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Reception maths

kmo982 15 November 2019 14:54
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Hi all

I'm looking into ways to reshape and improve the current way we teach mathematics in Reception. I am from a very large school in an affluent area, with many of the children working above the national average. Currently we run a group time system with an adult led small group activity and a carosel of practical,hands on tasks linked to the LO which children access independently (although scafolded by another adult). Any ideas welcome!

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cherri 15 November 2019 15:08
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As one of the authors, I can't help but recommend Rising Stars Early Years Mathematics. It includes parent posters and letters home as well as maths sessions and maths in other curriculum areas. Download free samples:

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/maths-(1)/maths-scheme/primary-mathematics-1/rising-stars-mathematics-in-the-early-years

There are plenty of others out there, though, so do explore to find something that suits your situation.

I'm also a fan of maths from stories - there are so many story books you can build understanding with, and they can be cross-curricula too!

Good luck!

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helenjw 15 November 2019 16:52
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I would always recomment the NRich early years section. https://nrich.maths.org/13371 

Articles, research and all tasks are trialled with learners, with opportunities for both CPand face-to-face teaching sessions with bags of support for developing reasoning and mathematical thinking. You can't beat it! 

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Evans.S10 17 November 2019 17:17
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Have you looked at the progression charts in the NCETM EY section, accessible via the home page? These should help you check that you are developing children's knowledge and understanding systematically across all areas of mathematics, and should help give you ideas for offering challenge for all children. I agree with the other comments about using NRich and also using stories as ways into the maths. 

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kmo982 19 November 2019 11:57 - Last edited by kmo982 on 19 November 2019 11:58
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Thanks for this. How do I find the Early years section? I'm new to the site and struggling to navigate it im afraid.

Many thanks

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kmo982 19 November 2019 11:58 - Last edited by kmo982 on 19 November 2019 11:59
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I'll also be looking into NRich. Thanks all!

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helenjw 19 November 2019 12:01
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It's here: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/51439 

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helenjw 19 November 2019 12:01
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and NRich is here: https://nrich.maths.org/13371 

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kmo982 19 November 2019 12:14
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Thats great. Thank you!

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