A Venn Academy Trust School

– Together we will…

Venn is a pioneering academy trust, committed to building educational environments where all pupils are inspired to become lifelong learners who achieve the very highest standards possible.

Collaborating with all partners, the Trust works with its unique settings to create world class learning experiences for all.

Maths

Ambition 

At Brooke Primary Academy, children will:

  • become fluent and confident in the four operations (+ – x ÷)
  • become effective and confident problem solvers
  • apply their mathematics skills in everyday life and future learning
  • leave with a love for mathematics, where children do not see it as a barrier to their life or learning

Implementation

At Brooke Primary Academy we follow the Mathematics Mastery Scheme. There are three key principals that underpin our approach to mathematics. These are:

  1. Developing deep understanding
  2. Developing mathematical thinking
  3. Developing mathematical language

Each day children receive a maths lesson, taught by well-trained staff. We follow a five-part lesson, which consists of: New Learning, Talk Task, Develop Learning, Independent Task and Plenary. A concrete, pictorial and abstract approach allows children to understand maths meaningfully and is used within lessons to support learning and allow children to apply their knowledge to a range of contexts. We aim for all children to access age related content.

Further information and resources

” My dream is to be a nurse or a doctor. I need to be able to read, to write, to spell people’s names.”

Maisie

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall.”

Zahra

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun.”

Ollie

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative.”

Sophia

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They are helpful and kind.”

Pupil Voice

“I like PSHE because you get to learn about real life.”

Freddie

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“Everything. I enjoy every single second of school.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I really enjoy playing for the school football team.”

Pupil Voice

“PSHE links to real life and I like that. PSHE is about me and the real world. ”

Harry

What do you like about the teachers?
“They tell jokes and help us learn.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They make me feel safe.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun.”

Lyla

What is your favourite subject and why?
“English because I love writing stories and poems.”

Amelia

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“Maths because I love numbers and adding.”

Jack

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing.”

George

What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“We will look after you and help you.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn.”

Pupil Voice

“A football player because I like playing sports. I think being a good writer would help me so I know how to sign contracts.”

Prosper