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17/01/20

The Rights Respecting TED Team met with The Contract Dining Company's area development officer in order to explore a project to create a bespoke Kings Hill menu for a whole week in term 5. Watch this space for some really creative ideas! https://t.co/nLal7A64aV

13/01/20

We are still collecting the 's 'Books for Schools' tokens. Please hand any into the school office as this is the last week! https://t.co/C48gNRSA17

13/01/20

Today, Year R have taken part in Mini Beasts workshop. Children got a fun introduction to invertebrates and got to question, investigate and learn all about the world of mini beasts. A huge thank you to Lauren, the children thoroughly enjoyed their morning! https://t.co/t2n8fKcvMn

10/01/20

Well done to our Basketball Team who won the District Final against Dunton Green last night! They all played so well and it was a tough match but the players did not give up and the final score was 49-40. https://t.co/jkcufWKoWB

10/01/20

Year 1 ventured out to explore the local environment this week as the introduction to their 'Explore' project. The children recorded their journey, capturing natural and man-made features, sounds and voices. https://t.co/7Fv2L2CS33

08/01/20

Today our EYFS team held a School Readiness Workshop to support parents of nursery aged children prepare their child for primary school. We covered ways to support children with early numeracy and literacy in a fun, hands on way. https://t.co/XsVuh5UiVq

07/01/20

We are excited to announce that you can vote for our project until 31srt March 2020 with Tesco Extra at Lunsford Park & Tesco Express Larkfield! Please support us and put your blue chip in our token box when you are out shopping to help us raise money for our SRP outside area https://t.co/Z6Fo9npsTQ

06/01/20

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Caretaker - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/XxfsHvRRdJ

18/12/19

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a GOLD award by the for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. https://t.co/oFnR8g3PaL

18/12/19

The whole school where treated to a version of Jack and the Beanstalk today, performed by the School Staff. An amusing end to the term! https://t.co/XKlKmbamwS

17/12/19

Yr5 have participated in a Greek Day making delicious traditional Greek dishes such as stuffed vine leaves and spanakopita with their parents.They also made a traditional Greek Vasilopita.The children performed the Greek Zorba dance and read excerpts from our written Greek Myths https://t.co/Yp1eHs23xk

17/12/19

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill scores brilliant results compared to other local schools. Click the link for more information. https://t.co/x9fMHRInVW

17/12/19

A huge thank you to for their kind donation of chocolate for all our children. A great treat, enjoyed by all! https://t.co/LyLGR14dDR

17/12/19

To celebrate their end of term work, Year One held a Royal Tea Party this week. They all dressed in regal costumes and enjoyed a Royal banquet together, before taking part in their very own Royal parade in front of their parents. https://t.co/rizQW9X4EC

13/12/19

Thank you for the delicious mince pies, delivered today for our whole school community to enjoy! https://t.co/JLCIJEybYP

13/12/19

A huge thank you to Jackie and Sarah our cooks from The Contract Dining Company for our fantastic school Christmas lunch, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/SesUpXBnxh

13/12/19

The whole school have taken part in raising money for https://t.co/O81N9bGP6h

12/12/19

Our Reception children exercise their right to a vote every day in Starfish class. Every child casts their vote for which story should be read at story time. Today they have learnt about the General Election and adults having a voice to effect change in the country. https://t.co/pInsMJuJwI

11/12/19

Our choir performed a variety of Christmas songs today at Church Hill Square during their lunchtime period for all workers and visitors, well done to all! https://t.co/tciqzhcw3E

11/12/19

Year 5 visited Crossroads COGS to perform a selection of Christmas songs & spent time interacting with the dementia sufferers and their carers. The trip enabled them to deepen their understanding of this life changing illness and to e perform their class song. https://t.co/7oKRBBWefs

06/12/19

Year 1 took a trip to the local post box today, to post their hand written letters to Father Christmas. Each child took it in turn to post their letter and each made a wish as they posted it into the box. Fingers crossed for a quick reply! https://t.co/3ZUhJaScUO

05/12/19

All children are enjoying getting involved in our daily kindness challenge as part of our whole school advent calendar. Each morning children find out the challenge they need to achieve that day! https://t.co/yjQr3K14MM

