Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Venue

ONLINE

Date

Thursday 09 September

Thursday 16 September

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Time

16:00 to 17:30

REGISTER HERE

Overview

Subject Knowledge Enhancement to support

Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

What parts of the curriculum should we prioritise and how do we teach and assess them?

This 3-part online CPD course is aimed at NQTs and RQTs in KS1 and KS2 as of September 2021.

(NB. We have a new programme aimed at ECTs for 2021-22 with more details to follow soon – so brand new recruits to your school should wait as they are eligible for a new national project.)

Course highlights:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts which are central to primary mathematics
  • Get support in identifying what to prioritise post-lockdown and how to enable learners at different starting points to access them
  • Explore misconceptions and how to assess depth of understanding of curriculum priorities
  • Learn how to use resources and images to represent these concepts so learners at all levels to access them
  • Evaluate and discuss reasoning tasks

This course is facilitated by Richard Harvey-Swanston, Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, an experienced teacher and school governor.

SESSION 1: PLACE VALUE (09 September, 4:00-5:30pm)

Would you like the children in your class to use and understand numbers deeply? Are you interested in learning more about how you might tackle the gaps in children’s understanding of place value? In this session we will identify concepts which sit at the heart of place value and explore how they might be represented consistently across year groups, laying the foundation for curriculum cohesion. You will be asked to bring examples of problems you are experiencing in your own classroom and examples of children’s misconceptions so we can focus directly on what can be done to address those now.

SESSION 2: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION (16 September, 4:00-5:30pm)

Do you want to know how to enable children to understand addition and subtraction deeply, despite gaps in their learning? Would you like your pupils to calculate confidently and fluently? In this session we will identify core ideas and meanings in addition and subtraction. Analysis of children’s misconceptions from your own class will enable you to identify practical steps to take right now, and exploration of key representations will help you assess and teach addition and subtraction even more effectively next year and beyond.

SESSION 3: FRACTIONS (23 September, 4:00-5:30pm)

Do your pupils find fractions a tricky topic? Do you want to know how to teach it so that it lays the best possible foundations for learning in future years? This session will explore the core concepts which relate to fractions, how we might represent, assess and teach them. We will establish what understandings children need to reach through reasoning and practical activities to help you and your pupils to achieve that.

MAXIMUM: 25 places available

To sign up for these sessions, please email us using the REGISTER HERE button.

A FREE WEBINAR: Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Mathematics for 2021-22

A FREE WEBINAR: Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Mathematics for 2021-22

A FREE WEBINAR: Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Mathematics for 2021-22

Online

Date

Monday 13 September

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Time

16:00 to 17:15

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Overview

Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Mathematics for 2021-22

An expert guide to the newly released national materials from the NCETM.

  • Are you a busy school leader or primary teacher who wants to be up to date and in ‘the loop’ about the latest support and resources available for primary mathematics?
  • Do you recognise, as outlined in the latest DfE guidance, that there will be a need for curriculum prioritisation during the academic year 2021-22?
  • Would you like a ‘tour’ led by an expert guide through the latest free materials produced by the NCETM to support teaching and learning from Year 1 to Year 6?
  • Are you interested to know more about other free support that will be available to teachers locally next year through the Sussex Maths Hub?

If so, join us for our next webinar on Monday 13th September from 4pm-5:15pm when we will welcome Kate Mole, Assistant Maths Hub Lead from London SW to take us on a ‘guided tour’ of the newly released materials to support curriculum prioritisation. Kate is a very experienced mastery specialist teacher who has played a key role in the development of the new resources. Our own friendly Sussex Maths Hub team will also be on hand to manage the chat box and ask Kate the key questions we all want to know the answers to, about long, medium and short term plans plus the flexibility built into the overview. Kate will share the rationale, model some of the materials and talk you through the planning process. We will also allow plenty of time for Q & A!

At the Sussex Maths Hub we believe strength comes through collaboration. It is our goal to support leaders and teachers so that pupils develop knowledge, skills and confidence in mathematics. We work together to address the specific challenges we face, and after two disrupted years due to Covid, the newly released national materials from the NCETM to support curriculum prioritisation could not have come at a better time.

Here is some feedback from our previous webinars:

“Thank you very much for this really informative webinar. The resources look great and I’m looking forward to using them in my class and sharing them with other colleagues.”

