Mastering Number Work Groups 2021-22

Mastering Number Work Groups 2021-22

Mastering Number Work Groups 2021-22

INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM

Overview

MASTERING NUMBER: Supporting pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to develop good number sense.

This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.

Lead participants from Work Group schools will be three teachers, one each from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, with some support given to subject leaders and headteachers. Work Group lead participants will be supported by central training and resources. There is an expectation that they will provide a daily teaching session for all children of 10 to 15 minutes, in addition to their normal maths lesson. There is also the expectation that they will contribute to an online community to share practice and engage in critical reflection.

Participants will:

  • develop skills in working in a professional learning community, reflecting with other colleagues on their own practice, and refining skills through support and challenge within a community
  • develop a secure understanding of how to build firm mathematical foundations with a stronger subject and pedagogical understanding for EYFS and KS1
  • work to develop intentional teaching strategies focused on developing fluency in calculation and number sense for ALL children
  • develop understanding and their use of appropriate manipulatives to support their teaching of mathematical structures.

If, before applying, you would like to find out more about what this project involves for schools and teachers, there will be three live online information/taster sessions where more details will be given. For interested schools, only one person should register for the session (the headteacher, maths lead, Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 teacher). To register, please visit this page of the NCETM Website, and scroll down to ‘How can you find out more?’.

Click here to view our Mastering Number Flyer and read more about Mastering Number on the NCETM Website.

If you are interested in this programme and would like further information, download the Information and Application Form.

Please email your completed APPLICATION FORM to us at:

hello@sussexmathshub.co.uk

This programme is open to all state-funded primary schools in England. If oversubscribed, priority for places will be given to schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged children.

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in Early Years

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in Early Years

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in Early Years

Venue

TBC

Date

Various Dates:
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Time

13:30 to 16:30

Pathway 1

Number Patterns and Structures

FULLY BOOKED

Pathway 2

Numerical Patterns, Shape and Space

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Aimed at schools who are in the early stages of their teaching for mastery journey, our Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in Early Years Work Groups will help schools to develop their understanding of how young children learn mathematics and what they need to learn in order to build secure foundations.

Involving four CPD sessions spread across the year, participants will share outcomes within small groups and within their school teams.

We are offering 2 complimentary pathways in this academic year, which build the subject knowledge needed to move on to our research Work Group project: Building Firm Foundations from EY to KS1.

PLEASE NOTE: Each pathway is open to one participating teacher per school, however schools are welcome to book one teacher onto each pathway. Schools who take part in the project should send an EYFS teacher who wants to develop their subject knowledge.

PATHWAY 1:

Number Patterns and Structures

Key areas of focus:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition

Session 1: Thursday 21 January

Session 2: Thursday 11 March

Session 3: Thursday 13 May

Session 4 (SLT Invited): Thursday 17 June

All sessions start at 1:30pm and end at 4:30pm

PATHWAY 2:

Numerical Patterns, Shape and Space

Key areas of focus:

  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures

Session 1: Wednesday 24 February

Session 2: Wednesday 10 March

Session 3: Wednesday 5 May

Session 4 (SLT Invited): Wednesday 16 June

All sessions start at 1:30pm and end at 4:30pm

These Work Groups are being led by Jade Clifford, EYFS Teacher, St Mark’s CE Primary School, Brighton

WEBINAR: Supporting Remote Learning in Maths in the Early Years

WEBINAR: Supporting Remote Learning in Maths in the Early Years

WEBINAR: Supporting Remote Learning in Maths in the Early Years

Online

Date

Thursday 15 October

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

Would you like to know more about how to support remote learning in an early years setting? 

This webinar offers practical and first-hand examples of remote learning opportunities for our youngest children. During these unprecedented times it is important that we are meeting the needs of all pupils and supporting children in their first year of primary education. We will be sharing tried and tested online tools and project-based learning opportunities as a way of engaging children with maths in the home and outdoors. We will also consider some of the new early years guidance and research as it begins to shape our classrooms and environments; identifying key points and useful “take-aways” from these. 

Some key questions we will cover:

  • How do we teach a 4 year old remotely? What could we do? Where could we turn to for support?
  • How do we support children with very little previous early years experience? 
  • What can we take from the new DFE documents and pilot Early Learning Goals to inform practice?
  • What does recent research teach us about how we can improve mathematical learning and experiences both in the classroom and in the wider world. 

This webinar will be led by Jade Clifford, Assistant Maths Hub Lead (EYFS). She will be supported by EYFS colleagues and the wider maths hub team. There will be an opportunity for Q & A within the session.