Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Early Years Teachers

This project is deigned to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What is involved?

This year, we will be offering one SKTM Early Years Work Group, which will focus on the development of: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures.

The work Group has three core elements, three associated pedagogy sessions, and tasks to support the transition from theory to practice.

Who can take part?

These programmes are designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five years olds. This may be particularly relevant for ECTs, teachers that have moved phases, or teachers who have not received maths-specific training in the areas of pattern, shape, space and measures

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
  • consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.

Cost: The SKTM – Early Years Teachers project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools


Monday 28th February 

Monday 28th March 

Monday 9th May