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 the ‘Shapes, Space and Measures’ ELG and promote the understanding of relationships through verbalising generalisations and visualising spatial connections (key aspects to developing mathematical thinking). Aligned with the NCETM’s Early Years materials, the Work Group will explore the development trajectories of three key areas of early mathematics development: Pattern, Shapes & Space and Measures.


What is involved?

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


What are the benefits?

  • enhancing early mathematics subject knowledge
  • supporting a range of pedagogical approaches across the provision


  • supporting pupils 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?

The programme is available to teachers in EYFS who would like to develop their subject knowledge for teaching mathematics. The Programme may be equally pertinent for:

  • teachers in EYFS who are new to teaching mathematics in the Early Years


  • teachers in EYFS who have not received early mathematics specific training


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?

To be Confirmed. 



If you would like to express an interest in our 2022/23 programme, please complete our expression of interest form