to Graphics of Past Months
Welcome to new members:
London and South
Caroline Emlyn Jones of Rainbow
Nursery, Kentish Town; Georgina Gulliford
of Falkner House and School, Hammersmith and Fulham;
Clare Hardie from Southfield Park
Primary, Epsom; Sue Jepson, Barnes
Primary School, Barnes; Karen Murphy,
Hampden Way Nursery School, Southgate;
Christina Page from Boundstone Children and Family Centre,
Lancing; Claire Grey from The Grove
Children and Family Centre, Camberwell and
Tiffany Whitfield from William Bellamy Infants' School,
From the South
and South West, welcome to Amy Evans
and Amy McNamee, both Reception class
teachers at Shirehampton School in Bristol and to
Nicola Lacey from Castle View
Children's Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.
welcome to Faki Kifa, homeschooling
teacher in Tokyo and from the USA, welcome to
Vickie Inge from the University of
Pretty new! The
Williams Maths Review (DCSF: 2008)
New! Carruthers, E.
and Worthington, M. (2008) 'Children's mathematical graphics:
young children calculating for meaning' in I. Thompson, (Ed.) (2008)
Teaching and Learning Early Number, Maidenhead: Open
University Press, (2nd ed.).
New! Carruthers, E.
(2008) ‘The importance of young children’s mark making: beginnings,
context, meanings in mathematics’ The Foundation Stage Forum,
New! Worthington, M.
(2008) 'Playful pedagogy and transitions in children's mathematics',
The Foundation Stage Forum, (December).
Almost new! Mark
Making Matters - from the DCSF: 'An analysis of recent
Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) results reveals that while children
are generally making good progress across the 13 scales of learning
and development, achievements are consistently lower in the scales
of Writing (particularly for boys), and Calculation. This could
undermine their future progress, particularly in the transition from
the EYFS to Key Stage 1.
The booklet also explores how an improved understanding of the
importance of mark making can strengthen provision for CLL and PSRN.
It will illustrate how children's confidence in themselves as
writers and as mathematical thinkers, can be promoted through the
introduction of children’s mathematical graphics.
Children learn from everything they do, but their development
depends, in part, on the quality and range of experiences they have
received both in the environment of their setting and at home. Some
children have had opportunities to experiment with mark making from
their earliest years, while others have had limited experiences for
a variety of reasons.' DCSF: The Standards Site (October,
Training Resource Bank (ttrb):
Play and Learning in Early Education - NEW EVIDENCE On
Wednesday 12th November an event was held in the Jubilee Room of the
House of Commons organised by
(Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children)
and the Vicky Hurst Trust, and hosted by Annette Brook MP. The
purpose was to share new evidence concerning play and early
education which, as the invitation stated, is "an important
aspect of children's lives which must feature substantially in the
development of policy and practice" (includes Maulfry’s current
research on imaginative play).
2008 - 2009
The National Audit Office Report on Primary Mathematics
‘Quality Nurseries pay long term dividends’ – latest
findings form the EPPE Project (TES Nov. 29)
Annual OFSTED Report
2007/2008: (published November 2008)
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