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Dunkirk Primary School

Dunkirk Primary School


Erasmus + 2020 -2022 KA2


Our full report can be found by clicking on this link. 

However, we hope you enjoy reading some of the key quotes from the report: 


Dunkirk has managed to secure more funding from the European Commission to continue the link with Rastaala School in Finland. The project is called Erasmus+.

Following on from our last hugely successful Erasmus+ project considering how we use Acts of Kindness to create communities that are spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy, we are delighted that we have been successful in securing further funding to work on a new project with our partner school - Rastaala Koulu, Espoo, Finland. 

Over the past 24 months we have been drawing on the expertise of staff in both schools as well as external providers to look at how to help all children achieve their true potential in maths. The title of our new project is

Maths For All

Both schools have identified the need to ensure that all children develop a secure understanding of maths whilst at primary school. We will be looking at how best to support pupils who develop gaps in their learning for a variety of reasons, who then struggle to understand later concepts.

As part of the project we will be looking at how we can support parents to support their children at home. Due to the uncertain times we find ourselves in we are expecting to offer a lot of our support resources in the form of videos. If you would like to know more about how to support your child at school, take a look at the Maths curriculum page here on our website! 

Results of the project: 

 The 'Maths for All' project has resulted in great success at Dunkirk. Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, pupils are achieving wonderful results in their Maths. However, what is even more fantastic to hear, is that pupils LOVE maths. We have carried out many pupil voice discussions with our youngest to our oldest pupils. They overwhelmingly state that Maths is their favourite subject, they believe that they are mathematicians and that they believe they can do maths. They are able to articulate the format of each maths lesson and why each part is important. They understand how each part of the Dunkirk model supports them in remembering more. 


 But what about the data? 

 Official government data shows that by the time children leave Dunkirk Primary School in Year 6:

  •  Their progress in maths will be significantly above national average and in the highest 20% of the country 
  •  Pupils reaching the expected outcome in Maths is in line with the national average
  •  However, pupils reaching the greater depth outcome in Maths, is significantly above the national average and in the highest 20% of the country.