S Tyneside Primary Maths News

South Tyneside Primary Maths Update April 2016

Summer Term News

Welcome to the Summer edition of the South Tyneside Primary Maths News Letter.

Just to remind you that the Summer Term Subject Leader's network meeting for South Tyneside schools is on Tuesday 21st June at OpenZone CLC starting at 4.00

Please contact Steve Robert for more information:


Fun Stuff

Professional Development Events In South Tyneside

There are two professional development events coming up in South Tyneside sponsored by Oxford School Improvement.

  1. Building The Outstanding Maths School: Helping Schools Meet The Challenges & Opportunities Of The 2014 Maths Curriculum.
  2. Inspire Maths And The Singapore Approach To Maths Teaching.

See below for full details and how to apply:

Building The Outstanding Maths School

Friday 27th May

9.00 - 3.00

Clervaux Exchange,

Clervaux Terrace,


NE32 5UP

Cost £40.00

During the day Sami Miller (Independent Maths Consultant with over 25 year's experience) will clarify the inspirational and aspirational aims of the 2014 National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics and consider strategies and approaches which:

 Create a whole school maths vision

 Lead to stimulating and informed teaching which engages all pupils

 Contextualise mathematics at every opportunity

 Challenge the pre conceptions of pupil potential

 Increase positive parental engagement with mathematics

 Generate memorable maths moments

Book your place through the South Tyneside Workforce Development Team:

phone: 0191 426 8105

e-mail: julie.rose@southtyneside.gov.uk or lynn.freer@southtyneside.gov.uk

Click here for full details

Inspire Maths And The Singapore Approach To Teaching Mathematics

Thursday 16th June

1.30 - 4.30 (Registartion from 1.00)

OpenZone CLC,

Temple Park Road

South Shields,

NE34 0QA

Free Event.

Find out how Inspire Maths can transform mathematics
teaching and learning in your school
The new National Curriculum has higher expectations of pupils (and teachers) and
requires learning for mastery. This workshop, led by UK experts in the Singapore approach to teaching and learning mathematics, will explore aspects of this approach that could help you to meet these increased standards whilst also creating confident and enthused learners of mathematics. Through this free afternoon workshop we will consider how the Singapore approach to mathematics and the Inspire Maths programme:

  • Develops fluency and mastery leading to deep conceptual understanding
  • Uses a spiral approach to develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving
  • Utilises the ‘Singapore Bar’ model drawing method as a valuable problem-solving tool
  • Embeds variation theory in effective textbook content to support pupil learning

Click here to find and more and sign up through Eventbrite

As part of her work, the NCETM’s Director for Primary, Debbie Morgan, travels the country speaking to thousands of teachers about teaching for mastery. Her presentation is developing all the time, with frequent updates and refinements to reflect input and experiences from teachers exploring new teaching approaches themselves.

This presentation was given to a conference of teachers in Lincolnshire in December 2015.

Click here to go to Website for Presentation and slides

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