Key Concepts in Early Years Mathematical Development – Gateshead

29/11/2018 to 29/11/2018 09:00 - 16:00

The focus for Early Years (EY) work has progressed to support practitioners at each stage of their development. For practitioners who are new to EY, or with limited EY maths experience and training, there is a project that explores key concepts in early mathematical development and effective pedagogies that support EY mathematics learning. For experienced EY practitioners (3+ years) looking to develop aspects of their practice, there are focused projects that will enhance practice on a particular theme in EY maths. These projects will enable participants to review practice, consider current research and develop their leadership capacity.


To make the programme accessible for schools across our whole region, we are running 4 cohorts.  All dates are 9.00am arrival for 09:30am start, finishing at 4pm.

We will also be releasing dates for this programme to run at three other locations within Northumberland. 


This programme, which is free to attend, runs over 3 full days at the Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre on the 29th November, 23rd January and 4th April.   


Cohort 1 – Metrocentre Marriott Hotel, Marconi Way, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9XF

29th November 2018 / 23rd January 2019 / 4th April 2019  Click Here to Book for Cohort 1

Cohort 2 –  Location: North Northumberland

January 2019 / February 2019 / April 2019

Cohort 3 – Location: North East Northumberland

December 2018/ February 2019 / May 2019

Cohort 4 – Location: North West Northumberland

December 2018/ February 2019 / May 2019


Who is this for?

This workgroup is aimed at Reception teachers – particularly those who are new to teaching (within the last 3 years) or those who are new to Reception. The workgroup is designed to develop subject knowledge of early mathematical development in the Reception year and how this can feed into the mastery approaches used in KS1 and KS2.


Intended Outcomes

New practitioners and those with limited experience will increase their own subject knowledge and develop effective pedagogies around EY maths teaching. Through understanding the principles and pedagogies of EY best practice, practitioners will be able to provide children with access to deep mathematical understanding.

More experienced practitioners will increase their knowledge base, engage with research, analyse their own practice and collaborate with peers. They will be able to share their new knowledge and approaches with colleagues to increase levels of children’s engagement and confidence in maths.


Expectations of participants and their schools

Applicants wishing to explore key concepts in early mathematical development do not need any previous experience. All participants must be able and willing to commit to participate fully in all elements of the programme.

The participant’s school/setting must have the capacity and commitment to support them throughout the programme

This Work Group is free of charge. For more information please download the information sheet below.

18-07 Early Years Information Sheet

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