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KS2-3 Transition


Free 'Supporting Key Stage 2 to 3 Transition in Maths' webinars

  • Place Value – Thursday 22 October 16:00 – 16:45
  • Fractions – Thursday 26 November 16:00 – 16:45
  • Ratio – Thursday 21 January 16:00 – 16:45
  • Statistics – Tuesday 23 March 16:00 – 16:45
  • Algebra – Tuesday 18 May 16:00 – 16:45 - Register here
  • Angles - Thursday 24 June 16:00 – 16:45

The sessions are aimed at teachers of pupils in upper KS2 and KS3 and maths leaders.

Next webinar:
MEI Supporting Key Stage 2 to 3 Transition in Maths Session 5 – Algebra
Tuesday 18 May 16:00 – 16:45
The focus of this webinar is on securing understanding of algebra across the KS2-3 transition.

In the session we will explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the new Primary Maths Guidance Document.


Previous webinars

Thursday 22 October 16:00 – 16:45

The focus of this webinar is on securing understanding in place value across the KS2-3 transition.

In the session we will explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the new Primary Maths Guidance Document.

We consider:

  • Why place value understanding is important
  • How we represent place value
  • How we talk about place value

The session is aimed at teachers of pupils in upper KS2 and KS3 and maths leaders.

Thursday 26 November 16:00 – 16:45

The focus of this webinar is on securing understanding of fractions across the KS2-3 transition.

In the session we will explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the new Primary Maths Guidance Document.

We consider:

  • How understanding of fractions builds across KS2 and into KS3
  • The importance of identifying the whole
  • Representation to support understanding of fractions

The session is aimed at teachers of pupils in upper KS2 and KS3 and maths leaders.

Thursday 21 January 16:00 – 16:45

The focus of this webinar is on securing understanding of ratio across the KS2-3 transition.

In the session we will explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the new Primary Maths Guidance Document.

We consider:

  • Know what it means to understand ratio at KS2
  • Know how to build understanding of ratio across KS2 and 3
  • Know how representation and language can support understanding of ratio and connect with other areas of the maths curriculum

The session is aimed at teachers of pupils in upper KS2 and KS3 and maths leaders.

Thursday 23 March 16:00 – 16:45

The focus of this webinar is on securing understanding of Statistics across the KS2-3 transition.

In the session we will explore curriculum and pedagogical continuity across the KS2 to 3 transition and look at the new Primary Maths Guidance Document.

We consider:

  • Know what it means to understand Statistics at KS2
  • Know how to build understanding of Statistics across KS2 and 3
  • Know how representation and language can support understanding of Statistics and connect with other areas of the maths curriculum

The session is aimed at teachers of pupils in upper KS2 and KS3 and maths leaders.


MEI's Calculator Crunch… it’s fun and it’s free!

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Calculator Crunch is an annual event that takes place over 9 days each summer. Every morning an exciting challenge is released on our twitter and webpage, alongside a set of home learning resources.

Our Calculator Crunch is a fun way to continue to engage Year 6s with maths whilst also developing their confidence with calculators, ready for maths at secondary school. The activities in the challenge provide extra practice for Year 6s and 7s in key areas of the maths curriculum.

Parents and carers can use the challenge activities with their children at home, and teachers can incorporate them into work they are setting for pupils either in school or remotely.

If you have any questions about the Calculator Crunch, please contact Alison Hopper.

There’s also a template you can use to create certificates for students who take part:


Our 2019 Calculator Crunch was supported with two free lesson plans – one for use with Year 6 students, and another for use with current Year 7 students and/or with Year 6 students as a secondary-led transition activity.

You can download the lesson plans and accompanying PowerPoints below: