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.)
- 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.