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Great playing after only a few lesson! https://t.co/RcXoMDyxbr
Friday 30th November – Mufti Day!!! We are holding this event in aid of the Brackley Round Table Santa Float. Children are invited to wear mufti on this day to assist fund raising efforts for the new float. Please bring in £1 to take part.
A huge thanks to everyone for all of your contributions to @BBCCiN on Friday. All of your efforts have helped us to raise an incredible £1455 for Children in Need! A special thanks you to Mrs Castle and School Council for all of their hard work. https://t.co/UHY8Llved9
We are very pleased to have the individual and sibling school photos back from The School Photography Company. Please ensure that your completed order and money are returned to us by Friday 23rd November.
🎅🎅🎅 Last few spaces left to see Santa when he visits Bracken Leas! (Don’t worry if you’ve lost the form we just need £5 per child in an envelope, with the names and ages/ classes of the children).🎅🎅🎅 https://t.co/iiXMTvoex8
🎅 There are still spaces to visit Santa 🎅 on Dec 14th, organised by @FriendsOfBLeas. If you’ve not returned your slip it’s not too late- we will accept them for the next couple of days until we reach our limit x
4 The Aviary are having a wonderful afternoon coding. https://t.co/OUgNbWqlln
Our bring and buy sale for @BBCCiN has begun! https://t.co/ZCPS7vluye
Thanks to everyone for supporting our @BBCCiN bake sale this morning. Everyone enjoyed a cake and there was even an opportunity for seconds! https://t.co/RqOc1YLAUv
Don’t forget to send in your entry next week. Closing date is Friday 23rd Nov. https://t.co/AOSXcwFKOF
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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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