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We have a part time vacancy for a School Cleaner. Please click on the link to our Vacancies Page on the website for more information. https://t.co/Q6k99RGk4Z
Next week's forecast is🌞🌞🌞. It would be a huge help to us if you could send your child to school on wearing an All day sun cream. This will enable us to make sure they have as much time in the fresh air as possible. Children also need a water bottle and hat. 🥤🧢
Office Admin and Teaching Assistant vacancies on the website. Here is a link. https://t.co/Q6k99RGk4Z
Tickets for Year 5/6 Play going out today. SOLD OUT for Tuesday, some availability for Wednesday. If you need to swap your ticket, please do so via the office as we hold a master list of those attending.
We have a new Teaching Assistant Vacancy. Click here for more information. https://t.co/Q6k99RGk4Z
Well done to our KS2 athletes who won the cluster event at BJS this afternoon. 🏆 😊 🏃
The Radstone are looking for a site supervisor for the school. Follow the link for more info https://t.co/I8sNWs9Yg6
RT @FriendsOfBLeas: 🥁THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS! 🥁 7 days until @Happyscircus arrives @brackenleas1 Here's a little joke to get us all in the moo…
Our very own Mrs Dearsley is taking part in Strictly Brackley at the start of next month in aid of https://t.co/FO7hWrK3gC. Please support her by sponsoring her if you can. https://t.co/aCzTqUytVY We wish her the best of luck! 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺
Year 2 lunch with a Capability Brown view! https://t.co/fl3awa8smG
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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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