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16/07/18

And here's the winning team! https://t.co/VhFMWK4BOS

16/07/18

Year 3 had fantastic fun with their end of topic maths challenge last week https://t.co/jQxVDwYTLt

10/07/18

What amazing music makers we have at HPAPL! Here’s just a taster of all our end of term concerts. Well done to the children who have performed and thanks to all the fantastic music teachers. Thanks too to all the parents for supporting your children’s music making! https://t.co/EF3HVeAamk

06/07/18

We hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather! We’ve had another busy week at HPAPL, you can find out all about it here: https://t.co/UlpmBbFEuy

05/07/18

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New Yr7 admissions this evening at PV at 4:15-6pm.Looking forward to seeing you all there!

03/07/18

Short inspection of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane by Ofsted. Read the report here: https://t.co/GFFBjmDHX9

02/07/18

An announcement regarding our recent one day Ofsted inspection: https://t.co/tWOuTPhjAv

02/07/18

Thanks so much to FOPL for the fantastic BBQ they held on Friday afternoon. The atmosphere was just right and the weather helped too. We agree with - it's getting better every year! https://t.co/n6GbygIp2n

28/06/18

Never a dull day at HPAPL. Here's Valencia class demonstrating forces in action https://t.co/x5fDonLMVv

25/06/18

Haringey council are running a FREE crash course on in July for any Year 6 pupils that are interested! It will run by their swimming instructors at Tottenham green with small groups. Details in the image below! https://t.co/ElnRipHAjO

25/06/18

The FOPL BBQ is this Friday and we're sure you're looking forward to it just as much as we are! Remember, any Jolly Jam Jars or raffle prizes you might like to donate are gratefully received!

25/06/18

The children have been busy washing the bikes in nursery today and they are doing an incredible job, don't you think? https://t.co/oDy7Qlw2WI

25/06/18

Year 6 had a fantastic hands-on experience at the Britain At War experience last week! https://t.co/vnS0jndLez

25/06/18

Happy Monday! We're excited for the week ahead at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. But in case you missed our news from last week you can catch up here: https://t.co/2odcmvhXuF

23/06/18

There have been some changes to our calendar, you can see our updates here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

20/06/18

A very busy day for our future Fire Fighters in Nursery! https://t.co/6NBy9Kf5nK

19/06/18

Our little scientists exploring making bubbles. https://t.co/rw2NZ0i13w

19/06/18

Granada have just attended the most incredible performance - we are yet again blown away! https://t.co/XTrUwcmTbS

18/06/18

Details of our forthcoming SRE open afternoons below. We look forward to welcoming those of you who can attend on Tuesday and Wednesday. https://t.co/3qpi0r1kuM

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Mathematics

At Philip Lane mathematics is taught daily. We have high expectations for all our children and make lessons fun, interactive and relevant for all pupils.

 

In the Early Years we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Our approach is informed by best practice from across the world, including how maths is taught in Singapore.

The teaching principles are based on a concrete – pictorial – abstract – cycle of learning. There are many reasons that this approach develops understanding so well, but one key factor is its step-by-step approach that can be used at home or in the classroom. Young children are happy playing with blocks or drawing pictures. But they can find number symbols like 5 + 2 = 7 mystifying!

The Singapore method begins by allowing children to start learning about maths by playing with real objects, blocks or cut-out pictures. They build confidence with the basic ideas of adding and taking away. There is then a second stage of drawing pictures representing the objects. And only later do they gradually start to add numbers to their drawings...

 

Beyond the early years our children will build on their learning using our Effective Maths curriculum. Please click here for access to the Effective Mathematics website, where you can find out more about the approach we use. Effective Maths is underpinned by highly visual and concrete approaches to mathematics and is fully aligned to the expectations set out in the National Curriculum 2014. This approach has a strong base of evidence to show it really develops knowledge and understanding for all pupils including our most able.

Children must be exposed to different representations of mathematical concepts in order to embed understanding, as well as manipulating known number facts through missing number scenarios. There is a strong emphasis on maths talk and learning key mental basic skills, such as number bonds, multiplication facts and the inverses. The expectations of the National Curriculum have changed and whilst it is important to challenge all pupils, we must also ensure that children are making progress towards mastery level by having opportunities to reason about number and recognise patterns and relationships; which will only be the case if pupils are taught how to develop these skills.

 

The Effective Maths approach is further supported by the use of Maths No Problem textbooks, which are based on the Singapore approach. These textbooks have been endorsed by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics) who are working in collaboration with the Maths Hubs. The Maths Hubs are being funded by the Department for Education.

 

We are able to provide additional support for pupils who are struggling with an area or aspect of mathematical development. Our tracking of all our pupils’ progress enables us to identify any barriers, issues or gaps in learning early on.  We will deliver small group sessions taught by our most experienced teachers in addition to the daily maths lesson.

 

To support your understanding, we run workshops about methods of teaching maths for parents. Please see our diary of events for details and dates. Sometimes, the methods we teach are different from those parents and carers used when they were at school. If you have any questions about mathematics at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane, please do speak to your class teacher.

 

Gamel Al-Obaidley