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10/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jessica in YrR, Tia in Yr5, Emmie in Yr1, George in YrR and Reg in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/Ioe5P5xroG

03/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mrs Smith, Alice in Yr2 and Jasper in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/EgUHf4jbqx

27/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Callum in YrR, Charlie in Yr5 and Maddie in Yr4 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/8CV2aY0o7G

20/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Emily in Yr5, Joshua in YrR, Samir in Yr6, Ethan in Yr3 and Mrs Atkinson who are all celebrating this week. https://t.co/aeMIMT59Z7

17/07/20

We would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to all our pupils, parents/carers for all your kind and thoughtful words and gifts. We wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in September. Best wishes from all the staff at VIPS Kings Hill 😀😎 https://t.co/Kd5dFbuC1f

17/07/20

Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 class and also to Mrs Gildley, Miss Sedgwick and Mrs Birchall. We wish them every success for the future. https://t.co/ksVdXyZP2N

17/07/20

Starfish had a virtual meeting with some of the Starfish at home to say happy holidays and wish Gabrielle good luck in her new school. https://t.co/6rTxVUKvsx

17/07/20

Please take a look at our 'Welcome Back' video in preparation for September. https://t.co/MznyTJ2jgX

17/07/20

Huge congratulations to Year 6 on winning the rounders competition against staff! A great way to end your time with us!🥳😀 https://t.co/MGUoPzGpR7

17/07/20

A huge thank you to our School Governors for our end of term treat! The staff have enjoyed tucking into these already!! https://t.co/WZyxfXbQee

16/07/20

Year 6 have been enjoying a fun packed week, including a water fight yesterday and BBQ food today. https://t.co/y1CvM7L2Xp

16/07/20

We would like to wish Mrs Hall (Penguin Class) and Mrs Wood (Starfish Class) a very happy birthday today, we hope they both have a fantastic day with lots of cake https://t.co/H4mT8FN77Z

15/07/20

Stingray Class have recorded their leavers assembly for us to share with parents and our local community. We are proud of all of them and the great things they have achieved and we wish them well for the future. https://t.co/ZExTpEDMPL

15/07/20

Starfish Class are having some fun in the sun today on their bikes and scooters https://t.co/TWJafPjMtE

15/07/20

Happy Birthday to Sam in Penguin Class and Peace & Blessing in Stingray Class, we hope you all enjoy your day! https://t.co/6sRm5m0b4G

14/07/20

A huge thank you to in Kings Hill for their kind donation, we are looking forward to "Peter" helping all our new Reception children in September! https://t.co/k9tyMmnFan

14/07/20

If you want to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge check out their virtual assembly https://t.co/q0yEKiaG7a

14/07/20

Starfish Class have been having fun playing with the bubbles this afternoon. https://t.co/9xw4oJGWBa

14/07/20

It was lovely to welcome back some of our children yesterday for their transition session. We are looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the week. We have missed you and we hope that your time spent in school will help prepare you for your return in September. https://t.co/gbxIVkjvsW

13/07/20

We would like to wish Azzam in Year 3 a very happy birthday for today, we hope you have had a great day! https://t.co/ftlyUe4hHz

13/07/20

Poppy and Ava Guard have created a wonderful idea to inspire us all to read over the summer. Do you like their shield, which they are going to collect stamps in for all their holiday reading. What a great idea. https://t.co/dTPqrDMw1k

13/07/20

We are so proud of everyone's brilliant writing and Adyan in Year 1 has been working so hard creating this thank you letter for Miss Francis. Well done! https://t.co/7MpwgUObLs

13/07/20

Green fingered Eva has already harvested her been crop! Have any of you grown some food to eat? Don't forget Spadeworks is open to visitors and is such a great place to visit! https://t.co/LwztK4WqE4

13/07/20

Theo is a fantastic artist. Do you like his character drawing? Here is a link to have a go at some cartoon favourites! https://t.co/eOS0GH1Qls https://t.co/9tNICALnOY

13/07/20

Alice has been so busy at home, look at her fantastic garden! She was also inspired by our Den Building project - are you in there Alice? https://t.co/3Misk8ibgL

13/07/20

Mia in Year 4 baked a cake for local Asda staff. Well done Mia, we know that the whole school community will be very inspired by this! https://t.co/rQWN3ErLD5

10/07/20

We would like to wish Miss Francis and Mrs Moisan a very happy birthday for this weekend. We hope they both enjoy their days. https://t.co/0pBO9Wu71X

10/07/20

Happy Friday, please take a look at the rights respecting article of the week https://t.co/dJzcrdmVSt

09/07/20

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 10th July is a Staff Development Day and school is closed to all pupils, there will also be no home learning uploaded on the website, have a lovely weekend 😀 https://t.co/tOstcj54dR

09/07/20

Year 6 have written some lovely diary entries today, well done! https://t.co/bPUc20GyoE

09/07/20

For challenge 1 Sharks have built their own giants castle ‘dens’. We are having a treat and using them to watch a film and have some popcorn! https://t.co/YpKO6JeIwe

09/07/20

Mrs Atkinson has helped the school secure an amazing £3.5K through a School Travel Plan application. We are so excited to be able to purchase more storage for our increasing numbers of scooting and cycling families! Thank you! https://t.co/1g8fdfkwa5

09/07/20

Our boys are loving writing, whether in school or at home. Keep up the great work George, Charlie and Max! https://t.co/qzSrqhrDS3

09/07/20

Shark Class have been reflecting on Year 1 this week. Look at Aya's lovely memories, we cannot wait to all be together as we start Year 2 in September! https://t.co/9qP5E0cnWd

09/07/20

In the Hub the children have produced fantastic newspaper reports this week. They were able to include catchy headlines, text boxes and use some very imaginative vocabulary. Well done! https://t.co/LFKFLs6ech

09/07/20

Eva has achieved an incredible physical goal this week. Her 90 mile challenge involved biking, walking, running and gymnastics too! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/db6goz9d13

09/07/20

Naomi studied Botticelli this week in her art masterclass! What an amazing picture. Can you get inspired and create your own artist impression? https://t.co/rGPFxlTvgi

09/07/20

Year 5 got physical in a different way with Mrs Gordon this week! They followed the Darcy Bussell master class in African Dance moves. What a great idea! https://t.co/RWMtaEL6yu

09/07/20

Harry found a really creative way of building 3D shapes this week! Why don't you try this at home? https://t.co/VaSyjQtWWP

09/07/20

Happy Birthday to Maksim in Year 5, we hope you have a great day 🎂🥳 https://t.co/7OMnimVyov

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