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

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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

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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!

 

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

Online

Date

Thursday 14 January

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Time

16:00, for about an hour

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Overview

Teaching Primary Maths Remotely:

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

Do you know your loom from your zoom? Are you grappling with Google Classroom, Tapestry, DB primary or Seesaw? Are you using free or premium resources from White Rose? Have you tried narrating a PowerPoint from the NCETM? Have you heard that a play station can be used as a vehicle for remote learning? Are you dabbling with content from the Oak Academy? Maybe you are trying to adapt your regular teaching slides for a virtual audience, including using Maths No Problem or Power Maths? Would you like to find out more about using manipulatives virtually? Maybe you are even having a go at some ‘live’ delivery?

If so, pull up a chair, pour yourself a hot beverage of your choice and join the Sussex Primary Team for an informal ‘teach meet’ style webinar where our team will share their own experiences of switching to remote learning overnight for lockdown ‘3’. It will be a ‘whistle-stop tour’ of colleagues’ real life experiences of ‘going remote’ from a diverse group of schools and settings across Sussex. Our large panel will be ready to do their best to answer your questions and will welcome your feedback and top tips too. At a time of lockdown, collaboration has never been more important.

This session is aimed at everyone involved in teaching primary maths in Sussex including teachers, maths leads and trainees. We will record the session for reference on our website but do hope you can join us for the live event so you can be part of the conversation.

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

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

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

Venue

ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Monday 08 February

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Time

First Meeting:
09:00 to 12:00

BOOK NOW

Overview

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

This FREE work group is aimed at teachers in KS1 and KS2, particularly NQTs, RQTs, teachers who 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 consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the key structures 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;
  • Join and make regular contributions to an online community;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • 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: Monday 08 February 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 2: Thursday 04 March 2021 (12.30pm – 3.30pm)

Online Session 3: Monday 29 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 4: Tuesday 04 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 5: Tuesday 25 May 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.

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Venue

ONLINE

Dates

Starting
Wednesday 24 February

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Times

see below

FULLY BOOKED

This course is run by Durrington Research School in conjunction with Sussex Maths Hub and will also draw upon work done by the NCETM and the Maths Hub Programme.

This three-day programme, led by Deb Friis, will explore the 8 recommendations from the EEF Guidance Report for KS2 and KS3 Mathematics and look at how these can be implemented.

With the change in emphasis in maths over recent years towards deepening understanding and solving problems, this course looks in detail at the recommendations set out by the EEF.

Delegates will begin by discussing current beliefs about mathematics and the research background for the guidelines. They will then explore how teaching can be tweaked to turn our students into mathematicians able to cope with the new demands of the curriculum.

Each of the recommendations will be worked through in turn with the help of visiting NCETM Specialist guest speakers, and practical applications in the classroom will be explored. Delegates will look at how these can be introduced to other members of their maths teaching teams. Finally, implementation strategies will be discussed and each delegate will come up with an action plan for their own setting.

This is an online course made up of 9 2-hour modules. The Target Audience: is Primary Maths Leads with responsibility for KS2, and Teachers of Maths at KS3.

Dates:

S: 24th Feb, 3:30 – 5:30: Introduction

A: 3rd March: Self-Assessment and Evidence review

S: 16th March, 09:00 11:00: Key Stage 2 to 3 transition (recommendation 8)

S: 26th April, 3.30 – 5.30 Addressing Misconceptions (recommendations 1,6)

A: 4th May: Memory – Task design and multiple representations (recommendations. 2,4)

S: 26th May, 2.00 -4.00: Use of manipulatives (recommendations. 2,4)

A: 9th June: Intro to implementation

S: 30th June, 3.00 -5.00: Problem solving (recommendations. 3,4,5)

S: 5th July, 10:00 -12:00: Effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation

Key:

‘A’ = asynchronous sessions (the date is when the materials will be released).

‘S’ = synchronous sessions (the date is when the live session will be hosted).

There are LIMITED FREE PLACES which are Maths Hub Funded.

Use code MathsHUB20 to book your FREE place

We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment!

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Venue

Starting ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Wednesday 13 January

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Time

15:30 to 16:30

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Work groups in this project are aimed at schools who are currently engaged in a Teaching for Mastery approach, whether they are developing, embedding or sustaining this approach at KS2. Participants will consider how we can create greater depth opportunities for all learners and how we can assess work that shows greater depth.

Who can take part?

This is aimed at schools who have a commitment to teaching for mastery. On application, schools should explain to their Maths Hub how they have committed to teaching for mastery so far.

Schools who take part in the project should send a KS2 teacher and the teacher leading on Teaching for Mastery in the school to the face-to-face sessions. At least one of the sessions will be aimed at senior leaders, so the headteacher or deputy should also attend this session.

What is involved?

  • Three one-day face-to-face Work Group sessions (these may be split into half days or conducted online according to the needs of the group)
  • Action research and independent study in between face-to-face sessions including sharing of outcomes with others
  • In-school work involving the KS2 teacher, the school’s maths lead, and a member of the senior leadership team.

What will you learn?

Participants and their schools will:

  • Understand what greater depth is and how that is translated into direct teaching
  • Be able to demonstrate how opportunities for greater depth can be applied in the KS2 classroom
  • Demonstrate how to make maths greater depth opportunities accessible to all children and how to close attainment gaps
  • Assess work that shows greater depth

INTRODUCTORY MEETING:

Wednesday 13 January
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Online

Further meeting dates TO BE CONFIRMED

The Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2 project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is FREE to participating schools.

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.

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

Online

Date

Monday 21 September

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Time

16:30 to 17:30

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

Are you ready to provide distance learning from September? Would you like to have a better insight into how colleagues around Sussex are developing their whole school approaches to this issue? Would you and your team benefit from swapping notes and sharing top tips on managing lessons remotely?

This webinar aims to share practical tips, example lessons and strategies to support children who are learning from home with a focus on introducing new learning. The DfE has said that: “Schools are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of their existing offer and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision by the end of September.”

At the Sussex Maths Hub our own team have been working hard to innovate and develop their own practice along with their colleagues. Please join us for this informative and user-friendly session (with the opportunity for Q & A) with Emma Gale (Assistant Maths Hub Lead) and Lauren Clowes (Primary Mastery Specialist Teacher).