Year 5 to 8 Continuity

Year 5 to 8 Continuity

Type: Work Group For: KS2 and KS3 teachers
Time:  5 half days Cost: Free of charge

Primary and secondary schools work together to improve communication between KS2 and KS3 considering subject knowledge and pedagogy.

The programme aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3 by pairing teachers from local schools to work together on a common area of the curriculum.

By exploring the approaches, language and key representations used at each phase participants gain a greater insight into the student journey.

Pupil Outcomes

• Better prepared for the curriculum transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3
• An improved understanding of the chosen topics, based on strong connections with Key Stage 2 foundations
• A positive attitude to mathematics.

Channels of communication are strengthened between local schools, enabling for a more coherent transition in mathematics for students.

Expectations of Participating Schools

It is advised that schools are represented by Upper Key Stage 2 and Lower Key Stage 3 teachers.
Participants are expected to:
• Attend all four afternoon sessions and contribute to group discussions and activities
• Engage in gap tasks back in the classroom and provide feedback to their cross-phase partners.

What will participating schools gain?

  • Four in-person afternoon sessions across the year delivered by NCETM accredited PD Leads
  • A chance to strengthen links with your local schools in the opposite phase
  • Gain knowledge and experience of the curriculum at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, with a clear understanding of what pupils at each phase are expected/able to do at all levels of attainment
  • Working with colleagues in local schools, a consistent approach is developed to ensure continuity for the student journey. This supports children as they move from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3.KS3 pupils show improved understanding of the chosen topics, based on strong connection with KS2 foundations.

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