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**NEWS FLASH** Stevie has been found! Our Maths frog Fredina, hid him as she wanted a turn at going home with someone. In Starfish we are all about love and understanding, so we could not stay cross with her for long. Stevie has invited her on an adventure for the holidays


On their return to the classroom after play, Starfish children discovered that their treasured Stevie Starfish is missing! Using the advice from PCSO's Tony & Wendy,the children set to work, hunting for clues & displaying their own missing posters around the school


Dolphin Class put on a fabulous assembly this week all about the Ancient Greek gods. They showcased their acting and singing skills in a wonderful spin on Well done, Year 5!


Yesterday Mrs Covey led a mathematics workshop on EYFS & KS1, sharing the calculation progression between the different year groups & then got the parents to learn alongside the pupils. Everyone involved showed off their mathematical talents and the buzz in the hall was amazing!


Starfish Class created a brilliant Autumn big draw today to celebrate harvest and


Starfish Class parents/carers enjoyed a stay and play session this morning, exploring a range of child initiated tasks in the classroom. It was great to see the children teaching their own family members in the outside areas. Thank you for supporting this wonderful adventure!


Thanks to Reverend Mark for delivering another thoughtful speech during our Harvest Assembly. He shared the importance of us being thankful this time of year but also about being aware of our own responsibility as both adults and children to protect the world.


On Friday we held a celebration assembly to introduce our new Student Voice Leadership Team and they discussed their ideas of fundraising, Charity events, Safety and getting ‘Gold’ Rights Respecting by the end of the year with the rest of the school.


This week Dolphin Class had the pleasure of having a Skype Interview with Thanks to Maz for being such an inspiration to the children! They haven't stopped talking about it since.


We have taken part in our first Remarkable Writing Day of the year! To celebrate day, we focused on the classic novel Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The teachers are now working to create new writing displays in the hall to be revealed at our Showcase supper.


We welcomed our Year Two parents for Lunch this week and the event was a great success, we have received lots of positive comments and look forward to welcoming Year 1 parents next term.


KS2 were treated to a Music Workshop lead by and got to see/hear a variety of instruments, they will be returning next Tuesday to hold an enrolment evening for parents, when children will get to try the instruments on offer


Starfish Class have been writing their names in chocolate as part of our Remarkable Writing Day, themed on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story,


Two teams one goal! Today we shared ideas around implementing a Rights Respecting Playground Charter and got to tour our school this time to see how far we had come on our RRSA journey. Thanks once again to Miss Carlow and her RRSA Ambassadors


Year 4 & 5 had a visit from the Dogs Trust this week. The children learnt all about Safety around Dogs. In particular they looked at how to use body gestures when a strange dog approaches them and how to always ask the owners permission before stroking any dog.


Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now!


Year R have been enjoying their first few days of staying to lunch this week and have all been having school dinners, we look forward to them starting full time with us on Monday


As part of our Rights Respecting work, our youngest children in Starfish class created this masterpiece looking at the style of artist and capturing the UNCRC Article 7 - 'The right to a name'


As part of all our wonderful support staff were thanked in Assembly this morning, they took part in a game of 'Pass the Parcel' and all received a well deserved thank you prize.


As part of their topic work ‘Are you healthy’ Year 2 were visited by Nurse Lauren, who carried out a question and answer session with the children around being a nurse and working in A&E!


We are renewing our Rights Respecting School class charters, Rev. Mark reinforced the importance of support for one another, delivering a fun and thought- provoking assembly. Who knew squeezing toothpaste could help us think about the consequences of our actions!


Year 6 enjoyed a special treat this week in the build up to their PESE tests. Mrs Guthrie organised for to run a relaxation and well- being workshop. Everyone enjoyed 7 different calming activities. Many children were so relaxed they actually fell asleep by the end!


Thank you to Whales Class for growing their own tomatoes - the whole school were able to share these tasty treats in the salad bar today.


Year 5 & 6 have been busy practicing for their performance of 'The Three Little Pigs' at the concert next week


Shark Class have been busy learning the book 'Friends' by and have written a letter to him and are excited to see if they get any response!


