EARLY YEARS OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020/21

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS IN RECEPTION

This Work Group is 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 Mathematical concepts and how to make these accessible to young children.

Work Group Dates: 

Group 1: 

Session 1: Tuesday 1st December - 09:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Wednesday 20th January - 09:00 - 12:00

Session 3: Wednesday 10th March - 09:00 - 12:00

Session 4: Tuesday 19th June - 09:00 - 12:00

Group 2:

Session 1: Tuesday 12th January - 09:00 - 11:00 & 15:30 - 17:00

Session 2: Wednesday 24th February - 09:00 - 11:00 & 15:30 - 17:00

Session 3: Wednesday 17th March - 09:00 - 11:00 & 15:30 - 17:00

Session 4: Monday 24th May - 09:00 - 12:00 

Group 3:

Session 1: Thursday 22nd April - 09:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Wednesday 26th May - 09:00 - 12:00

Session 3: Thursday 24th June - 09:00 - 12:00

These sessions will be held via Zoom, however depending on government guidelines, we may be able to offer some face to face sessions in the Summer Term.

Please note that you must attend all sessions.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING MATHS (SKTM)

These Work Groups are designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

Work Group Dates:

Work Group 1: Cardinality and Number - exploration of two key aspects that support the foundations for further mathematics learning

Session 1: Thursday 4th March - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Thursday 25th March - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 3: Thursday 22nd April - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 4: Tuesday 4th May- 10:00 - 12:00

Session 5: Wednesday 26th May - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 6: Tuesday 15th June - 10:00 - 12:00

Work Group 2: Comparison and Composition - subject knowledge development that helps to exemplify number structures and relationships

Session 1: Wednesday 3rd March - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 2: Tuesday 23rd March - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 3: Thursday 22nd April - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 4: Wednesday 5th May - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 5: Wednesday 26th May - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 6: Wednesday 16th June - 14:00 - 16:00

Work Group 3: Numerical Patterns - examination of the different aspects of pattern including numerical patterns that underpin early algebra

Session 1: Thursday 11th March - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 2: Thursday 25th March - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 3: Friday 23rd April - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 4: Tuesday 4th May - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 5: Thursday 27th May - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 6: Tuesday 15th June - 14:00 - 16:00

These sessions will be held via Zoom, however depending on government guidelines, we may be able to offer some face to face sessions in the Summer Term.

Please note that you must attend all sessions.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL LANGUAGE IN EARLY YEARS

This project will specifically focus on the use of specific, accurate and technical mathematical language in EYFS and the potential impact that this can have on children's' later mathematical understanding.

Work Group Dates:

Session 1: Wednesday 27th January - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Tuesday 9th February - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 3: Wednesday 3rd March - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 4: Friday 26th March - 10:00 - 12:00

Session 5: Thursday 6th May - 14:00 - 16:00

Session 6: Thursday 17th June - 14:00 - 16:00

These sessions will be held via Zoom, however depending on government guidelines, we may be able to offer some face to face sessions in the Summer Term.

Please note that you must attend all sessions.

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