Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Venue

Gildredge House School
Eastbourne
BN20 8AB

Date

Monday 13 January
Thursday 13 February
Friday 13 March

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Time

10:00 to 16:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. They will have the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. 

James Towner is leading this Work Group, which will be running at Gildredge House School. The meetings will take place across 3 days, with inter-session tasks designed to embed the principles and ideas discussed. The dates are:

Monday 13 January
Thursday 13 February
Friday 13 March

This opportunity is for up to 12 teachers from Sussex, with ideally TWO TEACHERS  participating from each school. Once a school has decided which two teachers would like to attend, each teacher should book their place separately.

Lesson Design: Depth of learning for all

Lesson Design: Depth of learning for all

Lesson Design: Depth of learning for all

Venue

Rudgwick Primary School
Rudgwick
RH12 3HW
(first meeting)

Date

9 January
(first meeting)

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Time

All day
(first meeting)

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Refining understanding of good lesson design, and being able to use resources well, is a crucial element in developing teaching for mastery. Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development Materials produced by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, and other sources of mastery resources for the classroom including textbooks) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school. 

The project will also make use of the planning guidance created in previous projects to update and extend it, and it will be informed by the work of the ‘Planning opportunities for Greater Depth’ project in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

James Collinson is leading this Work Group, and the dates/times/venues are as follows:

Thursday 9 January – at Rudgwick Primary School – all day

Wednesday 5 February – at participating school – morning

Tuesday 3 March – at participating school – all day

Wednesday 1 April – at participating school – morning

 Tuesday 19 May – at Rudgwick Primary School – all day

This opportunity is for SEVEN SCHOOLS from Sussex, with TWO TEACHERS  from each school participating in the project. Once a school has decided which two teachers would like to attend, each teacher should book their place separately.

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (Maidenbower)

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (Maidenbower)

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (Maidenbower)

Venue

Maidenbower Junior
Crawley
RH10 7RA

Date

Day 1: 19 November
Day 2: 20 January

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Time

09:15 to 15:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

This FREE course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners’ thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources, models and images can support children’s thinking at the different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group.

This two day course is FREE, but TAs are expected to attend both days. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 November.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill very quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success.

Course Leaders:
Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
Independent Mathematics Consultants

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (St Philip Howard)

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (St Philip Howard)

Primary Teaching Assistant – Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics (St Philip Howard)

Venue

St Philip Howard
Bognor Regis
PO22 0EN

Date

Day 1: 14 November
Day 2: 14 January

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Time

09:15 to 15:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

This FREE course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners’ thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources, models and images can support children’s thinking at the different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group.

This two day course is FREE, but TAs are expected to attend both days. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 November.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill very quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success.

Course Leaders:
Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
Independent Mathematics Consultants

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics

Venue

Maidenbower Junior
Crawley
RH10 7RA

Date

Day 1: 12 November
Day 2: 3 December
Day 3: 9 January

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Time

09:00 to 15:30

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

This FREE course is aimed at:

  • KS1 and KS2 teachers who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms;
  • KS1 and KS2 teachers who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms.

During the 3 days participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key strands of the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the different strands of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the different strands of mathematics;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group.

This three day course is FREE, but teachers are expected to attend all three days. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill very quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success.

Course Leaders:
Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
Independent Mathematics Consultants

Primary Teaching Assistant Course: Supporting the Teaching of Fractions

Primary Teaching Assistant Course: Supporting the Teaching of Fractions

Primary Teaching Assistant Course: Supporting the Teaching of Fractions

Venue

St Paul’s Catholic College
Burgess Hill
RH15 8GA

Date

14 October

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Time

09:15 to 15:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

This FREE course is aimed at:

Primary teaching assistants who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of fractions within the mathematics curriculum to support effective teaching and learning of this concept in their school

During the one day course participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in relation to fractions
  • Explore key elements of fractions outlined within the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for supporting teaching and learning
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop their understanding of fractions

This course is FREE to participants.

Please note that schools can only book a maximum of two TAs.

The closing date for applications is MONDAY 7th OCTOBER.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill very quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success.

Course Leaders:
Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
Independent Mathematics Consultants

Developing Teaching for Mastery practices in Y1

Developing Teaching for Mastery practices in Y1

Developing Teaching for Mastery practices in Y1

Venue

TBC

Date

9 October
(first meeting)
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Time

10:00 to 14:30

Fully Booked

Overview

Understanding good lesson design, and being able to use resources well, is a crucial element in developing teaching for mastery. In Y1, young learners will need to be supported in their transition from EYFS to KS1. Y1 teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan elements of the Y1 programme of study (drawing on a range of planning and teaching support materials) and taking account of effective early years practices. Using lesson study, participating teachers will practice the associated pedagogy for a chosen focus when they meet at one another’s schools. 

Understanding the Big Ideas of Arithmetic

Understanding the Big Ideas of Arithmetic

Understanding the Big Ideas of Arithmetic

Venue

Rye Community Primary School
The Grove, Rye
TN31 7ND

Date

19 May
2 June
23 June

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Time

10:00 – 14:30

CANCELLED

Overview

The DfE accredited textbooks and the White Rose mathematics planning are widely used by schools. The NCETM CPD materials for teachers are now available to support their understanding of each year group’s curriculum from the perspective of teaching for mastery so this course will support teachers to understand the 4 big principles of arithmetic that underpin these schemes of learning: property of number, unitising, multiplicative reasoning and equivalence.

Who is this for?

This Work Group will support teachers and subject leaders in Key Stage 1 and/or 2.

Dates, times and venue

Dates and times:

19 May 2020- 10:00am to 14:30pm

2 June 2020- 10:00am to 14:30pm

23 June 2020- 10:00am to 14:30pm

All sessions will be held at:

Rye Community Primary School | Aquinas Trust, The Grove, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ND

Between sessions, teachers will be asked to explore the outcomes of some of the ideas discussed in the sessions with their own classes, or with a group of children.

Intended Outcomes

By the end of the Work Group participating teachers will:

  • understand how the big ideas of arithmetic underpin commonly used schemes of learning.
  • recognise the big ideas of arithmetic in calculating strategies
  • be able to use the big ideas of arithmetic to identify pupils’ difficulties and misconceptions
  • know how the big ideas of arithmetic are experienced through multiple representations.

By the end of the Work Group pupils of participating teachers will:

  • have experienced elements of the big ideas of arithmetic to make connections across the whole arithmetic curriculum
  • begin to learn from core representations used to develop understanding of the big ideas of arithmetic
  • will have experienced a problem solving approach to learning

Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants will be expected to:

  • Attend all three sessions.
  • To try out one or two tasks/ideas in his/ her own school.

Who is leading the Work Group?

The Work Group will be led by Janine Blinko, who is experienced in running teacher training and support. Janine is an independent professional development provider with expertise in running a wide range of CPD in primary mathematics. She was a primary teacher, deputy headteacher, advisory teacher, assessment writer, and ITE lecurer. She works in the UK and internationally. Janine will lead the sessions and provide on-going to support to the  participants.

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Venue

Oriel High School
Crawley
RH10 7XW

Date

Start Date:
Wednesday 29 January

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Time

09:00 to 15:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. They will have the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. 

Simon Marriott is leading this Work Group, which will be running at Oriel High School. The meetings will take place across 3 days, with inter-session tasks designed to embed the principles and ideas discussed. The dates are:

Wednesday 29 January
Wednesday 4 March
Wednesday 13 May – CANCELLED

This opportunity is for up to 20 teachers from Sussex, with ideally TWO TEACHERS  participating from each school. Once a school has decided which two teachers would like to attend, each teacher should book their place separately.