It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it!


First day in school. Let the fun begin in Starfish!


We are looking for a midday meals supervisor to join our friendly team! Would you like to come and work with us? Find all the details here -


If you would like to book a place, please call the school office


Our Year 5 and 6 children will be performing on Wednesday 18th September at 10am - tickets are free and are available on the door.


Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Midday Supervisor to work 7.5 hours per week during term-time. For full details of this role, please see our website -


The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now!


Penguin Class have surprised Miss Burford with an afternoon tea this afternoon to celebrate her impending nuptials over the holidays. Miss Burford will be returning as Mrs Smith in September and we can't wait to see all of her wonderful photographs.


Stingray class were treated to a pizza making workshop as part of their leavers' events this week with The children enjoyed learning how pizza dough is made & discovered that yeast is actually a fungus. They choose their own tasty toppings before taking them home


Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via


Yr6 have performed their production of 'Pride Rock' with confidence & poise & were delighted to show off their own set designs & costumes. The atmosphere in the hall was electric. All children showed a range of talents in acting, singing and dancing. Well done to all involved.


On Tuesday, we held our last football match of the year against Mereworth, Yr3&4 team felt ready for the match, especially in their new sports kit. 2 excellent early goals from Cody gave us a positive start with more goals to come! The final score, after a thrilling game, was 6-4


Last night, our choir attended a concert at Aylesford Primary School, performing two large group numbers and an individual one. All children who took part did so with passion and pride, the signing they did alongside their 'Go the distance' number was spectacular!


As part of the careers week 'The Real Game' Yr6 were visited by a range of work professionals. They spoke to the children about their career pathways & what is involved in their job role. Many thanks to

Reading Scheme - Read Write Inc. / Phonics

Read write inc

Read Write Inc. Phonics (R.W.I.)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill we use Read, Write, Inc. an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. We have adopted this as our whole school approach as the programme facilitates a graduated and tailored approach to learning basic sounds and letter formation before advancing to more complex sounds and reading for comprehension.  The programme moves with integrity from learning to read to reading to learn.

R.W.I sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to embed learning; the programme also offers plenty of opportunities for fun based, interactive learning using drama, role play and props to engage with and to enjoy texts and stories. The children work in small groups according to their confidence and competence. These groups are reconfigured on a regular basis in order to match the pace and the progress of each child; this reconfiguration also allows Class Teachers to identify where 1:1 interventions may be required in order to meet the expectations of both the Phonics Check and the end of Key Stage 1.

Pseudo Words 1
Pseudo Words 2
Pseudo Words 3
Pseudo Words 4
Pseudo Words 5
Real Words 1
Real Words 2
Real Words 3
Real Words 4
Real Words 5
Phonics Screening Information workshop for parents - April 2019
Snakes and ladders phonics revision

Aims and Objectives

The overarching objectives of the RWI programme are to teach pupils to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so that their focus can be used on reading to learn (comprehension)
  • spell effortlessly so that their focus can be directed towards the composition of their writing


Teaching and Learning Style

The core principles of the programme are;

  • Praise – Pupils learn quickly in a positive climate.
  • Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.
  • Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.
  • Passion –It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers invest into lessons that bring the teaching and learning to life!
  • Participation - A strong feature of R.W.I. lessons is partner work; partners ‘teaching’ each other (based on research which states that we learn 70% of what we talk about with our partner and 90% of what we teach).

Nonsense words (Alien words) 


As well as learning to read and to blend real words, the children meet “Nonsense words.” These words present an opportunity to assess a child’s ability to decode using phonics. Children who can read non-words should have the skills to decode almost any unfamiliar word. Nonsense words will also feature in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.


What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national Phonics Screening Check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.


 Useful websites for Parents

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child to learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included. - Games and information for parents (how to blend)


For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website;


Please find below the handouts from our recent Parent Phonics Workshop.

A Guide to Phonics Parent Presentation

Read Write Inc Guide for Parents

Read Write Inc Cursive Letter Formation

Read Write Inc Complex Sounds Chart

How to Say Set 1 Sounds

Ten Top Tips

My Reading & Writing Kit