to Graphics of Past Months
Welcome to new members:
From The North of England, welcome to Zena
Grosvenor Community Pre-School, Whitley Bay; from
London and the South East,
welcome to Matthew Gale
of St Benedict's Junior School, Ealing and
Claire Gregson from
Wivelsfield Primary School, Haywards Heath. From the South
and South West, welcome to Tracey Curzon, EY Advisory Teacher from Bath and North East
Somerset. From overseas,
welcome to our first member from The
United Arab Emirates,
Zayed Aljabri, a
student teacher from Albahia in
Recent and Relevant:
Williams Maths Review
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.).
(2008) ‘The importance of young
children’s mark making: beginnings, context, meanings in
mathematics’ The Foundation Stage
(2008) 'Playful pedagogy and transitions in children's mathematics',
The Foundation Stage Forum,
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.
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.'
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
Foundation Stage / Primary
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