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.
Who is this for?
This project is aimed at schools who are already committed to Teaching for Mastery and have previously engaged in a Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery / Mastery Readiness Work Group. A pair of teachers should attend from each school: preferably a Reception teacher
and the teacher leading on Teaching for Mastery within the school. One of the sessions will be aimed at senior leaders within the school, and the headteacher or deputy head should attend this session.
What is involved?
Work Groups in this project will typically include four days of input across the academic year. Participants are also expected to engage in research as part of their independent learning through the duration of the project. Specific gap tasks will be set,
to allow participants to develop aspects of their learning in their own provision, enable sharing of practice, and allow for further developments to be made across the Work Group.
All costs of the training and resources will be covered by the West Yorkshire Maths Hub.
For further details and to express an interest click here or visit https://wymathshub.co.uk/join-us/
For any other queries, please contact James Procter (Assistant Maths Hub Lead)