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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Addition Methods

Method 1: Using a number line to add (and subtract)

Method 2: Using a bead string to add.

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Method 3: Parts and whole method

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Method 4: Add using tens and ones resources (base 10).

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Number Bonds:

Beginning with our number bonds to 10, then 20.  We encourage pupils to use their hands as a resource just like the images below will help them with more advanced calculations as we progress through the year but learning these from memory is an excellent skill!