We welcome bookings from secondary school Maths teachers with Year 5 or Year 6 teachers from linked primary schools.
This new reasoning and algebraic thinking focus provides an opportunity for linked primary and secondary schools that worked together on the Bar Modelling and Multiplicative Reasoning Work Group to rekindle their collaborative mathematical professional development to improve continuity for pupils. Participation in this Work Group guarantees direct collaborative opportunities beween secondary and their linked primary schools, with normal transition arrangements having not been possible in Spring and Summer 2020 or 2021.
Participants' feedback from the first two cohorts this year has been completely positive, including:
Teachers will work together with specifically designed algebraic thinking classroom materials to bring research on the effective learning into teachers' classroom practice. These will be augmented by a collaborative focus on NCETMs new Checkpoint materials. Participants will develop understanding of algebra and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.
The materials focus on deepening understanding of:
Dietmar Küchemann has been working with the resouce development team for this project.
Teachers from different phases will work together to improve communication between Key Stages 2 & 3 and strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations.
Jo has been Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for CODE Maths Hub, progressing as an Accredited NCETM PD Lead and Primary Specialist. She worked with Early Years, KS1 and KS2 classes, including mixed age classes, before becoming Maths Subject lead and Senior Leader, including extensive SEND experience.
Secondary school Maths teachers with Year 5 or Year 6 teachers from linked primary schools.
All participants will work collaboratively to achieve consistent approaches in cross-phase transition. Encouraging link Primary/Secondary School to register a delegate to support collaborative development of coherent learning approaches in transition to support pupils' progression is desirable.
Please get in touch with the Maths team from your local primary or secondary schools to see if they are interested in working collaboratively for this work group. Please list schools in your primary/secondary partnerships when booking.
Whole school/departmental policies and approaches
Participation in five afternoon workshops and completion of school-based learning tasks between workshops.
Participation in this Work Group has the potential to meet all 8 recommendations from EEFs Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three report