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19/04/21

We’re celebrating getting active and travelling around the body with . Schools have already made a fantastic 34,319 journeys! To find out more please visit https://t.co/VePuk8MHZZ

06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

31/03/21

Happy Birthday to Nyah, Anwuli and James who are celebrating their birthday during the Easter break, we hope you have a great day. https://t.co/EGcBWzUq47

31/03/21

Year 6 enjoyed a fun easter egg hunt in the sun yesterday! https://t.co/1P6kedFIT0

31/03/21

Year 5 have been using this wonderful model as part of their final outcome on their river topic. https://t.co/Fkuu2hMv8p

30/03/21

Thank you to our amazing PTA for giving each child an Easter Egg! Happy Easter! https://t.co/X51GXIvsSa

30/03/21

Meerkat Class have been having fun making cannons linking to their learning about The Mary Rose. https://t.co/NeNTgI6MYm

30/03/21

Thank you to Rev. Danielle for leading our virtual Easter Assembly this morning, it was a lovely way to celebrate Easter and end the school term. https://t.co/g1F3JLvg95

30/03/21

Thank you to Olivia for sharing her experience today in our Autism Awareness Assembly. If you would like to sponsor her and help raise money for the National Autistic Society please visit her Just Giving Page: https://t.co/CyzLzgUh4Y https://t.co/bJEt3A0UqI

29/03/21

Dolphin Class enjoyed their Author Workshop led by Jack Meggitt-Phillips last week. https://t.co/9f6KhZG6Gd

29/03/21

Dolphin Class have been creating fantastic pieces of artwork based on The Highwayman poem. https://t.co/fQzPQi0XnW

29/03/21

White Rose Maths have teamed up with TV presenter, teacher and parent Michael Underwood to bring you a mini-series called Maths with Michael. To take a look at the videos and resources please click on the link below. https://t.co/A1vckygqHs

29/03/21

Happy Birthday to Prince, Charlie, Alexis, Megan, Teddie, Mason and Callum who are celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a great day! https://t.co/KSBkS9Ksf0

25/03/21

Salus offer free virtual youth sessions for 8-19 year olds, for more information on how to get involved please visit their website https://t.co/VZ9s39JFoX The photo shows the activities for next week. https://t.co/bybFl7v2Fk

24/03/21

Retweeted From BookTrust

Feeling bored? Our Cupboard is bursting with treats - whether you want a lovely storytime, a drawing lesson, some writing tips or craft activities. Open it up here: https://t.co/HQCbVQ2jUb Pic: Hannah Shaw https://t.co/ZNsE5e25gL

24/03/21

Alpaca Class have had great fun planting this morning! We can't wait to watch the flowers grow 🌺🌻🌼 https://t.co/bpPl9goI3B

24/03/21

Megan in Owl Class has created an amazing canvas at home, it is her version of The Scream by Edvard Munch. Well done Megan this is fantastic! https://t.co/dh2GrkVqTJ

24/03/21

The children enjoyed the tasty pizza for yesterday's lunch 🍕 https://t.co/bAiBgF2UyS

22/03/21

Panda Class have had great fun today dissecting dinosaur poop! https://t.co/nO9TSbQE9g

22/03/21

Panda Class have been using their writing skills during free flow. https://t.co/BT1xRffi6i

22/03/21

Year 3 have been using clay to create Tudor Roses as part of their final outcomes. https://t.co/FRA3AvcrsD

22/03/21

Year 6 have produced beautiful publish writing. https://t.co/VNvqHdHkg6

22/03/21

Tiger Class have been using their orienteering skills to help them navigate through a maze. https://t.co/ESHAnAik1m

22/03/21

Happy Birthday to Aisha, Keiva, Alexander and Ava who are celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a fantastic day. https://t.co/UFVOgenGRV

19/03/21

In PE this week Dolphin Class were demonstrating team work through crab-football and they took on the 'Tennis Rebound' personal challenge! https://t.co/PoT01fA119

19/03/21

Dolphin Class have carried out an investigation into micro organisms in Science. https://t.co/PiCL0Y4aDZ

19/03/21

Dolphin Class have enjoyed their Drama and English this week linking to The Highway Man. https://t.co/UyPvF98gQM

19/03/21

We are proud to be wearing red in school today and raising money for Comic Relief! Thank you to all our families for your donations! https://t.co/uy7q1mk5Cg

