Year 5 to Year 8 Continuity

  • Work with teachers from different phases to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3.
  • Improve continuity of learning by pupils in the four years spanning the transition from primary to secondary school.
  • This work group will focus on multiplicative reasoning, developing a consistent approach through discussion, joint lesson design, observation and the development of more effective documentation to support continuity.

Suitable for Year 5, 6, 7 or 8  classroom teachers who wish to develop their teaching of maths, including those who are not maths specialists.

Those with school responsibility for maths, such as heads of department, are welcome to participate even if not teaching a Y5-8 class but should attend alongside a colleague who is teaching a relevant class.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with at least one other colleague from their department. Previous participants have found attending in pairs to be invaluable and reported much greater impact in their schools. Participants in the 2018/19 work group are welcome to participate again.

Venues:  Various

Venue 1: Sebert Wood Community Primary School, Bury St Edmunds

Dates: 28th October, 27th January, 16th March, 15th June

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue 2: Bottisham Village College

Dates: 29th October, 21st January, 17th March, 16th June

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue 3: Soham Village College, Ely

Dates: 7th November, 16th January, 26th March, 11th June

Time: 1 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue 4: Swavesey Village College

Dates: 18th November,  20th January, 16th March, Monday 6th July

Time: 1:30 pm - 4 pm

Venue 5: Gaywood Primary School, King's Lynn

Dates: 26th November, 21st January, 24th March

Time: 1 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue 6: Cambourne Village College

Dates: 26th November, 21st January, 10th March, 16th June.

Time: 4 pm - 6pm

Venue 7: Saffron Walden County High School 

Dates:  5th December, 6th February, 12th March, 25th June.

Time: 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue 8: Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Dates: 9th December, 10th February, 30th March, 1st June

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue 9: Impington Village College, Cambridge

Dates: 23rd January, 12th February, 12th March

Time: 4 pm - 6pm