Outdoor Maths in the Early Years

Course Details

This course explores the mathematical potential of nature, the outdoor space and 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.
Part of this course will take place OUTSIDE regardless of the weather. Come prepared with suitable clothing, footwear and anything else needed for the weather and season.

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.
Course Date Mon 27 Nov
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Early Years Foundation Stage practitioners working with children from 3-5 years.
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £100

Course Tutor

Juliet Robertson 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. Juliet 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.