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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


Our RRSA TED team visited and got to participate in a questions & answers session with their Ambassadors. We were also fortunate enough to have a personalised visit of the school, where we spoke everything Rights Respecting along the way.


Parents/carers and their daughters are invited Invicta Grammar School's upcoming 11+ Open Events. For more information and to book a place, please see our website -


On Friday, Yrs3,4&5 travelled to Tonbridge Castle & took part in a wonderful music & dance festival They had been busy rehearsing their "Jai Ho" dance routine & beautiful singing of "Go the distance" to ensured they were prepared & ready to perform on the big stage!


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.


The whole school have started to take part in the and the children are all enjoying taking part in this active, inclusive challenge.


Book a place now for Summer 2019!


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Book your place for our Governance Open Event on 22 July 2019 now!


Whales Class visited Starfish yesterday afternoon following their work based on the book 'The Dark' by Whales created leaflets to help people who are afraid of the dark.


Starfish Class have been busy varnishing their clay work today with Miss Collins from


On Monday all classes took part in a circus workshop lead by Circus Sensible, the children learnt a variety of skills from juggling to plate spinning. This tested their co-ordination and lots of fun was had by all!


Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools.


A huge congratulations to Scotney House on winning sports day today. Well done to all children on taking part, a fantastic day was had by all.


Year R have been making clay leaves this week with Miss Collins from These leaves will form part of a new tree display in school.


Our Year 2 Class have recorded a message for the England Women's Football Team. via


We would also like to thank for their kind donation of new KS2 books for our school library - the children are looking forward to reading them.


Our Year 6 children have set off for their residential trip to Swanage, we are sure they will have a great adventure and make lots of memories.


The Afrikaans children treated the whole school to a wonderful 'Language of the term' assembly. They led the others in reading & saying numbers up to ten, singing a well known Afrikaans song & sharing a class fairy tale. As a treat, some tried traditional food from South Africa


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There's something very powerful about young people from different schools & countries all adding their creative voice to Massive thank you & Colne Engaine CofE PS. You can all be very proud


Don't miss the Year 5 Open Events! Year 5 Experience Day - Saturday 22 June 2019, 8.30am-1pm 11+ Open Morning - Thursday 27 June 2019, 9am-10.30am 11+ Open Afternoon - Tuesday 2 July 2019, 2.15pm-3.15pm Book here -


A huge thank you to for also sending us a variety of books for the Library, these donations are very much appreciated and the children will enjoy the chance to read so many new and exciting books.


Today Seal Class had a visit from Derek from Chocolate Education. He taught them all about the history of chocolate and they even got to make their own chocolate pizza! Yum Yum!


This week in photography, the children created abstract images from every day objects. The effects they produced were really exciting and everyone enjoyed guessing where they could have come from. Hayden and Naomi where chosen as our best photographers this time!


Year 6 have received their Leavers' Hoodies today from and can't wait to wear them on their residential next week. They will be a great memento of their education at VIAT Kings Hill - well done Year 6 for such a fabulous year!


Watch our Year 5 Performance following the creative arts workshop at Valley Park


Thank you to for your generosity, the children are pleased with all our new library books.


We are so proud of Ewan who attended the finalist's reward day at Leeds Castle during the half-term holiday with his family. He was presented with a new reading book by Ewan was a finalist from over 700 entries in the Leeds Castle 900 words story writing challenge!


Yr5 were treated to a day out at on Wednesday. The children attended Drama, Music, Dance & Art workshops led by the teachers and created a wonderful performance of "Baggy Trousers" During lunchtime, the class visited the school farm and loved meeting the animals


A huge thank you to for organising some new library books for us and also to our PTA for purchasing our new shelving units, they look great!


A massive thank you to Miss Burford for organising our first Race for Life event. All children took part in their own race during the day & parents joined in for a fun run at the end. Thank you to for the ice-cream treat, that was much needed on such a hot day!


Yesterday, Year 1 treated their parents to an assembly full of singing & dancing. They talked about the characteristics of each season & finished off with a video of their learning journey through the seasons. It really was a delight to see all of Yr1 performing so confidently


Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a full-time classroom teacher and maternity cover for a full-time classroom teacher. You can see all the details, and apply, here:

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