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12/11/19

Please help us to get over £600 worth of free books for our school with 'The Sun Books for Schools' by collecting the tokens in The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from 23rd November. Please visit https://t.co/aLDllcdgYA for more information.

12/11/19

On Friday, Year 3 and Year 4 sold recycled plastic band wristbands that they had designed and made. This event was very well supported by our families and raised £61.10 to buy trees for our site, thank you very much! https://t.co/0PRAMP7dXu

05/11/19

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If you applied for a place at SST Maidstone, you should've now received an email with details of an assessment date. If you haven't received this, please check your spam folder in the first instance. If you need any help, please contact us: admissions.viat.org.uk https://t.co/G3oVi4vbsg

31/10/19

Thank you to everybody who donated items to our Harvest Festival. We have received this lovely thank you card from The Pilsdon at Malling Community, they appreciated all of the donations. https://t.co/ujjFkHtbju

31/10/19

Year 5 & 6 played their first PASS league football match yesterday and won 4:1! They played well against Offham Primary School, well done to everyone involved. ⚽️

30/10/19

Well done to Meerkats for their hard work, they produced superb home learning! Megan produced an amazing 3D model of a jaguar and created a step by step guide of how to make it! https://t.co/BDT6EJm9VW

29/10/19

We have enjoyed welcoming the children back today for the start of Term 2!

22/10/19

Oracy is being able to express yourself clearly & communicate with others effectively through speech. A key part of oracy is for children to think carefully about the language they’re using, and tailor it to the subject, purpose & audience. See more here! https://t.co/6NLHaTPWi6

16/10/19

Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to their child's first parent lunch today🙂 https://t.co/nvbALPGVis

16/10/19

Year 3 have had a fantastic morning. They had a visit from Berkeley Homes, visited the local site and participated in some fun activities! https://t.co/lFnBcU42sa

16/10/19

We still need some more stickers to complete our Aldi Sports challenge, if you have any please send them in to the school office, thank you for your support! https://t.co/dHqp2nl41V

11/10/19

Four of our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to attend 'The Mayors Debate', they had a great time! https://t.co/iEbyrmO6u4

10/10/19

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, as a HeadStart school this is important to us. https://t.co/5m8YrxvAKY

02/10/19

All of our pupils have been enjoying their Fantastic Fred experience where they are learning how to maintain good mental health and well being. https://t.co/numsCYInTx

27/09/19

Thank you to everybody who came and supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning! We still have plenty of cake left so please come along after school for some more cake :-) https://t.co/EOrwSHL14s

26/09/19

Do you fancy having this cake as your weekend treat?! To support Macmillan we are holding a raffle for this cake alongside our coffee morning tomorrow, 50p per ticket! Tickets will be sold at the coffee morning and from the school office, draw at 3pm on Friday 27th, good luck!! https://t.co/MDW9ReFevj

26/09/19

Fantastic maths work from Megan, super presentation! https://t.co/vouZS8SZuI

26/09/19

Well done to Ije, Clara and Thea, they have produced some amazing work on Korea. They have created a persuasive leaflet about Korea, excellent work! https://t.co/Zw5bFgthEE

26/09/19

Isaac has completed some fabulous topic work on the rainforest, well done! https://t.co/IV74LtbKM6

26/09/19

Well done to Raj for his amazing science experiment, he has been investigating the density of liquids! https://t.co/xLhK6CNwGE

26/09/19

Don't miss the 11+ Open Events at Book your guided tour now! https://t.co/1OnaJaAX4n

25/09/19

Can you help us with the Big Book Launch? If you spend £10 on books, our school gets £1 back! We would love your support... https://t.co/qKFORO9HIy https://t.co/XtQg0qaSdG

20/09/19

The children enjoyed a performance from a brass band today. This linked to science as they learnt how the instruments work and they counted the beat linking with maths and used great listening skills. https://t.co/iiDLFWpbw3

18/09/19

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now! https://t.co/z6sVmTNjxw

18/09/19

Very proud of what Jacob achieved with his writing today! https://t.co/jBUvK0u8By

18/09/19

Today the children enjoyed an engaging assembly from The Family Trust. https://t.co/3uORRPIJQW

18/09/19

Panda Class have been enjoying writing indoors and outdoors. https://t.co/2YBL5m6Z6e

17/09/19

If you have a child starting school in September 2020 please come along to one of our open mornings. https://t.co/UmOoRghSTj

17/09/19

Magical Maths visited Holborough Lakes Primary School today. https://t.co/rpX9SuLG0t

16/09/19

In line with our Healthy School Approach please visit the link below for some School Packed Lunch Inspiration https://t.co/gVCEau5Ut7

12/09/19

Our new Panda Class have been enjoying settling in. They have loved exploring and discovering their new surroundings! https://t.co/BhFAZ3BIhe

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/mEV1rY2UiD

29/08/19

We are looking forward to collecting Team GB athlete stickers to hopefully receive a school sports kit and a chance to win some money for our fantastic school! If you can help us collect them, we'd be hugely grateful!

