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27/01/21

Please take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit Video for you to participate in: https://t.co/xiUJBxMb6M

27/01/21

As part of our work on polar animals, Starfish children in school have been experimenting with ice. We used some 'magic powder' to make the ice stick to our string. https://t.co/Zmt7xwzScl

27/01/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't forget our Primary Weekly Challenge - we want to know how many star jumps you can do in 1 minute! The record so far is VERY impressive! Email primarychallenges.org.uk to tell us how many you did! https://t.co/LsgOAmchfa

27/01/21

Dolphin Class have been learning all about rivers in their topic this week and Annabel has produced some great art work. https://t.co/MbL4fURdBf

26/01/21

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are currently looking for Teaching Assistant for our Specialist Resource Provision. Would you like to join the friendly team at our lovely primary school? You can find all the details here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/6crULN0Jrv

26/01/21

This week in science Seal Class children have been looking at the three different types of skeletons. https://t.co/geqEwKIcoj

26/01/21

Well done Rhys in Starfish Class for your amazing caterpillar! https://t.co/Qr9OtmxPLc

26/01/21

Paige in Year 3 has worked so hard on her writing this week! She has also been researching her hero for our "Write a letter to a hero day" coming up on Wednesday. Well done - keep up the great work! https://t.co/CYjUhZt0tT

25/01/21

Today, Sharks, Whales and Starfish children in the hub were treated to hot chocolate, marshmallows and cookies for working so hard last week! Keep up the good work. https://t.co/9tUtzEfBX2

22/01/21

A massive well done to Dolphin class for making Mary Berry 'fork biscuits' this afternoon as part of winning our reading competition - we think she would be very impressed with your creative alternatives! The glitter sprinkles and choc chips were a great addition! https://t.co/gNhSrAHUHY

22/01/21

Retweeted From Baz Wynter

photos of the week! Thanks for sharing your 📷! Share your photos and tag for a chance to be featured. Follow us on Instagram: https://t.co/fG8TzHwQ1a Facebook: https://t.co/6rTaaw3Ms9 https://t.co/2pwPgchLD6

22/01/21

Creative division problem solving by Whale Class! Excellent work everyone! https://t.co/shmcVMSppg

22/01/21

Here is a helpful guide to keep your child safe when chatting online. https://t.co/uLBoAo3ifl

22/01/21

Whales Class were inspired by the work of Matisse to create these amazing collages! What superb artists you are! https://t.co/2716bENdyF

21/01/21

Shark class have been busy finding different objects in their home to measure themselves with! They have compared their heights to other people in their family. What could you use at home to measure yourself? https://t.co/P4Tm90aJHo

21/01/21

Well done to Dougal in Starfish Class who has made this fantastic Spiders web at home! https://t.co/5AJYAvmLPl

20/01/21

This week in English, Seal Class have been creating a story map for the text The Great Kapok Tree by https://t.co/A0efRJcR7K

20/01/21

Thank you so much for sharing all of your Reading Rainbows, we were very impressed by how much reading each group had done over the last two weeks but our winning class was Dolphin Class. They will take part in the 'Live' cooking lesson on Friday! https://t.co/KO9zwXzJ2i

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Evie had to say about 'Little Monsters' by "I liked the part in the book where Howler makes new friends and he is happy." https://t.co/ZUM6Bp0OZ3

20/01/21

Don't forget to take part in this weeks Primary Challenge! We’d like to know your favourite book from these last few months. Please send us the title and author, and just one sentence about why you enjoyed it so much, to: primarychallenges.org.uk https://t.co/BDpIr5w8cq

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Numbots app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/CSAqBkAvcD

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Times Table Rock Star app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/37sbqnYmsC

20/01/21

The children in school also took part in our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! today! https://t.co/F3LIeQt4Yf

20/01/21

Look at some of our pupils ready to rock for our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! We can't wait to see what they think of the new resource and how well they get on with the different games and tournaments within the app! https://t.co/T6zWzfKv09

20/01/21

Starfish took part in an art lesson and created some fantastic spider drawings. They then joined to find out all about mini beasts. They were introduced to a variety of creatures and got to quiz the host on all things creepy and crawly. https://t.co/W5zEDYHkqY

20/01/21

Turtle Class have enjoyed their virtual science lessons this week and have shared some great photos. Keep up the great work everyone! https://t.co/7TRyIYPDyB

20/01/21

This week, Seal Class have been looking at climate zones across the world in their topic lessons. https://t.co/Uh3b6KaLcV

