It was great to be invited to join with ELCC colleagues in Wishaw to take forward their thinking about Numeracy and Mathematics. I really enjoyed the level of debate and discussion that took place. We talked about the importance of ensuring that children have lots of experience of using arbitrary measures and how they should be engaged in experiences that help them to experience the passage of time.
Colleagues managed to keep their focus despite the warm temperature in the room. I am sure everyone cooled quickly when outside.
Just a reminder about ways to keep in touch. Become a member of the Early Years Glow community. Login to Glow and search for http://bit.ly/earlylearn. All materials from the session are available when inside the Community.
I’d be very interested to know how you are taking forward what was discussed today. Lots of colleagues were interested in finding out about how to take Numeracy and Maths outdoors. Perhaps we could start a conversation about that in the Glow Community? Remember the Glow Community is a closed group so only members can see what is being discussed.
Follow us on Twitter @CaFTeam and search for #TalkELCC. There are some good photos of colleagues debating the issues of the day.
Just a reminder that we are having Local Conversations about Professional Learning in ELCC in March in Ayr, Edinburgh and Inverness. If you’d like to come along, register here.
Lisa McCabe Education Officer – Children & Families (Early Years)