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
(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.
A chance to see some of the techniques in practice to support practitioners on their journey.
Guidance from an experienced early years SLE to support reception teachers in developing their effective practice in their own setting.
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.
Over the coming months we will be 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.
Developing early number sense
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
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
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
This session is packed full of problem solving ideas and activities to take straight back to the classroom.
Exploring pattern & shape
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.
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.