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22/01/21

Year 2- Sonny created this bright and colourful postcard to send to Claude in Paris. It makes you feel like you are there. https://t.co/YdDCeJuFaw

22/01/21

Year 3 - In school took their cave building outside. This is what they think a Stone Age Man might live in. What do you think? https://t.co/lzRp8vkCOa

22/01/21

Year 6 have been doing computer coding using emoji’s. Which we’ll known story is this? https://t.co/5irBu40JB4

22/01/21

Year R have been making rockets with junk modelling items. What a creative selection! Let’s see what you have made at home. https://t.co/tRuCCWO4uz

22/01/21

Safer Internet Day is 9th February. Please watch this video made by one of the pupils from Invicta Grammar School. Its a very powerful and important message https://t.co/K3OOCwWMDg

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oakley drew his Stone Age House. Looks inviting, what do you think? https://t.co/m55qBlpSRQ

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oscar made a Stone Age House out of natural materials - lots of leaves involved. Well done. https://t.co/wVvoJzSc4M

22/01/21

Huge well done to Hazel Class - who have had 100% attendance both on line and in the classroom. Outstanding Effort https://t.co/5vHCA0Z52o

22/01/21

Speed Bounce Challenge - You have a week to share your results. Please share your results and videos of you taking part by 29.01.21 Can you beat Miss Hookey's score? https://t.co/14swONNZ4k

21/01/21

Year 4 - Amelia, wonderful example of direct speech. https://t.co/F3NkqYgvYt

21/01/21

Year 3 - Art work by Brandon showing what a Stone Age House would look like. What do you think? Does your house look like this? https://t.co/9LqZSKvoo4

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Kenton . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/GjIg23vvPA

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Fearne . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/Xym8p2ayZe

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Dylan . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/b83T91x3W0

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Cayden. Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/wcbV6mlzkH

21/01/21

Year 6 - propaganda poster. What amazing use of character and colour. Well done Beatrice https://t.co/4puHwVzhIj

21/01/21

Evie wanted to share with you her amazing achievement. Before Christmas she completed the Lego Diagonal Alley which is for people who are 16+. This shows perseverance and we are very impressed. https://t.co/G9uAV099tD

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/hG1Cpr3ZTs

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/DOURugcqIK

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/9Zfcie7neV

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/21o8FNIvWH

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/mHTZWRVhuW

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/aeeZDpALVS

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/GCj5M7nFON

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/xakVdv2Krl

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/PnjvxjfQRN

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/N6El5KsYh4

21/01/21

Retweeted From Childnet

With only 3 weeks to go until Safer Internet Day on the 9th February, we take a look at some of the key sources you can use to help make Safer Internet Day 2021 the biggest yet! https://t.co/XtVTPCQnfm https://t.co/jN2B0FpAC0

21/01/21

Rocco and Lex have shared a photo from their walk yesterday. We think they're missing school as much as we are! https://t.co/RrTdGwF9we

20/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - Today our Governors surprised all members of staff with a personalised Certificate of Appreciation. This went a long way in making the whole team feel valued. THANK YOU!#personaldevelopment https://t.co/demw2VMiSp

20/01/21

They'll be used so frequently making music that dust won't stand a chance!

20/01/21

Year 4: Geography - Fletcher has captured how our local area has changed. What do you think about the changes? Would you be in favour of our village being developed or do you have a contrasting point of view? https://t.co/aPF7QVUtgG

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Dolly had to say about 'Billionaire Boy' by "I liked this book because it was so fun to read!" https://t.co/f7eu6gfF2H

19/01/21

Year R - Topic Work. Ella did a wonderful picture of an astronaut and labelled it! https://t.co/XhpxRhmUUm

19/01/21

We will be sharing hints and tips over the coming weeks to help you stay safe whilst on line. Thanks for help start our campaign https://t.co/DXzOVDZYOz

19/01/21

Year R - Henry made this fantastic number line yesterday in the shape of a train! Super number writing https://t.co/nr3RJ0Ws0c

19/01/21

Year 4 - another example of creating a walk and detailing what you will see on that walk. What a very colourful plan. https://t.co/8vjD56JoWT

19/01/21

Year 4 - Maths. This child was proud of what they had completed and was delighted for us to share their work https://t.co/xFDdP041mC

19/01/21

Something new is happening at school! What do you think it might be? The children will see some changes when they return. We’ll give you a clue it involves books https://t.co/vbiUnqAc3X

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.