Applications for 2023/24 KS1 Mastering Number are now OPEN. This programme and its Work Groups are open to all schools that have not yet engaged with the Mastering Number Programme.
Schools that apply by the 24th March 2023 and are accepted onto the Programme will be prioritised to receive a free allocation of rekenreks. Schools that apply after this date should still receive a free allocation but these will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.
Who can take part?
This programme and its Work Groups are open to all schools that have not yet engaged with the Mastering Number Programme.
Lead participants from Work Group schools will be three teachers – one each from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – known as Lead Teachers. Some support will also be given to subject leaders and headteachers. Where appropriate, Lead Teachers are expected to support the other teachers in their year group.
What is involved?
This programme focuses on the key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1. Participating schools will receive central training (online and face-to-face) and a wealth of pupil-facing resources.
There is an expectation that schools will provide a daily teaching session for all children of 10 to 15 minutes, in addition to their normal maths lesson. Lead Teachers in schools will also contribute to an online community to share practice and engage in critical reflection.
- Your pupils will be able to clearly communicate their mathematical ideas
- You will develop a secure understanding of how to build firm mathematical foundations
- You will work to develop teaching strategies focused on developing fluency in calculation and number sense for all children
- You will develop understanding and use of appropriate manipulatives to support your teaching of mathematical structures f
What is the cost?
The Mastering Number Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools. Whilst digital rekenreks are freely available online, schools that apply by the 24th March 2023 and are accepted onto the Programme will receive a free allocation of physical rekenreks.
Please click on the link below, follow the instructions and complete our online application form. Apply before 24th March to receive a guaranteed a free allocation of rekenreks.