Free Primary ScratchMaths project - deadline to sign up Friday 27 March.

The Curriculum Innovation Team was approached by London Knowledge Lab to provide a Regional Hub for its 3 year ScratchMaths project.

This is aimed at developing computational thinking to develop mathematical thinking in upper Key Stage 2.  Schools who register to take part are randomised into to 2 groups (cohort 1 and cohort 2) but have to be 2 form entry or bigger schools.

The first cohort will receive free training and teaching materials to deliver approximately 20 one hour sessions a year starting in September 2015 and completing the project in June 2017. The lessons will be delivered to Year 5 in the first year and then the same class (then Year 6) in year 2.The second cohort of schools will do the same but their start will be delayed until September 2016 and completing in June 2018.

This is a big commitment from schools but Paul Scott visited the pilot schools in London and they were extremely enthusiastic about the impact this was having on their pupils and the way it was accelerating achievement in maths. He is very confident this project would help schools where maths attainment is a concern.

Further details can be found  here and schools who want to sign up need to complete the Memorandum Of Understanding attached below. We have already secured the minimum numbers required to go ahead with the project in the Bradford area but if you would like to add you school to the growing list of participants please ensure you complete the MOU below and return it by the end of Friday 27 March.

If you would like further information please contact Paul Scott or if you would like to take part complete and return the Memorandum Of Understanding attached.


Published: 27/03/2015
Audience: Headteachers and Maths coordinators
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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