Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage Maths
December 5, 2018 | Leeds, UK

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Special topic: Early Years Foundation Stage Maths

A one-day course on teaching early years foundation stage maths


Spark their curiosity early! This course will empower you to build a strong maths foundation for EYFS pupils aged 4–5.

Developing early mathematical understanding during the EYFS stage is essential to pupils’ long-term understanding of maths. Deepen your knowledge of structural mathematical understanding, and gain the confidence to talk maths with your pupils. Learn how to teach the fundamental concepts that are building blocks for future, more complex ideas.

Help and challenge young learners by creating problem solving and early reasoning activities. Plus, come away with long-term planning strategies, ensuring the transition to KS1 is a smooth one.

Teachers, School Leaders and Educational Professionals can now until December 3 for only £205 +vat if you’re a teacher or £325 +vat if you’re a consultant. Seating is limited.

Course highlights

  • Organise mathematical learning into easy to remember themes.
  • Unpick mathematical content to understand its complexity and simplify its teaching.
  • Develop the confidence to ‘talk maths’ all day, every day!
  • Explore how we can develop mathematical skills and attributes in our young learners.
  • Look at how we can meld together the spontaneous and the structured in the classroom.
  • Support the transition from EYFS to Year 1.

Who should attend

This course is ideal for educators specialising in EYFS teaching, or anyone with pupils in the 4-5 age range. Maths leads for reception classes and primary headteachers will also find the course helpful.

Prior experience with Maths — No Problem! or maths mastery is not required.


Simon Norton: MNP Trainer

Simon brings a wealth of experience in leadership and change implementation. He has taught in primary and secondary schools, and worked in leadership for a large international school. Simon has also acted as headteacher for three differently sized schools: a three-form entry school, a small village school, and a school belonging to a learning trust. His diverse background results in a powerful understanding of the challenges faced by school leaders when implementing curriculum change.

Simon was first exposed to the Singapore approach over ten years ago while teaching in Asia. After bringing the approach back to the UK, he has since leveraged the method to teach and coordinate maths.

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Early Years Foundation Stage

Dec 5, 2018


4 Whitehall Quay
Leeds, UK
LS1 4HR

Teachers £205 +vat | Consultants: £325 +vat

Early Years Foundation Stage 1 day Course


“Thanks for a fantastic, interesting and informative course!! Come back soon!!!”

Pauline Campbell HillMaths Co-ordinator

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Course agenda

8:45 Registration and Coffee
9:15 Putting Theory into Practice

  • Exploring key learning theories and how they help understand children’s mathematical development
  • Growing core mathematical competencies for learners
10:30 Refreshments
10:45 Deepening Mathematical Understanding

  • Exploring key learning theories and how they help understand children’s mathematical development
  • Growing core mathematical competencies for learners
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Problem Solving and Investigations

  • Structuring problem solving activities and developing reasoning in the reception classroom
14:30 Refreshment
14:45 Planning

  • Examining a simple structure for long term planning
  • Developing ideas for continuous provision using dot plates and 10 frames
  • Ensuring a smooth transition to KS1
15:45 Questions and Wrap Up
16:00 Course Ends

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