Subject Leader: Colleen Sharpe
Our Vision for Mathematics:
Mathematics is about everyday life! Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s 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 Bawburgh Primary we aim to:
Develop maths through a mastery approach of deepening understanding so that we;
- promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
- promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
- develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
- develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
- explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
- understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
Teaching and learning Mathematics at Bawburgh Primary:
Through the mastery approach we use a variety of teaching and learning styles to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. We do this through lessons that have a high proportion of co-operative whole-class, group and partner teaching. During these lessons we encourage children to ask as well as answer mathematical questions and give explanations. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of concrete resources such as number lines, number squares, part whole models, ten frames, place value grids and small apparatus to support their work. Children use cross curricular knowledge alongside their mathematics lessons where it will enhance their learning, as in modelling ideas and methods through science. Wherever possible, we encourage the children to use and apply their learning in everyday situations.
Subject Leader: Colleen Sharpe
Our Vision for Music:
The vision of Music at Bawburgh Primary School is that Music is embedded in all aspects of school life wherever possible and our aspiration is that every child adopts a lifelong love of music.
Music is taught through our Charanga Music lessons and in our twice yearly musical performances, one held at Christmas and one in the summer term. Typical music lessons are lively and interactive so that they aim to foster a passion for music in children of all abilities. We aim to recognise and encourage talent in all pupils so that they are encouraged to build upon emergent skills. Lessons aim to help all the children flourish in other areas of learning.
It is our vision that music lessons give the opportunity and enthusiasm for children to become real musicians by learning to play instruments within school. The children participate in singing, tuned and untuned percussion work, composition, and listening to live and recorded music. Opportunities in lessons provide children to learn the correct musical terminology e.g. rhythm, melody, pitch, dynamics. It is our vision that all children leave Bawburgh School with a growing appreciation for a number of different styles of music.
Singing is highly important within the music curriculum and as part of our school day. Children are taught how to warm up their voices, sing in rounds and harmony, and build up a repertoire of songs. Each key stage has the opportunity of performing in a whole school event twice yearly.
We build on the musical horizons of each child and we strongly believe that children should be given the opportunity to share their musical skills at different events both in and outside school. It is our aim that each child becomes a confident performer, however we take each child at their own speed and we support children who are less confident and encourage them to flourish within the musical curriculum.