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24/06/22

Year 1 and 2 had a fab time at the art builders illustration workshop online https://t.co/CVCdw0YHl9

31/05/22

Retweeted From Faber Children's

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24/05/22

Everyone had a fantastic time at last night. The children all performed amazingly and did the school proud! https://t.co/qj45bkyMTS

23/05/22

The children are excited and ready for this evenings performance. We hope everyone enjoys the show, for those attending we are on the first level to the left of the stage! https://t.co/I3mUwFoYY5

23/05/22

As part of our Careers Fair lots of pupils learnt about businesses that support adults with financial management and learnt all about pensions, trust funds etc as well as many other professions https://t.co/ciOVZkloj3

23/05/22

The winners for the Careers Fair were Annabelle in Starfish and Isla in Seals. Congratulations girls, we look forward to hearing all about your days out! https://t.co/CT5uRBKgpH

23/05/22

On Friday, Year 6 attended the Young Adventurers Camp out weekend at Buckmore park with other primary schools in the trust. They learnt to put up & pack down their tents, enjoyed an outdoor late-night cinema & had great fun caving, orienteering, & exploring the stunning woodland https://t.co/3uYlBg7ZZU

23/05/22

A MASSIVE well done to our Starfish Superstar cyclists who took part in the Early Years Bike race at last week. The children zoomed around the race track, jumped over ramps and even took part in a relay bike sprint! As always, our children were AWESOME!! https://t.co/pLKW4NEGLw

19/05/22

A HUGE well done to our INCREDIBLE Yr1 children who took part in the Change4Life Sports festival at yesterday. They competed in a number of challenging activities that tested their jumping, catching, sprinting, throwing & balance skills! Amazingly Awesome Athletes! https://t.co/0QfinR7Qdd

19/05/22

This week in PSHE Whale Class thought about the difference between items that we need and want. They discussed the difference between these two situations. https://t.co/Ad9xiRNPqr

19/05/22

As part of our architecture topic in Art/DT, Year 5 have been comparing modern new-builds to Tudor houses. They have produced some incredible sketches using their observation skills! https://t.co/hVf5L7wdQF

18/05/22

⭐⭐RRSA GOLD⭐⭐ Do take a look at our fantastic RRSA Gold report. https://t.co/oFMN4ecbXe

18/05/22

We are thrilled to have been awarded our GOLD Rights Respecting Award. Gold is the highest accolade given by & shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. https://t.co/34L7bKcEnC

16/05/22

A huge well done to Isla, Jamie and Sarannah in Year 3 on winning the U8's girls tournament at the Wateringbury football tournament on Saturday. 8 teams participated & they won all the matches. They had a close match in the final but smashed it in penalties. https://t.co/8aDVboAfHZ

13/05/22

Well done year 6! You absolutely SMASHED IT this week. You have all worked so hard and all the teaching staff and governors are so incredibly proud of you. Enjoy a well-deserved relaxing weekend! https://t.co/URutp2iXc7

13/05/22

Thank you to the PTA Kings Hill VIPs for two fabulous discos this week, the children enjoyed getting dressed up and dancing and playing with their friends. A brilliant £359.40 was raised! https://t.co/4Vxi8R3WzR

13/05/22

The children thoroughly enjoyed their ‘bounce’ workshop today with learning different jumps & springs to a range of songs. Yr2 even learnt how to bounce around in a circle on their bottom, we had some very hot & sweaty children after each session https://t.co/2ZWyVU52KI

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class have been taking part in gardening activities this afternoon https://t.co/4yCURKCzxo

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class took part in a number of fun activities! Pogo art, Baking and gardening were all on offer and were hugely enjoyed by our wonderful children! https://t.co/KFZ4wMWLJ2

12/05/22

Year 5 have been studying the architecture of Norman Foster, Robert Venturi and his wife Denise Scott Brown as part of our Art and DT topic. We have been experimenting with symmetry and asymmetry! https://t.co/m6hwnJR3oA

11/05/22

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Today we welcomed for our VIAT Artist Workshop with Su Blackwell 'Literature Enriches Me....' https://t.co/yaNX7ZqUnG

11/05/22

We entered the beautiful artwork of Anluan, Emie and Naithu from Year 6 into the Young Artist’s Summer Show. They were unfortunately unsuccessful in qualifying for the final show, but we want to celebrate this significant milestone in their artist development. https://t.co/jhNSEBuoAA

11/05/22

This afternoon Shark Class have been mixing paint to make brick colours and practised printing in their sketch books before printing brick patterns on their castles that they made last week. https://t.co/93lvVkfuzZ

10/05/22

Year 6 have been working hard this week on their SATS -we’re so proud of them! So as a tonic to our morning tests, we’ve been having some lovely, calm and creative afternoons. Today we looked at the ‘Take One Picture’ and completed a creative workshop in response https://t.co/pWMV54elwF

10/05/22

Starfish have been making play doh vegetables, drawing and labelling a carrot and cutting and sticking foods into healthy and treat sections! https://t.co/JSalU1YAdC

06/05/22

Art club have been working hard to create these beautiful flower pictures. https://t.co/jwLfa1Q0o0

05/05/22

Knowing that it’s SATS next week, we wanted to equip our year 6 with ways to handle worry and stress. We spent time learning how to ‘unwind’ & techniques to feel calm. We are so proud of the hard work they have all put in, and hope that they can all relax over the weekend. https://t.co/Q41DsvNxAs

05/05/22

As part of our art learning Whale Class spent the afternoon exploring drawing feathers using a range of different art media. What the children produced was OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/hAzIIRqsGA

05/05/22

In science, Seal Class looked at how light works on a mirror. They played a variety of mini-games using mirrors to see how words would appear when looking into the mirrors. https://t.co/TvSe5NfQNi

05/05/22

Year 1 have been very busy making cardboard castles following their trip last week to We are very impressed with the results but not so impressed with the mess! https://t.co/U25WLLHUtd

05/05/22

On Tuesday afternoon, our fantastic Year 5/6 football team headed over to for a 9 a side league match. It was a tough match against some very skilled players but our team of heroes battled hard to a 1-1 draw. Mr Littleton couldn't be prouder of the team! https://t.co/29xa6lxOmn

03/05/22

Luke in Year 5 has been doing fundraising during the month of April. He did the ‘walk 60 miles in April’ to raise funds for Luke is super chuffed that he managed to raise £235. Well done Luke! https://t.co/TCm6fcqF2Y

03/05/22

In the Easter holidays, George in Yr5 took part in the Kent Golf Invicta 10s competition at Hever Castle Golf Club. He did 9 holes of golf in the morning and a skills challenge in the afternoon. He won the chipping skills challenge and received a medal. Well done George! https://t.co/hqLJl1qNNj

03/05/22

This morning Whale Class started retelling their story called Firebird. They have been creating a story map of the opening of the story. https://t.co/FJumTaD7wN

03/05/22

Retweeted From ChurchillSquareBC

Four customers helped to inspire the next generation of from morning during a careers talk at our . Thanks again to Kent Hearing, Sculpt and Shape, Reef Financial and Adams & Bowles Wealth Management! https://t.co/60YdpaLurd

03/05/22

The new May Kings Hill Directory magazine is now available and can be viewed online here: https://t.co/DbQGd9kqaM

29/04/22

To celebrate our new writing focus on Mabeth, Stingray class have been planning and writing character descriptions based on the devious character Macbeth! The children have also been busy debating some thought provoking opinions like is Lady Macbeth more evil than Macbeth? https://t.co/gjyXgiA3l6

29/04/22

In Art this week Seals class designed their first draft mask. To ensure they had lots of creative ideas they reflected on their learning last week using their collage of ideas around the topic 'carnival' https://t.co/zJR7DxjdOp

28/04/22

To kick-start their Science topic on Lifecycles, Dolphins Class created their own butterflies using paint and their knowledge of symmetry. They show the amazing nature of metamorphosis in insects. https://t.co/dFXYBVug1y

28/04/22

Weaving Whales have been having a lovely time investigating and exploring the different patterns you can make when weaving different materials. https://t.co/4UuEDYWHpt

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.

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website.

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).

Phonics - Word lists

Phonics Video

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.

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.

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.

Jolly Learning

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize

ICT Games

Kent Trust

Starfall

How to Blend

Parent Tutorial

 

Parent Workshops