for indoors - expand your writing environment both inside and out! These activites are easy to source and cost-effective for every Early Years setting.
Children learn best by doing, making, singing and exploring. This Little Book is jam packed with activites of all kinds for exploring phonics, with a seperate collection for each letter of the alphabet.