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27/01/21

Please take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit Video for you to participate in: https://t.co/xiUJBxMb6M

27/01/21

As part of our work on polar animals, Starfish children in school have been experimenting with ice. We used some 'magic powder' to make the ice stick to our string. https://t.co/Zmt7xwzScl

27/01/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't forget our Primary Weekly Challenge - we want to know how many star jumps you can do in 1 minute! The record so far is VERY impressive! Email primarychallenges.org.uk to tell us how many you did! https://t.co/LsgOAmchfa

27/01/21

Dolphin Class have been learning all about rivers in their topic this week and Annabel has produced some great art work. https://t.co/MbL4fURdBf

26/01/21

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are currently looking for Teaching Assistant for our Specialist Resource Provision. Would you like to join the friendly team at our lovely primary school? You can find all the details here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/6crULN0Jrv

26/01/21

This week in science Seal Class children have been looking at the three different types of skeletons. https://t.co/geqEwKIcoj

26/01/21

Well done Rhys in Starfish Class for your amazing caterpillar! https://t.co/Qr9OtmxPLc

26/01/21

Paige in Year 3 has worked so hard on her writing this week! She has also been researching her hero for our "Write a letter to a hero day" coming up on Wednesday. Well done - keep up the great work! https://t.co/CYjUhZt0tT

25/01/21

Today, Sharks, Whales and Starfish children in the hub were treated to hot chocolate, marshmallows and cookies for working so hard last week! Keep up the good work. https://t.co/9tUtzEfBX2

22/01/21

A massive well done to Dolphin class for making Mary Berry 'fork biscuits' this afternoon as part of winning our reading competition - we think she would be very impressed with your creative alternatives! The glitter sprinkles and choc chips were a great addition! https://t.co/gNhSrAHUHY

22/01/21

Retweeted From Baz Wynter

photos of the week! Thanks for sharing your 📷! Share your photos and tag for a chance to be featured. Follow us on Instagram: https://t.co/fG8TzHwQ1a Facebook: https://t.co/6rTaaw3Ms9 https://t.co/2pwPgchLD6

22/01/21

Creative division problem solving by Whale Class! Excellent work everyone! https://t.co/shmcVMSppg

22/01/21

Here is a helpful guide to keep your child safe when chatting online. https://t.co/uLBoAo3ifl

22/01/21

Whales Class were inspired by the work of Matisse to create these amazing collages! What superb artists you are! https://t.co/2716bENdyF

21/01/21

Shark class have been busy finding different objects in their home to measure themselves with! They have compared their heights to other people in their family. What could you use at home to measure yourself? https://t.co/P4Tm90aJHo

21/01/21

Well done to Dougal in Starfish Class who has made this fantastic Spiders web at home! https://t.co/5AJYAvmLPl

20/01/21

This week in English, Seal Class have been creating a story map for the text The Great Kapok Tree by https://t.co/A0efRJcR7K

20/01/21

Thank you so much for sharing all of your Reading Rainbows, we were very impressed by how much reading each group had done over the last two weeks but our winning class was Dolphin Class. They will take part in the 'Live' cooking lesson on Friday! https://t.co/KO9zwXzJ2i

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Evie had to say about 'Little Monsters' by "I liked the part in the book where Howler makes new friends and he is happy." https://t.co/ZUM6Bp0OZ3

20/01/21

Don't forget to take part in this weeks Primary Challenge! We’d like to know your favourite book from these last few months. Please send us the title and author, and just one sentence about why you enjoyed it so much, to: primarychallenges.org.uk https://t.co/BDpIr5w8cq

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Numbots app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/CSAqBkAvcD

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Times Table Rock Star app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/37sbqnYmsC

20/01/21

The children in school also took part in our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! today! https://t.co/F3LIeQt4Yf

20/01/21

Look at some of our pupils ready to rock for our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! We can't wait to see what they think of the new resource and how well they get on with the different games and tournaments within the app! https://t.co/T6zWzfKv09

20/01/21

Starfish took part in an art lesson and created some fantastic spider drawings. They then joined to find out all about mini beasts. They were introduced to a variety of creatures and got to quiz the host on all things creepy and crawly. https://t.co/W5zEDYHkqY

20/01/21

Turtle Class have enjoyed their virtual science lessons this week and have shared some great photos. Keep up the great work everyone! https://t.co/7TRyIYPDyB

20/01/21

This week, Seal Class have been looking at climate zones across the world in their topic lessons. https://t.co/Uh3b6KaLcV

19/01/21

There are two classes that are level in terms of how many reading rainbows have been completed. Please send across any Reading Rainbows, even if not completed, evidence of how much you have read so far as this may get your class into the Live Cooking lesson on Friday at 1.30pm. https://t.co/4a1AoJpOXb

18/01/21

Our rich and exciting curriculum is continuing at home. As this present verb French work demonstrates. The children are enjoying French signing and singing as well. https://t.co/BkB1ZjNRFs

18/01/21

Working in a different way can be really enjoyable and memorable. Why not try a hot chocolate walk too! https://t.co/YTnJCvuO2x

18/01/21

Our students are so creative, and are using the Home Learning opportunity to practise lots of observational drawing! What stunning artists you all are! https://t.co/bJRKbwu23i

18/01/21

Year 4 and Year 5 have been posting some amazing Respect posters on Class Dojo! Thank you everyone, keep sharing your brilliant work. https://t.co/nky5iC4HmQ

18/01/21

Oak National Academy have launched the in partnership with , which will offer free books & audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. https://t.co/TVaSrfv0Ow

18/01/21

Please do take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for you to all take part in! https://t.co/Ipaj9D4pbk

18/01/21

A huge well done to Tia in Year 6, who decided to change her 100 step challenge into 1000 steps! Great effort Tia keep it up. https://t.co/5qRuuWqvOK

18/01/21

Congratulations to Isabella in Yr5 on receiving her Blue Peter Sports Badge, she now has 8 Blue Peter badges in her collection, her favourite being her Diamond badge! Well done on all your hard work! https://t.co/JL5WmHyabW

18/01/21

George in Yr4 is doing the big garden birdwatch and would like to encourage his friends to take part! He wants to help raise money for the RSPB. If you would like to take part please donate £3 and you will receive a pin badge. The link is https://t.co/l1rc0ySa3n https://t.co/YVBhTfVweh

15/01/21

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill would like to thank our local MP for the opportunity to share our concerns with him today on a conference call and we look forward to hearing back soon!

15/01/21

Take a look at this weeks sensory circuit video for you all to take part in https://t.co/ta9q8wjyQw

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