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24/10/20

A very successful 1st PTA event of the year&what an amazing effort by all the children! A massive thank you to all the PTA that helped, your enthusiasm and of course a massive well done to Julie-Anne Clements who was out there everyday including in the rain!

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/BQkbDEmH6l

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/kwjLALctOT

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/UbjZleVXm2

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/EseFa37aeZ

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/IiMQsYurCY

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/GoY4qIYxTr

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/GccOy54Cnt

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are 🎃👻 https://t.co/kyPoL85SW3

24/10/20

Miss Stevens had a really tough job picking out our 14 winners today - she even asked us to add a 15th prize for a highly commended entry which we all agreed was fantastic! https://t.co/DHyv5PQIV3

24/10/20

🎃👻 Thank you to each and every one of you who entered our Halloween competitions - you were all amazing🎃👻https://t.co/jhc26CSmbH

23/10/20

PTA update day 3 and 4 produced 190 entries. It’s your last chance to enter this morning.

21/10/20

Pupil voice - If someone tells you to bring a knife and threaten someone - don’t do it. If you see a crime scene report it to the police. This followed a talk by PSCO Matthews from the community safety team

21/10/20

Pupil voice - You could spend 16 years in prison for a knife crime. Tell a teacher if someone brings a knife to school. This followed a talk by PSCO Matthews from the community safety team

21/10/20

Thank you PCSO Matthews from the community safety team who came into school to discuss various topics - pupil voice comments to follow. https://t.co/xJW0su8NCF

21/10/20

Retweeted From Childnet

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it affects 12% of young people in this country. Our guidance is designed to support schools in preventing and responding to cyberbullying. https://t.co/cpvomLkD00 https://t.co/uBy72rRdex

21/10/20

Helping making a difference with period poverty. Supplies available to all who require any via the office and the red box. https://t.co/DGueRV20s4

21/10/20

Reading is placed at the heart of everything we do here at VIPS Aylesford as is working closely with parents to ensure every child reaches their potential. We have created this video to help you feel confident when hearing your child read at home. https://t.co/jyhthVZTVJ

21/10/20

Miss Fafunso and Mrs Adams delivered a virtual assembly this morning with the theme: Black History Month. We value all! https://t.co/aaJ53kkb5G

21/10/20

Halloween competition day 2 update. The PTA took in 81 entries and would like say a massive thank you to the generous parent who contributed £10 for her son’s entries.

20/10/20

Daisy in Ash class after learning about Australia during world food day on Friday has kindly shown her class some of her families Australian collection. Well done Daisy for helping us have a clear vision of what to expect in Australia! https://t.co/hV3R3JZnmA

20/10/20

Thank to the PTA - who have come up with a socially distanced fundraiser. They will be there every morning to collect your Halloween entries (£1) per entry. We got 61 yesterday. Get crafty and every entry receives a small prize https://t.co/YeOnebTJpt

19/10/20

Our Big Question of the week: Is it the responsibility of the young to protect the planet? https://t.co/zv94oBkDT2

16/10/20

Wow that looks amazing - well done Ava. What an amazing lattice apple pie. https://t.co/jCL8GcXeqI

16/10/20

Using her Maths and Design and Technology skills here. Well done Aca. https://t.co/Qnl1fo6riK

16/10/20

Planning and Preparation and its looks like Ava has worked well in this. The pictures sum up each stage so well. https://t.co/1BLyhaO5qF

16/10/20

Proof is in the pudding. Lets follow the journey https://t.co/xhXxLysClB

16/10/20

After learning about China and creating a fact file, why not finish the day with Chinese food - a first time experience for some! https://t.co/Jfz0fOpQR1

16/10/20

Fact files about Argentina and making chocolita with dulce de leche in Sycamore and Elm https://t.co/6tr3Xzxfqr

16/10/20

Maple syrup on pancakes! The best fact we learnt about Canada in Maple and Willow class https://t.co/PdTK3NGB6A

16/10/20

Beech and Ash were learning about Australia - vegemite on toast, love it or hate it? Beautiful aboriginal art and discovering famous Australian people https://t.co/xLQMlcXReQ

16/10/20

Pizza making in Chestnut class - it’s great! https://t.co/DPZKkzleQ7

16/10/20

Learning all about Turkey in Year 3 - we really enjoyed the food! https://t.co/qQvkcKSgjz

16/10/20

Hazel Class enjoying learning about India https://t.co/6vUG1Sah7x

16/10/20

Well done to all our reading raffle prizes today https://t.co/IMB8LMP4Jk

10/10/20

Retweeted From BookTrust

Did you know it's today? We've put together a list of books that could help to raise awareness, increase understanding, or encourage children to start conversations about mental health: https://t.co/A1mA3BxI7e Pic: Anna Llenas https://t.co/iTAfVlOeKg

10/10/20

Retweeted From Childnet

Today is - we have created a list of what to do if you are concerned about a friend online. https://t.co/KTxrXwEmoq https://t.co/BDPxer5K8p

10/10/20

Have you read this? Is it on your read list? Let us know we love to hear what you are enjoying reading. https://t.co/a4jPYDilAn

10/10/20

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Missed our Open Day? Catch up with the Headteacher’s Message and tour here! https://t.co/LGD7db4SfK

10/10/20

Retweeted From neighbourly.com

From community centres, to youth clubs, support groups and food banks, local good causes are crucial in their contribution to mental wellbeing in our communities https://t.co/TyEN9b8OWx

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.