This interactive day course provides a balance of theory, practice and lively discussion exploring how practitioners can ensure that the children in their care get the very best mathematical start to their learning journey. It’s a day full of inspiring yet simple ideas and real stories straight from a busy, bustling EYFS setting. A course rich in practical ideas to inspire you to weave maths through the very heart of your setting.and have fun whilst doing it without resorting to formal, developmentally inappropriate approaches!
Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:
- Explore the essential principles and practice that support young children to develop a love of maths alongside the key knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
- Evaluate the current mathematical environment offered to children in their care and ways to enhance it further through the use of low cost/ no cost resources and their interactions!
- Explore just what “maths” really means and should look like for young children aged birth to five, considering progression and key essential learning.
- Explore the role of the adult in supporting developmentally appropriate mathematical learning through spontaneous play and everyday routines with a focus on the importance of maths talk!
- Discuss effective observation, assessment and planning for mathematical activities and opportunities linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage; promoting the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Trainer: Elaine Bennett