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16/02/24

Year 4 pupils made Paper Mache as the starting point of their creation of Chinese New Year lanterns 🏮🐉 pic.twitter.com/mXorC5IPYN

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13/02/24

🤸 Pupils in Willow class learnt about different balances in PE and how to safetly manouve in different ways. Although some did have to walk the plank 🏴‍☠️ pic.twitter.com/265pA1uCCl

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08/02/24

Pupils in Year 4 learnt about sound and how it travels using cups and a piece of string during their science lesson 🗣️👂 pic.twitter.com/N2esWCNMAe

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29/01/24

Willow pupils were hard at work as they completed various funky fingers activities 🖐️ pic.twitter.com/dgjniLBqsW

25/01/24

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25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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17/01/24

👋 Our PTA are holding a family bingo night and you're all invited! Friday 9th February 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the school hall.Snacks and drinks available (including a licensed bar for over 18s!) 🌭🥛🎟️ Book online: https://t.co/NJQYUFe4LB pic.twitter.com/LuFa0GV6aL

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16/01/24

🎨 Reception pupils learnt about solids and liquids and made their own frozen decorations using art materials and water. Don't the frozen products look good? pic.twitter.com/un5IpgbWuM

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07/12/23

🧺 Good News! The Christmas Hamper Raffle is here!🎟️ Enter and have the chance to win one of eight amazing hampers🕑 The raffle will close at 14:00 Friday 8th December📲 For more information or to enter, follow this link - https://t.co/p9MdUibp82 pic.twitter.com/1dYb5kE3PU

30/11/23

🎅 Santa Finishes his tour of BMAT primaries by greeting the pupils at whilst admiring their wonderful Christmas tree 🎄#SantaVlog pic.twitter.com/NtmzxkdeeN

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30/11/23

🎅 Santa Finishes his tour of BMAT primaries by greeting the pupils at whilst admiring their wonderful Christmas tree 🎄#SantaVlog pic.twitter.com/NtmzxkdeeN

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17/11/23

🍕 Pupils gathered for a spotty-themed lunch as part of 👏 So far, we have raised £290 via our JustGiving page! 👏🪙 You can make a donation here: https://t.co/TMUwZ3DiBm pic.twitter.com/sBzZuclQ7V

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14/11/23

❗SCHOOL TOUR 👪 We're looking forward to welcoming families to view our school🗓️ Tuesday 14th November, Tuesday 21st November and Tuesday 28th November🕘 Morning and afternoon slots available - 9:15am / 4:30pm 📞 Contact the office to book a tour: 01279 703484 pic.twitter.com/mmBDTn4SCK

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12/11/23

🪖🌹 Year 4 created beautiful poppy artwork as part of celebrations at Magna Carta. pic.twitter.com/ybO4R44MMh

08/11/23

🍽️ Today at , children were joined by some of the school governors for a special National School Meals Week/National Roast Dinner Day lunch. 🥔🍗 Pupils also helped serve up the meals and presented staff with a special poem⭐️ pic.twitter.com/47f9nzg3mL

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08/11/23

🍽️ Today at , children were joined by some of the school governors for a special National School Meals Week/National Roast Dinner Day lunch. 🥔🍗 Pupils also helped serve up the meals and presented staff with a special poem⭐️ pic.twitter.com/47f9nzg3mL

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01/11/23

🤝 Meet Magna Carta's newly elected school council for 2023-2024. pic.twitter.com/MnwzLMBraI

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19/10/23

SCHOOL TOURWe're looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view our school on Tuesday 14th November. Morning and afternoon slots available - 9:15am / 4:30pmContact the office to book a tour: 01279 703484 pic.twitter.com/wEp6PvsLMi

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Maths Curriculum

‘Maths- the only place where people can buy 64 watermelons and no one wonders why.’ Anon

As with other curriculum subjects, in maths we spend a good length of time focusing on particular blocks of content. We do not fall into the trap of trying to cover too many concepts at once as this can lead to cognitive overload. We follow the White Rose Maths Hub curriculum for maths, which breaks down the content into smaller steps.

Teaching for Mastery and a Focus on Number

Our maths curriculum supports a mastery approach to teaching and learning. The curriculum overviews have number at their heart. A lot of time is purposely given to reinforcing number in order to build competency. Children who have an excellent grasp of number make better mathematicians. Spending longer on mastering key units will build a child’s confidence and help secure understanding.

The aim is to stay in the Key Stage and focus on depth rather than move onto content which belongs in a higher year group. This approach provides plenty of opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum. For more guidance on teaching for mastery, visit the NCETM website at www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/47230.

The scheme has been designed to give sufficient time for  teachers to explore concepts in depth, rather than covering it superficially and then coming back to it several times.

As with other subjects in our curriculum, the maths schemes of work interleave prior content in new concepts, e.g., when pupils look at measurement, they are given lots of practice of the four operations and fractions. This helps them to make links between different units of work and understand them more deeply.

Maths in Reception

The overviews are based on Development Matters and the end of EYFS Early Learning Goals. Teachers can choose to adapt the sequence and focus areas depending on their baseline assessments at the start of the Reception year.

Please open the file below to see the Maths curriculum at Magna Carta. 

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