19 June – 23 June 2017

19 June – 23 June 2017

It has been a particularly exciting week for the Maths Hub team, with our kidscom maths trail event taking place, the launch of our much-awaited new schemes, and some great training being delivered!

 

Monday

Kelsey was out delivering an all-day Place Value course today, with Jennifer and Stephen joining her. She had lots of positive feedback after the session, with delegates particularly enjoying using our concrete and pictorial methods to represent numbers! The training day was full of practical activities, and covered topics such as rounding whole and decimal numbers, introducing place value columns, and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Here are a couple of photos from her session:

          

Tuesday

Tuesday was a very eventful day for the Maths Hub team, as we held our first kidscom maths trail at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The event was a resounding success, and the children loved working their way through all our fun maths-related activities! For anyone who missed out, the trail will soon be available to download. Take a look at some of the photos from the day:

                         

Wednesday

Stephen was out delivering a CPA twilight course today – the delegates loved finding out more about our new schemes of learning and how they work – here they are discussing our new ‘small steps’ development:

      

Stephanie was busy running a full day of Bar Modelling training today. Our popular course provides an overview of this powerful approach, and how it works, as well as providing extensive examples of how Bar Modelling can be used to help students plan how to solve complex worded problems. The course is also a fantastic way of finding out how to challenge high attaining students with the Bar Modelling approach. Our next Bar Modelling event will be taking place on 14 July 2017. To find out more or book your place, click here.

Thursday

On Thursday, some of the team booked some time out to work on developing our Reasoning and Problem Solving course. This training allows delegates to discover how they can help students to develop the key skills of reasoning and problem solving, by providing them with practical examples that can be used in every lesson. For further information on this course, please click here.

Friday

In other exciting news, our new and improved schemes of learning for Years 1-6 have finally been launched! The Maths Hub team released the much-anticipated schemes on Tuesday, and have been busy throughout the week carrying out training in various primary schools to explain how the resources can be used as part of the curriculum. Our schemes for the following term will be launching soon, so keep an eye out for these.

The schemes of learning are now available to download through the TES website – here are the links for each year group: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. For the full set of Autumn term schemes, click here.

We have already received some excellent feedback regarding our updated schemes, and hope they will be a great resource for teachers to use for September!