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.
It was lovely to see how well behaved and respectful the children were, when visiting the war memorial outside the social club on Monday 12th November. As a school, we walked down together to meet at … More >
Congratulations to all of Year 6 who have earned various responsilities within the school. One of these responsibilites is being a 'Buddy' to children in Reception. The Buddy is a 'turn … More >
Congratulations to Simmonds who were the winners of our very hot KS2 Sports Day at Tonbridge Sports Centre! All the children and parents had a fantastic time and the staff did a super job of ensuring … More >
Read our latest Ofsted report.
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