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16/07/20

Out of this world ... Hazel class with their certificates for their fantastic poems! https://t.co/zitIDZNwvi

16/07/20

Inspiring poets - children from Hazel class with their Talent for Writing’ certificates. Their poems have been selected to be published! https://t.co/afu1AqRQhD

10/07/20

Skye ash class science What were your outcomes Skye? https://t.co/U9d1INPaYh

10/07/20

Mia working on Hefty Hugh https://t.co/xyhEaLCfDw Well done Mia

10/07/20

Ruby's Sarcophagus drawing Well done Ruby - there is a lot of detail in this picture https://t.co/k9txN1Lw5G

10/07/20

Oliver wanted to share with you the submarine he made today out of recycled materials, he really enjoyed making this himself using cardboard and plastics to make something new. 😃 Well done Oliver https://t.co/IdQIVN1pYB

10/07/20

Ava spent this week working on an art project. She finds art a good outlet for her creativity Map of the UK. 3D using cotton wall and paper mache for a rocky/mountain effect. Painting and using sponges/pens for different textures. https://t.co/eZtgVnR56B

10/07/20

Ava completing her Virtual Sports Day Well done Ava - lots of action shots https://t.co/ZCLtleWl1h

10/07/20

Dana (sycamore class) discovered that tissues make good tea bags, whereas the normal paper was the worst! We have enjoyed the science award, thank you Mrs Shemilt! https://t.co/3raCZgSAcf

10/07/20

Oliver wanted to share some of his activities from sports day we couldn't do this yesterday so we had a sporty afternoon today! He loved it and scored a total of 100 points! Hope everyone at school enjoyed it too 🏅 https://t.co/iqqNWyzkcm

10/07/20

Ollie’s Stegosaurus Well done Ollie great detail https://t.co/I3Ej6gqoq9

10/07/20

Part 2 Ruby would like Miss Burford to see some of what she has been doing at home. She is working really hard. Well done Ruby https://t.co/L94zNpuMRm

10/07/20

Ruby would like Miss Burford to see some of what she has been doing at home. She is working really hard. Well done Ruby https://t.co/ezs1PTd6H6

10/07/20

Abigail was over the moon to get a certificate in the post today. She even made up a little song that she kept singing to herself!! Thank you for making her day :) Well done Abigail and we are going to share your song too https://t.co/8kwrVJkw3a

10/07/20

Abigail getting her Learner of the Week Award https://t.co/0G6wku5qCa

10/07/20

Fletcher was really excited to receive his award in the post this morning and couldn’t wait to stick it up on the fridge, thank you. Congratulations Fletcher https://t.co/jfJGlMY40Z

10/07/20

Thank you so much to Miss Adams and Miss Featherstone for this mornings year 2 scavenger hunt! Lex had a fantastic time. Attached photo is all the things he collected. Very much needed. Kind regards, Karen Savage https://t.co/mE0h0eTM6E

10/07/20

Ruby was thrilled to receive a special award through the post. Such a lovely lovely thing for her to have. We are really proud of her and the way she has approached lockdown and are so grateful for the support and encouragement she has received from school. Thank you

10/07/20

Oliver was so happy to receive this today! In the words of Oliver "I've waited so long for one of these" 😊 Thank you for a lovely surprise today. Wonderful words - thank you Oliver and well done https://t.co/1RE6PQ1Ygc

10/07/20

Mollie was very excited to get her Head teacher award from Miss Stevens in the post! Thank you, it brightened up a rainy day. Thank you for your lovely message. Well done Mollie https://t.co/wBrROp9Piw

10/07/20

Louie was so proud and happy with his headteacher award Well done Louie https://t.co/XMfF6k7IVY

10/07/20

Hi Mrs Adams Miss Featherstone and Miss Stevens. Emily and Olivia would like to say thank you for arranging scavenger hunt. It was good fun and nice to see some of our year 4 peers! Thanks Mrs Street

10/07/20

Skye is really happy for getting learner of the week Well done Skye https://t.co/IZxlU29O4E

09/07/20

Much fun was had by all Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/neQgg42h0H

09/07/20

The beginning of the end Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/LQQ6BcwYav

09/07/20

Even more smiles Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/s7ub7cXKt0

09/07/20

Sharing more smiles Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/GwZeGAFO1r

09/07/20

They are all still going Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/sylo6BDB4H

09/07/20

Action shots using cups Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/a6BfYZF3w2

09/07/20

Cups - let’s use cups. They hold more water Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/zbBfk9j8be

09/07/20

More action shots Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/L46smYLVBH

09/07/20

Access to water given to all. I wonder what they might use instead of water pistols? Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/tZi4ThW5kY

09/07/20

This is 40 mins in! Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/oGiFTqfVrH

09/07/20

Mr Harrington is smiling because he has the hose pipe! Water fight 💦 Class of 2020 https://t.co/fQCBziGPsN

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.

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.