BUILDING FIRM MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATION IN RECEPTION
A Work Group to secure Early Years' best practice and build firm foundations for all children by the end of Reception year.
Work Groups in this project are aimed at schools who are currently developing a teaching for mastery approach in KS1 and KS2. Early Years practitioners and senior leaders will develop their understanding of how EY best practice feeds into a teaching for mastery approach, and build firm foundations for all children so that they are ready to progress into Year 1. Participants will consider how to build clear progression in mathematical concepts and how to make these accessible to young children.
What is involved?
• three Work Group sessions
• action research and independent study in between sessions including sharing of outcomes with others
• in-school work involving the EYFS teacher, the school’s maths lead, and a member of the senior leadership team.
Who can apply?
This is aimed at schools who have a commitment to teaching for mastery. On application, schools should explain to their Maths Hub how they have committed to teaching for mastery so far.
Schools who take part in the project should send a Reception teacher and the teacher leading on teaching for mastery in the school to the face-to-face sessions. At least one of the sessions will be aimed at senior leaders, so the headteacher or deputy should also attend this session.