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.”

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.

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

Online

Date

Monday 26 April

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by guest speaker Amy How, and supported by the Sussex Maths Hub Primary team.

Our Webinars are designed to help you further develop your knowledge for teaching mathematics. They do this in a number of ways, sometimes modelling the use of textbooks, schemes of work, and resources.

Our next Webinar will be led by Amy How, a leading practitioner in modelling how to effectively use the Rekenrek. This mathematical tool was created in the Netherlands and translates into “counting rack”; however it has so many more uses. It is a unique tool, famed for being versatile and visual, that allows children to develop solid number sense and look at multiple methods for addition, subtraction, and beyond. Amy will be demonstrating how you may wish to use the Rekenrek in your own classroom.

We very much hope that you and your colleagues will be able to join us for the Webinar!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

A follow up session to further explore using the Rekenrek, will take place on May 10th at 4pm -5pm. More information will be sent out nearer the time.

Please note that we are not recommending what your school should invest in; this is wholly a decision for you and your schools. The Maths Hubs remain neutral in this area.

 

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

Online

Date

Wednesday 17 March

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

FREE WEBINAR: Supporting a Smooth Transition between KS2 and KS3, with Guest Speaker Alison Hopper, MEI.

What does ‘Secondary Ready’ look like post-lockdown?

How can we most effectively work together in 2021 in the best interest of children?

Are you a teacher in KS2 or a maths teacher or department lead in KS3? Are you interested in teaching for mastery and delving deeper into the curriculum implications of the latest lockdown? Would you like to be part of the conversation about how we should prioritise the curriculum in 2021-22 in order to best prepare pupils in upper KS2 for secondary school success? Are you interested in working with teachers in both KS2 and KS3 to focus on pedagogy in mathematics teaching and learning?

If so, sign up to the latest free webinar on offer from the Sussex Maths Hub on Wednesday 17th March at 4pm. We have invited Alison Hopper from MEI along as our guest speaker alongside a panel made up of mastery specialist teachers from our primary and secondary team. Alison Hopper has done extensive work for the NCETM & MEI on transition and leads on the Year 5 – Year 8 programme. MEI offer a wealth of user-friendly resources and Alison will be our expert guide to explore these materials and discuss how you can use them to support planning, teaching and assessment.

Our team have examined the NCETM guidance from 2020 on Shaping the Y7 Curriculum: Building on Year 6 – which we recommend participants might want to dip into as a useful starting point for our discussions. This webinar aims to promote further liaison between KS2 and KS3 teachers on the curriculum and transition to improve continuity and progression from Y5-Y8. We will share findings from our survey of secondary teachers to reveal the core skills and concepts they would value in a new pupil in Year 7 this September. The session will support Year 6 teachers in prioritising the content they deliver in the summer term and support secondary teachers in considering which aspects of their Year 7 programme of study may need to be amended to best meet the needs of their new learners.

Please join us for a lively, informative and topical debate. At the Sussex Maths Hub, we believe collaboration has never been more important.

Don’t delay…book your place now, and then pull up a chair, grab a beverage of choice and get ready to join the conversation!

Here’s what colleagues commented after our last webinar: 

  • “Excellent session, practically presented and made huge sense. Thanks”
  • “Great information and resources that I will definitely be using and sharing with staff.”
  • “Thank you once again for this latest in series of superb webinars which not only give much food for thought but also provide a focal point for work groups while we cannot get into schools and observe lessons.”
  • “It was the most well spent hour of my day! So much information crammed into such a short period of time and very well delivered. I loved your energy. Accessing training this way (through webinars) is so good! It’s easy, quick, full of information and no travel involved! Thank you again.”

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

WEBINAR: A Focus on Fluency

Online

Date

Wednesday 03 March

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Time

16:00 to 17:00

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

A Focus on Fluency: Reflecting on practice post-lockdown and making practical decisions to support children in making progress.

This is a FREE WEBINAR, led by guest speaker Clare Christie. Clare is an SLE from Bristol, key member of the Boolean Maths Hub and co-developer of the NumberSense website.

