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28/01/22

On Thursday evening, a team of Year 4 champions travelled over to SST to take on other VIPS school at a Bench ball tournament. Our children were absolutely incredible and showed true determination, perseverance and teamwork! We are so proud of them! https://t.co/qJAoCD2vko

28/01/22

Whales class have heard some amazing presentations this term so far. They have included Amsterdam, Fir trees and Dance Club, to name just a few. Can’t wait to hear all of the others in the coming weeks. https://t.co/uy2HJKivPj

28/01/22

Dolphin Class have been reading out their ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ diary entries with a desert-island backdrop! Their writing has been incredible and everyone should feel very proud! https://t.co/FkSApkAD3y

28/01/22

Yr5's oracy presentation just keep getting better and better! Levi showed off his Jimi Hendrix-stylings on the guitar, Luke shared facts about his trip to Oxford, Harry showed his amazing fossil collection and Ava wowed the class with her genuine deer skull, complete with antlers https://t.co/Qs3CyoePgY

27/01/22

For our writing focus this week, Stingray class have been using our descriptive writing toolkits to describe the moment that Flint entered the mysterious ice palace from our brilliant class novel 'Skysong' by https://t.co/XKyS4wfmBk

27/01/22

Thank you to the kitchen and all the Year 1 team for welcoming parents in for a delicious roast lunch this week. The children loved having time to read with their parents and families in school. Thank you everyone! https://t.co/j2QzUfw2Tc

27/01/22

To kick start our Oracy presentations, Lewis and Freya delivered two brilliant presentations to Stingray Class. Lewis inspired the class with information about his love of the beautiful game and Freya wowed us all with her INCREDIBLE 3D printing! https://t.co/syMtjcl40p

27/01/22

Whale class enjoyed adding their personal touches to their tie-dye t-shirts this week. We added words, patterns and slogans! https://t.co/hVbhJcCJpt

26/01/22

Sharks Class have been busy preparing for our 'This is Me' Fashion Show next week https://t.co/fILTuLZLac

25/01/22

Starfish class had a visit from the Snow Gruffalo this week – he left snowy footprints all over their outside area! The children have been investigating his movements and even created their own Gruffalo masks. https://t.co/Yhc3JdhyzR

25/01/22

As part of our Ambition Project this terms focus is ‘charity’. Yr4 wrote their own letters to Mrs Covey’s Grandma & the residents in Barty House nursing home They also included instructions for how the residents could make their own origami hearts. https://t.co/MrVWUJFCEL

25/01/22

Whales have been working hard using the conjunction so in their SPAG lesson. We are SPAG masters! https://t.co/v7njThHq1D

25/01/22

On Friday, 4 children in Yr5 represented us in a Writing Competition, where they had to hone their literary skills & compete against 9 other schools. The children performed amazingly well & their efforts paid off with scoring 4th place. We are all incredibly proud of them! https://t.co/bIMRTOrjlb

25/01/22

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are constantly working on new initiatives to highlight our proactive role in eliminating bullying, Jasmine our Year 6 ambassador has created this brilliant visual showing the two sides of bullying. https://t.co/6GaPpL5c8t

20/01/22

As part of our KS2 Charity Day, Year 5 have created cards with positive messages for the children at We hope that the children’s warm wishes and messages of hope will put a smile on the faces of the children and staff there. https://t.co/0othilMjc4

20/01/22

To raise money for our chosen charities ' and Stingray class have been busy designing persuasive posters and leaflets to advertise our 'Beat the Teacher' penalty shoot-out event on Friday 11th February at 2.30pm. https://t.co/OYsXkDf1wQ

20/01/22

Our KS2 classes have begun transforming their tie-dye t-shirts with some textile students from this morning. They have learnt a range of ways to manipulate their fabrics such as roses, slits & weaving. The finished designs will be shared at our school fashion show https://t.co/rXX9UrbkVc

20/01/22

Thank you so much to our EYFS/KS1 parents that attended our Maths Workshop, which looked at the expectations from each year group and the manipulatives we use as a school to teach them these concepts. https://t.co/MkymFwK1TB

20/01/22

Retweeted From Oxfam Education

👏An enormous thank you to for trialling our new teaching resource for primary schools last week. Look out for these online later this month! https://t.co/ePcle1XcPZ

