Who can take part?
The project is for those who teach and/or have responsibility for the curriculum in Years 5-8. Participants may be subject leaders or teachers with responsibility for transition in a school. They need to be supported to try out different tasks with their students and be released to attend three full-day workshops.
What is involved?
Work Groups in this project focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will collaborate with colleagues from across KS2 and KS3, working on mathematical tasks together and reflecting on the resulting activity and learning.
Sessions will take place in KS2 and KS3 settings, offering the chance to see tasks in the context of a classroom. School-based activities between meetings encourage participants to make use of the resources with their own pupils.
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
What is the cost?
The Years 5-8 Continuity project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
The NCETM have produced a flyer summarising the programme. Download it to share with colleagues in your own and other schools.