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Early Years Magazine - Issue 1

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Created on 17 November 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 14 December 2009 by ncetm_administrator

Early Years Magazine - Issue 1first issue

Welcome to the first, pilot issue of the Early Years Magazine. With future issues still in the planning stages, this is a great time to get in touch and tell us what you would like to see featured. We are excited to be joining the NCETM’s successful stable of magazines – help us to get it right!! 


From the editor
In this first issue of the Early Years Magazine, we focus on mark making in mathematics, ‘rich tasks’ and much more. There’s exciting news from the wonderful nrich website too.
Focus on...
Get an overview of the development of interest in children’s mark making in mathematics to date.
R4U - Research for you
This month’s research article is by Ian Thompson. He worked with Newburn Manor Nursery School to help staff explore using mathematical mark making to better appreciate their children’s emerging understanding of mathematics.

Coming soon from you, the reader!
We’d love to be able to include examples of planning but we need you to help us. If you are happy to share your planning, in whatever format you use, email a copy to us and we will do the rest. There is plenty of great advice on planning out there, including one of our own Mathemapedia entries (Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage), but very few examples of actual plans, so please do send yours in.

Case study
Our first case study is from Lakenham Primary School, where staff have worked hard on embedding mathematics in their Early Year Foundation Stage. Find out how they organise this and what it looks like in their setting.
Maths to share - CPD
A phrase you will often hear when teachers and practitioners talk about mathematics is ‘rich tasks’. So just what is a ‘rich task’? And does the term have any relevance in the early years?
Resources in action
One school that took part in the Every Child Counts pilot was so impressed with one of the materials they were given to use they introduced it across the school. 
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02 December 2009 17:27
Great to get Early Years included in the magazines too
By Sue_Madgwick
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