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Early Years Magazine - Issue 10

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Created on 26 July 2010 by ncetm_administrator
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Early Years Magazine - Issue 10sand castle

This month’s magazine focuses on summer – summer-born children, and a few ideas of what you might do during those lazy warm summer days. Why not make a story sack, have a go at maths busking or catch up with some reading?


Editor's Entrée
We take a look at Children and Families Minister, Sarah Teather’s, announcement of a fundamental review of the Early Years Foundation Stage, flag up an interesting looking conference and training day in September, and introduce two new members of the magazine writing team.
Ideas Box
Since the Ideas Box is not being used, we are going to remove this section from this and future issues of the magazine. However, the Ideas Box thread remains in the Early Years Forum and we will feature items added in the magazine. The big question is, what shall we replace it with? One suggestion has been a book-of-the-month feature. What do you think? All suggestions welcome - please do let us know!
Focus on...mathematical story sacks
You’ve probably heard of story sacks, but how about extending the idea to stories with a mathematical theme? The article offers some suggested stories you might start with. Don’t forget to tell us about your own story sacks and how you use them.
R4U - Research for You
Ian Thompson looks at Crawford, Dearden, and Meghir’s investigation of the effect of being a summer-born child. Do the youngest in each academic year perform worse, on average, than their older peers? If so, what are the driving forces behind any differences in performance?
Case study
This month we refer you to the Sustaining Success case studies on the National Strategies website. With the uncertainty about how long the site will remain, these case studies are worth exploring while you still can.
Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues
This month’s offering is all about ‘maths busking’. Read about it, watch it on screen, go to a performance and have a go yourself. You could even have a maths busking training day!
Contributors to this issue include: Cherri Moseley, Pat Shoolbred, Ian Thompson and Karen Wilding.
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