05 May – 09 June 2017
It has been a busy week back at the WRMH HQ, with more work on our new schemes of learning, lots of training being delivered (particularly CPA) and a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to discuss our exciting maths trail coming up soon!
On Monday, Stephanie and Corinne were out delivering a CPD session at a local school. These sessions are excellent for developing a deeper understanding of concepts, and discovering how to implement these effectively in the classroom. They also provide staff with inspiration and practical ideas they can implement immediately. To find out more about our CPD training, please contact us. Jennie was busy leading a fun-filled CPA course all day – it was great to see all the delegates so engaged! Here’s a photo from her session, with the teachers having some very interesting and in-depth discussions:
Beth was in York on Tuesday, leading a CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) session with STEM learning. The session went well, with delegates having the opportunity to experiment with lots of practical activities involving concrete manipulatives. Here’s a photo from her session:
Beth was also thrilled to hear how enthusiastic the KS1 teachers were about our upcoming resources for September!
Throughout this week, the Maths Hub team also did some further planning on our new and improved schemes of learning for Sep 2017. Our popular free resources incorporate feedback from teachers across the UK, who have been invited to share their thoughts. Examples of changes made include improving ordering of teaching blocks, which allows for more time on certain topics, such as number. The updated schemes of learning will be releasing on 20 June 2017 – not long to go now!
Kelsey was in Wigan today, delivering our third CPA session of the week! The rest of the team spent some more time on our schemes of learning, and also did some work on ‘small steps’. This was another request from current users of our resources, who asked for ‘a breakdown of the small steps required to teach the content of the National Curriculum’. The WRMH team have responded to the feedback received, and are therefore in the process of producing a detailed and coherent step-by-step progression plan, which will make content easier to teach.
In other news, over the Spring break, our Maths Hub team visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park to do some further preparations for our upcoming maths trail – taking place on 20 June 2017. The team even took along Rusty – the WRMH’s trusted dog! Places sold out almost immediately, but the trail will be available to download for free after the event. The maths trail will incorporate various fun-filled mathematical activities at the park – here’s a sneak preview from our visit: