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Please come along and support our Book Fair next week. https://t.co/gOytUyobSG
RT @brackenleas1: Can you help support Santa with your bakes/buys to sell next Monday? It would be fantastically appreciated!! All proceeds…
We are pleased to announce that Victoria Pratt has very kindly taken on the role of Chair of @FriendsOfBLeas as Mrs Petrons is standing down after 3 years as Chair! Many thanks to her for her fantastic contribution and best wishes to Victoria. 🍀🍀🍀
RT @MCSBrackley: We are currently advertising for an Apprentice Caretaker. Please apply via the school website if interested in this role..…
Can you help support Santa with your bakes/buys to sell next Monday? It would be fantastically appreciated!! All proceeds to the @BrackleyRT for their Santa Float! We've got to get him some new wheels before his rounds begin!! See Mrs Pratt for more details. 🍰🎂🥮 https://t.co/o74vrYgYZ1
Wednesday 26th-Tuesday 2nd October @TheBookPeople Book Fair taking place in the Rockpool from 3.15-4.00. Our school will receive up to 25% commission on the books we sell. Please come along and take a look! Payment by cash or cheque.
Mrs Beale's Funkeys Singers have won an audition for Britains Got Talent! We wish them all the best and look forward to watching their progress through the competition!
Please take a minute to read Mrs Harwood's Welcome Back News post on our website. https://t.co/M8MtRzVaE7 https://t.co/6anVDt0CzA
Please come along if you can. FOBL do an amazing job raising much needed funds for our school. https://t.co/j3r9HhngC8
Our new Early Years children are settling in well and everyone is having a fantastic time! https://t.co/GaLG3x4Vlh
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At Bracken Leas School we want all children have the confidence to achieve their full potential in maths.

We encourage the children to view maths as challenge to enjoy and to recognise if they are finding a task difficult they just haven’t got there ‘yet’.

Each year group follows the progression set out in the National Curriculum. At the heart of this are the three aims that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice of different problems.
  • Reason mathematically.
  • Can solve problems.

We aim to do this using a variety of methods to develop a visual and conceptual understanding of the areas being covered. Each class throughout the school has a set of ‘Maths boxes’ full of practical equipment that the children can use to help them with their understanding.

We also ensure that a variety of activities are used to develop in depth reasoning of the mathematics being taught, and that children have the confidence to discuss the methods they have used to work out problems.

Children are encouraged to see the link to ‘Real Life’ maths, to give meaning to what they are learning.  Teachers also use a scheme called ‘Busy Ant Maths’ by Collins Education, to plan and deliver lessons.

In Year 1 and 2 children are regularly tested on their knowledge of their number bonds up to 20 and their doubles to 20. Weekly timetables tests are set from Year 3 upwards.

Bracken Leas follows the BALP calculation policy. In addition, here is a copy of our school Maths Policy.

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