Teacher Research Group- Maths Hubs working with NCETM
On Thursday (27th April), Tina Duffy along with Dale Fitzpatrick attended the second of 4 sessions to further develop the schools' approach towards mastery.
Within this meeting the teachers discussed representations and structures in Maths, these were predominately linked to addition and subtraction. On this occasion they also observed a year 4 lesson within the Ofsted graded outstanding school (Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire). Within this lesson the teacher used many of the strategies that are already used at Eye C of E Primary e.g. the children identifying the odd one out, spotting the teachers learning mistakes and them becoming the teachers within the lesson to support their peers.
During the second half of the session, the group explored bar modelling approaches, which are embedded at Eye C of E Primary. These included discussions around the part-whole model and comparison bar modelling approaches. These are visual supports that the children create to help them solve problems from year 2 to 6. Further discussions were around the importance of ten and five frames within Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage, these can be seen at Eye C of E in the form of egg boxes which the children have enjoyed exploring regularly this year.
Should you wish to find out any further information about this research group, feel free to contact Mrs Duffy or Mr Fitzpatrick directly.