Year 5 -  8 Continuity, Swavesey/Impington

Year 5 - 8 Continuity, Swavesey/Impington

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This Work Group will focus on representation and structure within the topic of algebraic thinking.

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What is involved

• 4 half day (afternoon) workshops spread over three terms, focusing on algebraic thinking, representation and structure, followed by a follow-up session online.

• Gap tasks between the workshops, including trialling new teaching approaches and lesson study-style observations.

• 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 2020/21 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 Histon, Impington, Swavesey areas 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.

Who is leading the group?

Joanna Scholten is an SLE and Lead Practitioner for Maths at Impington Village College.

Jo Cayley is a primary maths teacher and maths leader at Fen Drayton Primary School. She is a primary teaching for mastery specialist and led the Y5-8 Work Group last year. She is also running Work Groups for Mastering Number and Sustaining Mastery this year.


Session 1:

2th Dec 2021, 1:30 - 4:30pm via Zoom

Session 2:

3rd Feb 2022, 1:30 - 4:30pm at Fen Drayton Primary School

Session 3:

3rd March 2022, 1:30 - 4pm at Impington Village College

Session 4:

21st April 2022, 1:30 - 4pm, venue TBC

Session 5:

9th June 2022, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Follow up session via Zoom

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