Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM) – Early Years Teachers

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogy.

This programme is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of early maths. 

There are two types of SKTM Early Years pathways: 

Pathway one: Number Patterns and Structures 

Pathway two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures. 

Each pathway is the equivalent of a four-day programme and has three pre elements, three associated pedagogy sessions, and a task to support the transition from theory to practice. There is also a final core unit that aims to review quality provision. 

These programmes are designed for individuals who would like to declog their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three-to-five-year-olds. This may be particularly relevant for teachers who have moved phases or have not received maths-specific training. 

  • Your pupils will demonstrate a positive attitude towards maths, being willing to have a go, persevere, and share their mathematical ideas.
  • You will review the mathematical learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across your wider provision 
  • You will evaluate and enhance the opportunities to promote mathematical learning in all areas of provision.