Early Years - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics - Number Patterns and Structures

Dates: To be confirmed Autumn Term 2021 start - online

Bookings are limited to one place per school for this Work Group.




‘Early Years settings and schools should invest in developing practitioners’ own understanding of mathematics, their understanding of how children typically learn, and how this relates to effective pedagogy.’ – EEF KS1 Guidance Report

The programme will have the following elements:

  • Three workshop days
  • Independent study, setting-based learning and evaluation
  • Online discussion as part of a professional community

Who will be leading the group?

Sue Evans and Fiona Wood

Sue and Fiona are Primary Maths Teaching for Mastery Specialists and NCETM PD Accredited leads. Both are experienced Primary Maths subject leaders, with MaST qualification. Sue and Fiona have both worked collaboratively to develop national EYFS Work Groups. Sue has worked for NCETM to develop Video Lessons and Ready to Progress Criteria materials



Who is it for?

Early Years teachers who want to develop their specialist knowledge of teaching number.

What are the intended outcomes?

Pupils will:

  • have increased opportunities to explore concepts at a developmentally appropriate level.
  • be able to communicate their maths and mathematical thinking through graphical representations and/or appropriate language.
  • demonstrate a positive attitude towards maths, be willing to have a go, persevere and share their mathematical ideas.

What is the cost?


Cover costs of up to £200 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching. Please indicate where requested on the booking form.