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At Brighton Avenue Primary, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools, helping children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.

 

At Brighton Avenue Primary School we aim to:

1. Develop a positive attitude to maths as an interesting and attractive subject.

2. Improve pupils' understanding, enjoyment and attainment in mathematics.

3. Develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning objectives.

4. Encourage the effective use of maths as a tool in a wide range of activities within school and, subsequently, adult life.

5. Ensure the teaching of greater depth and breadth (mastery and challenge) forms a key part of work within maths planning; mathematics is something that we want pupils - all pupils - to acquire, or rather to continue acquiring throughout their school lives, and beyond.

6. Develop the ability to use mathematical facts and fluency to reason mathematically.

7. Develop an ability in the children to express themselves fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary.

8. Develop an appreciation of relationships within maths.

9. Develop ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind.

10. Develop an appreciation of creative aspects of maths and awareness of its aesthetic appeal.

11. Develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with government recommendations.

What are we learning?

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Explore Learning- Autumn 1 and 2 2019

 

Classes across the school have had the opportunity to work with Explore Learning, Newcastle, to use their problem solving, teamwork and reasoning skills to solve a range of Maths problems. We had so much trying to tackle the problems in the most efficient methods. We have had the opportunity to develop our Maths skills, from budgeting skills when calculating the prices for different holidays to New York to creating safari animals using 2D shapes.

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Latest News 2018-2019

 

Maths Cluster Project - Friday 12th July 2019

As part of the Maths Cluster Project, all children from Nursery to Year 6 had the challenge of creating a piece of maths work focusing on their multiplication skills. We encouraged the children to use their reasoning language carefully to prove or disprove the questions. To provide supporting evidence, some children used bar models for their answers. Take a look at some of the winners during our Maths celebration assembly. Well done everyone!

 

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World Number Day - Friday 1st February 2019
Non-uniform day - thank you for the money we raised for the NSPCC last Friday! The children, from Nursery to Y6, had great fun celebrating numbers and maths in a variety of ways; outside building snowmen, counting the animals in twos onto the snow-covered ark, shape puzzles, bar modelling, mazes, reasoning, creating maths games and finally to the winners of, 'Who Wants To Be A Mathsionaire!!' Great fun while supporting a wonderful charity!

 

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Latest News 2017-2018

Maths Cluster Project- April 2018

Following on from the recent celebrations of the amazing writing of our wonderful children, here at Brighton Avenue Primary School, we have again been blown away by the success of our children in the local cluster Maths project. This year for our Maths Cluster project all the children, from Nursery to Year 6, focused on data handling and statistics - see the table below – relishing all the challenges they were given! Using a variety of staff from across the cluster schools, children were chosen from each year group (in every school) to attend a celebration event at Kingsmeadow School in July.
A HUGE well done to Sam, Aaron, Ashwin, Yasmin, Lacy, Keerath and Areeba who were selected to represent our school. I am thrilled to say that not only had these remarkable 7 children been selected out of hundreds of children, we even had some overall winners! Areeba and Ashwin were the winners in their year groups for interpreting and constructing data with the ability to reflect independently when deciding which representations of data were the most appropriate and why.

                                       

Gateshead Maths Challenge- Wednesday 18th October

 

This is the first time we have entered the ‘U.K.M.T (United Kingdom Math’s Trust) Math’s Challenge,’ an event held at Joseph Swan for the ‘Most Able Mathematicians.’

 

On Wednesday 18th October afternoon, Mr Gallagher was with a team of four children (two from Y5 and two from Y6) who had to answer a wide range of complicated problem solving questions. The challenge was to see which children could correctly answer the questions first, explaining their methods and reasons why. We were against other Y6 children teams from local primary schools.

 

The good news is we won! WOW – AMAZING!

 

The adults, from Joseph Swan Math’s Department and the U.K.M.T, were blown away by the speed with which we solved the problems. All the children and staff here at Brighton Avenue are so proud! Well done! We can’t wait for the next competition!

 

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