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26/01/22

More Daniel Mackie inspired artwork by Birch class in line with our theme this term of ‘The outside world’. 2/2 https://t.co/3jynm02Cuu

26/01/22

Birch class creating their final outcome in Art. They have made a mood board, researched our artist and drawn sketches in the build up to these wonderful outcomes! Next will be the evaluation! 1/2 https://t.co/QMHiKrC9kk

26/01/22

Headteacher’s award for amazing phonic work from an Oak Class student. Great use of your sounds, well done! https://t.co/eEv46OHAxj

21/01/22

As well as creating the characters from the journey the Jolly Postman has been on to help us retell the story on our working wall. https://t.co/wOrcmIYczJ

21/01/22

Year 1 have a fantastic learning launch today, dressing up as fairy tale characters and baking fairy cakes for our Jolly Postman theme. https://t.co/m8dpnJ1dAu

20/01/22

Year R enjoying their new outside area today! One of our pupils said it was “the best day ever.” https://t.co/JxrszRLVzL

20/01/22

Year 6 art, studying Escher and looking at optical illusions. We experimented with 3D drawings. https://t.co/dRV3XVU6OT

20/01/22

Year 2 are learning about Urban Art this term with a focus on . Here they are creating mood boards with different urban art images and charcoal. https://t.co/QpVK0kIMz6

18/01/22

Year 6 science,understanding the solar system https://t.co/MZ5nZ6vVdG

14/01/22

Playtime skipping, Dan the skipping man inspired a new love of skipping! https://t.co/ikvkhO7kAv

13/01/22

Many of us have set New Years resolutions to keep active! Are you being active at home as well as at schools. Can you try out this 60 second mountain climber challenge at home? 🏃🏼 🏔 https://t.co/scojaXsC6u

10/01/22

Year 4 Science launch today, looking at how vibrations allow us to hear different sounds. 2/2 https://t.co/JIU58SqCmj

10/01/22

Year 4 Science launch today, looking at how vibrations allow us to hear different sounds. 1/2 https://t.co/Xq9YZSRYiu

10/01/22

Year 4 had fantastic time in their skipping session this morning with Ben from https://t.co/CF48sf39jx

06/01/22

Today at Aylesford we enjoyed our first day of workshops with Isaac from What a great way to start the term and get our bodies moving! Here are some photos of Year 3 enjoying their workshop. https://t.co/r02Divw2va

06/01/22

Reception enjoyed learning how to skip today with coach Issac. https://t.co/4qz735Dv1i

05/01/22

Birch class creating their animal and habitat mood boards inspired by the work of https://t.co/6BgFBVWiqS

05/01/22

Year 6 have started their Earth and Space topic off with a ‘Big Bang’ https://t.co/QQuUk3lTkD

20/12/21

Year 2 evaluating their food and skills in DT https://t.co/DdFu5DR19u

20/12/21

Year 2 evaluating their food and skills in DT https://t.co/kOQ8aqTY7T

20/12/21

Year 2 evaluating their food and skills in DT https://t.co/7TX83QCox9

20/12/21

Year 2 enjoyed demonstrating their cooking skills for their healthy eating topic in DT this term by making flatbread, salsa and tzatziki https://t.co/o0UTRsV3nv

17/12/21

The staff in school chose to sign a card and donate to our wonderful local hospice https://t.co/52YxJEZdhg

17/12/21

Year 3 have had lots of fun designing and creating fantastic, scary moving monsters! https://t.co/J30w1yPHxc

17/12/21

Staff well-being is so important!! Today, as a thank you for a term of hard work, commitment and Covid interruptions, Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher cooked everyone breakfast. https://t.co/Keze1hNfNc

16/12/21

Christmas food parcels. Thanks you to all the parents and for their amazing donations. https://t.co/xtFJq2Q6Xk

16/12/21

Retweeted From Accelerated Reader UK & Ireland

😋😋 yum! Well done to all the target hitters! 🎯

16/12/21

Please see the link below for our KS1 Nativity https://t.co/aggfthcUrP

16/12/21

Santa’s little helpers are busy helping in the hall to prepare for Christmas dinner today! https://t.co/kVgYjIBJyg

16/12/21

Reception rocked their Nativity this week. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄 https://t.co/dM45x33BNb

15/12/21

To create our nightlight needed to think about a design suitable for a child and a way for light to shine through. The children needed to work carefully to cut out their shapes, draw on the designs and then build their 3D shape. https://t.co/SlViyokyra

15/12/21

Year 4 have been working hard throughout our DT topic of ‘night lights’ We have evaluated products, created designs and now made our own. We are looking forward to lighting them up using our electrical circuit knowledge from science! https://t.co/KmqAifnrVx

15/12/21

Ella in Year 4 recently received two trophies for coming first in a Street Dance competition. She works extremely hard and shows our school value of perseverance. Well done Ella! https://t.co/ysGeyYiag5

