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21/01/20

We loved it, thank you for coming 😀

21/01/20

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Hello! Thanks for welcoming us into your school. We hope the assembly is fun and informative and helps your students stay safe.

20/01/20

Abuse is not okay! 👎 https://t.co/CrHfwsxVH6

20/01/20

Today we had a visit from the NSPCC 👍 https://t.co/JjeoZK2BSe

15/01/20

Year 1 at the fairground! 🎪 Their first xylophone lesson and what good rhythm. 🎵 🎶 🥁 https://t.co/AsxoCnqKDg

17/12/19

What an amazing strings concert to keep us in the Christmas spirit!🎻🎄 https://t.co/jfgWzSd9tF

17/12/19

Our incredible choir are spreading good cheer at Protheroe House this morning with their beautiful voices https://t.co/WrpSZiC5LL

13/12/19

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World Class performance by the World Class Students led by a World Class Leader. Congratulations! https://t.co/d6UqykGc2U

13/12/19

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To be world class pupils must compete. In 2019 the student who stood out above ALL competition was our very own Samuel. WHAT AN ANAXING ACHIEVEMENT https://t.co/3xUnrE6CJ3

13/12/19

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HPAC playing at the World Class Ceremony 2019 at the Cambridge University . https://t.co/ylQuKk6sfI

13/12/19

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Well deserved - congratulations to everyone https://t.co/mpvlLHRmdc

13/12/19

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So proud of our Harris family joining us AT WORLD CLASS SCHOOLS Harris Morden and Hartis Beckenham https://t.co/EMbuFdxBSN

13/12/19

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Harris Academy Coleraine Park is NOW WORLD CLASS! 2019 such a prestigious award. Extremely proud! https://t.co/KOg6HRE130

13/12/19

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CONGRATULATIONS! Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park recognised as a World Class School in 2019 by the Cambridge University . https://t.co/SohDhphnwu

13/12/19

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HPACP, World Class School , well deserved title awarded by the Cambridge University . https://t.co/M1vFyBeo2g

13/12/19

Creating awe and wonder; Silent Night - in beautiful 2-part harmony. https://t.co/oEp0S71nfE

13/12/19

Another beautiful solo - verse 2 “We Three Kings” well done for being so brave and stepping out of your comfort zone. https://t.co/FHE01QKPGb

13/12/19

Stunning solo singing of Verse 1 by Hazel ‘We Three Kings’ https://t.co/3FJD7RWmMQ

13/12/19

Building cultural capital as our Y4,5,6 sing by heart the verses of Britain’s most traditional carols https://t.co/TQEYXzlp3q

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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