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19/09/19

Year 6 are having fun at Parliament today learning about the Peoples’ Parliament. https://t.co/CCp1KktgnP

13/09/19

Reception had their first Art lesson today! Designing colourful wallpaper for Mrs Japal...lucky her!! https://t.co/ThwShF0YMU

11/09/19

Waddell Class were blessed to have Eleyna's mummy come and read to us yesterday! We loved the Bumble Bear and Ingenious Jean! Parents, if you want to come and read to us, we'd love to have you! Speak to your class teacher. https://t.co/1nXQmjGIai

25/07/19

Welcome to Costa Del WRAPZ. It's hot here but we have our sunscreen on and are enjoying the sandy beach while the pool fills up. https://t.co/DHqePbgEiO

24/07/19

HPAPL WRAPZ Holiday Club has kicked off with a trip to the cinema, checking out local art and a picnic in the park! https://t.co/ymBDsxn0oy

23/07/19

It's the last day of the academic year and what a year it's been! Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff. Enjoy the well deserved break! We reopen on 2nd Sept for INSET and the children return to school 4th September.

21/07/19

Y6 performance of Matilda. Fantastic beginning of what will be an annual event to mark the continued commitment to the arts in our academy https://t.co/Jvm7kjkIGt

21/07/19

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Another impromptu performance after the rain. Is there no holding back the unadulterated joy seen here. Thank you Lord Harris for initiating and funding our steel pan band trip https://t.co/eJ7LLVzd1I

19/07/19

Smiling until the end. Our eta is now 6.45pm. https://t.co/f23l7rEYfW

19/07/19

MESSAGE TO YEAR 2 PARENTS: Because of adverse weather conditions Year 2 will now return to the academy for 6pm this evening.

19/07/19

Despite the rain, we are still dancing! https://t.co/NIdJNCYUHC

19/07/19

Where are we going? LEGOLAND! And we’re off! https://t.co/qeNDVCsE1K

18/07/19

Benidorm was inspired by Matisse and ‘The Snail’. We used his technique of collaging bright paper to create abstract animals. Look at our lovely work! https://t.co/umaCbU0YhK

18/07/19

It's SHOWTIME!

17/07/19

Our fantastic Academy Choir and Chamber Choir received certificates this morning for their wonderful effort and contribution throughout the year! https://t.co/fhgV92s31V

17/07/19

Nursery are making us all VERY jealous with having a lovely end of year picnic in the park. https://t.co/LJR14AcT64

17/07/19

3/3 A big thank you to thank all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help on the day! It was a successful and fun event enjoyed by all and we look forward to planning some nice treats for the children for the forthcoming academic year.

17/07/19

2/3 Downhills Park Cafe True Craft Sushi Heads Stronghold Climbing Centre Millfield Theatre Alexandra Palace Ice - Rink The Science Museum The Museum of London London Transport Museum Bind Yoga Cafe Lemon

17/07/19

1/3 The Friends of Philip Lane PTA would like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle at the school's Summer BBQ on the 5th July and also to the following businesses -

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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