18/03/21

Salus offer free virtual youth sessions for 8-19 year olds, for more information on how to get involved please visit their website https://t.co/XXE2tYq0MD The photo shows the activities for next week. https://t.co/fEYKmRXLd4

17/03/21

Panda Class are loving learning about dinosaurs. They have painted fossils, built dinosaurs out of bricks and were fascinated to explore a timeline and discover that dinosaurs wouldn't have had a Nintendo Switch to play on!! https://t.co/KAristJ2Mg

17/03/21

Jasmine in Owl Class has entered the Young Songwriter Competition with her amazing song 'The Lockdown Song'. Please listen, like and share to support Jasmine's entry! https://t.co/6G5NiliQhW

17/03/21

It has been great for the children to be outside and practice their hockey skills. https://t.co/0Ma42hj4Ii

17/03/21

The children have been enjoying learning new skills linking to Outdoor Adventurous Activities including orienteering. https://t.co/kUEcyS4AAy

15/03/21

Happy Birthday to Arjun, Jack, Lily-Rose, Phoebe and Isla who are all celebrating their birthday this week, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/uuOHFwgbjU

11/03/21

Salus offer free virtual youth sessions for 8-19 year olds, for more information on how to get involved please visit their website https://t.co/hn0KxT76N5 The photo shows the activities for next week. https://t.co/l9JwRxaMo5

09/03/21

We were celebrating International Women's Day at VIPS Holborough Lakes yesterday. https://t.co/HQ8du2NDxv https://t.co/03s7oCPdRK

08/03/21

We are really pleased to have welcomed our pupils back to school today and we are looking forward to them developing their positive growth mindset. https://t.co/SaxwWclEqa

08/03/21

Panda Class have settled back into school really well today and are having great fun learning today. https://t.co/HXoWyfkwtB

08/03/21

Thank you to Mr Tom for preparing and providing a wonderful breakfast for the staff today! https://t.co/3VIZS2KP21

08/03/21

Happy Birthday to Alex and Lucie who are celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/2j0v8bcQSv

Maths

Our Aim

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we want every pupil to develop a love of Maths. We aim to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject and provide a programme for progression where pupils are stimulated and challenged.

Lesson Structure

We take a mastery approach to the teaching of maths, meaning that all children will gain a deep understanding of the maths they are learning. Pupils are all challenged to learn together in groups, with the necessary challenge and support in a lesson, to allow all abilities to flourish.

All Mathematics lessons are based on an I do, We do and You do approach.

Flying Start

This ‘hook’ includes consolidation of arithmetic skills from across the last lesson, week, month, term and year group phase. Regularly reflecting back to prior learning ensures that pupils keep skills fresh and builds upon their long-term memory. Rapid recall and number fact knowledge is key to support more advanced skills as pupils progress through the mathematics curriculum.

Guided Practice and Independent Learning (I do, We do, You do)

Throughout the rest of the lesson the children are introduced to different challenges that show progress in a skill across a lesson. These challenges are modelled by the teacher independently, before the students and teacher work together on the same concept. Each challenge is then consolidated by independent practice (you do). Challenges provide pupils with different pictorial representations, as well as learning about mathematics in contexts – this shows them that mathematics can be used in their daily lives and future aspirations.

Reasoning is explicitly shown in workbooks through the use of a purple reasoning pen, this allows pupils to see the importance of the following reasoning skills:

Reasoning is explicitly shown in workbooks through the use of a purple reasoning pen, this allows pupils to see the importance of the following reasoning skills:

  • Describing
  • Explaining
  • Convincing
  • Justifying
  • Proving
  • Conjecturing

 

These skills are fluid and pupils will dip in and out of these reasoning skills across their mathematics experiences in each year group.

Progression in Skills - Maths

Progression in Vocabulary - Maths

Maths Virtual Classroom 

Times Tables

All Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term of Year 4 from 2022. For more infomtion on the process of this assessment please click here

Please click here to see our progression document for teaching times tables. 

Times Tables Rockstars 

Times Tables Rockstars is a fun and interactive way to help your child develop their times tables fluency. This platform allows the children to create a fun rockstar avatar and develop the skills to become a true Times Tables Rockstar!

For more information please click here.

How can you help your child practise their times tables?

Because the National Curriculum for maths is so extensive, there is an expectation that parents will help their children learn their times tables at home and not rely on schools to bring them up to speed.

