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NCP20-08: Early Years – Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception

A project for schools who are currently developing a teaching for mastery approach in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Schools who are currently developing mastery across their school. Schools will have taken part or be currently taking part in either Mastery Readiness or Mastery Development Work Group. The school wishing to participate should send a Reception teacher and the teacher leading on teaching for mastery within the school.

  • Developing the knowledge and practice of Reception year practitioners to ensure that all children develop a secure foundation in maths and are well prepared for teaching for mastery in Key Stage 1.
  • Approximately 3- 4 days or equivalent. This is likely to be broken down in to an introductory session and 6 half day sessions.

Participants will:

  • understand progression in maths and how that is translated into direct teaching
  • be able to demonstrate how principles of teaching for mastery can be applied in the Reception classroom
  • demonstrate how to make maths accessible to all children and how to close attainment gaps
  • develop a clear progression of mathematical pedagogy from EYFS through the school
  • model the expectation that all children can access maths learning in Year 1.

What is the cost?

The Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.