London South West Maths Hub


Lesson Design in Years 3 & 4

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Designing Lessons: depth of learning for all


Postponed until further notice due to government advice on non-face to face activity. 

Please keep checking for further announcements for alternative provision. 


Cohort 2 - for Teachers in Year Groups 3 and 4   


This Work Group will equip you to identify and understand the key features involved in designing lessons in a Teaching for Mastery context, see them in practice, and create materials to use in your class/school.

Across three days, participants will have an opportunity to observe Mastery Specialist Teachers, co-create materials and then develop practice back in school.


Who is this for?

Teachers in year groups 3 and 4 from schools that were part of the London SW Maths Hub’s Teaching for Mastery Work Groups last year. Participating will be other than those who were lead participants. Schools are expected to enrol two teachers and both teachers must attend all sessions.


What is involved?

Participants attend a meeting for one day per term with all the other schools in the Work Group.


Intended outcomes

Participants should gain a deep understanding of the elements of effective lesson design and how the big ideas of mastery influence this, particularly regarding small steps of learning. They will be able to make good decisions about what to include or leave out, and when to supplement the materials with their own.

Teachers are expected to share their learning with others teaching maths in their school, and that this will influence the whole school’s maths lesson planning.

The impact of small steps lesson planning and learning will be seen by progress shown in children’s books.


Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants will be expected to

  • Attend all 3 Work Group sessions.
  • In between sessions, develop their own practice around lesson design, work closely with their co-participant and keep a reflective journal.
  • Contribute to the national evaluation process through a short survey after the Work Group has finished.


Cohort 2  Year 3/Year 4


Location: Avenue Primary Academy, Sutton SM2 6JE

Day 1: Wednesday 4th December 2019 (9:00 – 15:00) 

Day 2: Tuesday 11th February 2019 (9:00 – 15:00) 

Day 3: Tuesday 12th May 10:00 – 11:00 or Tuesday 14th May 15:00 – 16:00 (online)