Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Early Years Programme
The Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Early Years Programme is a Work Group consisting two programmes. The two programmes will enable participants to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.
There are two types of Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Early Years pathways:
Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures.
Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures.
Each pathway has three maths sessions, three associated pedagogy sessions and a gap task based on an action research cycle.
In 2020/21 there is an extra session which has been developed, which is designed to be delivered at the end of the pathway. This session is designed to focus on reviewing best practice in Early Years and how these approaches link to the principles of teaching for mastery.
The intention is that each pathway would be a three or four-day programme.
Participants could be encouraged to do one pathway one year and the other the following year.