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Subject Knowledge (Early Years)

This project is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.  This Work Group will focus on number patterns and structures in early years, exploring the developmental trajectory for learning in counting and cardinality.  A key focus will be on improving the participants’ ability to “do” mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their children well. 

Feedback from participants last year: 

‘I understand so much more about subitising and what it is - more than the basic knowledge and ideas I had. And more importantly, how to consider the development of language and strategies to develop this with the children.’ 

‘I feel that it has changed the way I thought about number and counting and even made me change the language I use with my son who is 20 months old.’ 

Who can take part? 

These programmes are designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five years olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers that have moved phases, or teachers that have not received maths-specific training for early years. 

‚ÄčVenue and Dates:

This Work Group is now closed. Recruitment for 22/23 will start after half term.