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Hi all

Does anyone use the new framework for mathematics as a base for their numeracy planning or do you stick with the EYFS and the early learning goals?

 

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Lola

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i've just taken a look at that Susan - you suggested it to me in another post it looks excellent thanks for the link! i have just become numeracy co-ordinator for our school our old co-ordinator let us do our own things and we stuck to the early learning goals. I just wanted to make sure we were still okay to do this - wouldnt look very good if im co-orfinator and not doing what im meant to be!!

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Ive used some of the ideas on the Cumbria website this year and have really enjoyed it.

 

Hi Susan, please could you post the Cumbria website as I've lost it.....Thank you!

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Teachernet FAQs:

 

Will the EYFS will require the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy in the early years?

No. Young children learn best through play and the EYFS expects practitioners to provide a range of play-based activities to support children's learning and development. Appendix 2 of the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage provides examples of the types of activities that practitioners might provide at each stage in a child's development such as providing opportunities for babies to make marks in paint or with thick crayons and including opportunities for writing in role play activities for older children.

 

I consider the primary framework to be for the audience in the title!! Equally the revised EYFS clearly states that EYFS is not in the national curriculum.The ELGs are in the PNS docs because they are to show KS1 teachers where FS chn are or where they still might be going to. If you look at the PNS online it is all the EYFS stuff. (Albeit the consultation docs, or they were the last time I looked!)

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Yes i have noticed big gaps (what happened to time etc )and lots of repetition with the overviews in the framework my children come from preschool scoring very high on the profile for numbers as labels (5 and 6 is the average on entry score) so we have to plan things that offer more of a challenge

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I am having the same problems and have tried to understand the guidance for mathematics planning from the dfes standards website but when I try to match it up with the new Early Years Foundatin Stage planning it seems to expect the children to be learning some tricky concepts very early on. I am tearing my hair out!!!

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The primary framework still had the consultation doc for eyfs last time I looked!!! Use the EYFS and deliver the EY's curriculum in an appropriate way for under 5's to meet the ELGs and you're doing what is expected of you!! Why waste time matching it up when it's not the primary document you need to use? :o It doesn't say anything anywhere that I can see in EYFS that you have to use the primary frameworks for Lit and Num.

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I agree Catma

Our school trialled the new lit/maths frameworks last year and have decided to go back to what we were doing before as it worked better.We do have a newly qualified teacher who found them very useful and I think she will continue to use elements of them now she has found her feet.

As we all have mixed aged classes I do find the mixed aged planning really useful to get an idea of the theme for the fortnight/3 weeks and how I can tie into the national curriculum in with my year1's

 

Tinkerbellx

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I agree Catma

Our school trialled the new lit/maths frameworks last year and have decided to go back to what we were doing before as it worked better.We do have a newly qualified teacher who found them very useful and I think she will continue to use elements of them now she has found her feet.

As we all have mixed aged classes I do find the mixed aged planning really useful to get an idea of the theme for the fortnight/3 weeks and how I can tie into the national curriculum in with my year1's

 

Tinkerbellx

 

Hi, Thanks for the useful link to the Cumbria website. I like some of their ideas and am printing some off to try this term. I have been using the Abacus planning as my counties advice so far has been "we don't like the new maths framework for Reception so wait until we decide what you should be doing" which is all well and good but doesn't help us in the classroom. Is anybody using the new Abacus planning and is it user friendly? My head is thinking of getting it for my Reception class this term but would be really helpful to know what others think of it.

Thanks

Nicky xD:o:(

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my counties advice so far has been "we don't like the new maths framework for Reception so wait until we decide what you should be doing"

 

I'm baffled - The Primary framework basically outlines the expectations of the EYFS! Is this a misguided anti PNS stance from them do you think??

 

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Ive used some of the ideas on the Cumbria website this year and have really enjoyed it.

 

thanks Susan and Phil - I have finaly found a maths planning in easy to use format have downloaded all the units to print off at school tomorrow - not my paper or ink!! and will let you know how they fit in with my overall planning

thanks again G

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I really enjoyed using the cumbria numeracy plans as it was so play based friendly and i obviously added my own activities and resources to it i do agree in reception it is nice to use plans which help with pace and coverage of objectives as reception teachers we all know we do take them so much further than the ELG's for preparation in year 1 and such excellent nusery play is equipping children with good maths language and recognition of numbers at an earlier stage

i didnt feel a need for a scheme but have lots in the cupboard heinniemann abacus etc to dip into for ideas

i must admit i have become a whiteboard interactive junkie and use all the amazing programmes out there to supplement my teaching

 

thankyou coxhoe durham maths zone topmarks wales ngfl etc have put links in hereto some sites am i allowed sorry steve if not

 

Name and Web site address

 

Count on

http://www.counton.org/games/

 

Maths zone

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

 

Primary games

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

 

Interactive resources

http://www.interactive-resources.co.uk/indexmp3.html

 

Athena

http://www.athena.bham.org.uk/www%20recommended.htm

 

E-chalk

http://www.echalk.co.uk/Maths/maths.htm

 

Numeracy Software

http://www.numeracysoftware.com/xm.html

 

Active Maths

http://www.active-maths.co.uk/whiteboard/index.html

 

Ambleside School

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm

 

AAA maths

http://www.aaamath.com/

 

Fun brain

http://funbrain.com/math/index.html

 

Maths.com

http://www.math.com/

 

Top Marks

http://www.topmarks.co.uk

 

10 ticks

http://www.10ticks.co.uk/games.asp

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ANy joy this year for anyone? We are looking for something - have heard Beam have a good package with ideas for teaching maths. We are finding it challenging as wanting to make sure we teach everything and also wanting to make sure it is playbased

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I am with catma on this one. I use songs, games, and everyday resources and find that I am more than able to meet the needs of the children many of whom by the end of the year are reaching areas of L1 but not because we used the PNS. It is after all only a guidance document and the EYFS is statutory. In maths as in other subjects I go with the children from what they already know and build on this. I try to ensure I have opportunities at every level to use number and mathematical language.

 

I have some of the BEAM books and some of Sally Featherstone little books which are grat when I run out of ideas.

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