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

FULLY BOOKED

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.

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Overview

The Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

This programme aims to support existing mathematics SLEs in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of approaches used in the Maths Hubs Programme, such as teaching for mastery. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community.

The SLE Programme is only open to designated mathematics SLEs attached to a Teaching School. The programme involves three face-to-face days, independent study and school-based work.

Throughout the three days, participants will engage in specific sessions to develop:

– skills in driving the improvement in maths, including developing the capacity of school leadership of maths

– knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers to school improvement in maths and how to tackle them

– knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of maths including teaching for mastery.

The programme will run in regional locations in the North, Midlands and the South. Applicants will need to attend all three dates in their chosen cohort.

For an Information and Application pack click here.