Outdoor Maths in the Early Years

Provider: YPO
£120.00 + VAT Each full day course is £120 +VAT with a £95 YPO voucher in return to every attending delegate.

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Description This course explores the mathematical potential of nature, the outdoor space and the world beyond the fence. We find imaginative ways to learn about number, money and measurement. We consider routines and continuous provision. Shape, position, movement and data handling are all covered. This all takes place within the context of sustainability using the environment, nature materials and what is around us in an outdoor space.
Duration 1 day
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http://www.ypo.co.uk/course/detail/276678
Categories Mathematics / Numeracy, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students This course will
• Explore the outdoor space and local area as a rich context for developing Maths skills, knowledge and understanding
• Consider resource provision and practical aspects of developing Maths opportunities outdoors, including creative approaches which facilitate mathematical thinking, problem solving and reasoning
• Ensure that outdoor Maths is a natural and key part of a practitioner’s routine that is a route to meeting children’s needs and developing their confidence in Maths

Please note: Due to the nature of the location of the YPO Training Centre, working outdoors for long periods of the day is not possible. However, lots of ideas will be shared and participants will engage in practical work and group discussions indoors.
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Details This course will be delivered by Juliet Robertson, Juliet is an education consultant who specialises in learning outdoors. She works behind the scenes at a national level in Scotland, writing publications, resources and website content which actively contributes to embedding outdoor learning across the curriculum. Most recently she has been part of the Scottish Government's national strategy group that created the Play Strategy for Scotland. She is in high demand as a trainer throughout the UK for her practical outdoor courses that have been created based upon her own experiences of working outside in the Early Years, SEN and Primary sectors both currently as a supply teacher, and previously in her head teacher roles. Juliet recently wrote a book, Dirty Teaching: an introduction to learning outdoors. Her popular and award-winning blog, I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! is consistently recognised as one of the most influential education blogs in the UK.

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