Early Years SKTM - Number Patterns and Structures

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 ‘Number’ ELG and strategies that promote children’s Early Number Sense (a key indicator of later mathematical success).  Aligned with the NCETM’s Early Years materials, the Work Group will explore the development trajectories of three key areas of early mathematics development: Comparison, Cardinality and Composition.  This Work Group contains the subject knowledge and pedagogy aspects that used to be part of East Midlands South’s successful Early Years F2 TRG: Developing ENS


What's 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-workgroup 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 Work Group may be equally pertinent for the following:

  • 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: Number Patterns and Structures project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


Where and when?

  • Day 1: (face-to-face) - Tuesday 2nd November 2021 All day
  • Reflection session: (Online) - Wednesday 5th January 2022 15:45pm-16:45pm
  • Day 2: (face-to-face) - Monday 10th January 2022 All day
  • Reflection session: (Online) - Monday 21st March 2022 15:45pm-16:45pm
  • Day 3: (face-to-face) - Friday 1st April 2022 All day
  • Reflection session: (Online) - Friday 20th May 2022 15:45pm-16:45pm
  • Day 4: (face-to-face) - Wednesday 25th May 2022 All day



This Programme has now started and we are no longer accepting applications, however if you would like to express an interest in our 2022/23 programme, please complete our expression of interest form