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This section includes useful records and files of how we developed the learning environment for PSRN, including our work with mothers, fathers and carers, over the course of the project. We have put our resources on this site for others to use. Please do look through the files and find materials that will help you take the next steps in developing and promoting PSRN in young children's lives.

 

 


Notes on the learning environment
The Learning Environment The way in which we set up the learning environment gives strong messages to children about the sorts of experiences that will be encouraged and valued there. It can...

Working in partnership with mothers, fathers and carers.
Parents are children's first and most enduring educators By sharing information about their children's interests, strengths and needs parents help us to plan experiences and activities that will...

Stimulating and engaging children in PSRN
The attached PowerPoint (downloadable in two parts because of the size) gives an overview of young children’s engagement with mathematics in the environment. There are many examples of...

Children collaborate together to 'post' numbers of objects into a tall tower that they have made.
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy outdoors
Brunswick is an inner city nursery and has a medium sized, enclosed, outdoor space. Use their PowerPoint on ‘Maths outdoors' to look at some of the resources that lend themselves to maths...

Number trees 2
Planning for Problem solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
"Children must be supported in developing their understanding of Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about...

Maths toolkit 2
Using a maths 'toolkit'
Tools are chosen and used to investigate and solve real mathematical questions and problems posed as the children play. The children are shown how to use the resources. Practitioners model using...

Construction toys
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy through stories
Using stories as a starting point for play. We wished to: promote the use of mathematical language in story telling recognise the breadth of mathematical concepts in story books encourage...

Ladder 5
Children's learning journeys
Here is one example of two children's PSRN learning Jouneys. Download the attached files below to see more recorded learning journeys. Zack and Stephanie's Ladder Story Today, at Nursery school,...

Recording a recipe
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy through cooking
To support children's development towards mark making. Attached below are some quick print recipe cards. Download them and use them in your own settings. Use some of the following ideas to encourage...