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20/11/18

Another busy day at HPAPL as we welcome to the academy to take our photos. We can't wait to see the results!

19/11/18

1/3 What a fantastic effort we had on Friday for our Bake Off! The winner was this incredible Pudsey cake but you can find some of our other entries in the thread below. As always, thanks to our wonderful parents, carers and pupils for getting involved! https://t.co/rOvlFtjhi4

16/11/18

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#2018 #❤️ https://t.co/gBDCjnrlaa

16/11/18

Barcelona class have been busy learning to print during art week. They have been carving crowns into polystyrene to link to their topic ‘Famous Queens’. https://t.co/TyIlkKNpGR

16/11/18

Guess who?! Children In Need begins at breakfast club. Don’t forget to bring £1 today! https://t.co/PKMMgQSCvk

15/11/18

Here are our Year 6 girls at the Haringey Primary table tennis competition at Gladesmore School. They did us proud! Well done girls! https://t.co/F7CvMiE67N

15/11/18

How much fun can you have with a giant parachute at after school club? The answer is LOTS!!!!! https://t.co/ZtPJXwG27i

15/11/18

The WRAPZ kids have been busy decorating biscuits for our children in need cake sale. Bring some change with you at 3:30pm if you would like to buy one of these delicious treats. https://t.co/AOYRknDhKY

12/11/18

Thank you very much to the parents and children of who baked for us at the weekend, we had a very successful first day of Bake Sale! We will hold another sale tomorrow in the playground. All profits go to so please come and get yourself a baked goodie! https://t.co/8MIum7fFdL

12/11/18

Last week the Y5 & 6 boys table tennis team competed in the Haringey Primary Table Tennis Competition at Gladesmore Community School and the Y5 & 6 mixed tag rugby team at the Haringey Primary Tag Rugby Competition at New River Sports Centre. Quite a busy week for our athletes! https://t.co/dnrP9uQ1cK

12/11/18

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Cake sale ready! https://t.co/3FahL9WzeQ

09/11/18

The early years team have been making poppies this week and have made a remembrance display. https://t.co/l9kkmHRxno

09/11/18

Hi Carole, this one is for reception parents/carers.

08/11/18

On Wednesday 14th November at 9am, Reception Parents and Carers are invited to a Read Write Inc workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out how your child learns to read at school and help you with supporting your child at home! https://t.co/9jVaSWiR1D

08/11/18

Castille loved having Jonah's mum come in and read to us! 'Dinosaur Poo' was hilarious and 'Hiku' was adorable! Parents, if you would like to come in and read to us, we would love to have you too! https://t.co/yroTdRkVfE

08/11/18

We are delighted you enjoyed it Tina! Thank you for your feedback! https://t.co/3uz8bSxSiD

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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