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First micro:bit lesson in The Drey. https://t.co/cVSP7wrc2V
There are planned closures next week on Pavillons Way from 9-3. We have been informed by Brackley Town Council that this is for the installation of bus shelters. This work should not impact on us, but please be aware that we do not have any more detail on this.
Don’t forget to make your booking today in preparation for this event tomorrow. https://t.co/wH6JFj12yd
Our preparations for Comic Relief Red Nose Day begin! We will be selling noses in school on the lead up to 15th March.Details to follow... https://t.co/6qkBhCNocu
There are still a small number of spaces available to join the following clubs this term. Please use ParentMail to make your booking. Knitting Club - Y3/Y4/Y5 - Tues 3.15-4.15pm Culture Club - Y5/Y6 - Thurs 3.15-4.15pm Book Club -Y4/5 - Wed 3.15-4.15pm
The Year Group Newsletters for this term are now available on our website. https://t.co/foqbgsO2fr
There are still spaces available for parents at our @FriendsOfBLeas Staff Vs Parents Quiz on Friday 25th Jan. £5 per ticket, 5 per team. Contact FOBL or School Office for tickets. https://t.co/fFaGWVFrb5
First session using Micro:bit in year 5. Thank you very much Mr Sharman. https://t.co/cdVZwq287U
Some very technical sounding 🤸‍♀️ resolutions. 😁 https://t.co/YBpo2ChKBZ
More resolutions... https://t.co/0dpPBa90Qf
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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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