20/01/22

We are excited to announce that Clive from has started peripatetic guitar lessons in school today, working individually to teach the children. We are hoping to work towards a mini concert later in the year! Do sign up if you would like your child to have lessons https://t.co/Dkgo7JmJB6

19/01/22

This afternoon Year 2 started their learning on habitats. They sorted living things and plants into their habitats and used their widget to help them. https://t.co/xkCaJ2qvZP

19/01/22

In geography Year 3 have been using Atlases to identify the tropical rainforests across the world and the countries/ continents in which you would find these rainforests. https://t.co/kRirUvPmmT

19/01/22

Sharks have been working really hard on their number bonds and missing number addition! Keep up the good work 👏#maths https://t.co/ohcOX98yCq

17/01/22

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Congratulations to for earning their Online Safety badge. They ran assemblies on the dos and don'ts of technology, created newsletters on online safety and ran workshops on cyberbullying behaviour. Learn more👉https://t.co/EwAaqGla6A

17/01/22

The whole school have taken part in individual Fire Safety workshops today with A huge thank you to Jo for making the sessions enjoyable as well as informative https://t.co/h71kPrBPBU

14/01/22

Whale Class have been working incredibly hard on column addition this week! We have mastered it! https://t.co/Ph01pjcXUy

13/01/22

EYFS and KS1 enjoyed their first film club with Mrs Covey, they watched The Snail and the Whale and it was great that it linked to Sharks’s writing this week. https://t.co/kum85q04Iu

13/01/22

Starfish Class have been exploring the season of winter in many different ways this week. Designing a role play area, making glue and tissue pictures and discussing key vocabulary from their focus stories too. Well done everyone. https://t.co/6tUwZxBCRB

13/01/22

It's been a hive of activity in school with many classes completing their T-shirt tie-dye. The colours and designs are going to be amazing and we can’t wait to see them once they are dried. Don’t forget to come along to our whole school fashion show on Wednesday 2nd February! https://t.co/06ymBz6OwB

13/01/22

The children have produced some excellent artwork to jump start their new learning in term 3. In Year 2 Whales Class have printed textiles for African inspired images and in Year 4 the children have used water colour pencils to represent lava in their stunning volcanoes. https://t.co/4foSl3UNR5

13/01/22

Year 5 have started their two day ‘healthy relationships’ workshop run by They have been exploring different types of friendships & what characteristics they would find in a healthy & positive relationship. https://t.co/PEPxosms69

13/01/22

To celebrate the start of AFCON 2022, Stingray class have chosen to support Ghana! As part of their support, the children have been researching this fascinating country and have even linked it to our class topic by finding information about Ghana's climate. https://t.co/JeCAqQwFZ1

13/01/22

We were so delighted to receive this wonderful football shirt revealing the new Jets Logo, designed by competition winner Levi in Year 5! Thank you to Mr Briggs one of our parents, for the shirt. We look forward to working closely with the Kings Hill Inclusive Football Team. https://t.co/BDSrobN6bF

13/01/22

As part of our rivers topic in Geography, Dolphins class have been using atlases to research and locate the major rivers of the world. We created these maps to show what we’d learned and to prepare us for the next part of our topic: the river Nile! https://t.co/Cl78CjkMij

13/01/22

Thank you to those that have sent in their reading challenge from last week – we were very impressed by the new reading corner made out of lego! https://t.co/U4BGvCLgI1

13/01/22

Retweeted From John McLaverty

A massive thank you to for inviting into school today to trial our brand new primary resources. They got a big thumbs up from Y5 & Y6. Look out for the resources online soon https://t.co/H87uniosK7 https://t.co/GP6JnkGVza

12/01/22

Year 3 have been working hard with manipulatives to solve problems involving multiplication and division. https://t.co/wi4x9BCWEV

10/01/22

Our sports leaders have been teaching Year 4 how to play Bench Ball ready for the upcoming tournament https://t.co/zHLxWFsdZv

06/01/22

To celebrate the beginning of our new Geography topic 'Climates around the world', Stingray class took part in an Art to Start session where the children were using tissue paper to create collage maps of the Earth. https://t.co/r6uSYl9ggs

06/01/22

Year 2 have been starting their geography topic by making some art based on hot and cold colours. https://t.co/UGoExcN0iC

School Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, our school curriculum is the core focus of our work, which is to:

Ensure that our pupils are exceptionally prepared for the next stage in their educational journey.