05/12/19

Preparations are well underway for this afternoons Christmas Fair, the children have been busy decorating the trees with their hand made decorations https://t.co/j17cv8eriN

03/12/19

Its starting to look a lot like Christmas! A huge thank you to the pupils at for performing their Pantomime 'Peter Pan' to the whole school today. The children had a great time! https://t.co/Krt3F9boQl

03/12/19

All children are enjoying getting involved in our daily kindness challenge as part of our whole school advent calendar. Each morning children find out the challenge they need to achieve that day! https://t.co/xWsYclvEYw

29/11/19

Today we were visited by Olympic Swimmer who put the whole school through their paces with a variety of circuit sessions as part of our event, the children have all had a great time learning ways to keep fit! https://t.co/VDbO6IsPlm

28/11/19

Say Hello to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors! Today a group of children have attended the Anti Bullying Ambassador Training and have been inspired with lots of fantastic ideas to bring back to school https://t.co/zNJf25Tjmo

28/11/19

Please take a look at the video from our Books for School event: https://t.co/T9hc3G8PMi.

27/11/19

Yr5 visited the Mayors Office to take part in a debate the about ‘is Democracy always a good thing’ and ‘should children be allowed to vote’. A huge thank you to the Cllr Jill Anderson for meeting with the children, they all had a great morning https://t.co/uJFpIrAtqe

27/11/19

Congratulations to our Basketball team on winning the tournament this week! We had amazing support from parents & siblings cheering on the side! It was a nail biting finish in the final game against St Katherines. We are over the moon to go on to the Kent County finals https://t.co/xDLNqzwoT3

26/11/19

We are looking for Governors to sit on our Local School Board. Would you like to join us and help make a real difference? If you are enthusiastic, committed and have a passion for education, please contact our Trust Clerk, Ruth Hinckley, for information: https://t.co/GlVhrd0NlZ

25/11/19

We were absolutely delighted to welcome former Blue Peter presenter, & author for a fantastic talk about her book, 'Cookie & the Most Annoying Boy in the World'. She talked about the book & wrote & illustrated a short comic book story, with the help of the children! https://t.co/CRaaaJC9mR

19/11/19

The whole school have taken part in 'Marvellous Maths Day' where they explored different mathematical concepts through a chosen class text.They completed activities, which included making human graphs comparing shoe sizes to costing a pancake mixture from different supermarkets https://t.co/csqZzENoI0

18/11/19

Thank you to a local author, who came in today to inspire Dolphin Class with their creative writing and signed copies of her book for the children. https://t.co/GvRuZlgOJN

15/11/19

The whole school has taken part in the assembly in preparation for our fundraising event. The children learnt what they will be doing and how they can raise funds, we are now looking forward to our Athlete visit and Sponsored event in a couple of weeks time! https://t.co/dSWWblVjil

15/11/19

This morning every class took part in the This was a live workout with it certainly got the whole school energised and warm on a wet and cold day! Thank you to all of our families that donated to such a brilliant cause! https://t.co/1wUXMguVKo

14/11/19

We are pleased to say that this week our gardening club has been awarded the Green Trees Silver School Award, well done to all of them for their continued hard work and enthusiasm https://t.co/OA0PrZ07cl

13/11/19

Retweeted From Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough

After donating their old school uniform to Simooya Community School in Zambia, Year 4 pupils at East Borough found out how much more help the pupils there need. They’re now on a mission to raise £9,000! Find out more, and donate, here: https://t.co/MTqx216yhG https://t.co/Xffu3cDvM9

12/11/19

As part of our initiative to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle we no longer use disposable milk cartons. This term, with the help of Cool Milk, we have swapped to glass milk bottles along with reusable cups and the children are really enjoying pouring themselves fresh milk every day. https://t.co/hE6tAAZ0Eb

11/11/19

A circle time group held a discussion about encouragement & how it is good to encourage people around us of how well they are doing. The circle time group went around the classes to give children & adults a positive comment to encourage them to carry on with their hard work https://t.co/gk9CMBpK88

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

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.

Resources for Times Tables:

https://www.timestables.co.uk

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

Times Tables in School

Maths Workshop October 2019:

EYFS Maths Workshop 2019

Other Useful Documents:

Calculation Policy

Division in School

Multiplication in School