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Early Years Magazine - Issue 9

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Created on 21 June 2010 by ncetm_administrator
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Early Years Magazine - Issue 9scrap book, scissors, glue

This month’s magazine focuses on transitions. By the time children head to their reception class, it is likely that they will have already experienced a number of transitions. We look at some of those transitions, including the transition to the reception class itself and explore how practitioners try to ease the path for both children and parents or carers.


Editor's Entrée
Find out about a new Teacher Enquiry Funded Project and a Teachers TV programme on Developing Transitions. Remember to explore ‘Numbers and patterns’ to start using it in September and check out the Primary Magazine too.
Ideas Box
We’d like to help you share your great ideas. Use the Ideas Box to share good practice – any topic, any area, as long as it's something to do with early years mathematics.
Focus on...using counting books to support children’s transition into a Reception class
In this issue of Focus on... we look at how using a simple resource such as a counting book could potentially support the transition from home to school while also building strong foundations in other areas of the curriculum.
R4U - Research for You
Ian Thompson looks at the research into the transition from home to an educational setting. He explores the work Rose Griffiths carried out in Leicester. Part of the project resulted in a DVD of clips of families engaged in mathematical activities, used in Maths to share.
Case study
From home to nursery. Read how one city centre school ensures a smooth transition from home to nursery for their three year olds. The home school link begins with visits and a scrapbook and develops into an open, long-term relationship.
Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues
We explore using Getting children counting, a DVD of clips showing how family and friends play a big part in getting children counting. Clips include children from small babies to those starting school. Most of the clips are in English, but the importance of other family languages is stressed, including Bengali, Somali, French, and Turkish.
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