Y5–Y8 Continuity

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Y5-8 Transition Workgroup

University of Chichester,
Bognor Regis Campus,
Upper Bognor Road,
Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, PO21 1HR
(for sat nav use PO22 8AP)

Session 1: Thursday 31  January
Session 2: Wednesday 13 February
Session 3: Tuesday 30 April
Session 4: Monday 10 June

16:00 – 18:15


For further details about this course, please download the attached FLYER.



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Who is it for? Secondary and primary school maths teachers, working together to develop a shared understanding of the teaching that gives the best chance of pupils progressing steadily in their mathematical understanding between Years 5 and 8.

What is involved? Four twilight sessions and gap tasks. Teachers will also be expected to arrange a visit to another school to observe a different key-stage and to accommodate a visit at their school.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participant teachers will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of progression in mathematical learning between years 5 and 8, and, in parallel, a clearer understanding of the teaching approaches and pupil experiences that best serve that purpose, particularly in the ‘other’ school phase.
  • Participant teachers will further their experience and understanding of how representations and structures can be used to help pupils develop sound mathematic understanding.
  • Teachers will develop shared approaches to planning and delivery of the mathematics curriculum across KS2 and KS3
  • Teachers involved in the workgroup will share and disseminate good practice within their own schools and departments.