CPD: More Live Sessions

We will be putting on some more live sessions for the final two weeks of term.  The details of these are below.  The sessions outlined here are aimed at Early Level and so would be particularly relevant to teachers in the Early Years, EYPs, Childcare Managers and PSAs however in the interests in understanding the importance of progression in learning we would recommend these sessions to all staff.

We may decide to run an additional session (or two) at other levels as well.  If this is the case, I will post an update on the blog to let people know.

Part of the Early Years Series:

Real World Use of Maths (EARLY LEVEL)

Date: 22.06.20
TIme: 2pm


  • Raise awareness of just how much maths goes on in everyday life!
  • Reflect on how we can notice and extend this learning for children. 
  • Consider how using maths in everyday life can be a focus for engaging with families.
  • Recognise how much more there is to maths than purely focussing on numbers and deliberately planned activities. 
  • Identify an aspect of your practice you would like to develop/improve.

Spatial Awareness (EARLY LEVEL)

Date: 25.06.20
TIme: 2pm


  • Raise awareness around spatial awareness, spatial ability, spatial reasoning, spatial  relationships & spatial understanding. 
  • Consider how spatial awareness supports flexible thinking in maths.  
  • Improve confidence to recognise and identify activities that can support the development of spatial awareness and the concepts involved. 
  • Identify an aspect of your practice you would like to develop.

Curiosity, Creativity and Confidence (EARLY LEVEL)

Date: 29.06.20
TIme: 2pm


  • Develop practitioner confidence to explore open-ended enquiry and encourage children to lead their own learning.
  • Practitioner confidence to support children to make and test predictions and develop understanding of concepts.
  • Identify an aspect of practice to develop.
  • Recognise the links between positive relationships and children’s confidence, curiosity and creativity within maths.


Just a reminder that the recordings for all our sessions can be found on the Highland Digital Hub.

Lots of people have been asking about the slides for training sessions.  I will write a post (hopefully later today) to confirm these are all up on the digital hub.

We are also working on creating a CPD page on the blog so that all the training can be more easily accessed directly from the blog.  Again, I’ll post about that when it has been finalised.



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