For Primary Schools

Subject Knowledge for Early Years Practitioners

This project, focusing on pattern, shape, space and measures,  is designed 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.

Who can take part?

The 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.

Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures

The programme will:

  • focus on the pattern, shape, space and measures areas of the early years curriculum focusing on developing subject and pedagogical knowledge.
  •  involve identifying progression in learning within these mathematical concepts as well as pedagogical approaches to enhance provision.
  • consist of face to face sessions in addition to ongoing reflection, classroom-based tasks, reading and self-study.

What will you learn?

Participants and their schools will:

  • develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
  • consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.

What is the cost?

The SKTM Early Years Programme project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can I get involved?

Recruitment for this Work Group will begin shortly.  If you would like to express an interest in taking part, please get in touch using the following form:

Register your interest