Some of the techniques you can use include:

  • Practising times tables by rote.
  • Asking your child multiplication questions out of order – such as ‘What’s 11x12? What’s 5x6?’
  • Asking your child the related division facts: ‘What’s 8/4? What’s 9/6?’
  • Using arrays to help your child memorise times tables – you can use fun objects like Smarties or Lego bricks to make it more entertaining.
  • Giving your child word problems to test their skills, like ‘If Peter has 800ml of orange juice and needs to share it between four friends, how much can they each have?’
  • Using apps and games like TheSchoolRun’s multiplication games to build speed.

Free times tables resources and advice for primary-school parents

For information, worksheets, games, eBooks and learning packs to help you support your child in learning their times tables go to the Times Tables learning hub.

Specific tips for each multiplication table:

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/printable_resources_maths_tables

Times Table Challenge

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 1

Intention 1:

To build a Mathematics curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills so that all pupils know more, remember more and understand more. To design a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in Number, Algebra, Ratio, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics as set out in the National Curriculum so that children can know more, remember more and understand more to help them reach and exceed their potential at Holborough Lakes Primary School and beyond.

Implementation:

National Curriculum Programmes of Study and Scheme of Work

  • Mathematics is planned for, following the EYFS Framework and KS1 and KS2 school curriculum.
  • Mathematics is planned for following the scheme of work, as suggested by Maths Hub.
  • Whilst the National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum, we make sure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and enhance our curriculum as and when necessary.
  • Mathematics is taught as an exclusive subject in order to promote fluency but children are also provided with real life problems so that they are made aware of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

Impact:

Children will make at least good progress in Mathematics from their last point of statutory assessment or from their starting point in Nursery. Children will use their Mathematics knowledge and skills, in all curriculum areas, to enable them to know more, remember more and understand more. Children will recognise the importance of Mathematics as a facilitating subject to enable them to access other areas of learning and operate successfully is everyday life both now and in the future.

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2

Intention 2:

To build a curriculum, which enables pupils to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competency in solving increasingly sophisticated problems so that they know more, remember more and understand more. To design a curriculum which has mathematics at its core, is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. We want children to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Implementation:

  • The systematic teaching of number and place value has a high priority throughout school.
  • In Foundation Stage, pupil fluency is developed by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and recall. Pupil’s mathematical reasoning is developed through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • School has developed a comprehensive Calculation Policy, which enables staff to teach standard methods systematically and progressively across all age groups.
  • White Rose is used as the spine for delivery of the Mathematics across school. White Rose ensures consistent coverage, and provides real life opportunities for pupils to make connections and apply their mathematical knowledge.
  • Daily Maths lessons provide opportunity for children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, thus increasing the likelihood of rapid progress.
  • Weekly Problem-Solving sessions enable varied and frequent practice of mathematical application through increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • The systematic teaching of Timetables ensures that children develop rapid recall which they can use as a tool to effectively and efficiently solve more complex problems.
  • Time limited Intervention is planned for those children who are working below their expected level of attainment and progress. 
  • All children are expected to complete weekly mathematics homework.
  • All children have access to Mathletics, which is a web-based ability appropriate Mathematics programme, which they can access at home, and school.

Impact: 

Children will have a confident attitude towards mathematics. They will use arithmetic and timetables fluently and make connections in order to solve real life problems.

They will recognise that Mathematics is essential for everyday life and make at least good progress in Mathematics from their last point of statutory assessment of from their starting point in Nursery.

Children will use their Mathematics skills as a key tool in helping them to learn, and as a result, know more, remember more and understand more.

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 3

Intention 3:

To provide opportunities across all curricular areas for the development and application of Mathematic skills to help all pupils know more, remember more and understand more. To design a wider curriculum that provides regular opportunities for pupils to use and apply the knowledge skills they have acquired from the Mathematics Curriculum.

Implementation: 

  • The promotion of mathematics is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge across the curriculum.
  • The promotion of opportunities to use and apply mathematical knowledge throughout school is planned in a variety of subjects set in real-life contexts.
  • The promotion and implementation of outdoor learning and external cultural capital experiences provides additional opportunities for children to apply mathematical knowledge in real life situations.

Impact:

Children will be able to produce written work in all areas of the curriculum of a similar standard which evidence good progress from their last point of statutory assessment point or their starting point in Nursery.