Sightlines Initiative – Imagine a Forest

Trees give the earth life and beauty.

Video: Children and educators of the city of Reggio Emilia preshools celebrating the centenary of the birth of Professor Loris Malaguzzi.

The video is accessible to watch from the download below. Children are speaking in Italian. Don’t worry if you can’t speak the language as there is a Choose Captions button at the bottom of the screen which will access English subtitles.

Imagine a forest – children’s perspectives video

IMPROVING MATHEMATICS IN THE EARLY YEARS AND KEY STAGE 1

Education Endowment Foundation

Guidance report authors: Amy Clark (EEF) and Peter Henderson (EEF). Dr Sue Gifford (University of Roehampton) authored most of the examples.

 Schools\Research\EEF_Maths_EY_KS1_Guidance_Report.pdf

This report is part of a series that the EEF is producing on mathematics. It focuses on children aged three to seven in the early years and Key Stage 1.

This guidance is aimed primarily at mathematics leaders, senior leaders, and other staff with leadership responsibility for the early years or Key Stage 1. This includes a variety of early years settings. Some elements of the guidance may be relevant to younger children in early years settings, however the evidence that fed into this guidance was for children aged three to seven, so this age-range is the focus here. Senior leaders have responsibility for managing change across a setting so attempts to implement these recommendations are more likely to be successful.

EVIDENCING THE EFFECTS OF MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOLS’ ROLES IN EARLY YEARS SECTOR IMPROVEMENTS

Authors: Dr Carla Solvason, Dr Rebecca Webb and Samantha Sutton-Tsang

MNS-Research-Report.pdf

This TACTYC (the Association for Professional Development in Early Years) funded research set out to examine the contribution of the Maintained Nursery School to Early Years Education and Care noting, especially, its contribution to generating improvements within and across the sector.

HEALTHY EARLY YEARS LONDON: YEAR 1 EVALUATION

Authors: Dr Nick Cavill, Mike Parker, Prof Harry Rutter, Jo Foster

 Schools\Research\HEYL_year_one_evaluation_Cavill_Associates_final_20_dec_2019.pdf

This report describes a process evaluation of the first year of Healthy Early Years London’s (HEYL) operation. The evaluation aimed to assess the contribution that the programme makes to improving health, wellbeing and child development and to reducing health inequalities among children, aged under five, in London’s Healthy Early Years (HEYL) settings (including childminders). The evaluation makes recommendations for improvements to the ongoing programme for taking to scale across London.