We are over the moon to be able to invite you to take part in the nationally acclaimed training course MESSY MATHS with Juliet Robertson. She is stopping off at New York Primary School on her way from Glasgow to London to deliver a full and adventurous day of EYFS Maths training on Thursday 2nd April 2020.
What does the Early Years Course involve?
This course has a play-based approach to taking maths outdoors. Participants learn to capitalise on the outdoor environment as a stimulus for mathematical investigations. We look at ways of creating a maths-rich outdoor play space, the use of natural and cheap resources that facilitate mathematical thinking and problem-solving. We investigate the potential of stories for developing contexts for outdoor play and a range of specific games which children enjoy playing. The day also includes a live observational activity involving children, called ‘Where’s the Maths in that?’
What will you be doing?
§ Exploring the outdoor space and local area as a rich context for developing maths skills across the curriculum.
§ Considering resource provision and the practical aspects of developing maths outdoors.
§ Ensuring that outdoor maths is a natural and key part of the routine within a setting.
- Includes a FREE copy (worth £18.99) of Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years Juliet Robertson offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children’s understanding of maths through hands-on experience.
Messy Maths reimagines the outdoor space through a mathematical lens – providing a treasure trove of suggestions that will empower you to blend outdoor learning into your teaching practice. Click here to see how ready-to-use games and open-ended ideas designed to help children become confident and skilled in thinking about, using and exploring abstract mathematical concepts as they play outside.
Topics covered include: general advice; exploring numbers; number functions and fractions; money; measurement; time; pattern; shape and symmetry; position, direction and movement; data handling; routines; and the mathematical garden.
Messy Maths is suitable for early years educators (of ages 3–6) who want to shake up their usual classroom practice and make the most of any outdoor space – whether this be a nursery, playgroup or a nature kindergarten – as a context for maths.
To book your place email email@example.com Places cost £95 and include lunch and a copy of the multi-award winning Messy Maths book worth £18.99. All welcome!