Introducing and making the most of Reception ESSENTIALmaths

Course Tutors
Gill Shearsby-Fox, Deborah Mulroney
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (
Target Audience
Early Years Leaders / Early Years Practitioners / ECT (Early Career Teacher) / Middle Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Webinar, Course
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
Teachers will be guided to understand how the new HfL Reception ESSENTIALmaths suite of resources provide a structured approach that maps effective teaching through sequences of key learning across the year. Delegates will walk through the learning sequences and key mathematical concepts with opportunities to explore how to adapt a range of resources to the needs of their class and have the ear of the experts to help them.

This training will identify how they:

• are adaptable to meet the needs of individual classes
• enhance teacher subject knowledge
• unpick and illustrate the concepts that need to be understood
• celebrate high quality and rich provision in the Early Years

This course includes the suite of digital resources and will comprise a number of live training dates that are delivered in June, July and September. The training blends the live and pre-recorded sessions, set tasks (assignments) and readings. A link to the materials will be sent via email. Delegates will also have opportunities to ask their questions to the presenters in the live provision, when they have had time to apply what they have learned.

The course has been designed to guide and develop teachers’ provision and represents the collaboration between the HFL Early Years Advisers and the Primary Maths Team to ensure success.

Delegates will be required to attend all training dates.
Please note date changes for sessions 4 and 5.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the course, participants will:

  • be introduced to the suite of maths planning and resources

  • understand how the resources are structured and how to make effective use of each essential element

  • be supported in adapting the resources to the needs of their class taking into account those that may be early adopters of the EYFS reforms implementing revised early learning goals

  • develop effective learning sequences that provide the right structure and time to secure the key learning

  • clarify what really secure learning looks like and strategies to deepen learning

Additional Information
Delegates will be required to attend all live training dates:
  1. Wednesday 16th June 2021 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  2. Wednesday 30th June 2021 4pm - 5pm
  3. Wednesday 14th July 2021 1.30pm -2.30pm
  4. Wednesday 22nd September 2021 4pm - 5pm
  5. Wednesday 6th October 2021 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Closing Date
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Session Session date Session time Session venue
1 16 June 2021 13:30 - 14:30 Webinar
2 30 June 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Webinar
3 14 July 2021 13:30 - 14:30 Webinar
4 22 September 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Webinar
5 06 October 2021 13:30 - 14:30 Webinar
Maximum Places
Maximum places per establishment
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