22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/FpLR1ik18A https://t.co/iDBxM4yJeg

18/07/19

The Class of Rock Year 5 and 6 Production was a smash hit last night! If your coming to see it this afternoon bring your singing voices! https://t.co/rgk8HZkt5H

18/07/19

You can read all about our Careers and Enterprise week if you click this link. A huge thank you to Miss Loni Stevens for all her work in making this such a success. https://t.co/b8poNIz5UF

18/07/19

Tiger class are celebrating their efforts as entrepreneurs. They used their profits to update their wet play games. What better way to check you’re happy with your purchases than to play them? https://t.co/VXNBkIdIAP

17/07/19

Om Monday 15th July ‘Holborough Lakes Market’ opened to our school community. The children’s and staff’s efforts paid off! Lots of happy customers and a profit made by all! Great entrepreneurial skills. Well done everybody. https://t.co/Rav41LIdVv

16/07/19

We are SO proud of our Year 6s who achiever 100% across all their SATs - they are amazing! You can read more on our website: https://t.co/mZBrOZujF8 https://t.co/ucGFmlkaWd

Maths

Maths Policies
Maths Policy 2017-2019
Calculation Policy 2017-2019

 

Maths No Problem

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we follow the Maths No Problem programme. Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.

Need To Know

  • Evidence-based approach to teaching maths
  • Helps pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths
  • Inclusive approach where all children achieve
  • Slower pace which results in greater progress
  • Reflected in the 2014 English national curriculum for mathematics
  • Endorsed by the Department for Education, NCETM and OFSTED

To find out more about the programme, please click HERE


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At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we use Mathletics as a fun, engaging and challenging form of home learning. Each pupil has been set the challenge of achieving 1000 points per week. If they acheieve this goal they will recieve a certificate of achievement.

"Mathletics is designed to provide students with a captivating and safe learning experience. Our not-so-secret formula combines targeted and adaptive curriculum content, structured and interactive support, with engaging gaming and rewards – all aligned to the requirements of the UK’s key primary maths curricula."

Mathletics Home Learning Parent Information

 

To access Mathletics, please click HERE


Times Tables

All Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term of Year 4 from 2020. We explain the multiplication check latest developments.

Times tables test / multiplication tables check: the basics

Primary-school children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12x12. Under the current National Curriculum, children are supposed to know their times tables by the end of Year 4, but they are not formally tested on them other than through multiplication questions in the Year 6 maths SATs.

Why a new test?

The DfE says that the check is part of a new focus on mastering numeracy, giving children the skills and knowledge they need for secondary school and beyond. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Y4 pupils can recall their multiplication tables fluently (being able to answer times tables questions accurately and quickly, without having to work out the answers).

Announcing the tests in 2017, the then education secretary Justine Greening said, 'A good primary education lays the foundations for success at secondary school and beyond. This year’s (2017) Key Stage 2 results showed our curriculum reforms are starting to raise standards and it is vital we have an assessment system that supports that.' 

Which children will sit the multiplication check?

The times tables test will be introduced in English schools only. It will be taken by children in Year 4, in the summer term (during a three-week period in June; schools will decide which day to administer the check).

In June 2019 the multiplication check will be voluntary (schools will be able to decide whether to administer it or not). In June 2020 it will become compulsory for all English maintained schoolsspecial schools and academies(including free schools).

Children with special educational needs will be provided for when taking the MTC.

How will children be tested?

Children will be tested using an on-screen check (on a computer or a tablet), where they will have to answer multiplication questions against the clock.

This will be the first time that the DfE has used computerised tests in primary schools. Calculators and wall displays that could provide children with answers will be removed from the room the MTC is taking place in.

The test will last no longer than 5 minutes and is similar to other tests already used by primary schools. Their answers will be marked instantly.

Children will have 6 seconds to answer each question in a series of 25. Each question will be worth one mark and be presented to the child in this format:

n1 x n2 = ____ 

Questions will be selected from the 121 number facts that make up the multiplication tables from 2 to 12, with a particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables as they are considered to be the most challenging. Each question will only appear once in any 25-question series, and children won't be asked to answer reversals of a question as part of the check (so if they've already answered 3 x 4 they won't be asked about 4 x 3).

Once the child has inputted their answer on the computer / device they are using, there will be a three-second pause before the next question appears. Children will be given the opportunity to practise answering questions in this format before the official check begins.

The six-second time limit per question has been decided on by the DfE because it should allow children enough time to demonstrate their recall of times tables without giving them the time to work out the answers to each question.

How will the multiplication tables check results be reported?

Pupils' individual results will be made available to schools, and the Department for Education will report national results to track how they change over time. 

It's unlikely that children will be told their individual score, but once the Check is statutory (from June 2020) schools will be required to report the results to parents or carers.

School-level results won't be made publicly available or be used in league / performance tables.

What if a child doesn't do well in the multiplication check?

There will be no "pass mark" (expected standard threshold) and no child will "fail" the test. Multiplication factswill be the only things tested (there will be no testing of children's knowledge of division facts or problem-solving in the check).

The DfE says the purpose of the check is to help teachers identify which children are falling behind and target areas where they’re not being given a chance to succeed.

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.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

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