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Our Specialist Mathematical Development in Early Years

Our fully qualified early years teacher, Emma Liddane, who works in both our nurseries is now undertaking specialist projects with us.
Emma’s first project is to look at mathematical development in the Flamingo room. This is a key area of learning in the early years curriculum.

Emma is designing activities that will encourage children to reach the next stage of their learning. All learning at this age is done through play. This is carefully designed by our teachers and practitioners to help children understand concepts using their interests. In a school this is called creating a lesson plan.
Emma will be adding to the mathematical continuous provision - this is an area where children play with objects using mathematical concepts and do this at any time of the day, which is different from activities. She is also looking at how we can increase the use of mathematical language throughout the day, such as counting or grouping peas at lunchtime!
Learning outdoors is particularly important for boys. Research has allowed us to understand that boys learn better outdoors. So Emma will ensure activities cover both indoor and outdoor play.
Emma has been doing this project for only two days so far and has already captured some wonderful learning in these photographs. We are very excited to be able to offer such wonderful learning opportunities to your children.
The learning outcomes (as set by the Department of Education) for children in Flamingo room are as follows:
Numbers 30 to 50 Months
·        Uses some number names and number language spontaneously
·        Uses some number names accurately in play
·        Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a group
·        Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly
·        Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions
·        Compares two groups of objects and is able to say when they have the same number
·        Shows an interest in number problems
·        Separates a group of 3 or 4 objects in different ways beginning to realise the number is always the same
·        Shows an interest in numerals in the environment
·        Shows an interest in representing numbers
·        Realises that not objects can be counted but other things such as the number of steps they take or the number of times they clap their hands

Numbers 40 to 60 months+
·        Recognise some numbers of personal significance
·        Recognises numbers from 1-5
·        Counts up to 3 or 4 objects by saying one number name for each object
·        Counts objects or actions which cannot be moved
·        Counts objects to 10 and may be beginning to count objects beyond 10
·        Counts out up to 6 objects from a larger group
·        Selects the correct number to represent the number of objects from 1 to 5 and then from 1 to 10
·        Counts an irregular number of up to 10 objects
·        Estimates how many objects they can see and checks this by counting them
·        Uses mathematical language such as more, less, fewer to compare two groups of objects
·        During activities and other conversation begins to use the vocabulary in addition and subtraction such as plus, minus, adding, taking away
·        Records using marks that they can interpret and explain
·        Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations.
To find out more about developmental milestones visit click here: http://tiny.cc/6cmrfy


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