Work Groups for Primary
The London South West Maths hub will deliver nationally coordinated projects being run by the maths hub network in 2020/21 in the following areas:
To develop the use of Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics programmes for teachers of Primary to enable them to understand, teach and support pupils in mathematics in the classroom.
To develop the use of Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics programmes for Primary TAs to enable them to understand, teach and support pupils in mathematics in the classroom.
The work group aims to support NQT’s who have had insufficient experience in classroom practice due to COVID-19 lockdown and will require support to develop into a confident mathematical practitioner. It will focus on developing a deep understanding of the participant’s knowledge using the “ready to progress” criteria in order to benefit the pupils who have lost months of education during lockdown. It will also focus on ideas key to mastery that NQT’s may not have had an opportunity to put in to practice with confidence and will help to build the effectiveness of the NQT by addressing CPA, variation and greater depth planning. Support will be given to NQT’s to produce and use high quality resources that support mastery teaching.
This project will explore ways of supporting children to develop the skills, attitudes and strategies needed for effective problem solving.
Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation both during online workshops and school-based gap tasks, deepen their knowledge and understanding of how best to support children who struggle to apply their mathematical understanding in a range of creative contexts.
The aim of the work group is to develop and share systems and practices that lead to the design and delivery of a strategic approach for how best to teach the generalised skills required for problem solving across the primary age-range.
The project aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3 by taking an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for the work.
With a focus on supporting SEND pupils within the classroom and developing strategies within the day-to-day mastery lessons to reduce or eliminate the impact for further support.