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Year 5 Maths Subject Knowledge

Discussion in 'Primary' started by takethatno1fan, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. takethatno1fan

    takethatno1fan New commenter

    Hi all,

    After several years teaching Year 2, I am about to take over a Year 5 class for half a term in a different school. Can anyone point me in the direction of useful subject knowledge (particularly for maths) help as I'm really aware of the hike in expectations and I haven't taught upper KS2 for several years.

    Many thanks
  2. SocialistTeach

    SocialistTeach New commenter

    We've done a swap! I've taught Y5 for the past few years and have moved to Y2. I've done lots of talking to colleagues who are more experienced/better at maths than I, and asked them to do a bit of 'pre teaching' for me. That's what helped the most. Curriculum breakdowns/target grids helped too as I knew exactly what I'd have to focus on. This book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-Explained-Primary-Teachers-Haylock/dp/1446285871) is a good investment. Always good to have a look at last year's planning/resources if staff at your school regularly upload to a shared area.

    Good luck - some of the things Y5 are being asked to do on the new curriculum are not pretty!
  3. Andrew Jeffrey

    Andrew Jeffrey New commenter

    Another thing you might find helpful is the NCETM website, as it has a section about your own subject knowledge, and then resources to fill the gaps I'll try to find the link if you like.
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  4. Andrew Jeffrey

    Andrew Jeffrey New commenter

  5. takethatno1fan

    takethatno1fan New commenter

    Thanks both of you. Andrew, I'll have a look at the link. Socialistteach - good luck in Y2!!
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