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07/04/21

At the end of each half term we have Good News Assembly where we celebrate school values. This half term we focused on who was resilient. We are proud of how these children face problems head on or never give up or are always positive. Well done Team Southgate https://t.co/17XrS06qTp

03/04/21

Southgate celebrating Autism Awareness Week https://t.co/09DdMmLVyb

02/04/21

Southgate ended Autism Awareness Week by expressing our uniqueness - what makes us us? We value all similarities and differences - everyone counts at Southgate https://t.co/DAndjClxok

01/04/21

Year 1 have read 'Whose Poop is That' as part of their science topic this term. Today they looked at animal poop! Donaldson Class were being scientists and exploring the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Some of the children don't look very impressed! https://t.co/G8hJYP3Zw0

31/03/21

Celebrating uniqueness at Southgate Primary https://t.co/PAuN1eLdhR

26/03/21

Enjoying art in the sunshine at Southgate https://t.co/cEjHrNW4zH

23/03/21

This afternoon as part of History, Blackman Class experienced a version of the punishments that Victorian prisoners experienced. They completed the 'Shot Drill' 'The Treadwheel' and 'Silence and isolation'. I think they would prefer time out and being grounded. https://t.co/rQUpxLtoh3

19/03/21

Happy Red Nose Day 2021 from Southgate Primary School - we've gone back to the 80's to celebrate the beginning of Comic Relief in 1988 https://t.co/TAoD6U7JSy

04/03/21

Southgate celebrated World Book Day today. Everyone, at home and at school read 'Rain before Rainbows' by Smriti Halls. This is a perfect book for these difficult times. We all dressed as rainbows or in colourful clothes to celebrate the day. https://t.co/AU9qaXB7GB

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/REswpoutY4

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/3a4W80SqxS

25/02/21

'All dressed up and nowhere to go' On the last day of half term Southgate Primary held Glam Day. We thought, as we hadn't had the chance to dress up for a long time, we would don our best clothes and glam up for the day. We all looked fab-u-lous! https://t.co/pgc2dCSrCF

20/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/7kHNvNM35j

19/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/RAt01vQjme

18/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/PTonIA2AN5

17/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/OYEaQowWv4

16/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/9fDgC99esa

15/02/21

Living Art at Southgate https://t.co/oz6p2mHy3t

14/02/21

Feeling the love from all at Southgate https://t.co/4bmWiS6jr3

12/02/21

Kung Hei Fat Choy -Happy Chinese New Year from all at Southgate. It's the Year of the Ox If you were born in the Year of the Ox you are strong, reliable, fair, calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy. Reception Classes celebrated today by eating noodles and Fortune Cookies. https://t.co/aLc6y2wTOu

Maths

 

Maths at Southgate

 

At Southgate, we use a teaching and learning approach that aims for pupils to develop a deep understanding of maths rather than being able to memorise key procedures or to learn by rote

Our aim  and expectation is for all pupils to have acquired the fundamental facts and concepts of maths for their year or key stage and are ready to move confidently on to their next stage of mathematical development.

By teaching in this way, a child can use their knowledge of the mathematical concept to solve unfamiliar word problems, and undertake complex reasoning, using the appropriate mathematical vocabulary.

Our teaching method will allow for deep conceptual understanding from pupils, whilst using the following  ‘5 big ideas’:

  • Coherence
  • Representation and Structure
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Fluency
  • Variation

At Southgate, we also ensure that all children learn through a CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach. The CPA approach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics.

Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources (e.g. fruit, Dienes blocks etc). When they are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems with pictures – usually pictorial representations of the concrete objects they were using.

Then they are asked to solve problems where they only have the abstract i.e. numbers or other symbols. Building these steps across a lesson can help pupils better understand the relationship between numbers and the real world, and therefore helps secure their understanding of the mathematical concept they are learning.

All children, in every single year group will learn in this way. Using concrete materials makes you a mathematician. Using pictures to demonstrate your understanding, makes you a mathematician and being able to apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired, makes you a mathematician.

As a school we are on a mathematical journey. We began this journey in 2019/2020 using a widely recognised scheme, White Rose Maths.However, to best meet the needs of our children, we have decided to adopt the GLF Maths Scheme, which is supported by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). This is being trialled in Years 5 and 6 in 2020/21, with the whole school using the scheme from September 2021.

 

 

Documents

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Maths National Curriculum Glossary 17th Mar 2021 Download
National Curriculum Progression Primary 17th Mar 2021 Download