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20/04/18

Won 4, lost 0. What a triumph for these sun creamed boys! https://t.co/tyJbkJQ81U

20/04/18

Our art exhibition was a success! Sculptures and clay work now decorate our academy. The children were extremely proud of their achievements. https://t.co/6tg9UutxIo

20/04/18

Our World War Two evacuees - gas boxes at the ready. https://t.co/IaiU0xkjKW

20/04/18

Some WW2 Anderson Shelters have arrived at HPAPL - don’t they look real! The children used moss, flowers and shrubs to complete the look. https://t.co/c7gFqWDO4U

20/04/18

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EYFS Class Teacher required at https://t.co/xXS1G6hJ3X

18/04/18

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We're looking for and Teachers . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/dACVZGbmSi https://t.co/SEkvdf808d

18/04/18

We've had two new GEO-orgeous additions to our KS1 can KS2 playgrounds. Will you spot them this week? Join in our Geography playground competition - more information in this week's news letter! https://t.co/U0y52WzOSK

17/04/18

Valencia's - Spring has sprung! https://t.co/viUoVxbj6R

16/04/18

Another very busy term ahead for us here at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. If you'd like to know what's coming up, check out our website diary here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

16/04/18

On Friday 20th April at 3pm we will be displaying the art work Years 1 - 5 did during Art Week last term. We hope you can make it and for those of you that can't, don't worry - we'll tweet some pictures of the displays!

16/04/18

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are delighted to be back! We'd love to hear what you got up to over the break and if you have any pictures of exciting activities you got up to we'd love to see them!

29/03/18

We hope all our pupils enjoy a well-deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018.

29/03/18

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A big welcome to from . Hope u enjoy the service and don't forget about our free learning resources and webinars to help you get started! Happy !

27/03/18

Hi Carole, yes they are keeping it up and are loving it! There is a big red sport relief box in the office and any donations you would like to make can go in there. We will be sending off the donations on Thursday. Thank you all for your support! https://t.co/Vsnvibs4F8

27/03/18

Great question Carole, we’ll get back to you with an update ASAP!

27/03/18

What do you think of our song/dance? The children really enjoyed learning it. What a great way to get moving first thing in the morning! https://t.co/39qzfPKfYx

26/03/18

HPAPL Choir did a wonderful job singing and spending time with residents at Protheroe House, Tottenham. ‘Groovy Grandma’ was the favourite song with the children and with the elderly audience! https://t.co/Z9rGnV9rWG

26/03/18

Wednesday 28th March 2018, 3pm - 3.45pm: HOME LEARNING EXHIBITION Come and see some of the fantastic work the children have been doing at home. It'll blow you away!

22/03/18

The children really enjoyed a taste of Germany today for lunch! https://t.co/lGJjI1PyzD

21/03/18

Madrid class have kicked off their one mile a day challenge! The children had big smiles on their faces for their first run of the week https://t.co/PVd5ZHkoWy

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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