Many schools are now adopting a teaching for mastery approach in mathematics. The starting point for a school on their mastery journey 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.
There will be 2 separate Work Groups, one based in Lincolnshire and one in Nottinghamshire.
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 Work Group. A pair of teachers should attend from each school: 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 school, and the headteacher or deputy head should attend this session.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
There will be four, full day, face-to-face sessions across the academic year. Participants will also be 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.
Early Years transition - Lincs ticket
Course ticket - for all all 4 dates.
School participation ticket - min1 teacher attending max 2 teachers attending per school (if 1 attendee from school select 1ticket, 1person; for 2 attendees = 1 ticket, 2 people)
Group ticket for 1-2 people