CPA & Mathematical Talk & Questioning (London Day 1) KS1/KS2

Until now, White Rose Maths has been delivering 5 key Jigsaw Twilights up, down and around the UK. 

By popular demand we have combined two Primary courses together to create an extended morning and afternoon version available for full day training.

The morning session delivers content to make you consider…

Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract

Concrete manipulatives are fundamental to the powerful Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract (CPA) approach and are a key resource in developing a deep understanding of maths for pupils of all ages. This hands-on course will look at how concrete resources can be used across the curriculum to introduce a topic and create firm foundations of understanding. Building on the concrete, we will look at the transition into pictorial and abstract focusing on how and why abstract methods work. In this session, we will look at the versatility of resources and how a few key resources can support learning across the curriculum.

The afternoon session delivers… 

Mathematical Talk and Questioning

Have you ever asked students to talk about their learning then found they quickly go off task? Getting students talking about maths can be difficult but it is an essential part of embedding learning.  This session will help teachers put structures and routines in place in their classroom so that meaningful talk can take place.  In addition, this course looks at how to enhance a teacher’s questioning skills and how to plan questions that challenge students and deepen their understanding.  The session is practical, thought-provoking and equip teachers to put what they learn into practice the very next day.

The day is suitable for:


Lower KS2

Upper KS2

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