Early Years Teachers Programme Shape 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 Teachers Shape 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 the setting. 

The SKTM Early Years Shape programme focuses on Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures.

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.

Intended outcomes of this project:

  • Pupils will be able to communicate their maths and mathematical thinking through graphical representations and/or appropriate language 
  • Pupils will be able to use mathematical vocabulary and thinking in everyday activities 
  • Pupils will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards maths, being willing to have a go, persevere, and share their mathematical ideas. 
2024 – 25 Dates TBC
Please note that you must attend all four dates.

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

We would love to work with you on this exciting project!

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