Early Years Work Group


St Mark’s CE Primary


17  October
(first meeting)
See below for future dates



13:30 to 16:00
(first meeting)



Supporting Effective Transition from Reception to Year 1

Many schools are adopting a teaching for mastery approach in mathematics. The starting point for a school is usually Year 1 and then thought is given as to how the approach is built across KS1 and KS2. Schools naturally want to consider the teaching of mathematics in Reception and how the transition to Year 1 can best support children’s learning.

The Work Groups in this project will start by exploring best practice in Early Years and how the principles might build a secure foundation in mathematics for transition into a teaching for mastery approach in Year 1. It will consider the curriculum – what children need to know and understand; approaches to planning and the inclusion of all children; and appropriate resources and contexts for effective learning.

Jade Clifford is leading this Work Group at St Marks C of E School in Brighton, and the dates/times of the meetings are as follows:

  • Thursday 17 October (1:30pm-4:00pm): Initial Meeting and Introduction to WG
  • Tuesday 12 November (9:30am-3:30pm): Work Group 1
  • Wednesday 4 March (9:30am-3:30pm): Work Group 2
  • Monday 4 May (9:00am-12:00noon): EYFS observation and group reflection / feedback
  • Tuesday 16 June (9:00am-3:30pm): WG 3 with SLT invited

This opportunity is for SEVEN SCHOOLS from Sussex, with TWO TEACHERS from each school participating in the project. Once a school has decided which two teachers would like to attend, each teacher should book their place separately.