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Y5 – Y8 Continuity

Strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school

Who can take part?

This project is for both primary and secondary schools. It may be particularly suitable for linked ‘families’ of schools: primary, secondary, etc. A ‘family’ could be a secondary school and their associated (feeder) primary schools or groups of schools from within a MAT. Lead participants should be teachers of Years 5-8, ideally with some responsibility for curriculum development.

What is involved?

Work Groups in this project focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will explore a selection of high-quality resources: Checkpoints, Multiplicative Reasoning and Algebraic Thinking materials.

A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools. Cross-phase classroom observation and discussion of practice are encouraged wherever possible.


  • Your pupils in KS2 and KS3 will demonstrate a positive attitude to maths
  • You will make common use of approaches, representations and language across phases
  • You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across KS2 and KS3 and the expectations of pupils at the end of each Key Stage
  • You and your cross-phase colleagues will collaborate on issues of curriculum and pedagogy as a normal part of your schools’ transition practice

What is the cost?

The Years 5-8 Continuity 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.**


Work Group 1 

Session 1 – 16th January, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Fox Primary School 

Session 2 – 20th February, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Fox Primary School 

Session 3 – 24th April, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Fox Primary School 

Work Group 2 

Session 1 – 22nd November, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Bentley Wood High School

Session 2 – 17th January, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Bentley Wood High School

Session 3 – 21st March, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Bentley Wood High School


Please see Years 5-8 Continuity Flyer here and application form here.

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