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06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

01/04/21

Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a Special Needs position and within EYFS. You can find all the details about both roles here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc

30/03/21

Today the whole school has taken part in our annual Penguin Pals Day as part of All children have had a variety of activities and tasks to take part in throughout the day https://t.co/MTiCE0UJ5V

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mivvy Creative

someone is eggstremely happy (sorry!) to have received an Easter egg from Mrs Ambrose today! https://t.co/rjabZi75jK

26/03/21

Congratulation to Dolphin Class on topping our leader board this week, what super effort you have all put in! Well done to Starfish Class and Seal Class for coming second and third respectively 👏🥳 https://t.co/9hlewyFiuO

24/03/21

During Science this week, Year 3 dissected a flower in order to recognise and identify the parts. https://t.co/PrzpTiZ6uT

19/03/21

This week Year 6 took part in a virtual Sea cadet session with Suzy Green. The children took part in a buoyancy lesson where they were testing the buoyancy of different materials and why they are chosen as materials for safety equipment. https://t.co/iUQlz7y70t

19/03/21

Year 3 have been practicing their reading aloud this week. They discussed how important the role of the listener was as well as the reader. In order to ensure our listener was listening we asked them some RIC style questions based on the text they had just engaged with! https://t.co/vTnvRnSoFq

18/03/21

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Children can wear anything they want to school, but there will be key stage prizes for an outfit or hairstyle that makes others laugh the most! https://t.co/im3MftNdHK

17/03/21

We currently have some frogspawn in Year 1. The children have been observing them change and develop into tadpoles. https://t.co/pcgXLXemYf

17/03/21

Seal Class have been conducting a water transportation experiment with food colouring in Science this week. https://t.co/5BzTj1oOZX

16/03/21

Whale Class have been looking at atlases to find countries where some different fruits and vegetables are grown. https://t.co/k14QnODzNH

12/03/21

Huge congratulations to Starfish Class on being top of the podium this week on our leader board. Congratulations to Turtles for second place and Penguins for third place. Who will be top next week?! 🥳👏 https://t.co/g3J8vYx5Zz

12/03/21

Year 2 have been comparing the capacity of different containers as part on their Maths lesson today. https://t.co/dt4PHjp0m6

11/03/21

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! https://t.co/89CAXNXs8v

08/03/21

Its been lovely to welcome back all the children today. The school has had a great atmosphere and all the children seem very happy and excited to be back! https://t.co/ESMGtEYYbv

05/03/21

Here is our latest Sensory Circuit video for you to take part in. https://t.co/Wz9d5ik72o

04/03/21

Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying some activities in school today. https://t.co/HJuuRkwFHp

04/03/21

Starfish Class have been enjoying World Book Day across Teams. This afternoon, we shared Farmyard Hullabaloo, before singing Old MacDonald, using our classroom animals. https://t.co/GfBKCDZtml

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/EFYRQmtDPp

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/ymtXLzu2Vi

03/03/21

In Science, Year 3 conducted an experiment with seeds to find out the requirements needed for a plant go grow. They can't wait to find out what happens! They will be observing changes daily using their investigation results record! https://t.co/xmmUl3b6Dz

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/A3FecOLz0y

03/03/21

On Tuesday, Starfish class downed their online tools in favour for some more creative ones and made 3D tractors! https://t.co/vSWhUExf4L

03/03/21

All the staff at Kings Hill would like to say a huge Thank You to Julie Derrick, CEO of Valley Invicta Academies Trust for our tasty treats! https://t.co/TCLVuGP3FL

01/03/21

Today Starfish children have been using playdough to solve subtraction problems. https://t.co/oiYwOEGV0P

01/03/21

Year 1 have been measuring time and recorded how many times they could do one activity in one minute. I think it is safe to say they will sleep well tonight as they worked so hard on this, especially the exercise activities! Well done everyone 👏 https://t.co/CcJdYIuMWp https://t.co/AKZp0fI3XV

26/02/21

Year 1 have been completing activities linked to the story Wild by Emily Hughes in English this week. Today, they have written a piece of text in role as the man character. We are so impressed with their writing! https://t.co/hIJSqxWmDm

26/02/21

Paige in Year 3 has written a short story in English and using her understanding from our French sessions has written the story out again in French! https://t.co/1Ya2z9uEZH

26/02/21

This week in English Year 3 produced their own Magic Show adverts based on our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' by They explored the key features used in persuasive adverts whilst making sure they appeal to their target audience and catch people's eye. https://t.co/PKIBsr8s83

26/02/21

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Enjoy our brand new, FREE audiobooks while you get ready for World Book Day 2021! Whether you’re reading together with the family, or listening in your own time, find your next audiobook to tune into here: https://t.co/PsXddL3rpy https://t.co/Jj5QP1OZjh

26/02/21

Retweeted From Bonnier Books UK

To celebrate 's eco lesson 🍃 with and , we are proud to be donating 8000 copies of Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World to https://t.co/dXMJ7gHpHD

25/02/21

A reminder that all children will taking part in our virtual sponsored Danceathon this Friday raising money for the We will put together clips of each class to share with you all. All monies raised is to be paid on our Just Giving Page: https://t.co/WY6tQb2zVk.

24/02/21

Take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for children to take part in: https://t.co/dSzAd8B2Uk

24/02/21

Freya in Year 5 has inspired her class mates to make stars of hope, we think this is a lovely idea and are enjoying seeing their creations! https://t.co/CoojzirGdl

24/02/21

Seal Class have kick started their new topic this term 'plants' with an informative interactive leaflet detailing each part of a flowering plant. https://t.co/BQcSWVHxa1

24/02/21

As part of their Rainforest Topic, over half term Seals have been busy consolidating their learning from last term creating layers of the rainforest models. https://t.co/BoYtNidlpl

23/02/21

Dolphin Class have created some great art work as part of their Humanities topic on Rivers! https://t.co/Gt4JHdDrJ2

22/02/21

Starfish Class have been measuring height and today they found objects that were taller/shorter than a teddy bear! https://t.co/p3bkLZfWy1

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