“Thank you all! Another excellent webinar run by Sussex Maths Hub.”

So don’t delay, secure your place and sign up today. Then sit back, pour yourself a beverage and get ready to be part of a conversation that we hope will have a really positive impact on schools, teachers and children throughout next year and beyond!

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.

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions: June 2021

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions: June 2021

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions: June 2021

Venue

ONLINE

Date

Thursday 17 June

Monday 28 June

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions:

Mathematical language as a structure to support learning and conceptual understanding

Led by Emma Gale, Miriam Rhine & Jenny Stratton

Are you interested to learn more about Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions and how they can be used effectively to support mathematics teaching and learning? Would you like to build the confidence and skill to use language more effectively in your own classrooms and across your school? If so, then join our two free webinars where our friendly and approachable panel will deliver our well-received materials that will take you through the rationale of this aspect of teaching for mastery in mathematics. They will demonstrate the power of stems sentences and generalisations in conceptual understanding and depth for all. 

Part 1: Thursday 17th June at 4pm-5pm

Part 2: Monday 28th June at 4pm-5pm:
Booking for the second session will open later

 

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS STEM SESSIONS AND WEBINARS:

“A brilliant course.”

“An excellent session. I wish every teacher in every school could access it – thanks!”

“Thank you very much for this really informative webinar. The resources look great and I’m looking forward to using them in my class and sharing them with other colleagues.”

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2021-22

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2021-22

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2021-22

INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM

Overview

PRIMARY TEACHING FOR MASTERY – DEVELOPMENT

This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools.

During the 2021/22 school year, Maths Hubs across England will be working with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England. The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers to develop best practice in maths in their school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.

If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year. Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist.

Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.

Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.

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

Click here to read more about Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups on the NCETM Website.

 

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2021-22

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2021-22

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2021-22

INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM

Overview

MASTERY READINESS: Take a step into the primary Teaching for Mastery Programme

Lots of schools are ready to start their mastery journey, and some would benefit from initial support before becoming part of the full programme. 

The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach.

Schools that are successful in implementing sustained and meaningful change through teaching for mastery have key foundations already in place.

These key foundations include:

  • shared vision and culture around the importance of maths
  • a belief that every child can achieve highly in maths
  • a positive mindset towards maths amongst all staff
  • good maths subject knowledge amongst teachers and TAs
  • systems that maximise learning, such as timetabling, intervention, curriculum and pedagogical approaches
  • teaching of arithmetical proficiency for all children, to support mathematical fluency by reducing cognitive load
  • ongoing staff development, which is valued by all staff and senior leaders.

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

Click here to view our Mastery Readiness Flyer and read more about Mastery Readiness on the NCETM Website.

 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

Venue

ONLINE

Date

Thursday 27 May

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Time

16:00 to 17:30

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for

Curriculum Prioritisation for NQTs and RQTs

What parts of the curriculum should we prioritise and how do we teach and assess them?

This 3-part online CPD course is aimed at NQTs and RQTs in KS1 and KS2.

Course highlights:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts which are central to primary mathematics
  • Get support in identifying what to prioritise post-lockdown and how to enable learners at different starting points to access them
  • Explore misconceptions and how to assess depth of understanding of curriculum priorities
  • Learn how to use resources and images to represent these concepts so learners at all levels to access them
  • Evaluate and discuss reasoning tasks
  • Access national materials for curriculum prioritisation, assessment and teaching.
  • This small-group course will be highly personalised and participants will be asked to bring examples of children’s misconceptions so we can specifically address those challenges.

This course is facilitated by Richard Harvey-Swanston, Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, an experienced teacher and school governor.

SESSION 1: PLACE VALUE (27 May, 4:00-5:30pm)

Would you like the children in your class to use and understand numbers deeply? Are you interested in learning more about how you might tackle the gaps in children’s understanding of place value? In this session we will identify concepts which sit at the heart of place value and explore how they might be represented consistently across year groups, laying the foundation for curriculum cohesion. You will be asked to bring examples of problems you are experiencing in your own classroom and examples of children’s misconceptions so we can focus directly on what can be done to address those now.

SESSION 2: ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION (17 June, 4:00-5:30pm)

Do you want to know how to enable children to understand addition and subtraction deeply, despite gaps in their learning? Would you like your pupils to calculate confidently and fluently? In this session we will identify core ideas and meanings in addition and subtraction. Analysis of children’s misconceptions from your own class will enable you to identify practical steps to take right now, and exploration of key representations will help you assess and teach addition and subtraction even more effectively next year and beyond.