19/01/21

There are two classes that are level in terms of how many reading rainbows have been completed. Please send across any Reading Rainbows, even if not completed, evidence of how much you have read so far as this may get your class into the Live Cooking lesson on Friday at 1.30pm. https://t.co/4a1AoJpOXb

18/01/21

Our rich and exciting curriculum is continuing at home. As this present verb French work demonstrates. The children are enjoying French signing and singing as well. https://t.co/BkB1ZjNRFs

18/01/21

Working in a different way can be really enjoyable and memorable. Why not try a hot chocolate walk too! https://t.co/YTnJCvuO2x

18/01/21

Our students are so creative, and are using the Home Learning opportunity to practise lots of observational drawing! What stunning artists you all are! https://t.co/bJRKbwu23i

18/01/21

Year 4 and Year 5 have been posting some amazing Respect posters on Class Dojo! Thank you everyone, keep sharing your brilliant work. https://t.co/nky5iC4HmQ

18/01/21

Oak National Academy have launched the in partnership with , which will offer free books & audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. https://t.co/TVaSrfv0Ow

18/01/21

Please do take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for you to all take part in! https://t.co/Ipaj9D4pbk

18/01/21

A huge well done to Tia in Year 6, who decided to change her 100 step challenge into 1000 steps! Great effort Tia keep it up. https://t.co/5qRuuWqvOK

18/01/21

Congratulations to Isabella in Yr5 on receiving her Blue Peter Sports Badge, she now has 8 Blue Peter badges in her collection, her favourite being her Diamond badge! Well done on all your hard work! https://t.co/JL5WmHyabW

18/01/21

George in Yr4 is doing the big garden birdwatch and would like to encourage his friends to take part! He wants to help raise money for the RSPB. If you would like to take part please donate £3 and you will receive a pin badge. The link is https://t.co/l1rc0ySa3n https://t.co/YVBhTfVweh

15/01/21

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill would like to thank our local MP for the opportunity to share our concerns with him today on a conference call and we look forward to hearing back soon!

15/01/21

Take a look at this weeks sensory circuit video for you all to take part in https://t.co/ta9q8wjyQw

Maths

The Teaching of Mathematics at Kings Hill

Our Curriculum

Our mathematics curriculum is based on a spiral curriculum approach which enables all pupils to revisit and reload knowledge regularly, rather than only once a year at a particular period – this has shown to be every effective for our school community!

In addition to our daily mathematics lessons pupils get separate fluency and times tables sessions, where pupils are taught explicit methods to become fast, fluent and effective mathematicians. For example, the use of rounding, complementing pairs and fact families.

Resources for our lessons are taken from a variety of resources including the White Rose Scheme, NRich, NCETM, PiXL and Maths No Problem. Using a variety of resources ensures pupils are engaged, motivated and challenged at all time.

Lesson Structure

We follow a Mastery approach to our Mathematics curriculum based on the Singapore teaching and learning models, as well as specialist support we have gathered taking part in our Maths ‘Teacher Research Group’ over the last year and a half.

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 a I do, We do and You do approach.

1.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.

2.Guided Practice (I do, We do, You do)

Throughout the rest of the lesson the children are introduced to different challenges (4 to 5) 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.

The (I do, We do, You do) approach is repeated numerous times across a lesson to ensure that children are given multiple opportunities for teacher modelling, as well as more frequent opportunities for misconceptions and barriers to be addressed.

Each challenge is pitched carefully for all pupils in the class to access but challenge and support is provided for those pupils that need it by the use of extra manipulatives, adult support/intervention or our ‘blue star’ and reasoning challenges.

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 deep in and out of these reasoning skills across their mathematics experiences in each year group.

PiXL Times Tables and Other Resources

As a school we promote the use of PiXL Times Tables, as the App allows students to recognise and recall times tables quickly and efficiently from a very young age, setting high expectations straight away – by the end of Year 4 all pupils should know their times tables up 12x12 with instant recall. PiXL Times Tables App also follows a similar format as the Multiplication Check which all Year 4 pupils will complete annually, beginning June 2020.

Times Tables Games

Top Marks Maths

Calculation Policy

Times Tables in School

Division in School

Multiplication in School

Times Table Rock Stars

In school we are using the Times Table Rock Stars app to help children learn their times tables.  Please watch our introduction for help with using the system. 

Times Table Rock Stars Introduction 

Numbots Introduction