Creating challenge within the Key Stage 1 age-related mathematics curriculum
Is pitching work at the correct level for the most able or setting work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able or improving teaching of the most-able so they achieve higher standards an area of development? Understanding exactly what this means and looks like in the classroom is hard. Pupils who are quick at calculating and getting the right answer might seem secure and ready for the challenge. But do they have depth of understanding? Can they explain their thinking or apply it independently to a different context?
This course will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using our challenge toolkit, we will look at ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence.
The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit launch workshop - Letchworth Garden City
This essential workshop is part of a county-wide programme to introduce schools to the Hertfordshire SEND toolkit. This newly developed resource accompanies the Hertfordshire SEND Quality Offer and the SEND Benchmark & Planning Tool. Together this suite of materials provides schools with a vision, a self-evaluation framework and now has a toolkit providing a range of resources, tools and guidance to support the onward journey.
The secrets of SIMS: a year in the life of a school administrator
By attending this course, delegates will see how to streamline the ways SIMS is used throughout the school year. They will receive key dates and pointers for each month of the year, helping them schedule necessary work across the 12-month period. They will see how to access shortcuts and other useful tips that could make school administrative life easier and their role more efficient. This course will also look at SIMS processes that may not be part of their daily routine, or may be new features that users are not aware of.
The aim of the course is to highlight areas of SIMS that may have been previously unknown and could help to save time in a busy working office.
Year 5 mathematics challenge – Hatfield / Welwyn Garden City (EVENT FULL)
Entries are invited for the Year 5 mathematics challenge 2019. Each school is encouraged to submit a team of four Year 5 pupils for this friendly inter-school competition. The challenge will comprise a mixture of challenge, problem-solving and fun. There are 12 event heats. We look forward to seeing you at one of these. Winners from the individual heats and eight best runners up will go forward to the final, to be held in Stevenage on Friday 20th March.
Schools are limited to one team each initially. Additional teams will be transferred to the waiting list and schools will be contacted nearer the date of their chosen heat if there is capacity to enter these additional teams.