Year 5 to Year 8 Continuity

Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. They will have the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.

Work Groups will meet several times during the year, with participants engaging in gap tasks at their own schools and at other schools between meetings. Meetings and gap tasks may include shared observation, lesson study, collaborative planning using shared models and representations, production of shared progression documents. In previous years, Work Groups have found it helpful to use multiplicative reasoning as a vehicle for exploring curriculum and pedagogical continuity