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22/03/19

Wow! How lucky were we to have the fantastic writer, Jim Smith, with us today? Check out our newsletter for full details! https://t.co/3qDgV5Lxvl

22/03/19

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How lovely to see featuring on your school newsletter. I know had a great time launching it with you and I've had some great questions from your teachers already. Who will be the first class to make it onto our

22/03/19

Scientists, authors, maths! Oh my! Another busy week here at HPAPL. Read all about it here: https://t.co/OjMLJiykbe

21/03/19

Finn’s mum came to nursery yesterday to read a story to the children. The children were very excited (especially Finn) and loved listening to the story. We are always delighted to have parents share stories in nursery. If you would like to read a story come to the nursery staff. https://t.co/cG0Vo7RDGS

21/03/19

Castille class were lucky enough to have Jonah's mum come and read to us! We loved 'Poo Bum', 'Oi Dog' and 'The Book with No Pictures'! Parents, if you are able to come and read to us from 3pm on Mondays or Tuesdays, we would love to have you!

21/03/19

Year 1 had a fantastic time this week! https://t.co/RyFortyUiu

20/03/19

Good morning everyone! Breaking news about The Great Fire of London 🔥 https://t.co/UX2UeG2MSS

15/03/19

Friday is upon us! Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Our newsletter is now online for you to read and enjoy: https://t.co/OC3vrJGxiN

15/03/19

Year 5 loved getting their hands messy yesterday making bases for their volcanoes. They're coming along splendidly! https://t.co/CdHKOX2D8v

15/03/19

Listen to a story on our book headphones or build a Lego city? Our breakfast club children like to do both!! https://t.co/OnCC6ntI8N

14/03/19

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14/03/19

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Vice Principal required at https://t.co/NNzE1quYib

14/03/19

Year 2, Barcelona class, demonstrating collaborative work at its best in their literacy lesson just now! https://t.co/ARZZQeHPEA

14/03/19

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Thanks to the astrophysics department of UCL , Dr F. Diego and Dr Mark Fuller

14/03/19

As part of Science and Engineering week our Year 6 children are currently experiencing a slice of university life as they visit for the 'Your Universe' Astronomy Festival. Inspiration for our future scientists! https://t.co/k0G4oBkfkq

13/03/19

So lovely to see some of our nursery parents/carers this morning and this afternoon for our Maths workshops. Thanks for coming! https://t.co/lfwxlwi3Gk

13/03/19

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Proud of my Year6 leaders at HPAPL.

13/03/19

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Excellent job science team HPAPL!

13/03/19

Thanks for coming Carole! https://t.co/jZTxLTEdwU

13/03/19

More from our brilliant scientists yesterday. https://t.co/dur6UHUTgU

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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