Two major new reports:
Ofsted Report (2007): the Foundation Stage -
'children's low achievement in early reading, writing and
calculation in some settings must be tackled so they are
able to achieve the best possible outcomes to set them on
the right path for their future education'
Children Exploring Early Calculations'
The development of
children’s early calculations
'Children's Mathematical Graphics and Early Written
We continue to be very busy
with courses and
Additionally Maulfry visited
several Primary and nursery schools in the Gambia.
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Graphic of the month
Chloë's Dinner Register
Chloë (5 years) had brought her own
exercise book from home to play with in the graphics area. She said
she was “making register”. She wrote the names down (as squiggles)
for the children in the class and then counted them to see if she’d
made the right number of marks. She counted to 4 and then counted
random numbers to 20. She used number strips to check and count how
many children were in the class. She chose to use tallies to
represent the number of children who were away.
Chloë has a statement of special
needs and finds articulating language difficult: this was the first
time that she had shown any interest in the graphics area.