Would you like to develop or refine your whole school approach to teaching fluency? Are you keen to engage with other primary teachers who share your goals and vision to support children with developing their sense of number? Would you like the opportunity to see some of the free resources and materials that are available to support teachers and schools and discuss how they can best be used to help children make tangible progress? Have you already seen the benefits of using structure and representation such as tens frames to do this and teaching fluency strategies explicitly or are you keen to find out more about these aspects of adopting a Teaching for Mastery approach?

At the Sussex Maths Hub, our mastery specialist team are reflecting on the best way to give children firm foundations in fluency in a post-lockdown environment. We are thrilled to have secured guest speaker, Clare Christie (SLE from Bristol, key member of the Boolean Maths Hub and co-developer of the NumberSense website) to join us for our next webinar. Clare has many years of experience as a mastery specialist/ maths hub lead and is a regular collaborator with the NCETM on resources such as the Professional Development Spines and DfE/ NCETM Ready to Progress Materials.

We would like to invite you to join us for what we hope will be a very lively, informative and enjoyable session that will enable us all to stop the clock, put the kettle on and have a cup of tea whilst we spend an hour with ‘A Focus on Fluency’. Clare will lead a presentation that looks at progression in fluency skills and key ways to support pupils in developing a strong sense of number that will be a firm foundation for the primary years and beyond. The panel will also be made up of our own primary team who will be ready to pose your questions to Clare and share their own experiences from their own schools.

This webinar is aimed at all practitioners working in primary schools including maths leads and senior leaders. 

Here’s what colleagues commented after our last webinar:

  • Great training – plenty to reflect on and think about the relevance to your own setting.
  • Thank you for organising the event. It was great CPD for all my staff !
  • Fantastic that this was available to so many people. Thank you.
  • This was a great webinar – at times I can find Maths webinars a bit intimidating as there can be lots of high level language, but this was very accessible.
  • Loved it!

Don’t delay, secure your place today!

 

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Venue

ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Tuesday 09 March

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Time

First Meeting:
09:00 to 12:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics:
KEY STAGES 1 & 2

This FREE work group is aimed at Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2, particularly teaching assistants who are new to their role or have moved into a new Key Stage or practitioners with little maths specific training.

During these sessions participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum and know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of these;
  • 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 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;
  • Join and make regular contributions to an online community;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM;
  • Complete a range of gap tasks in the time between the online sessions and reflect on these within the online community and with colleagues when meeting online.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group. Places for this work group will be limited to one per school.

This year there will be no face-to-face meetings. Most of the work group content will be delivered online within 5 taught sessions. To supplement this, participants will be required to complete a number of tasks in their own time.

Online Session 1: Tuesday 09 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 2:  Thursday 25 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 3: Tuesday 20 April 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 4: Thursday 06 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 5: Tuesday 29 June 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Course Leaders: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, Independent Mathematics Consultants – Debbie and Faye have been leading numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

Online

Date

Thursday 28 January

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Time

16:00 to 17:15

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

Overview

Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning:

A FREE WEBINAR for the teachers of Sussex led by a team of local leaders of maths education from the Sussex Maths Hub

Would you like to develop your skill set with teaching maths remotely? Are you keen to really engage your pupils with remote lessons that develop their reasoning and problem solving? If so, look no further…because the Sussex Maths Hub would like to invite you to their next free webinar.

We are thrilled to welcome our guest host Gareth Metcalfe, the highly regarded mathematician, author of the fantastic ‘I See Reasoning’ and ‘I See Problem Solving’ e-books, and creator of the inspirational website ‘I See Maths’. Gareth, an NCETM accredited PD lead, has produced a wealth of materials to support primary mathematics and is excited to support teachers with the challenges they face teaching high quality maths remotely.

In this session, a range of techniques will be shared for building reasoning and problem-solving into remote learning activities. We will look at questions that allow children to spot patterns and find different possible answers. Then, we will see how challenges can be adapted, extended and explored in different ways. This will deepen thinking for all children and allow for creative, unique responses. An exciting vision for remote maths learning!

Our Sussex Maths Hub Team will also be on hand to field questions and foster a spirit of true collaboration. Our last webinar on remote learning was very positively received with participants commenting:

“Thank you. This was brilliant and very useful!”

“Very useful. Thank you so much!”

“Thank you! Lots of brilliant ideas and helpful resources.”

“Lots to go away and think about/share.”

So, don’t delay…book you place now, pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and get ready to be inspired!