We have had a number of Maths related events this month - we competed in the world-wide Mathlethics events and the Czech Klokan competitions. Sharing and celebrating the outcomes of these events, and distributing the first house points and certificates for the most successful pupils, gave us an excellent starting point for the final school event - Maths day.
During the day our pupils could gain further house points from two separate house competitions, which required teamwork, cheering each other up and individual level headedness. In the first competition, pupils competed in Live Mathletics games against different houses and secondary-level games. But before they could begin, each house had to have a strategic meeting and agree on who would represent their house. This might sound like an easy task, but it requires some good leadership skills to make big choices of this kind. After all, each game could bring in a house point! Following the Live Mathletics games, and a little refreshing outdoor break, pupils worked again in their houses. This time the focus was problem-solving instead of speed calculation skills as in Live Mathletics.
In addition to rewarding successful maths-related outcomes, we also rewarded two children with special house points for being the most well-spirited and helpful pupils during the day - well done.
When all house points were counted, the winner of Maths Day 2023 was……..FOXES! Great work Foxes! As a reference, please find all the rewards given during the day in the attached table.
They will gain perfect knowledge of English.
Your child will become a global citizen with wide understanding of local and international topics.
We put a strong emphasis on the development on subject specific skills rather than on acquisition of knowledge.
Emphasis on skills development (not just memorising).
Individual approach; school’s ability to motivate for improvement.
Your child will be excited to come to school.
Jolly Phonics is an engaging way to teach children pre -reading and pre -writing skills using phonics. Phonics is the teaching of the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet, because it is the sounds that are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside all of the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer in future. Jolly Phonics also teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs and games! To read more about Jolly Phonics, clickhere.
ORT is a reading scheme which has been developed to help children learn to read from the age of 4. This scheme is used by a vast majority of preschools and schools in the UK and around the world.ORT includes popular characters and illustrations such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, Floppy, Wordless Stories and easy regular word books to capture children’s imagination and interest and help them develop their pre reading skills. It is an excellent way to practise the skills learned through the Jolly Phonics Programme..
Cambridge Primary ENGLISH promotes an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. Learners develop English skills that they can apply to a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and in study.
We teach English as a first language. Pupils that are only starting to learn English or need some additional support are allocated to our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programme.More about Cambridge Primary English
Cambridge Primary MATHEMATICS focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. Knowing your times tables facts without practical application and without developing alongside some good problem solving skills is not that helpful - in our school, we make sure our pupils know why they are learning it and how they can use the specific knowledge and skill.More about Cambridge Primary Maths
This subject develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. We focus on developing pupils’ transferable skills that will be essential for success in their other subjects, higher education and work life. Pupils work on ‘challenges’ throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to topics such as:
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