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03/11/23

A fun filled lunchtime today with clubs being run by and pic.twitter.com/4xHKWQp1yS

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28/09/23

Fantastic opportunities to join our growing team. Get in touch to come and meet the team and find out more.https://t.co/myaUPUPA6J

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28/09/23

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery, the best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Book your place at our info event here https://t.co/TyHhkcfia1 and with and pic.twitter.com/TfxYjRjnoY

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26/09/23

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery, the best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. Book your place at our info event here https://t.co/TyHhkcfia1 and with and pic.twitter.com/TfxYjRjnoY

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12/07/23

We have loved the many opportunities this week to look forward to next term. Meeting new Nursery and Reception children and families, and meeting our new teachers on our moving up session this afternoon.

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30/06/23

Our first fantastic cluster inset! We had all teachers and leaders from Forge Wood, Lime Tree, Greenway, Merstham, Salfords and Southgate. Such a great day! pic.twitter.com/tRFxYxxAng

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23/06/23

Fantastic opportunities to join our growing team Check out our vacancies https://t.co/myaUPUPA6J

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26/05/23

What an amazing turnout to the colour sun, organised by the Friends of Kilnwood Vale. The children (and staff) had so much fun! Thanks to the FoKV for organising and to everyone who contributed towards the fundraising. pic.twitter.com/KhHjdKYK2N

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15/05/23

In Nursery, children have been learning all about King Charles and the Coronation. They had their own Coronation tea party, where they created crowns to wear.To support their topic “puddles and rainbows” children created a colourful rainbow in a science experiment. pic.twitter.com/5uKIgUtEj7

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12/05/23

Would you like to train to teach in a local school? GLF Schools Teacher Training has placements available in both Primary and Secondary schools across the trust starting in September 2023. Register for an information event to find out more. https://t.co/6C47lGj18m pic.twitter.com/PKli8250vz

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12/05/23

Are you a West Sussex school looking for an Appropriate Body and provider for your September starters. Visit our website for more information about the support we provide https://t.co/PjU5m2ogpL pic.twitter.com/lcNX40uP4n

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10/05/23

Would you like to train to teach in a local school? GLF Schools Teacher Training has placements available in both Primary and Secondary schools across the trust starting in September 2023. Register for an information event to find out more. https://t.co/6C47lGj18m pic.twitter.com/PKli8250vz

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10/05/23

Are you a West Sussex school looking for an Appropriate Body and provider for your September starters. Visit our website for more information about the support we provide https://t.co/PjU5m2ogpL pic.twitter.com/lcNX40uP4n

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06/05/23

Hot chocolate on a Friday for a selection of children who have demonstrated our 'Excellent' learning behaviours this week! Here are a few photos! pic.twitter.com/14dpu7P4bt

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21/04/23

To celebrate Autism Acceptance Week 2023, the children spent time in their classes talking about their individual differences. The focus of conversation was about being special, unique and having different strengths. pic.twitter.com/F1TNDxv1KU

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21/04/23

Hot chocolate with Ms Burke and to celebrate 6 children from Y1-3 who have been following our Excellent Learning Behaviours this week. Keep it up! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/wrIzO5quU8

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18/04/23

What a delightful start to the Summer Term at Kilnwood! We've been focusing on our Excellent Learning Behaviours as you can see in this photo. Bring on tomorrow ☺️ pic.twitter.com/YVsJs6wdAh

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18/04/23

What a delightful start to the Summer Term at Kilnwood! We've been focusing on our Excellent Learning Behaviours as you can see in this photo. Bring on tomorrow ☺️ pic.twitter.com/K04Cc8GRJL

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17/04/23

Congratulations to everyone who got their Reception offers today, we look forward to seeing our new cohort in September! pic.twitter.com/V64KzgYuaZ

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28/03/23

Today's Year 1 performance based on The Great Fire of London was excellent. It was wonderful to hear so many confident voices and see such lovely smiles. pic.twitter.com/nN89CSuSh8

Maths

Maths at Kilnwood Vale School

Kilnwood Vale is currently transitioning from the White Rose Scheme of Learning to the GLF Maths Curriculum. This Curriculum is driven by the DfE Primary Guidance in Mathematics and the NCETM Professional Development Materials. It ensures teaching of the whole of the National Curriculum in Mathematics, but it also identifies and prioritises the most important knowledge, skills, and understanding children need to secure year upon year to successfully progress to the next.  The identified complex concepts are presented as a series of connected, microscopic steps in learning that logically build on one another, which are collated within purposefully and coherently sequenced units of learning.  Teachers’ subject, pedagogical, and pedagogical content knowledge is supported with rich guidance, which includes signposts to manipulatives and representations, language, difficult points and common misconceptions, and ideas for independent practice and application exercises.  As such, it exemplifies principles of effective curriculum design outlined in sources including the recommendations of both the EY-KS1 and KS2-KS3 EEF Guidance reports, the DfE’s Early Career and NPQLT framework, and Ofsted’s applying the EIF to mathematics documentation.

At Kilnwood Vale, our intent is for all of our pupils to develop a deep and sustained understanding of Mathematical concepts so that they become happy and confident mathematicians, throughout their learning and into their adult life.  We teach maths using a mastery approach; this sparks curiosity and excitement and helps nurture children’s confidence in maths.

Our aim is that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
  • Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification.

Our pupils will:

  • be competent and confident in taking risks to apply mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • be able to solve problems, reason mathematically and think logically and systematically.
  • be able to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • be able to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum, and to understand the application of mathematics in real life contexts and scenarios.

Tiny coherent steps will be made in each lesson to develop a secure understanding. The small steps that were learnt in the previous lesson will be reviewed before moving on. Learning objectives are tight and reflect the new learning taking place in the lesson. By breaking down concepts into tiny steps, children are more likely to be secure and confident. By grouping key concepts and patterns they will be able to make connections to other areas of maths and apply their skills to a range of problems. 

Questions will be planned carefully to ensure all children can access the learning and that their knowledge is deepening. All children will be expected to understand and use accurate mathematical vocabulary when explaining their mathematical thinking. They will be expected to speak in full sentences when sharing an answer.

When new learning is introduced, ideas and activities regularly move from teacher to children and back again. The teacher will move around the room, checking the understanding of all pupils throughout the lesson allowing for instant feedback and formative assessment. 

Teaching maths for mastery ensures all pupils access the full maths curriculum. This inclusive approach and its emphasis on promoting multiple methods of solving a problems, builds self-confidence and resilience in pupils.

Though the whole class goes through the same content at the same pace, there is still plenty of opportunity for differentiation. Unlike the old model, where advanced learners are accelerated through new content, those pupils who grasp concepts quickly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems within the topic. Those children who are not sufficiently fluent are provided with additional support to consolidate their learning before moving on.

As part of everyday practise we deliver daily number sessions in KS1 using Mastering Number and daily Times Table practice in KS2 through Number Sense. We use Times Tables Rockstars across the school as we believe that it is important that all children become fluent and have a rapid recall of number and times table facts.

Further information on how to support your child and the philosophy behind our maths teaching can be found at the following websites:

https://numbersensemaths.com/

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

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KVPS Maths Progression of Knowledge and... 25th May 2023 Download
DFE Mathematics Guidance KS1 KS2 25th May 2023 Download