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12/01/21

Excellent home learning taking place in year 1. We are loving the live lessons. https://t.co/9A0v4NI48h

11/01/21

Packing breakfast boxes for our families.Thank you#Foodmatters. https://t.co/HZzD9VOg8U

29/12/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Parents, have you applied for a primary school place for your child in 2021? 🏫 The deadline is January 15th 👇 https://t.co/lLl7eu3Rcl https://t.co/vJltHfqwLp

29/11/20

Retweetd From Diary of the Secret Headteacher

To all those staff who have given up their free time, their PPA, their leadership time, their break time, their lunchtime, their before and after school time, all to make our schools survive one more day- from the bottom of my heart and all my fellow heads - thank you. https://t.co/z5WmquQNg8

20/11/20

What a great way to end the week! We say NO to bullying. https://t.co/VmbkRS0iTr

13/11/20

It was a lovely day at HPAD, celebrating all the incredible key workers and raising money for Children ln Need. https://t.co/ZaTXoRvfor

03/11/20

Year 6 bubble assembly on leadership.The future is in our hands; we are the young leaders of our academy! https://t.co/1G26Z24ppL

02/11/20

What a great way to start the term! Year 2 reenacting The Gunpowder Plot! Watch the space for incredible learning in autumn 2. https://t.co/fb6VJpEAAl

22/10/20

So proud to be displaying children’s superpowers. We celebrated Neurodiversity week and just look at the children’s wonderful work. https://t.co/cmZVQnG2PS

16/10/20

What a great way to end the half term for Reception. Roll up roll up end of topic celebration. https://t.co/d4x3JVAmJG

15/10/20

It is has been a great week celebrating black voices in the academy. We couldn't resist the djembe session to end the celebration. . https://t.co/pSH9jjeNx6

10/10/20

Happy Take care of yourselves and each other parents, carers and staff https://t.co/38nwe5ZT0C

06/10/20

We are celebrating this week at HPAD. Let’s all work together to change perceptions https://t.co/mZU4vOGCOT

05/10/20

This week we celebrate at HPAD. Today the children are learning about the Superpower that is https://t.co/TEdNpBOGqi

03/10/20

Great staff inset learning about breathing work, chair yoga & how to set up support circles for staff. This lady knows her stuff and has worked with children & young people for many years. Get in touch to see how she can support your children and staff https://t.co/uzQSVFcDve

02/10/20

It has been a great informative day on Teams, Read Write Inc, differentiation to wellbeing session. Well done to these wonderful team who always seek to improve their practice.Go Team HPAD!! https://t.co/ew26iVuNTT

02/10/20

Staff having fun with Teams this morning.Our CPD offer as part of our contingency plan.We are ready to teach our children either actual or virtual! https://t.co/DveVHvXfd3

28/09/20

What a great way to start the week! Dartmoor class orienteering session on the playground. https://t.co/ZHTBWthv1y

04/09/20

Our staff role playing the new arrangements for dismissing children at the end of the day. Go HPAD! https://t.co/5GbCNjushh

03/09/20

Year group bubble welcome back assembly. So many tips to help us deal with change. The wellbeing of our children and staff is our priority. https://t.co/GEC4T17INZ

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Mathematics

At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we recognise maths as an essential life skill, and we are committed to ensuring that all children have a positive and meaningful experience of the subject. We aim to present maths as a challenging, exciting and relevant subject in order to promote a confident attitude.

As a whole school, we follow the mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, our rationale our approach to teaching mathematics lay within the research on the Maths No Problem scheme, as well as the 2014 National Curriculum, which states:

  • Most pupils move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace
  • Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged
  • Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding

 

In our Early Years, we use an approach to mathematics teaching based on Singapore Maths. The 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 a range of strategies tailored to our children. This 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. Our maths approach is supported further by the use of Maths No Problem resources. 

To support parents' understanding, we run workshops about calculating methods for parents. Please see our diary of events for details and dates. Sometimes, the methods of calculating 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 East Dulwich, please do speak to your class teacher.

We use Mathletics to support our teaching of Mathematics at Harris Primary East Dulwich. If you want to find out more about Mathletics, you might find the following links useful.  The first two links give an overview of Mathletics (Year 1 upwards) and Maths Seeds (Reception) and the third can help troubleshoot if you are having difficulties using the site and includes user guides and videos.

https://vimeo.com/202199842

https://vimeo.com/245705913

http://uk.mathletics.com/home/help

You'll find below the Powerpoint from the Mathletics parent information sessions held when Mathletics was launched at HPAD.