Year 5-8 Transition
This project aims to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and continuity over Years 5 to 8. Following the disruption to education caused by the Covid crisis, this transition is more crucial than ever. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths curriculum and pedagogical transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. A key feature will be understanding how best to prioritise key aspects of the curriculum to help ensure pupils have mastered the fundamental understanding and skills they need to underpin their progression through upper KS2 and into KS3.
Linked ‘families’ of schools are encouraged to take part: ideally teachers from secondary schools and some of their associated primary schools will work together. Multi-academy trusts could encourage groups of their schools to take part, in order to support collaboration across the KS2-3 transition. We will support schools to make links with their linked primary or secondary where possible.
Feedback from participants:
"A great chance to discuss progression and use manipulative's"
"It allowed me to realise the extent of the KS2 curriculum"
What is involved?
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 is encouraged wherever possible. There are 3 cohorts for this project. Dates will follow in due course.
This Work Group is now closed. Recruitment for 22/23 will start after half term.