Year 5 - 8 Continuity, Swavesey

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This Work Group will focus on representation and structure within the topic of multiplicative reasoning.

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What is involved

• 4 half day (afternoon) workshops spread over three terms, focusing on multiplicative reasoning, representation and structure.

• Gap tasks between the workshops, including trialing new teaching approaches and peer observation.

• Sharing resources with others in the Work Group and colleagues in school.

Who can apply?

Year 5, 6, 7 or 8 classroom teachers who wish to develop their teaching of maths, including those who are not maths specialists. You should simply have a strong commitment to improving your teaching of maths in these year groups. Those with school responsibility for maths, such as heads of department, are welcome to participate even if not teaching a Y5-8 class but should attend alongside a colleague who is teaching a relevant class.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with at least one other colleague from their department. Previous participants have found attending in pairs to be invaluable and reported much greater impact in their schools. Participants from the 2019/20 Work Group are invited to continue their involvement in the programme, with the shifted focus to representation and structure. Participants from other schools in the Swavesey area are also welcome to join.

What is the cost?

The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded primary and secondary schools in England.

Intended Outcomes

• Participant teachers will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of progression in mathematical learning between Years 5 and 8, and, in parallel, a clearer understanding of the teaching approaches and pupil experiences that best serve that purpose, particularly in the ‘other’ school phase.

• Participant teachers will further their experience and understanding of how consistent use of resources, representations and structures can be used to help pupils develop sound mathematical understanding.

• Teachers will develop shared approaches to planning and delivery of the mathematics curriculum across KS2 and KS3.

• Pupils will demonstrate improved confidence and engagement in maths at KS2 and KS3.


• Schools will need to commit to the release of the same nominated teacher(s) for all four workshops. Dates are given below.

• Schools will provide support for the gap tasks, including potential proving cover to allow teachers to undertake peer observations, and providing a platform for teachers to share ideas and resources from the Work Group in their schools.

Covid Recovery

The risk of cross contamination between schools is too high for us to consider face-to-face Work Groups. Therefore, all Work Groups will take place online this year.

Who is leading the group?

Chloe Fletcher is currently Lead Maths Teacher at Swavesey Village College. She

Jo Cayley is a primary maths teacher and maths leader at Fen Drayton Primary School.


Friday 22nd January 2021

Friday 5th March 2021

Friday 16th April 2021

Monday 14th June 2021

Time - 2 pm – 4:30 pm

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