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27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/9vsktj1Eex https://t.co/ojvNnjGbF6

20/05/20

For PSHE - Skye - Ash class wrote a letter to her elderly neighbours Well done Skye - https://t.co/oJZiqevIcZ

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Burton from Charlotte https://t.co/jluyGBC0Aj

20/05/20

Year 5 Home Learning showing an act of kindness. Skye Ash class making her mum a cup of tea. Well done Skye https://t.co/qc4Cbk0xJr

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Kindred - from Mia https://t.co/8Cl7SetkgX

20/05/20

Sophia from Chestnut class wants to wish you all a Happy Thank A Teacher Day! Thank you Sophia from all the team at Aylesford - that's made our day https://t.co/U0sU2zbRo2

20/05/20

Sophia from Chestnut class wants to wish Mrs Kindred a very Happy Thank A Teacher Day! Thank you for all you do and your lovely stories for our work. I enjoy listening to them. My favourite has been Hello Beaky! https://t.co/A2AkBNQJYW

20/05/20

Oliver from Chestnut class wanted to say a big thank you to Mrs Kindred for being a wonderful teacher! He has drawn and written a poster for her 😃 https://t.co/2kQtiCT4da

20/05/20

Amelia - Yew Class. This is the rain forest she made. Well done Amelia - so life like. https://t.co/JkvcQZzgPR

20/05/20

Skye - Ash class, boats she made and raced Well done Skye - that sounds like you had a great time. https://t.co/Mnnd1PMBTi

20/05/20

To Mrs Burton from George on Thank a teacher day https://t.co/tlqC2moeN6

20/05/20

Daniel saying thank you to Mrs Doe - she is a TA at school and Akela at Cubs https://t.co/z2O6WpJHIt

20/05/20

Todays act of Kindness - Daniel from Ash Class Well done Daniel you have been working hard https://t.co/hJyqa3Lp9z

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Burford from Beth https://t.co/RndV4ZHyVx

20/05/20

Abigail (Willow class) enjoyed her art project. She found sticks in the garden and made a rainbow A for Abigail and an E for her baby sister Emilia Well done Abigail https://t.co/d1yf1IRPen

20/05/20

Louie has loved the Year 2 Mario work this week and is engaged in home learning. Mr Hall/ Miss Stevens has promised Louie a headteacher sticker when we return to school. Well done Louie https://t.co/83Chpzcrpf

20/05/20

Annabelle- Ash Class singing Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish for music home learning https://t.co/3c8H7QGPs2 Well done Annabelle

20/05/20

Dear Miss Fafunso, Below is Ewan’s teddy hunt algorithms. He loved showing his siblings how to find his teddy with it. Well done Ewan https://t.co/T7ygU3o0G8

20/05/20

Dana from Sycamore Class sending her thanks on Thank a Teacher Day. https://t.co/0YcWc0lFdU

20/05/20

Gus from Ash Class - sending a thank you to his class teacher and the Aylesford Team, along with playing them some songs https://t.co/FmfVf8z8Yu

20/05/20

A thank you from Abigail to her class teacher https://t.co/HP4ke4RLDD

20/05/20

Skye - Ash Class singing Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainer for her music home learning https://t.co/xqQqnZ7DV0 Well done Skye

19/05/20

We have seen how creative you can be. Please join in with Thank a teacher day. Send in videos or pictures to office.viat.org.uk Its tomorrow and for all teachers and support staff. They will all be shared on Facebook and Twitter https://t.co/c380PyRpCg

18/05/20

Retweeted From PiXL Primary

(1/2) Today is Day 1 of the 'Time Capsule Diary'. Today’s theme is ‘What I do’ and the suggested method of recording today’s diary is using a cartoon strip. Feel free to choose another way of recording if you prefer. Watch today's short video for more ideas and to get started! https://t.co/CU0lrO7qTi

18/05/20

This is for a Year 6 children https://t.co/10h2V4nxYr

18/05/20

On this day 1938 - The KFC library van called this morning to change juvenile library books https://t.co/Za4pNCvvgl

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/XxeAaXCtbw Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/EqYpi7lJRA

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/vZt14XuG45 https://t.co/weknWw5jOh

13/05/20

Here is this week's quiz. It is much easier than last week's. https://t.co/hqy7QrHpEk

13/05/20

We are proud that Mrs Doe has been pictured by as one of the COVID Community Heroes - She and many others in school have supported families with food parcels and dropping off school work and has been active with - supporting our wider community https://t.co/3dT94H6wSV

13/05/20

On this day - 13th May 1960 - School Concert made £38 half for the church fund and half for the school https://t.co/guip4HsKNJ

13/05/20

This week's headteachers blog https://t.co/3xVizOvNU0

13/05/20

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Let's get active! https://t.co/L9A97aFykG Have a go at our age related, progressive PE lessons. Carefully designed for home learning. 2 lessons per week in Tennis & Striking & Fielding this term.

12/05/20

Read our weekly Headteacher blog here - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes! https://t.co/3xVizOvNU0

12/05/20

Mollie enjoyed the art work and decided make a bright coloured star. Well done Mollie that is very colourful. Thank you for sharing. https://t.co/TUnLe4rwil

11/05/20

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High quality and professional PE lessons and Olympic themed home learning this week! 2 PE lessons per week across 4 age grps https://t.co/L9A97aFykG

11/05/20

This is part 2 of Amelia’s Egyptian project. Art/drama lesson was the highlight of today. She enjoyed the makeup and “Walk Like an Egyptian” Fabulous - well done Amelia https://t.co/WBf3TFb7Jb

11/05/20

Ewan enjoyed this art task and wanted to write a message in twigs to the NHS to thank them for what they do. Well done Ewan - https://t.co/bCl5itM6pd

11/05/20

Henry choose an Egyptian themed art activity to do instead. He looked at some of the options and chose making pyramids. I found a template on twinkl and off he went. He quite enjoyed this activity. I think the lockdown is making people appreciate crafts more which is really nice https://t.co/5jCmDourNR

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.