15/12/21

Wow what a fantastic morning we had! Here are some photos of Year 4 enjoying their delicious treat of hot chocolate and biscuits 😋 The children had a fantastic time and said it was great to have a reward for their hard work! https://t.co/u5p89riErD

15/12/21

This morning we are having hot chocolate and biscuit treat for all the children in Year 3 and 4 who have reached their Accelerated Reader target! Mrs Church is busy making lots of hot chocolate! https://t.co/HNxAZXR2uh

10/12/21

Massive thanks to for the donated Christmas tree. We have never had such a big tree in school and it looks beautiful. We would also like to say thank you to the parents for donations towards the decorations and donated decs. 🎄🎄🎄 https://t.co/hUNqfWumx3

07/12/21

Retweeted From BookTrust

With Christmas coming up, we have to ask - which children's book do you think would make the perfect present? Let's help each other out with our Christmas shopping 😂 🎁 https://t.co/0y6RGo1MEr

07/12/21

KS1 Nativity tickets are now available to reserve via https://t.co/7mqJxY4bbU

26/11/21

Evie in Hazel class has passed her Level 6 in swimming. She can swim up to 50m in both breaststroke and front crawl and she has completed her water safety training. Fantastic! https://t.co/G3lSSvxBRP

26/11/21

This week we have been celebrating sports and keeping active! Harvey in Yew class has recently started BMX racing and is showing fantastic talent as he has already won races! Oakley in Birch class plays football regularly and has recently tried kayaking! https://t.co/E9RuMLKAZc

Maths

Maths

Mathematics at Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford

Mathematics is a central aspect of our curriculum at Aylesford. We strive to create mathematical curiosity, passion and enjoyment. We place great emphasis on learning through games, problems and practical tasks.  We aim to ensure that all children become fluent in number facts and times tables as soon as possible.

We use the White Rose Hub planning documents, which follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics and it has a strong emphasis on developing conceptual understanding in Mathematics. We focus on problem solving and reasoning together with developing a fluency that will enable children to be life-long learners of Mathematics.  The children are encouraged to explain their thinking to a partner and ask and answer questions such as ‘Why did this happen?’, ‘Can you see the pattern?’ and ‘Can you predict what might happen next?’

At Aylesford, we believe that all children can be high achievers in Mathematics.  The children use lots of practical resources (including Dienes, Numicon and Place Value Counters) and pictures to demonstrate and visualise more abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols. Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of contexts to give pupils a richer and deeper learning experience.

Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, l has developed a consistent approach to the teaching of written calculations in order to establish continuity and progression throughout the school. Please see our latest Calculation Policy for more information. This has been designed so that children learn and understand how and why we use these written methods, rather than just learn each calculation as a procedure.

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

My Maths

My Maths Parent Presentation


Websites for Parents

We are making lots of use of online activities here at school. Along with Times Table Rock Stars (your child will have received log in details from their class teacher) there are lots out there that you can use with your child.

Children learn best through practise and consolidating the skills that they have learnt. It is important that the children enjoy this practise as it can sometimes be a long process to master these skills.  We all know that children love technology so they should find these games and activities engaging and fun!

Primary Games - Here you will find lots of games and challenges covering many mathematical concepts.

Top Marks Maths Games - There are lots of games, many of them are tablet friendly too. Organised into age appropriate games, there are plenty of challenges for all ages.


Internet Based Games and Activities relating to Place Value and Number

Chinese Dragon Ordering Numbers Learn to order numbers by playing this fun Chinese Dragon game!

Underwater Counting Game Learn to count up to 10 sea creatures accurately with this fun underwater themed game!

Give the Dog a Bone Explore the 100 square.

Spin to Win Create the highest number to win the round.

Eggs to Order (KS1) Ordering numbers according to place value.

Eggs to Order (KS2) The extended version that includes decimal numbers too.

Super Sid's Decimal Challenge Can you match the decimal numbers to create the target number?

Ghostblasters: Operation Even Shoot down the even-numbered ghosts.

Ghostblasters: Operation Odd Shoot down the odd-numbered ghosts.

Splat Square Splat the numbers in different colours. Play games, look for patterns and learn your numbers to 100!

Playing Board Games

Practising maths skills doesn’t have to be computer-based.  There are lots of fun ways in which you can bring maths to life for your child through simple games and activities. Whether out shopping, using the context of money to help develop your child's skills, or helping them to better understand measurement when baking or putting together the new rabbit's hutch, there's always an opportunity for a 'maths moment'!

Board games can be great for developing a child's maths skills too!  Playing these can be a really powerful way for young children to become comfortable with our number system, spotting patterns and literally playing with numbers. Some board games sneak in counting, sequencing and strategy as your child plays.