We adopt the Mastery Approach to Maths at Horsmonden. Mastery is defined by Ofsted as:
This means we take longer to teach key skills, building on knowledge and extending it by including lots of reasoning activities. If a "building block" in Maths is missing or misunderstood for whatever reason, children cannot be expected to climb to the next level. Our results and assessments are showing that this approach is working and our children are achieving better in Maths than in the past.
We enjoyed an informative Maths Workshop evening in November. Here is the Calculation Policy we looked at.
Reading is such an important part of learning.
Reading for pleasure helps your child develop a love of learning and helps engage them in discussions about books and become greater readers.
The classrooms have exciting book corners and we have a vibrant library that enables children explore the wonders of stories and the fascination of non-fiction, so their love of learning is embedded in everything that they do.As well as reading in school, reading at home helps accelerate your child’s learning and gives them an opportunity to practise the skills they have learned in school and continue to promote a love of reading.
For a list of books suitable for each year group click here.
We celebrated Design and Technology by holding a whole-school DT week. The Infants made some moving toys, Lower Juniors made money containers and the Upper Juniors made automatons. Here are some … More >
As part of our topic on Rivers, Monet Year 4 visited The Thames foreshore for some "mudlarking". They searched for historical evidence on the sand and then completed some field studies to … More >
The school were delighted to receive so many Harvest food donations. Monet Year 4 led a Harvest Assembly, after which parents helped sort the produce ready for each class to deliver to elderly people … More >
6pm at St Margaret's Church
Read our latest Ofsted report.
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