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

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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

COMING SOON 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!

 

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

Available to VIEW on our BLOG page

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

FULLY BOOKED

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.