Presentation on theme: "Maths Workshop 2 July 2013. Aims To share the expectations for the end of EYFS. To give ideas how you can help at home. To share a typical Numeracy session."— Presentation transcript:
Aims To share the expectations for the end of EYFS. To give ideas how you can help at home. To share a typical Numeracy session in Reception. To look at Picture Books to reinforce different mathematical concepts. To share useful websites.
EYFS Expectations EYFS from September 2012. Two strands that the children will work towards: –Number (this also includes Calculation) –Shape, space and measures
Number The Early Learning Goal expectation at the end of Reception is: –Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. –Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. –They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
How you can help with Number….. Singing songs that take away or add things e.g. Five currant buns, Five little ducks, Ten green bottles, Five little speckled frogs, I man went to mow Exploit all counting opportunities – count stairs, count buttons, count lampposts on the way to school, count ‘red’ cars on a journey etc Commercial games such as ‘Snakes and Ladders’ – these help with the counting on strategy Throwing bean bags / balls at a numbered target – adding up the scores, who scored the most? Who scored the least? How many more did you score than me? Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s Look for numbers while walking or on a journey – on doors, speed signs, number plates, shops, road signs Ask questions like ‘if I took 1 away how many would I have left?’ or ‘if I add one more how many would I have now?’ Use magnetic numbers / number cards – can they put them in the correct order? Hide one can they work out which number card is missing? Count a number sequence, miss out a number, do they know which one is missing – count forwards and backwards.
Shape, space and measures The Early Learning Goal expectation at the end of Reception is: –Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. –They recognise, create and describe patterns. –They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
How you can help with Shape, Space and Measures…….. Look for and name the different shapes around the home and in the environment Talk about 3D (solid) shapes names using everyday objects – tins in cupboards being cylinders, cereal boxes being cuboids, football is a sphere, dice is a cube etc Junk model with 2D and 3D shapes, can they name all the shapes that they have used? Make pictures with different shapes Involve children in cooking. Look at the numbers on the scales and measuring jugs. Which is the heaviest? Which is the lightest? How do you know? Measure and compare feet / hand sizes of members of the family. Look at who is the tallest / shortest. Shopping activities – real or pretend – using coins, looking at size, shape, value, weighing the fruit, looking at the numbers on the scales Time – talking about Days of the Week / Months of the Year / Seasons. Things that we do in the morning / evening / routines of the day / o’clock times Start a pattern can they continue it – use spots on a piece of paper, buttons, coins, threading beads, etc
A typical Numeracy session Begins with a mental / oral starter Follows with a whole class taught session Children then work in guided groups with an adult Session finishes with a Plenary, whole class session to reinforce what the children have been learning.
Numeracy in Reception All children will work at their own pace and have work that is specific to their ability. Children will be exposed to Numeracy activities everyday both inside and outside the classroom. Children will be expected to complete a Numeracy activity each day – this can be in the form of an oral, practical or written actvitiy. Homework will come home from the second half of the Spring Term. It will usually be in the form of practical ideas to try with your child, to make the learning a fun and enjoyable experience.
Mathematics through stories Picture books are an excellent way to introduce children to mathematical concepts in a meaningful and applicable way. There is a list of books for you to take away that are recommended for children aged 4 - 8.