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Developing mathematics across Key Stage 1 and 2



A collaborative, multi-sessional project to explore and develop innovative, integrated teaching and learning in Mathematics across Key Stage 1 and 2.


This programme has been developed by Jane Liddle from the Primary Support Team (PST) and is directed at Key Stage 1 and 2 Class Teachers and Mathematics Subject Leaders. It is a bespoke series of 4 half day sessions that will be tailored to meet the needs of participating schools. These sessions will be separate for Key Stage 1 and 2, beginning on the 23rd February.


Key topics from the mathematics curriculum will include meeting the three aims of the national curriculum; building deep and sustained learning through the use of manipulatives and pictorial representations; and progression through specific domains – such as calculation, fractions and geometry. Sessions will also be matched to current assessment arrangements and will take account of local and national priorities.


Launch Conference:

This is an opportunity to begin focusing on priorities for mathematics by considering an integrated ‘learning journey’ approach. Participants will audit current practice and action plan for the project. The professional learning community and learning pairs will be established for on-going liaison and collaborative work.


Two project conferences:

These conferences will be planned according to the aims of the project and the priorities identified by participating schools, but may include foci such as: ‘unpicking’ the ‘big ideas’ in mathematics that sit behind a specific domain e.g. fractions; developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency; using manipulatives and representations, including the bar model to build sustained learning. Each conference will include time for sharing the impact of on-going development work as well as practical, hands-on new course input.


Project impact conference:

An opportunity to meet as a professional learning community to share findings, celebrate impact, evaluate developments and plan for sustained development and collaboration into the next academic year.


On-going enquiry

Throughout the project, interim tasks will be planned in order for participants to explore strategies, approaches and resources in their own schools as well as in collaboration with a learning partner from another participating school. There will also be a consistent ‘hands on’ section in which participants may add to their repertoire of ideas and activities to use back at school. An online professional learning community will be set up for participating teachers to liaise between conferences and participants will be encouraged to work with their learning partner through online contact as well collaborative enquiry, such as lesson study.


For programme dates, see flyers below


To book a place, click here


Developing Maths across KS1
Developing Maths across KS1 flyer.pdf
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Developing Maths across KS2
Developing Maths across KS2 flyer.pdf
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