Our values underpin our curriculum, as we strive to Empower our pupils, enable them to connect confidently and effectively and to grow and develop to inspire others.

In addition, our Rights Respecting focus develops our pupils’ spiritual, moral social and cultural learning and understanding across the full breadth of our curriculum.

We believe that the role of our curriculum is to connect our children’s thinking to an understanding of their place in the world, to create a space for them to explore what they stand for, and to help them realise and relish that they can and should make a difference.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children continue to develop the skills and knowledge outlined in the Foundation Stage Framework, which have been a focus of learning in nursery.  Most children will complete this framework and achieve a Good Level of Development by the end of Reception.

We ensure that our pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 are taught using the National Curriculum and in doing so meet statutory requirements. In addition, we will continue the EYFS Foundation Stage Framework if children need this.

Our Long Term and Medium Term plans provide teaching and learning opportunities which cover outcomes expected to meet the expected standards in each year group, and across the curriculum.  However, we also ensure that our curriculum differentiates to deepen knowledge and skills beyond the nationally expected level.  We do this through research, linking with other schools and organisations and by connecting with families and the community.

You can read our Intent, Implementation and Impact information here.

For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher, or you may access details of the full National Curriculum HERE.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

We acknowledge that as parents and carers, you are your children’s first teachers. We link closely with you and nurseries and pre-schools to ensure that we know and understand each individual’s needs, interests, gifts and talents as they start school.  This enables the curriculum to be designed to give every child a really strong start in school.  We weave teacher-led and child-led learning opportunities through each day, with clear learning outcomes planned for every activity.

Early reading, phonics and a good understanding of number are crucial and are taught explicitly on a daily basis as well as being threaded through the whole curriculum.

We are passionate about giving our youngest pupils enriching opportunities to learn outside, explore, experiment and to plan, implement and review their successes on a daily basis.

Years 1-6 Curriculum

As our pupils progress through the school, we ensure that knowledge and skills progress and deepen thinking.  Lessons are designed to challenge each individual and create enquiring minds in our children.  The confidence and ability to question, wonder and reason is vital, and we use an oracy approach, where everyone uses talk and discussion to support independent and collaborative learning.

We develop avid readers, who can delve into a fantastic array of texts to extract new knowledge, and make connections to improve understanding.

Our systematic phonics and spelling teaching using Read Write Inc and PiXL programmes ensures that pupils can decode correctly, blend and segment sounds and spell accurately.

Our writing curriculum uses a Talk for Writing methodology, where children create maps and templates for a range of genres. We develop the ability to deconstruct these in order to analyse, leading to children being successful ad confident to write effectively for a range of audiences.  Making writing extremely purposeful motivates our pupils to compose and present their work to a very high standard.

Our maths curriculum draws on a range of excellent strategies and research including Singapore Maths and PiXL, and teaches pupils systematically about the four operations, shape, space and measure. Our calculation policy carefully explains how maths skills are built through the school.  Explicit skills such as knowledge of times tables are taught daily and maths is taught across the curriculum in order to deepen pupils’ ability to reason and problem-solve using meaningful and frequent opportunities.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced with reference to each subject’s objectives.

Our project-based humanities teaching enables the children to experience a memorable and adventurous context for their work, such as putting on a Recycled Fashion Show.  This ‘hooks’ the children in to innovative and enterprising learning.

Many subjects are taught discretely for example; Science, RE, PE, Music and MFL.

We link with our sister secondary schools with the Valley Invicta Academies Trust to deliver some aspects of these subjects using resources and expert teaching.  The children enter competitions, hold skype interviews, visit exciting places, hold adult and child-led workshops and make films to showcase their achievements.

We assess the success of our curriculum through marking, feedback, discussion, monitoring and assessment.

We want to inspire children and for them to be as passionate about learning as our teachers are. Therefore, we use parents, the local community, national and global opportunities to raise engagement and attainment through a creative and stimulating approach.

Curriculum and Schemes of Work Documents

Foundation Stage Links

Key Stage 1 Links

Key Stage 2 Links

Useful Links