Latest Maths Hub News – Spring Term 2021

Primary and Secondary Support for Covid Recovery

The Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub are keen to support teachers in their current challenge in delivering on-line learning for pupils. We are looking to forma Work Group designed for teachers of upper key stage 2 (Y5 & 6) and lower key stage 3 (Y7 & 8). This Work Group will support teachers with:

  • Reflecting on lessoned learned so far
  • The delivery of on-line maths teaching
  • Reviewing key curriculum priorities
  • Considering what aspects of mathematics are essential for pupils moving from primary to secondary school (including gaps that may exist due to current circumstances)

Who is this for?
This is open to all schools in Halton, Wirral, Cheshire East and, Cheshire West and Chester. Teachers joining this Work Group do not need any particular expertise but should be teaching in upper KS2 or lower KS3. All we ask for is an interest in the issues above!

What will be involved?
Participants will join in with on-line workshops that we are aiming to schedule at a time suitable for those involved. We are aiming to begin this Work Group before the Spring half-term, preferably in the next three weeks (depending on take up).

If you are interested, please sign up using the Google form below. Please be aware that places on this Work Group are limited.

*Update – this Work Group is now fully booked

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NCETM and Maths Hubs online resources available

Materials to support teachers and schools planning and delivering maths teaching in school and remotely at both primary and secondary level are available from the NCETM. All are accessible from the dedicated Covid support page on the NCETM website.

For primary schools and teachers, the 180 primary video lessons produced during the first lockdown are still available. Each lesson has an accompanying teacher guide, and PowerPoint slides of the lesson for teachers to adapt themselves.

There are also resources linked to the DfE guidance published in July 2020. These include ready-to-use training materials, a short introductory video, and a suite of 79 PowerPoints focusing on the ready-to-progress criteria found in the DfE guidance. Additional training materials addressing the transition between Year 6 and Year 7 are also particularly relevant when pupils in Year 6 have had their maths learning disrupted.

For secondary schools, an evidence-based guidance document to support discussions about recovery curriculum content and pedagogy is available, along with a series of ‘Planning to teach…’ videos and PowerPoint slides offering advice on teaching crucial KS3 topics. CPD materials include a one-hour training session to help understand the implications for Year 7 of the DfE primary guidance, and six Departmental Workshops for any teachers able to engage in collaborative professional development.