This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge for Early Years teachers. Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge and an opportunity to collaborate with other EYFS teachers with a vision of embedding a Teaching for Mastery approach within their settings.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop a small steps teaching sequence taking consideration of variation and depth of understanding within cardinality to utilise in settings. Use of manipulatives and the role of the adult and the environment in supporting early maths develop will be a central theme of the workshops.
Participants will attend three face to face sessions with a fourth day in their own or others’ settings collaborating through lesson study. The workshops will comprise a mixture of pedagogy, subject knowledge and practical application with consideration of manipulatives, IT and resources to support a Mastery approach within mathematics. Delegates will be expected to complete gap tasks in order to put their skills into practice within their own setting and to reflect upon and share their experiences with other participants within the work group. Throughout the workshops participants will have the opportunity to contribute to a ‘small steps’ teaching resource considering progression within cardinality to be used within a national maths resource.
Participants will be expected to commit to attend all of the four sessions (3 face to face workshops and 1 day within their own or other participants’ settings) below and to complete the gap tasks set.
Day 1 – Counting, Cardinality and Subitising: Wednesday 16th January 2019 at Outwood Primary Academy Darfield, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Day 2 – Pattern: Wednesday 6th March 2019 at Outwood Primary Academy Darfield
Day 3 – Learning Walk and Lesson Study: W.C Monday 29th April 2019 at Participants own schools
Day 4 – Addition and Subtraction: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at Outwood Primary Academy Darfield
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