This website has arisen out of a learning network project that involved six Cambridgeshire Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres in building on good practice in children’s mathematical development. In particular we looked at the area of mark making for mathematical purposes and as a process towards informal forms of written calculations across the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The learning network project involved the settings working together in action research. All practitioners were involved in building their understanding of the development of children’s mathematical learning and in how to promote the pedagogy that underpins deep level learning.
In particular we investigated ways in which children explore their thinking through their creative mathematical representations and own written methods.
All the settings involved work with children of three to four years of age. Please do feel free to contribute your observations or ideas of working with children younger or older than this age within the EYFS through the Comment boxes that you will find on many pages of this site.
We hope the continuing development of this website will make a useful national resource for promoting PSRN in the EYFS. We have uploaded observations of children spontaneously involved in PSRN and resources to support this engagement. We hope you will enjoy this website and use the materials to develop your own practice.
All our materials are freely available for your own use within your setting and for lecturers and advisors to use within their own training and establishments provided full acknowledgement of our materials is made. We do ask that you kindly respect our ownership and copyright of the materials and that they are not reproduced or published in any form elsewhere.
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