Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics- EYFS
Outline of Work Group
We will be running two Work Groups for this; one will be based in Hillingdon at Charville Academy and the other group will be based in RBKC at Fox Primary School. Please find the flyer for RBKC here and Hillingdon’s flyer here
This project is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.
What is involved?
There are two types of SKTM Early Years pathways:
Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures
Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures
Based on interest, we will decide which Pathway our groups will follow
Each pathway has three core elements, three associated pedagogy sessions, and a task to support the transition from theory to practice. There is also a final core unit that aims to review quality provision. The intention is that each pathway is the equivalent of a four-day programme.
Who can take part?
These programmes are designed for individuals who would like to develop specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five year olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers who have moved phases, or teachers that have not received maths specific training.
What are the benefits?
develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.
What is the cost?
The SKTM – Early Years Teachers project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
**The London Central and West Maths Hub reserves the right to charge a £75 fee for non-attendance to the sessions or for cancellations to any of the sessions with less than 1 weeks’ notice. **
NB: We are aiming to have all of these session face-to-face next year, however if we need to do these online, it can be done successfully and we will let you know. The venue of the RBKC group will be: Fox Primary Professional Development Suite, Fox Primary School, Kensington Place, W8 7PP. The nearest tube is Notting Hill Gate. No lunch will be provided but there are local shops nearby.
NB: We are aiming to have all of these session face-to-face next year, however if we need to do these online, it can be done successfully and we will let you know. The venue of the Hillingdon group will be: Charville Academy, Bury Ave, Hayes UB4 8LF. No lunch will be provided so please ensure you bring your own.
Expression of interest form to take place in this Work Group is here.