Early Years Programmes 2024-25

(NCP24-07a) Mastering Number for Reception & Key Stage 1 Programme 2024-25 - Applications closed for September 2024

Join our KS1 Mastering Number Programme to hep secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all your 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. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.

Please note that only schools who have not previously participated in Mastering Number are eligible to apply.

Apply today as places are limited.  Deadline for applications: 20th March 2024.

(NCP24-25) Early Years Teachers Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics 2024-25

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it.

What is involved?

This project is for Early Years teachers who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to Reception pupils. It may be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or have not received maths-specific training.

There are two types of SKTM Early Years pathways: Number, and Spatial Reasoning. Each pathway consists of the equivalent of four days, spread out over a minimum of two terms. Professional learning and practice development continue throughout, with participants implementing new ideas into their daily practice.

What is the time commitment?

Participants will attend the equivalent of four days, where they will collaboratively work on maths tasks facilitated by Cohort Leads.

There is opportunity for structured conversations in order to unpick the maths, the pedagogy modelled within sessions, misconceptions that pupils have, and how the approaches can be transferred to the participants’ classrooms.

Between sessions, participants contribute to their online community, complete school-based tasks, and share their observations through discussions with peers.