Primary Work Groups 2023-24
It is aimed at strengthening the understanding of number, and fluency with number facts, among children in the first three years of school.
Lead teacher participants (teachers of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will receive training and resources equipping them to give their class a daily short ‘number sense’ session as part of scheduled maths teaching. The programme will last for the whole school year and beyond. Over the year, children will use a range of materials and representations.
You can apply for this programme by filling in the application form below. More information is available here.
Knowledge of multiplication and division and its applications forms the single most important aspect of the KS2 curriculum, and is the gateway to success at secondary school. This project enables pupils in Years 4 and 5 to develop fluency in multiplication and division facts, and a confidence and flexibility with number that exemplifies good number sense.
Teaching materials will be provided to cover five short sessions a week, with participants expected to support colleagues in their year groups to use the resources with all Year 4 and 5 classes.
This project is for schools that are involved in Mastering Number at Reception and KS1, and are also in a Sustaining Work Group. Lead participants from Work Group schools will be two teachers – one from each of Year 4 and Year 5. Support will also be given to maths leads and headteachers.