Early Years & Primary Work Groups

 Below are the Work Groups that we currently offer.

Mathematical Subject Knowledge in EYFS (Cohort 1) (Entry level Early Years practitioners/NQTs)

This project will explore the key concepts in early mathematical development and effective pedagogies that support Early Years mathematics learning. Practitioners will develop their subject knowledge by exploring key ideas and progression within areas of mathematics such as cardinality. The role of the adult, the learning environment and resourcing will all be carefully considered as participants build their understanding of effective mathematical pedagogy.

Cost: Free

Location: Davies Lane Primary School

Day 1: 3rd December 2018

Day 2: 21st January 2019

Day 3: 25th March 2019

Mathematical Subject Knowledge in EYFS (Cohort 2) (Entry level Early Years practitioners/NQTs)

This project will explore the key concepts in early mathematical development and effective pedagogies that support Early Years mathematics learning. Practitioners will develop their subject knowledge by exploring key ideas and progression within areas of mathematics such as cardinality. The role of the adult, the learning environment and resourcing will all be carefully considered as participants build their understanding of effective mathematical pedagogy.

Location: Elmhurst Primary School

Cost: Free

Location: Elmhurst Primary School

Day 1: 15th January 2019

Day 2: 4th March 2019

Day 3: 9th March 2019

 

Developing Mathematical Practice in EYFS 

This work-group will allow practitioners to develop their subject knowledge and pedagogy, by engaging with focused projects that will enhance practice within particular concepts in Early Years maths. These projects will enable practitioners to review practice, consider current research and engage in action research both within their schools and across settings. Practitioners will be given opportunities to develop their leadership skills by sharing their learning outside of the work-group.

Target audience: Experienced EY practitioners (3+ years) who are looking to develop aspects of their practice, including those who participated in the EYFS Work Group in 2017-18.

Cost: Free

Location: Aspire Education Alliance- Warren Junior School

Day 1: 3rd December 2018

Day 2: 21st January 2019

Day 3: 25th March 2019

 

Teaching for Mastery (Focused
issue) Evidencing progress including
understanding what greater depth
would look like in the primary maths
lesson

What is greater depth? What does this look like for different topics or different year groups? How can I ensure there is greater depth in my teaching and learning?

Target audience:  SEN Staff, KS1 and KS2 Teachers  
Cost: FREE of charge
Dates: TBC

Teacher subject knowledge
enhancement Cohort 1

A robust programme looking to develop teachers’ subject knowledge about primary mathematics and knowledge about the teaching of mathematics –
how to teach it best.

Target audience: Maths Leads, NQTs, SEN Staff, KS1 and KS2 Teachers  

Cost: FREE of charge

Day 1: 6th December 2018 – 09:00am – 15:30pm

Day 2: 15th January 2019 – 13:15pm – 15:30pm

Day 3: 7th March 2019 – 09:00 – 15:30pm

Day 4: 30th April 2019 – 13:15pm – 15:30pm

Day 5: 11th June 2019 – 09:00 – 15:30pm

Day 6: 27th June 2019 – 13:15pm – 15:30pm

 

Teaching for Mastery: What Makes Excellent Lesson Design? Cohort 1

Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development materials produced by NCETM/Maths Hubs) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school.

Location: Chingford Church of England Primary School Junior Site, E4 7BP

Cost: FREE of charge

Session 1: 29th November 2018 – 09:00am – 15:00pm
Session 2: 17th January 2019- 09:30am – 15:00pm
Session 3: Week commencing 18th March- work Group school visits
Session 4.1: 25th April 2019 – 13:00pm – 16:00pm
Session 4.2: 23rd May 2019 – 13:00pm – 16:00pm

Teaching for Mastery: What Makes Excellent Lesson Design? Cohort 2

Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development materials produced by NCETM/Maths Hubs) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school.

Location: Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, E8 3DY

Cost: FREE of charge

Session 1: 12th December 2018 – 09:00am – 15:00pm
Session 2: 21st January 2019- 09:30am – 15:00pm
Session 3: Work Group school visits TBC
Session 4.1: 29th April 2019 – 13:00pm – 16:00pm
Session 4.2: 10th June 2019 – 13:00pm – 16:00pm

Developing Working Partnership for SEND and Mathematics

This WG will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedogogy introduced and any resources trialled would support the principles of teaching mastery.

Target audience: SEN Staff, KS1 and KS2 Teachers 

Cost: FREE of charge
Dates: TBC

Reducing Maths anxiety through targeted intervention- KS1, KS2, KS3

The purpose of this WG is for schools to identify pupils who are potentially at risk from maths anxiety and seek to identify intervention methods which may al- leviate or reduce the anxiety, thus leading to increased pupil participation and better performance.

Target audience: KS1, KS2 and KS3 teachers
Cost: FREE of charge

Dates: TBC

 

Teaching Assistants Maths Subject Knowledge Cohort 1

This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants. Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention.

Session 1 – Introduction, number, place value

Session 2 – Addition and Subtraction

Session 3 – Multiplication and division

Session 4 – Fractions

Target audience: Teaching Assistants

Cost: FREE of charge

Dates (All sessions are 9:00am – 12:30pm)
Session 1- Wednesday 14th November 2018
Session 2 – Tuesday 4th December 2018
Session 3 – Tuesday 29th January 2019
Session 4 – Tuesday 26th February 2018

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.