Core Skills Strong in Early Years

We are developing confident mathematicians over in the ELC! Each of our Reception and Pre-Prep students are introduced to Numeracy concepts through intentional and incidental teaching opportunities, specialist classes, and their interactions within indoor and outdoor play environments.

It was smiles all round as Amelia copied the pattern on the card to decorate her pipe cleaner and then counted the beads. She then found the wooden number eight to match her counting in this activity. Who said maths couldn't be fun?!

ELC educators are continuing to work closely with Dr Rachel Pollitt, Director of Early Learning, to develop the Numeracy Curriculum for Reception and Pre-Prep classes.

Children are invited to interact in myriad meaningful experiences offered to develop the skill sets required to be confident mathematicians.

Each child is introduced to Numeracy concepts through intentional and incidental teaching opportunities, specialist classes, and their interactions within the indoor and outdoor play environments.

Children are encouraged to use appropriate mathematical vocabulary within their play and to reflect on their learning to promote further thinking.

At Haileybury we have believe each child is an individual and unique. Our students are capable, curious, knowledgeable, creative, and competent. These beliefs influence how we as educators interact, develop thinking, encourage questions and support learning.

It also influences how we organise the learning environment to challenge, spark interest and create an element of considered risk and success. Most importantly, we strive for the child to experience a sense of joy and wonder.

Establishing a love of learning and teaching students positive habits is extremely important in early childhood, setting children up for a positive education experience.