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23/05/19

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our movie night - all proceeds will go towards covering the cost of the Y6 production! https://t.co/0Vsq4AikFh

23/05/19

Good question! Movie night is 6pm - 8pm tonight. See you all there! https://t.co/54eD3Iz1nE

23/05/19

Join us tonight for our movie night! We're going to be showing Matilda to get everyone excited for our production! £1 entry per child (adults go free) and £1 for popcorn with a drink! https://t.co/jj1DdQ2phy

23/05/19

WOW! Well done La Coruna for being so entertaining and informative in assembly this morning. https://t.co/TceJ6bLGvS

22/05/19

We’re getting ready for a production like no other! Eat the cake Bruce! Get ready for the movie night tomorrow £1 per child https://t.co/c1hsS34hC9

22/05/19

"Bye bye Butterflies!" How sweet it this?! https://t.co/qLZDC3zruo

22/05/19

On Tuesday it was time for Benidorm to say goodbye to our butterflies after watching them change from tiny caterpillars. We looked after them for three weeks and will miss them very much 🦋. Good luck butterflies and we hope to see you again in the playground! https://t.co/4MubvbtHrt

22/05/19

The staff were getting jealous of all art the children have been creating lately; so they were treated to a lesson by Ms Tarr. How do you think they did? https://t.co/e4zfe7DNBW

22/05/19

HPAPL is OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/n2JiTjP1vW

21/05/19

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Proud to host the apple celebration and welcome children from to showcase their learning. They were all amazing! Thanks https://t.co/fJkY9GRYG6

21/05/19

Tweet 2: Year 6! Here are the words for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ – use these while you’re listening to the previous link! https://t.co/ar5LEALnaR

21/05/19

Year 6! Here are the tracks for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ that you’ll be singing at the Barbican. https://t.co/D6xnMhYS9M

21/05/19

What a treat! Yesterday we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. They wowed our pupils with some exceptional pieces of classical music and even passing staff took a moment to enjoy the fantastic music! https://t.co/LKO96DmAVG

20/05/19

Guess who came out to say hello to Benidorm class this afternoon... 3 beautiful butterflies 🦋! We cannot wait for our other chrysalises to metamorphose! https://t.co/IZYcn70yiw

17/05/19

The SATs are over and the news is out, our Year 6 production is... https://t.co/XqxGIegtFK

17/05/19

Our Stars of the Week! Well done everyone! https://t.co/l19QyPJSrJ

16/05/19

Year 3 have been fortunate to have had a visit today from geologist Susan Brown, aka Samuel in La Coruna's grandmother. She ran a workshop teaching the children all about fossils. We want to say a big thank you to Samuel's gran! https://t.co/P9M2wWqKiL

15/05/19

The nursery children went to Downhills park to look for changes in the environment and minibeasts. We saw roses, trees full of leaves and lots minibeasts. https://t.co/qdllED09ip

15/05/19

Some of our fabulous Year 6 eating a hearty breakfast before they tackle day 3 of SATS. Send them positive thoughts! https://t.co/SXlSYPtw3o

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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