The "Developing deep mathematical learning in early years" work group is to be led by Jenni Logan, Foundation Stage Leader and Assistant Head Teacher at Meadow View Primary, Rotherham
See below for details of work group, the schedule of work group activity will be updated on this page as appropriate.
Other Early Years issues
A publication from the Fair Education Alliance has been brought to our attention by John Pearson - Closing the attainment gap in maths: a study of good practice in early years and primary settings. - that makes interesting reading.
John Pearson is Early Years Rep for National Association for Maths Advisors and has worked with SYMH from its inception.
John Pearson of JMP Support Ltd is a holder of the NCETM CPD Standard and NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead
Registered company number 8185918.
Phone 07960 167408
Please also see below for links to additional reading provided by John
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Guidance
Baseline assessment information for schools
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP)
Data from EYFSP 2014-15
All Party Parliamentary Group for maths and numeracy
Direct link to 2015 report on early years maths and numeracy: www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/appg_paper_-_eys.pdf
Government commissioned review
Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools (Williams Report, 2008)
FOUNDATION YEARS – Government funded website providing news, updates and information about development in early years.
Case studies and information linked to mathematical development in the early years:
OFSTED resources to support those working in early years
Ofsted survey reports on early years provision:
2013 - Achieving and maintaining high quality early years provision – Getting it right first time (the importance of strong leadership)
2014 – Are you ready? Good practice in school readiness
2015 - Teaching and Play in the early years - A Balancing Act
Case studies: although not specifically related to mathematics, the following link has case studies detailing examples of good practice in early years:
videos of good practice in early years:
Getting it right first time videos (x 6):
Teaching and play in the early years videos (x 4):
NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PROMOTING MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT
- Advisory committee on maths education (acme)
Article by Sue Gifford related to early years: Early years mathematics: how to create a nation of mathematics lovers?
- NRICH is a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners in RICH mathematical thinking. NRICH offers advice and support to both learners and teachers of mathematics.
Their website contains a wide range of resources for early years maths: https://nrich.maths.org/early-years
- National numeracy:
Useful article on attitudes towards maths:
National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM)
Early years forum and discussion in ‘Communities’:
National Association of Maths Advisers (NAMA)
UK based professional association open to all seeking to improve mathematics education beyond their own organisation and includes advisers, consultants, lecturers, researchers and inspectors. Conferences and forum debate for members.
Early years resources:
NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS SUPPORTING EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS
Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
Ideas to support the development of mathematics in the early years and link to resources to purchase:
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
NDNA have funding to promote mathematics through a ‘Maths Champion’ scheme:
NDNA also offer on-line training on developing mathematical thinking in early childhood. Details can be found here:
Useful links to conference materials from 2015 Conference entitled ‘Re-connecting with maths’
Pre-School Learning Alliance
Resources to purchase and free training for members
Resources, including free downloadable information sheet ‘Maths is Everywhere’, and learning outcomes document ‘Development Matters’, to support those working with young children.
RESOURCES FROM SCHOOLS / COLLABORATIONS worth looking at
WORKING WITH PARENTS TO SUPPORT MATHS IN EARLY YEARS
Guide for parents about development of young children and what to expect at different ages:
Useful resources / factsheets to share with parents
National Children’s Bureau:
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International research into the effectiveness of practice in early years in different countries:
http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/earlychildhoodeducationandcare.htmReview of pedagogy in England:
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Article by Sue Gifford (February 2015)
Institute of Education
Effective Pre-School, Primary & Secondary Education (EPPSE) Project – longitudinal study researching if early education has a lasting influence on children:
Maths teaching in Hungary
‘Policy- to-practice contexts for early childhood mathematics in England’
Childhoods Today (University of Sheffield)
On-line journal for childhood studies
‘Positive and negative: an exploration of the impact of the personal dispositions of early years practitioners on their teaching mathematics to young children.’
The debate about a maths gene:
Ireland: National Curriculum and Assessment: