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10/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jessica in YrR, Tia in Yr5, Emmie in Yr1, George in YrR and Reg in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/Ioe5P5xroG

03/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mrs Smith, Alice in Yr2 and Jasper in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/EgUHf4jbqx

27/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Callum in YrR, Charlie in Yr5 and Maddie in Yr4 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/8CV2aY0o7G

20/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Emily in Yr5, Joshua in YrR, Samir in Yr6, Ethan in Yr3 and Mrs Atkinson who are all celebrating this week. https://t.co/aeMIMT59Z7

17/07/20

We would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to all our pupils, parents/carers for all your kind and thoughtful words and gifts. We wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in September. Best wishes from all the staff at VIPS Kings Hill 😀😎 https://t.co/Kd5dFbuC1f

17/07/20

Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 class and also to Mrs Gildley, Miss Sedgwick and Mrs Birchall. We wish them every success for the future. https://t.co/ksVdXyZP2N

17/07/20

Starfish had a virtual meeting with some of the Starfish at home to say happy holidays and wish Gabrielle good luck in her new school. https://t.co/6rTxVUKvsx

17/07/20

Please take a look at our 'Welcome Back' video in preparation for September. https://t.co/MznyTJ2jgX

17/07/20

Huge congratulations to Year 6 on winning the rounders competition against staff! A great way to end your time with us!🥳😀 https://t.co/MGUoPzGpR7

17/07/20

A huge thank you to our School Governors for our end of term treat! The staff have enjoyed tucking into these already!! https://t.co/WZyxfXbQee

16/07/20

Year 6 have been enjoying a fun packed week, including a water fight yesterday and BBQ food today. https://t.co/y1CvM7L2Xp

16/07/20

We would like to wish Mrs Hall (Penguin Class) and Mrs Wood (Starfish Class) a very happy birthday today, we hope they both have a fantastic day with lots of cake https://t.co/H4mT8FN77Z

15/07/20

Stingray Class have recorded their leavers assembly for us to share with parents and our local community. We are proud of all of them and the great things they have achieved and we wish them well for the future. https://t.co/ZExTpEDMPL

15/07/20

Starfish Class are having some fun in the sun today on their bikes and scooters https://t.co/TWJafPjMtE

15/07/20

Happy Birthday to Sam in Penguin Class and Peace & Blessing in Stingray Class, we hope you all enjoy your day! https://t.co/6sRm5m0b4G

14/07/20

A huge thank you to in Kings Hill for their kind donation, we are looking forward to "Peter" helping all our new Reception children in September! https://t.co/k9tyMmnFan

14/07/20

If you want to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge check out their virtual assembly https://t.co/q0yEKiaG7a

14/07/20

Starfish Class have been having fun playing with the bubbles this afternoon. https://t.co/9xw4oJGWBa

14/07/20

It was lovely to welcome back some of our children yesterday for their transition session. We are looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the week. We have missed you and we hope that your time spent in school will help prepare you for your return in September. https://t.co/gbxIVkjvsW

13/07/20

We would like to wish Azzam in Year 3 a very happy birthday for today, we hope you have had a great day! https://t.co/ftlyUe4hHz

13/07/20

Poppy and Ava Guard have created a wonderful idea to inspire us all to read over the summer. Do you like their shield, which they are going to collect stamps in for all their holiday reading. What a great idea. https://t.co/dTPqrDMw1k

13/07/20

We are so proud of everyone's brilliant writing and Adyan in Year 1 has been working so hard creating this thank you letter for Miss Francis. Well done! https://t.co/7MpwgUObLs

13/07/20

Green fingered Eva has already harvested her been crop! Have any of you grown some food to eat? Don't forget Spadeworks is open to visitors and is such a great place to visit! https://t.co/LwztK4WqE4

13/07/20

Theo is a fantastic artist. Do you like his character drawing? Here is a link to have a go at some cartoon favourites! https://t.co/eOS0GH1Qls https://t.co/9tNICALnOY

13/07/20

Alice has been so busy at home, look at her fantastic garden! She was also inspired by our Den Building project - are you in there Alice? https://t.co/3Misk8ibgL

13/07/20

Mia in Year 4 baked a cake for local Asda staff. Well done Mia, we know that the whole school community will be very inspired by this! https://t.co/rQWN3ErLD5

10/07/20

We would like to wish Miss Francis and Mrs Moisan a very happy birthday for this weekend. We hope they both enjoy their days. https://t.co/0pBO9Wu71X

10/07/20

Happy Friday, please take a look at the rights respecting article of the week https://t.co/dJzcrdmVSt

09/07/20

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 10th July is a Staff Development Day and school is closed to all pupils, there will also be no home learning uploaded on the website, have a lovely weekend 😀 https://t.co/tOstcj54dR

09/07/20

Year 6 have written some lovely diary entries today, well done! https://t.co/bPUc20GyoE

09/07/20

For challenge 1 Sharks have built their own giants castle ‘dens’. We are having a treat and using them to watch a film and have some popcorn! https://t.co/YpKO6JeIwe

09/07/20

Mrs Atkinson has helped the school secure an amazing £3.5K through a School Travel Plan application. We are so excited to be able to purchase more storage for our increasing numbers of scooting and cycling families! Thank you! https://t.co/1g8fdfkwa5

09/07/20

Our boys are loving writing, whether in school or at home. Keep up the great work George, Charlie and Max! https://t.co/qzSrqhrDS3

09/07/20

Shark Class have been reflecting on Year 1 this week. Look at Aya's lovely memories, we cannot wait to all be together as we start Year 2 in September! https://t.co/9qP5E0cnWd

09/07/20

In the Hub the children have produced fantastic newspaper reports this week. They were able to include catchy headlines, text boxes and use some very imaginative vocabulary. Well done! https://t.co/LFKFLs6ech

09/07/20

Eva has achieved an incredible physical goal this week. Her 90 mile challenge involved biking, walking, running and gymnastics too! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/db6goz9d13

09/07/20

Naomi studied Botticelli this week in her art masterclass! What an amazing picture. Can you get inspired and create your own artist impression? https://t.co/rGPFxlTvgi

09/07/20

Year 5 got physical in a different way with Mrs Gordon this week! They followed the Darcy Bussell master class in African Dance moves. What a great idea! https://t.co/RWMtaEL6yu

09/07/20

Harry found a really creative way of building 3D shapes this week! Why don't you try this at home? https://t.co/VaSyjQtWWP

09/07/20

Happy Birthday to Maksim in Year 5, we hope you have a great day 🎂🥳 https://t.co/7OMnimVyov

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.

Phonics - Word lists and other information

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.

http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/

http://www.starfall.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q (how to blend)

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-storybook-activities-read-story/

 

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website;

http://www.ruthmiskin.com

 

Parent Workshops