Only Connect – The Importance of Making Connections in Medium Term Planning


Connections puzzle

Over the holidays, many teachers will be sitting down to make medium term plans for their maths lessons.  This might be for the entire time or it might only be for a block of learning, perhaps two or three weeks, but I’d hope that they will be giving some thought as to what the learning will look like over the course of the whole term.  They’ll be looking at assessment records or notes they’ve written on their weekly plans or elsewhere to see what the priorities are.  They’ll be looking at the objectives for the year or for the next steps in learning and making sure there’ll be opportunities to visit these during the term.  For Year 6 teachers, with the SATs in May drawing ever closer, there’ll probably be a particular urgency and focus on the gaps that need to be plugged before Easter.

Medium term planning is important…

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