Differentiation in Key Stage 1 mathematics: how to scaffold successful learning

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Deborah Mulroney
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (training@hertsforlearning.co.uk)
Target Audience
Assessment Coordinators / Classroom Teachers / INCos/ SENCos / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Leadership and Management / Mathematics / Support Staff
Event Description
‘[a scaffold is] that [which] enables a child or novice to solve a task or achieve a goal that would be beyond his unassisted effort’ Wood et al 1976, p90. At its most simple, differentiation is the teacher’s response to the variation amongst learners in a classroom. However, differentiation is a vast field, with multiple aspects and opportunities that need to be considered when deciding on the most appropriate adjustments to facilitate maximum learning.

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach; nor is there a magic bullet. It relies on our professional knowledge of our pupils and consideration of a few key questions.

During this course we will be exploring a number of different strategies for scaffolding KS1 pupils throughout the teaching sequence from effective pre teaching, through real time learning adjustments in the classroom, to how we maintain the learning over time. This course builds on ‘Differentiation in maths - scaffolding or metaphorical escalators!’ https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/blog/differentiation-maths-scaffolding-or-metaphorical-escalators
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the course, participants will:

  • gain strategies and approaches to differentiate/scaffold whole class teaching

  • be in a better position to identify, unpick and address the pupils’ needs in the classroom for everyday learning

  • improve the tracking and monitoring of the impact on children’s learning

Additional Information
Start Date
Monday 9 March 2020
End Date
Monday 9 March 2020
Closing Date
Sunday 8 March 2020
09:00 - 16:00
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