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22/09/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Anthony Evans

Colleagues - can we get a big shout out to all the school office staff out there. They are currently the unsung heroes of our schools right now. Fielding phone calls, monitoring attendance & having to work like a medical call centre. It's a tough job & they do it well. Please RT https://t.co/VFZQng2ckf

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21/09/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
CooksSpinneyPrimary

There are still a few 15-hour funded spaces left in both our morning AND our afternoon Nursery for three-year-old children. Please call the school office for more information and an application form. https://t.co/yvCBJUrUEx

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15/09/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Forest Hall School

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

13/09/20

A beautiful legacy. https://t.co/Br7QpQBdnI

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11/09/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Stories_ByThe_Sea

Anybody like a limited edition print???? Pre-order to get yours! Email 📩 storiesbythesea.com - publication day 15th October. Hardback £8.99 https://t.co/lHuj305DGF

11/09/20

One of a kind is

10/09/20

Always there all day every day for anyone feeling suicidal. https://t.co/e6E6IR7rS1

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04/09/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Department for Education

A big thank you to teachers and other school staff for helping children get Tag in your child’s school to show your appreciation. https://t.co/bVazd5nKnJ

29/08/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Kelly Ashley #WordPower

Did you know that the most common sound in the English language is the schwa? This is the ‘uh’ sound in words like ‘cinema’ and ‘the.’ Interestingly, ‘schwa’ is a German word but meaning comes from a Hebrew word meaning ‘emptiness’ as if the sound isn’t there at all.

29/08/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Aunty Malorie Blackman

RIP Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for all the amazing films and good works. And thank you for Black Panther, which made the adult me smile and the child in me rejoice because - at last. Rest in eternal peace and power. 😔 https://t.co/aeQh4iaE7J

25/08/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
BBC Breaking News

Africa is now free of polio, international body says - the disease once paralysed thousands of children on the continent https://t.co/T6jgEu7WC5

22/08/20

Condolences to Sir Ken Robinson’s family. His work and writing on education has changed children’s experiences and teachers’ practices for the better. What a legacy to behold. https://t.co/0bvk6AWrL7

22/08/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Dermot O'Leary

Sadly this was my wedding ring & bag that was stolen. I’m sure I won’t see them again, but I’d really like it if he didn’t have the opportunity to steal yours. Please have a good look at the picture & if you recognise him call 101 ref 6195/21aug Dx https://t.co/esifysCOTM

21/08/20

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Kelly Clark

Got to be my top story of this year. Having interviewed 29 students about their results, this young man stopped me in my tracks. A real inspiration to talk to https://t.co/l8B19VsO3U

21/08/20

Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Kelly Clark

You must have him back to give an inspirational talk to students. He could make anyone see that anything is possible

20/08/20

Congratulations to all students for their hard work.

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20/08/20

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Forest Hall School

“Although they have not been able to physically be in school since March, we want to take this time to celebrate their achievements. As they open their results, they should be really proud of themselves. I am proud of them all.” https://t.co/aQXXZVadJs https://t.co/aBO3LBr0qz

18/08/20

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Jay-Louise Knight

Are there any geniuses on here please? I've got some extremely sentimental messages on my phone which has died after me dropping it. Put sim in new phone but what's app is completely empty 💔😢 Pls retweet incase you know someone with answers 🙏 Thank you x

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17/08/20

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Department for Education

“We now believe it is better to offer young people and parents certainty by moving to teacher assessed grades for both A and AS level and GCSE results.” Education Secretary After an extraordinarily difficult year for students, this news will provide certainty. https://t.co/s7Dqu20ott

15/08/20

Captain Tom and all those who fought to give us and our children a better future- we salute you. https://t.co/ozTxeK6HnI

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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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