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EYFS – Building firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception

Work Groups in this project are aimed at schools who are currently developing a teaching for mastery approach in KS1 and KS2. Early Years practitioners and senior leaders will develop their understanding of how EY best practice feeds into a teaching for mastery approach, and build firm foundations for all children so that they are ready to progress into Year 1. Participants will consider how to build clear progression in mathematical concepts and how to make these accessible to young children.

What is involved?

five half-day face-to-face Work Group sessions (these will initially take place online and may change to face to face sessions if guidelines allow)

• action research and independent study in between face-to-face sessions including sharing of outcomes with others • in-school work involving the EYFS teacher, the school’s maths lead, and a member of the senior leadership team

Participants and their schools will:

  • Understand progression in maths and how that is translated into direct teaching
  • Be able to demonstrate how principles of teaching for mastery can be applied in the Reception classroom
  • Demonstrate how to make maths accessible to all children and how to close attainment gaps
  • Develop a clear progression of mathematical pedagogy from EYFS through the school
  • Model the expectation that all children can access maths learning in Year 1

London Central and West Maths Hub are running two groups for this project. Although all sessions will start online, we hope that in time, some of the later sessions can be delivered face-to-face.

Group A – Led by Jonathan East (Primary Lead for the hub) at Ashburnham Community School in Chelsea. Flyer is here and Application Form is here.

Group B – Led by Valentina Wilkins (Primary Mastery Specialist) at East Acton Primary in Ealing. Flyer is here and Application Form is here.

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