Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of current research into quality early maths CPD.
Available to schools initially in Yorkshire and Colchester.

In conjunction with


Upcoming information events:

Thursday 6th February, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm – Akroydon Primary School, West Yorkshire.

Thursday 27th February, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm – Elmstead Primary School, Essex.


Building on the success of our full day EYFS Explored session and our Primary Jigsaw package, we bring you the brand new White Rose Maths Reception Jigsaw.
5 in-depth CPD sessions
(2 hour twilights)

Based on extensive research, these sessions will provide early years practitioners with a thorough understanding of the pedagogy and subject knowledge required to support children’s early mathematical development.
Access to WRM videos and materials
A chance to see some of the techniques in practice to support practitioners on their journey.
5 half day visits
Guidance from an experienced early years SLE to support reception teachers in developing their effective practice in their own setting.
Gap tasks
These follow each session to support the practitioners and maths leads in trialing and developing new practice.
A place to record your reflections and progress over the year.
The Reception Jigsaw will be delivered as part of an EEF funded research trial into effective Early Years Mathematics CPD. The trial will start in September 2020 and run for one academic year. It will be independently evaluated by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and the results used to inform future guidance for school leaders.

We are currently recruiting schools from Yorkshire and Colchester, and their surrounding areas, who wish to be considered for this exciting project. All schools taking part in the trial will become certified EEF Project Partner Schools.

Early Years Jigsaw

Developing early number sense

How do young children learn to count?

What is subitising and why is it such an important skill? How do I teach the composition of number?

Learn the answer to all these questions and more in this engaging hands-on session. Full of practical activities and everyday games to take straight back to the classroom, this session will explore the key principles for developing young children’s sense of number and set them up for a life-long love of maths.

Creating a mathematical classroom

In this session, we will look at how every-day routines can be developed to support mathematical learning.
We will consider how to create appealing environments both inside and outside which maximise opportunities to develop children’s mathematical learning across the areas of provision.

We will also look at the new WRM Reception Scheme and how this can be transferred into everyday classroom practice to provide a balance between teacher–led and child-initiated activities.

Mathematical talk & questioning

Talk is a key component of early years mathematics. In this session, we will explore what makes a good interaction. We will consider the role of the adult in encouraging talk through open-ended questioning and the importance of developing sustained shared thinking through play.

In this session we will also explore how concrete manipulatives can be used alongside talk to uncover the structures of early addition and subtraction in order to support, challenge and engage all learners.

Reasoning & problem solving

In this practical, hands-on session we look at ways to deepen understanding and embed reasoning and problem solving into your every-day maths. We consider how questioning can be used, both to support all pupils to access a problem, and also, to challenge pupils to think more deeply.

This session is packed full of problem solving ideas and activities to take straight back to the classroom.

Exploring pattern & shape

Noticing and exploring pattern is at the heart of mathematics. Being able to identify patterns helps children to notice mathematical relationships, to make predictions and to generalise.

We will also explore practical ways to develop an understanding of shape in the classroom: Which shapes work best when constructing? Why do some shapes roll and others stack? How can shapes be combined or partitioned to make new shapes?

In this final session, we look at the developmental progression through early pattern and shape and ways in which you can provide opportunities for children to explore these in the areas of provision.

Early Years Jigsaw
If you wish to be considered for the trial or you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch by filling in the form or emailing to register your interest.

Interested schools will be invited to attend one of our information events where you can learn more before fully committing to the trial.

This is your opportunity to contribute to educational research. The findings will help schools like yours make and informed decision about how to improve early years mathematics outcomes. Participating in the trial will also give you the chance to potentially access the White Rose Maths Reception Jigsaw at a significantly subsidised cost, providing excellent value for schools.

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Trinity MAT is recruiting for Teaching and Specialist Roles Across the Trust. Come and find out more about working for White Rose Maths

29th January 5pm-7:30pm at Trinity Academy Halifax