SESSION 3: FRACTIONS (01 July, 4:00-5:30pm)

Do your pupils find fractions a tricky topic? Do you want to know how to teach it so that it lays the best possible foundations for learning in future years? This session will explore the core concepts which relate to fractions, how we might represent, assess and teach them. We will establish what understandings children need to reach through reasoning and practical activities to help you and your pupils to achieve that.

To sign up for these sessions, please email us using the REGISTER HERE button.

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense – Session 2

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense – Session 2

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense – Session 2

Online

Date

Monday 10 May

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense: Session 2

Learning to think mathematically:
How to launch the rekenrek to support number sense in your own school

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by our Sussex Maths Hub Primary team: Jenny Stratton, Miriam Rhine and Emma Gale.

Following our well-received introductory session on the rekenrek with an international guest speaker, the Sussex Maths Hub team will be leading our next free primary webinar on how to launch the rekenrek to support number sense in your own school.

The rekenrek is a tool that was created in the Netherlands and has been translated to be called an ‘arithmetic rack’ or ‘calculating frame’. It is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense and we are very excited about its potential, particularly at the current time. There are free virtual versions of this tool that schools can use for interactive whole class or group teaching and it will complement schools’ current use of representations and structures such as tens frames, Cuisenaire rods and numicon.

Our own team has first-hand experience of launching the rekenrek in our own schools and we have seen the positive impact it is already having on our own pupils’ confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We will be discussing how you too can approach a planned and progressive roll out for the rekenrek in your school to support fluency and Teaching for Mastery, should you wish to.

We will share key materials after the session so that you may lead your own staff training for teachers and support staff. You will feel empowered to start using the materials to deliver a planned and progressive programme to support children in gaining a deep understanding of number sense that will underpin success with mathematics throughout the primary phase and beyond.

If you are interested, please join us for an hour that we hope will have a positive lasting impact on your school development and pupil outcomes!

Online Meeting: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition – Follow Up Session

Online Meeting: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition – Follow Up Session

Online Meeting: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition – Follow Up Session

Online

Date

Tuesday 04 May

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Talking Transition: A FREE Follow Up session on Supporting a Smooth Transition between KS2 and KS3, with Guest Speaker Alison Hopper, MEI.

‘Minimising the gaps to maximise progress between KS2-KS3 in maths’

Do you teach maths in Year 5, 6, 7 or 8? Are you a maths lead, senior lead or head of department? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues from both primary and secondary schools in your local area to talk tactics regarding maximising pupil progress and success around the issue of transition from KS2-KS3?

If so, please sign up for the next lively and informative CPD opportunity hosted by the friendly, approachable and experienced team of primary and secondary mastery specialist teachers from the Sussex Maths Hub. We are delighted to be joined, once again, by our guest expert, Alison Hopper from MEI who will be on hand to offer her expertise and insights in how to manage KS2-KS3 transition in maths most effectively in our post-lockdown climate.

Our last session culminated in the Maths Hub sharing a plethora of resources to support pedagogy, teaching and learning. We will be adding to our bank of resources and exploring key strands of mathematics, such as ratio, more deeply. There will be plenty of opportunity at this session to get to grips with progression in concepts and share insights about how this year’s cohort of Year Six pupils may have different strengths and development areas than the typical cohort at the end of KS2. We will explore the implications this has for teachers in Years 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Here’s some feedback from our last session:

“I was very interested in hearing from the speaker from MEI.”

“Amazing well-prepared and organised session. Loved the range of voices and perspectives. Padlet is a really great ‘take away’. Thanks to all.”

“Thank you very much for this really informative webinar. The resources look great and I’m looking forward to using them in my class and sharing them with other colleagues.”

“Thank you all! Another excellent webinar run by Sussex Maths Hub.”

So don’t delay, secure your place and sign up today using the link below. Then sit back, with your microphone and camera plugged in and get ready to be part of a conversation that we hope will have a really positive impact on the lives of the young people in our care. It is always exciting to have KS2 and KS3 practitioners working together to share ideas and best practice. We can learn from each other, network and enhance our knowledge to make transition post-Covid as successful as possible.