Mathematics at JPS
Maths at Jumeirah Primary School is a fantastic subject. In fact, this year 87% of our students said that they love learning Maths at JPS. We follow the British curriculum for Maths and children learn for an hour each day.
A key strength of the school is the outstanding progress and attainment in mathematics.
In Year 6, students were very adept at interpreting and analysing data, and applying their mathematical skills to solve everyday problems.
In mathematics, all students’ progress and attainment were outstanding in mathematics including Emirati children, more able children and children with specific learning needs, particularly those with dyslexia.
Mathematics and science often made good and relevant links to real-life contexts.
Mental Maths Passport
Each child from Year 2 upwards has a mental maths passport which encourages them to learn number facts with quick recall e.g. number bonds, times tables. They work on these with parents and teachers each week.
What a fabulous time every one had at the first ever JPS Maths Fair. Each class in years 1-6, as well as each specialist department, worked hard to design an exciting stall to run, then worked on the advertising, pricing and organization of the stall!
Sunday – Tuesday saw much planning and practising, ready for the stalls on Wednesday and Thursday.
It was amazing seeing how capable the children were when running the stalls and dealing with money, and how enthusiastic and engaged each and every child was.
We managed to raise a massive an estimated 15000 to send to the Pakistan Flood relief. Thank you to all parents, staff and children involved for making the fair such a success. We look forward to next year!
Children’s comments from GLG discussion board:
"The maths fair was really fun and educational at the same time. There was also many cool stands! Thanks Miss Smith!!!" (Chloe)
"The best thing about the maths fair was we got to sell cupcakes.
I learnt to count money properly." (Helena)
"The best part of the maths fair was running the stall because I learnt about how offers can affect people buying at your stall" (Jamie)
"The maths fair was the best thing in school it was fun, cool and educational." (Abdul)
"The Best thing about the maths fair was the chance to learn something new everywhere you go. I really loved that."