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07/04/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Are you looking for your first DHT appointment? Take a look here and please get in touch if you’re interested 👇 https://t.co/Z519kaS7cG

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03/04/20

from Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/lxxS5FHyTJ

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents and carers. If your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉https://t.co/Xdt98lWTgO https://t.co/6x8kaJ7AUH

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22/03/20

Retweeted From NAHT

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM NAHT. Only leave your child at school if you have no other choice. Please, please watch and share this important video message from our general secretary Paul Whiteman. https://t.co/36PR3rUzEB

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Blown away by how the staff across Chalklands Schools have stepped up this week - just amazing. Very grateful to have such a dedicated team.

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

To all of the parents that have taken the time to say “thank you” to the staff this week across all 4 schools. It is massively appreciated.

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19/03/20

Updates and the letter from the CEO is now on the website as ParentMail is not working. Please follow this link for school closure updates https://t.co/ISJ1GDbcfP

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19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

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19/03/20

ParentMail are currently experiencing technical issues. The update will be sent as soon as it is working.

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17/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive work by staff across the Chalklands schools - working as a team of 4 schools in very challenging circumstances with great parent support.

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1N were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the jack in the box, the wooden animals, the pull along toys and the old teddy bear! https://t.co/CsW8opDQ9U

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

EYFS made an obstacle course for the slug. Love the imagination involved. https://t.co/s0S1yWkiDS

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1KM were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the marbles, the pull along toys and the puppets! https://t.co/aM8tQ2eQYg

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Chocolate coated popcorn cooked on the fire aa part of our survival skills challenge https://t.co/UOxQzpnFhC

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Whyteleafe SMSC/PSHE

Some of our Sports Relief Winners for 2020. Our children showed resilience and great sense of teamwork today! Thank you so much to the Sports Crew and School Council, we are all so proud of you! https://t.co/56bUBW6EOD

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11/03/20

Retweeted From Carl McCarthy FCCT

I had the privilege of visiting on Monday and loved how senior leaders shared such an ambitious, positive vision for their pupils and school community. The collaboration and teamwork at is fantastic to see! 👏👏

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06/03/20

Thank you to everyone for putting such an effort into their World Book Day costumes. We all had a lovely day celebrating and sharing our favourite books. Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition - it was a tough decision! https://t.co/h2Oi5AstlM

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02/03/20

Grand opening of the Beach Hut Project! Mrs Faulkner and her Monday afternoon group have been working hard to design and decorate the shed to create a calming space. All their hard work has finally paid off https://t.co/MjCGw3UF3i

Maths

 

Mathematics is a beautiful subject which has its own place in the curriculum of Whyteleafe School. Pupils can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution and make links between different areas of mathematics. 

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. Relevant maths vocabulary will be displayed in the classroom, on slides and in books throughout all lessons in order to support their oracy.                                                   

When new learning is introduced, ideas and activities regularly move from teacher to children and back again. Planned mini plenaries will take place during independent tasks through questioning.The teacher will move around the room, checking the understanding of all pupils throughout the lesson allowing for instant feedback and formative assessment. 

In each lesson, the children will complete fluency (know), reasoning (understand) and problem solving tasks (apply). Children will be taught rules and patterns within areas of maths rather than just a technique to find an answer.                               

 As a school, we put a high importance on improving the children's number and times table facts. By the end of Year 1, most children will know number bonds within 20. By the end of Year 4, most children will know their times tables to 12 x 12. They will be able to apply these facts confidently during maths lessons. Number facts and times tables will be taught through various activities including TT Rockstars and counting sticks. If children are secure with number facts, they will be able to focus on the concept/method/pattern rather than the number facts needed to know the answer.

Children in Year 1-6 complete a Fluency Booklet daily as homework. It is intended to give each student a chance to regularly practise their basic facts and improve their fluency. Each child answers a small number of questions each day and it is marked in class the following day. The questions in the booklet are a combination of new learning and revision of topics which were covered during the previous year/term. 

Alongside daily feedback, at the end of each unit, we assess the children’s progress against the aims for the unit.  This informs next steps and planning for subsequent lessons. Termly PIxL assessments help to identify successes and areas of development.  

By the end of Year 6, a Whyteleafe child will be fluent in their times tables to 12 x 12.  They will be able to reason about mathematics verbally and in written form using precise vocabulary.  Children will spot patterns and make connections between different areas of mathematics whilst applying this understanding to problem solving situations.

Mathletics:

Mathletics is a fantastic resource which supports learning in the classroom. Homework will be set by your child's class teacher regularly which allows children to consolidate and apply their learning. Children can then independently work towards bronze, silver and gold certificates as they gain more points when solving different tasks and games.
http://uk.mathletics.com/signin/

Resources

Please find below Maths websites which also support extra Maths at home:

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

Times Tables Games for 7 to 11 year olds

www.topmarks.co.uk

Times tables games for Key Stage 2 children

This site has some fun interactive games to help your child practise their times tables. ‘Hit the Button’ is a particular favourite.

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk

Maths Dictionary - MathSphere

www.mathsphere.co.uk

Two maths dictionaries; the first a general school dictionary. The second, a fantastic detailed maths dictionary explaining the more complex language.

https://www.mathschase.com/

 A few good free resources, including a maths dictionary.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/ 
Interactive resources and games to support all areas of Maths

 

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