Literacy and Maths Go Hand in Hand

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 29 March 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9sjs

Jo Williams delivers a practical and visual literacy-maths course placing maths concepts and early literacy skills into familiar contexts that young children can relate to. The course highlights the importance of using maths dialogue in both ECE and new entrant settings, and acknowledges how maths communication skills can be developed by connecting to literacy and other areas including science and the arts.

Participants 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.

Facilitator: Jo Williams.

Venue: St Luke's Church Community Centre, 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland.

Time: 9.30am–3.30pm.                                                                                                     

Events summary


16 May 2019 – 16 May 2019

Further information

Contact: Alison Miller

 (0275) 442 924