Cost: $290.00 (GST Inclusive)
Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Target: Early Childhood and New Entrant Primary Teachers
Location: St Luke’s Church Community Centre,
130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland
Refreshments: Light lunch included, vegetarian options, tea/coffee
Course Facilitator: Jo Williams
Literacy and Maths Go Hand in Hand
During this course a variety of fun, practical and visual ideas will be presented where the teaching of maths concepts and early literacy skills are placed into real life, thematic and familiar contexts that young children can relate to. The course highlights the importance of using maths dialogue in an ECE and new entrant setting, and how we can develop maths communication skills by connecting to literacy and to other areas such as science and the arts.
The course also aims to provide an opportunity for teachers to reconnect with their own creativity, and bring this to the forefront of their teaching.
We will explore:
- What emergent, early literacy looks like, sounds like, feels like;
- How a holistic approach to language development begins before starting school;
- Concepts about print and the value of sharing books;
- The importance of daily oral language and language experiences to develop our children’s speaking, listening and questioning skills;
- Making links between ECE and the new entrant setting, how we can develop and build on the foundation skills; memory, visual, auditory, fine and gross motor skills where literacy and maths activities align;
- Sharing ideas around different literacy and maths approaches in a new entrant setting;
- Explorative and play based approaches;
- Early place value, introducing the idea of financial literacy through play, reflecting on the importance of ‘5’ and ‘10’ as a value;
- Developing early problem solving skills;
- Maths and literacy activities and games;
- Visual resources, props, equipment and tools;
- A range of websites and further readings.
- Have a deeper understanding of when and how early literacy and numeracy begins and develops;
- Consider a holistic and real life approach to developing early literacy and maths concepts;
- Acknowledge the importance of continuing to build on the foundation skills in the process of developing oral language, reading, writing and numeracy skills;
- Have collaborated with colleagues and gained more confidence as early years teachers in using a rich variety of everyday activities and resources to be effective in developing children’s literacy and maths.
Jo is passionate about preparing children for seamless transitions to school by building on key early childhood foundation skills, especially maths, literacy and language using familiar teaching concepts and resources....
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