Early Years Projects

Mastering Number

The project aims to secure firm foundations in additive relationships and the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number that exemplifies good number sense. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes and progression through KS1 to support progression in the future. The Work Group Lead and lead participants will be supported by central training and resources. There is an expectation that teachers will provide a daily teaching session for all children of 10 to 20 minutes, in addition to their normal maths lesson. There is also the expectation that they will contribute to an online community to share practice and engage in critical reflection. In the first year of the project, there will be a particular focus on schools with a high level of disadvantage who may have additional challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme - Early Years

This programme is designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five years olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.

The purpose of this project is to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.