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Progression in Calculations Taster Twilight

Progression in Calculations Taster Twilight

Has your Year 6 teacher found some specific maths misconceptions hard to unpick in the lead up to SATS? PiC is a resource which helps schools to see how children progress in maths from reception to year 6 and helps teachers to track back when misconceptions arise.

The PiC series of handbooks (one handbook for each year group in primary school) will be available for purchase exclusively from The Kite TSA from September 2019 and there will also be options to support the resources with training.

We’re offering primary school maths leads the opportunity to come to this event to see how PiC works (a number of Cambridgeshire schools have had training and are already using the first edition version of PiC). Serge Tasic (trainer and co-author of the handbooks) will deliver a short and lively presentation which encapsulates the essence of PiC. Teachers will have the opportunity to explore the way in which these handbooks can add value to any and all schemes of work as well as helping to inform further development of school calculation policies. Primary maths leaders will be invited to come and thumb through the handbooks and test out a few scenarios where the resources can be used.   

In the pilot we received some powerful feedback;

“PiC is the missing link. This is exactly what I need and have been looking for.”

“Really helpful to have a problem solving strand which should be integral to the new curriculum but is so often missed out.”

“This will help enormously with updating our calculations policy and it will also help colleagues of all abilities”

“This is excellent. It will feed directly into the provision of maths teaching and learning in our school”

“Having the guidance for all year groups should prove very useful, particularly in terms of being able to clearly see what children should be able to do before moving on to the next stage in their learning.”

“This has complemented the work I’ve taken part in with the Cambridge Maths Hub and provided lots of ideas to continue using in the classroom.  I’m looking forward to sharing the information with colleagues and delving deeper”

“With mixed year groups there are particular challenges teaching mathematical concepts. It will be useful to track back at the start of units to assess where to start teaching and ensure progression for all.  It’s really useful to see the visual models”

“I am looking forward to using the PiC booklet to plan future maths lessons with a focus on concrete resources.”

“A very useful and entertaining session”

“A thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you for inspiring me to go back and try out lots of ideas!”

“It will reinforce work on mastery and help planning, especially supporting work with concrete resources.  Really good to see what progression looks like in years prior to my yeargroup.”

WHERE: The Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

WHEN: Monday 20th May, 4pm-5pm

COST: £15 per school

TO BOOK: email kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.uk

Serge Tasic
Serge Tasic

 

NEW – Primary Maths CPD; Fractions & Measures

A brand new Primary Maths CPD opportunity for Cambridgeshire with Rachel Rayner from Herts for Learning.

Session 1 – 28.11.18

Why can’t fractions behave like normal numbers?

Have you got children who wonder this?  Do you as a teacher wonder this?  The national QLA data for KS2 SATs identifies fractions as an area that children find difficult to secure each year.  How can we build a secure progression that really supports children to make better connections between fractions and the rest of the number system? This course aims to address how we can strengthen the learning in every year group of the Primary phase.  Through a hands on day, time will be taken to demonstrate proven approaches, tackle and explain big misconceptions and generally showcase when fractions are not so different after all and how sometimes they are.  But isn’t that what’s so exciting about them? 

Session 2 – 16.01.19

Measuring Up: Securing progression in measurement

What does it take to measure up in measure in the Primary years?  Well more than you might think.  This course will show leaders the barriers many children have in measure and the foundational learning that may be missing.  Through practical exemplification, Rachel will lead you through the kinds of tasks and thinking that allow children to build year on year through the Primary phase.  The day will be centred on the use of the concrete pictorial approach and will make links to other underpinning theories of teaching for mastery.  By the end of the day leaders will have a clear idea of progression, foundational learning to secure, the main difficulties and ways to overcome these. Warning you may get wet!

Herts for Learning Facilitator, Rachel Rayner is an accredited Maths Specialist Teacher and Adviser for Herts for Learning. Rachel is passionate about mathematically rich learning environments that promote curiosity and independence and a strong advocate for enjoyment and positive subject engagement. She works with schools to help them change children’s (and adult) attitudes towards maths. She is particularly skilled at creating lessons and sequences of lessons that include opportunities for problem solving and deeper mathematical thinking; providing challenge for all.

DATES: 28.11.18 & 16.01.19

VENUE: Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

COST: £225 and £175 for additional teachers from the same school. 

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