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22/05/20

This afternoon story is read by Mrs Hilton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend and a super half term. Take care https://t.co/JyndzleZy8

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Deanna in Year 2 and Austin in Year 3 who will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend. We hope you have a fantastic day. https://t.co/zbsJK6FSlV

22/05/20

Please do take a look at the latest Rights Respecting Article, available on our website. https://t.co/DOuNViN1T3

22/05/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is on our website and the problem with Year 2 has now been fixed! We hope you all have a lovely day. Please look out for our newsletter and update letter to parents that will be sent later today! https://t.co/IPTrKbmdFb

21/05/20

There has been lots of hard work and creative home learning happening in Year 1 this week. Well done to all! https://t.co/raag8nklIx

21/05/20

Good Morning, today's home learning is now available on our website. Today, we thought you might like to start the day with some circuit exercises! https://t.co/8oQ0WSKHYC

20/05/20

Today's story is read by Mrs Cantello, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. Stay safe and alert! https://t.co/qAT1VcHZq7

20/05/20

Today's Mental Health Awareness Activity is Map my Feelings https://t.co/c7SJuGUcGm

20/05/20

To celebrate Mya in Seal Class as made this short video, with the help of her Mum and Dad to share, we think it is beautiful. Thank you Mya! https://t.co/btjXZ2ltxC

20/05/20

Mya in Year 5 has loved researching about the Burj Al Arab and has created her leaflet as part of last week's project. Well done Mya! https://t.co/epvZigHY5g

20/05/20

Just another day for our super Starfish! The Starfish have been inspired by our super NHS and have created their own superheroes. https://t.co/QyS7rzCtq1

20/05/20

We have received another anti-bullying selfie frame! Please do keep sending them into us, they look great and will help with our next badge! https://t.co/ZzLYJb1aYQ

20/05/20

Happy Birthday to Nathaniel in Whale Class who is celebrating today, we hope you have a great day! 🥳🥳 https://t.co/umH6cDSUXU

20/05/20

Good Morning & Happy Teachers Appreciation Day, we would like to give a big shout out to all the teachers, especially our own, who all do an amazing job! Please do share any messages. Today's home learning is available on our website. Have a lovely day! https://t.co/9TVWfEsBEr

19/05/20

This afternoon's story is read by Mrs Wood, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely sunny evening. https://t.co/5uyu9aLHgj

19/05/20

A huge well done to Matt in Whale Class for completing a 2.6 k challenge on Sunday. Below is a memento of his achievement. Great effort Matt! https://t.co/QRcj0GuQxT

19/05/20

Yr5 have produced some superb information leaflets on different iconic buildings across the world as part of their DT & History topic. They have learnt about, The Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate bridge, Sydney Opera House, Glasgow School of Art and Tottenham Football Stadium. https://t.co/C0n8akT2GR

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/i3v94aSGVu to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/l8KP6Q55Vk

19/05/20

Today's activity is a Bumble Bee Breathing activity. Please do share your pictures with us on either Dojo or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/D9zBK4bhbr

19/05/20

Naomi in Whale Class has been working hard this morning on her MyMaths home learning, well done Naomi! https://t.co/46bVqpbsdk

19/05/20

Evie is smashing her Mymaths telling the time homework. Well done Evie! https://t.co/28FPvPPkgJ

19/05/20

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday. Today's home learning is available on our website. We hope you all have a fantastic day! https://t.co/Qio4lZwtmQ

18/05/20

This afternoon's story is There was an old Dragon who swallowed a Knight read by Mrs Ambrose, we hope you all it enjoy it. Have a very lovely, sunny, afternoon. https://t.co/R3Apc7JWsC

18/05/20

Well done to Thomas in Starfish Class for completing his 150 piece world jigsaw. Thomas enjoyed talking to his family about so many different things whilst completing the puzzle! https://t.co/o0mEmM1K8w

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

18/05/20

Year 2 have asked us to re-share their video message to all, great work Whale Class, stay safe everyone! https://t.co/ImMguws6tB

18/05/20

As part of Mental Health Awareness we will be sharing daily tasks for the children to take part in. Please do share your pictures with us as we would love to see what you all achieve! https://t.co/llLc2Y6si6

18/05/20

Thomas in Starfish Class chose to do his reading as a 'Monster'. The monster got his first sticker on his new reading chart! Well done Thomas https://t.co/X1qKbg4d5z

18/05/20

Happy Birthday to Isabella in Whale Class who celebrated her birthday over the weekend, we hope you had a fabulous day https://t.co/bdMaETEGxm

18/05/20

Elliott in Whale Class has shared with us his first attempt at making sourdough bread this weekend, well done Elliott it looks very tasty! https://t.co/S5HrjCZ1al

18/05/20

Good Morning to you all, we hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Today's home learning is now available on our website. Please do continue to share your learning with us https://t.co/hnqxOsIyA5

15/05/20

Friday afternoon's Story Time is read by Miss Chattenton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine 🌞🌞 https://t.co/8mv4CBJIjh

15/05/20

Benjamin has done a draw along challenge set by Mrs Walls from author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He has also designed and made a house using recycled materials. Well done Benjamin, great work! https://t.co/u5wuWQfGZx

15/05/20

George in Seal Class wanted to share his writing with us all, great work George! https://t.co/1zGg1Ux3oU

15/05/20

Isabelle and Holly from Starfish Class wrote a letter to their friend yesterday, great work girls! https://t.co/NTFdFexvq9

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/BL27tgyV0Z Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/my926XevSs

15/05/20

Dolcie in Yr2 has been really interested in birds and has befriended one that visits her garden. Dolcie has named the bird Barry and enjoys leaving bread out. Yesterday she left out a fish finger to see if the bird would eat it and the bird really enjoyed it! https://t.co/dvpaz9VaPK

15/05/20

Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home, do take a look: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z

Maths

The Teaching of Mathematics at Kings Hill

We follow a Mastery approach to our Mathematics curriculum based on the Singapore teaching and learning models.

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 3 part model.

1.Flying Start

This ‘hook’ includes consolidation of a previous task or may allow students time to practise a skill which enables them to work efficiently within the rest of the lesson. It is fluency based and allows pupils to share their vast knowledge of mental and written methods.

2.Guided Practice

This area of the lesson is most important and gives all pupils a well-structured teaching element using a ‘my turn, your turn’ approach. Pupils are eased through a skill or task being challenged every step of the way with key questions and reasoning tasks. Pupils are encouraged to show their mathematical understanding visually first using manipulatives and will then progress to a pictorial and then abstract approach. All of these approaches are encouraged in every year group to deepen knowledge and understanding.

No-one is ever too old to use concrete apparatus in our school!

3.Independent

The final area of our mathematics lesson is the independent task, where pupils will ‘master’ and refine skills learnt earlier on in the lesson. They will allow pupils to transfer knowledge to different contexts and address how this particular skill may support them today and in future aspirations.

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.

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.

https://www.timestables.co.uk

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

Times Tables in School

Parent Workshops

Maths Workshop October 2019:

EYFS Maths Workshop 2019

Other Useful Documents