Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8.
Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. Whilst many Work Groups will focus on using Multiplicative Reasoning resources, Work Groups can explore any aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum.
Participants and their schools will:
- deepen knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across KS2 and KS3
- understand the approaches which will support pupils as they move from KS2 to KS3, including the importance of consistency of language and representations
- make use of common approaches, representations and language across phases
- develop collaboration between primary and secondary colleagues on issues of curriculum and pedagogy, making them part of the school’s transition practice
There are three opportunities to participate in this work group, one run by Jane Hawkins who is based in Cullompton College (mid Devon) and the second group is run by Phil Eadie based at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester and lastly there is a group run by Justin Talbot in based in Bournemouth/Poole. Although currently all sessions are held online.