EYFS Primary

Early Years Teachers Programme Number Pathway – Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

What is involved?

This programme supports Early Years practitioners to develop specialist knowledge for teaching maths, building on the EYFS statutory framework to develop distinct pedagogical decision-making which impacts on classroom practice.  

The EY SKTM Programme consists of the equivalent of 4 days, spread out over a minimum of 2 terms, to allow participants time to develop practice and evaluate the impact of adaptations made. Professional learning and practice development continue throughout the period of the programme, with participants implementing new ideas into their daily practice.  

What does the programme cover?

As a participant on the SKTM Early Years Number programme, you will

  • explore and increase your use of a range of pedagogic approaches that will support pupils in engaging with and developing their maths 
  • increase your confidence in enhancing opportunities for mathematical learning in all areas of provision 
  • model the use of mathematical language and thinking as part of everyday activities in your setting. 

The SKTM Early Years Number programme focuses on Number Patterns and Structures .

Who can take part?

This project is for Early Years teachers who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to Reception pupils. It may be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training. 

What is the cost?

The SKTM Early Years Teachers Programme project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

96% of participants agree the programme had a positive impact on the pedagogical approaches and learning opportunities in the Early Years setting in which they work.

94% agree that the programme had a positive impact on pupils’ use of representations and language..

“My vocabulary has certainly improved, I have a much better understanding of the concepts rather than just teaching the process. My pupils will have a much more confident teacher and one that is comfortable to move around concrete resources and look at using different methods to aid understanding. “

Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull
B91 3PD
9:30 – 4:00pm
Session 1
Tuesday 7th November 2023
9.30am – 4pm
Session 2
Tuesday 16th January 2024
9.30am – 4pm
Session 3
Tuesday 19th March 2024
9.30am – 4pm
Session 4
Tuesday 21st May 2024
9.30am – 4pm
Please note that you must attend all four dates.

If you are interested in taking part in 2024-25, please register your interest below

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