Essential Mathematics for Teaching Assistants at Key Stage 2

Provider: Rising Stars
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Description Teaching Assistants are playing an increasingly significant role in the primary classroom. This course is designed to support TAs by developing their knowledge of mathematics required at Key Stage 2. In addition, it will help participants improve their skills in teaching mathematics by focussing on key techniques such as modelling, assessment and identifying barriers to learning. Essential CPD has been designed to fit around your busy life. It is training you can take anytime, anywhere - Essential CPD is available 24/7. All you need is a PC, laptop or tablet device and an internet connection.
Duration 4 x 1 hour modules

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Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS2, Teaching staff, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Assessment, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Online, Discussion forums, Video
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This course will encourage participants to:

  • recognise the possible barriers to learning in mathematics and strategies to overcome these
  • consider the role of modelling, including practical and visual approaches to secure learning
  • deepen their own understanding of the mathematics in KS2 in order to support learners effectively
  • explore approaches to model and develop the vocabulary and language children require to talk confidently about the mathematics they know and are using
  • try out a range of ideas and strategies in the classroom and reflect on the impact of working in this way in order to develop children’s independence
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Module 1: Breaking down the walls - barriers to learning in mathematics

Module 1 will support participants to:
recognise the potential barriers to learning and their possible causes
develop approaches to help pupils see themselves as learners and foster independence
identify the aspects of number that are likely to be insecure for children leaving KS1 below expected levels
begin to explore how a focus on language and questioning can develop the children’s confidence to communicate and reason about mathematics, including children working at higher levels

Module 2: ‘Unlocking’ the number system and ‘cracking’ calculation

Module 2 will provide opportunities to:
explore the importance of place value and the number system in children’s mathematical development from whole numbers to decimals and fractions
recognise the necessary prior learning, including the acquisition of number facts, required to calculate efficiently and how to avoid establishing misconceptions
deepen participants’ own understanding of the progression in mental and written calculation and the methods used in the primary classroom
recognise opportunities to apply mathematics through areas such as data handling and measure

Module 3: Getting the measure of ‘Shape, space and measure’

Module 3 will provide opportunities to:
gain an overview of the progression of learning within shape, space and measure
reinforce the language, definitions and possible activities to secure understanding of shape and space (including 2-D and 3-D shapes, reflections, rotations and translations)
consider practical approaches to work with measure in the classroom
Module 4: Onwards and upwards - continuing to support mathematics in the classroom

Module 4 will support participants to:
further develop their role in the classroom throughout mathematics lessons
assess progress made by the learners they support
consider next steps to overcome barriers and continue to support and challenge learners
further establish opportunities for ‘risk-taking’ and fostering independence in learners
reflect on their own learning

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.