London South West Maths Hub

Professional Development

 

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YEARS 5 - 8 CONTINUITY 
 
A project to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school

 

Work Groups in this project focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will explore a selection of high-quality resources: Checkpoints, Multiplicative Reasoning and Algebraic Thinking materials.
A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools. Cross-phase classroom observation and discussion of practice are encouraged wherever possible.
 
What will you learn?
  • Your pupils in KS2 and KS3 will demonstrate a positive attitude to maths
  • You will make common use of approaches, representations and language across phases
  • You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across KS2 and KS3 and the expectations of pupils at the end of each Key Stage
  • You and your cross-phase colleagues will collaborate on issues of curriculum and pedagogy as a normal part of your schools’ transition practice
 
Who can take part?
This project is for both primary and secondary schools. It may be particularly suitable for linked ‘families’ of schools: primary, secondary, etc. A ‘family’ could be a secondary school and their associated (feeder) primary schools or groups of schools from within a MAT. Lead participants should be teachers of Years 5-8, ideally with some responsibility for curriculum development.
 

What is the cost?

The Years 5-8 Continuity project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to state funded participating schools.
 
When and Where
Dates and location tbc
 
Booking Form 
The online booking form is now available and schools can sign up here
 
Please ensure that you have all the information to hand before completing and submitting the form. The booking form will tell you on page 1 what information is required.
 
Get in touch
Please contact us if you are interested and would like more information.