Early Years SKTM - Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures

This Work Group aims to help teachers in EYFS improve their mathematical subject knowledge alongside developing understanding of age-appropriate pedagogies suitable for Early Years settings. Sessions will have an emphasis on promoting areas of the Early Years mathematics Educational Programme that are important for later mathematical achievement.


What is involved?

  • Four (full day) workshops, working with teachers from other schools.
  • School-based development tasks and independent study to develop classroom practice.
  • Regular, short reflection sessions
  • Completion of evaluations and post-Work Group reports.

Aligned with the NCETM’s Early Years materials, this pathway will explore the development trajectories of three key areas of early mathematics development: Pattern, Spatial Reasoning and Measure alongside three associated pedagogical aspects.


What are the benefits?

  • You will enhance your early mathematics subject knowledge
  • You will review and enhance the mathematical learning opportunities and
    pedagogical approaches across your provision


  • Your pupils will to communicate their mathematical thinking and foster an enjoyment and understanding of mathematics


What are the expectations?

Participants (supported by their schools) are expected to:

  • attend all the sessions
  • complete gap tasks in their schools and independent study between the sessions
  • keep a reflective log
  • contribute to online communities and the evaluation process


Who can apply?

This programme is available to practitioners in school’s who would like to develop their
subject knowledge for teaching mathematics in the Early Years.

The programme may be pertinent for the following:

  • Practitioners in EYFS who are new to teaching mathematics on the Early Years
    (including ECTs)
  • Practitioners experienced in EYFS who have not received early mathematics specific


  • Subject Leads wanting to develop capacity to support their Early Years colleagues.


What is the cost?

The Early Years SKTM: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


Where and When?

The face-to-face sessions will be a full day (exact timings to be confirmed) and held at Kibworth Grammar School Hall, School Road, Kibworth, LE8 0JE

  • Welcome: A pre-recorded video will be released W/C 24/10/22
  • Research Session: A pre-recorded video will be released W/C 24/10/22
  • Day 1 (face-to-face): Tuesday 8th November
  • Reflection 1 (online): Thursday 12th January – 1pm-2.30pm
  • Day 2 (face-to-face): Tuesday 31st January
  • Reflection 2 (online): Thursday 9th March - 3pm-4.30pm
  • Day 3 (face-to-face): Tuesday 28th March*
  • Reflection 3 (online): Tuesday 16th May - 1pm-2.30pm
  • Day 4 (face-to-face): Wednesday 24th May (Venue to be confirmed)



This Programme has now started and we are no longer accepting applications, however if you would like to express an interest in our 2023/24 programme, please complete our expression of interest form