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Episode 3 – Managing the transition from KS2 to KS3 with Vicky Osborne

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Hello and welcome to Digging for the why – the podcast for maths teachers of Years 5-8 looking at continuity and why we need to dig for the why in our lessons.

In this episode, Alison and Andy are joined by a special guest, Vicky Osborn (@CheerVix). Again this episode was recorded in two parts: 

Part One: Andy and Alison

  • The differences between KS2 and KS3 for stakeholders
  • KS3: The Wasted Years? Ofsted report 2015
  • What is being done to address issues from this report? 
  • Valuing the mathematical journey of our students at every stage

Part Two: Andy, Alison and Vicky

  • Andy has a rant
  • Vicky’s experience of the transition years
  • Parents as stakeholders in the transition
  • Is pedagogy the same at KS2 and KS3? What is should be vs what it could be.
  • How does joint planning help plan a scheme of work in KS3?
  • What happens after SATs in Y6?
  • Why do Year 7s put their hand up and ask what to do when they finish their page?

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Your hosts

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Andy Lumley


Alison Hopper


Our intro/outro was produced by a talented young creative – check out his Soundcloud

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