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23/10/20

We would like to wish all our families a happy and safe half term break, thank you for all your support this term and we look forward to new and exciting challenges next term! https://t.co/liCSeTJY4T

23/10/20

A small group of children have been taking part in a very special musical project, they sound amazing and we look forward to being able to share all the information with you soon!😉👏 https://t.co/TAY5GQNe4t

23/10/20

Today we have celebrated our End of Term achievements! Mrs Covey was lucky enough to visit each class and award the certificates in person. A special mention must go to James in Penguin Class who was awarded the Term 1 Governor Trophy. https://t.co/nBTug4Vioj

23/10/20

Year 5 have been studying the Bayeux Tapestry and using it as historical evidence to find out about the battle of Hastings. They used the themes, styles and features to create our own interpretations https://t.co/mDfYn8r2al

23/10/20

To finalise their learning about The Great Fire of London, Year 1 used wood and cardboard to create a narrow street of houses in London in 1666. Well done year 1! https://t.co/E9sll6VWfU

22/10/20

Well done to Levi in Year 4 on winning the Kings Hill Football Club logo design competition, his winning logo will be used for the partnership and also feature on the jets shirts!! https://t.co/3SXC0HIzj5

22/10/20

Turtle class enjoyed a Roman themed day to celebrate completing their Roman topic. They spent the day making laurel wreaths, learning Roman numerals, making clay coil pots and creating a poster entitled "What have the Romans done for us?" to showcase their learning. https://t.co/senkehlPtc

22/10/20

Year 1 children have been creating their own stories using different species of Dinosaurs. They used vocabulary such as vicious, fierce and lonely to describe some of their characters! https://t.co/UAwMRfv2ZF

22/10/20

Year 4 Roman Day has got off to a great start! The children will be taking part in a variety of 'Roman' themed activities throughout the day https://t.co/CNWfA7edJz

21/10/20

In history Year 3 have been consolidating their learning of the Stone Age so far. https://t.co/wCW52zoNg7

16/10/20

We are pleased to share our Harvest Assembly with you all, please do take a look! https://t.co/DXLOAIZRpD

16/10/20

It should now be working, we will retweet!

16/10/20

As a treat for reaching their Class Dojo target of 150, Shark Class have enjoyed a pyjama party this afternoon. All of the children snuggled up in their onesies and watched a film together https://t.co/uoR0lXNKSY

16/10/20

Starfish Class have been using prepositional language this week when giving commands to their own BeeBots. Can you use prepositional language over the weekend by creating your own obstacle course? https://t.co/xhXkX2rgAU

15/10/20

Good Luck to all our Year 6 students sitting the 11+ KENT Test today. https://t.co/dvYijOfIet

14/10/20

Why not have a go at collecting and identifying leaves with the help of this Nature Detective's Leaf Hunt Sheet! Take the children outside and use them in your garden or local area! https://t.co/9X2DlQiu2I

14/10/20

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Harvest Collection so far this week, we are amazed by your generosity https://t.co/gvUp9sS0Dp

14/10/20

Today is the last day to purchase your raffle tickets for the Halloween Raffle, £1 per entry. The raffle will be drawn in class today before the children go home. https://t.co/6WdK9ZidGL

13/10/20

Year 1 have been learning how to make their own split pin bears this week! https://t.co/woVidxYdOS

09/10/20

Exciting News! This week we have received our large AR order for our newly revamped library! The children are looking forward to reading these books and quizzing on them! https://t.co/eMJ6jZ3XC8

07/10/20

This week Yr5 have been enjoying looking at poetry through the amazing book Cloud Busting by , this has included creating Haikus on the theme of bullying https://t.co/WVdvfgbIWT

07/10/20

Our Remarkable Writing Day winners received their prizes today, well done to all for their amazing writing https://t.co/IuLyLgeEn7

07/10/20

This week Year 3 made their own tin foil timelines of how the universe evolved for space week. They also made one giant timeline after as a class. https://t.co/DsDQHPEIwJ

06/10/20

Mrs Guthrie and Mrs Covey are making the most of online CPD training this morning by attending the October Conference https://t.co/uxUOMSRkB2

02/10/20

This week, Year 1 became Cave People! They crawled into their caves to create these cave pictures after their remarkable writing about The Croods cave. https://t.co/IUDxOGxC7k

02/10/20

A huge well done to Daisy (Yr6), Annabel (Yr5), Theo (Yr4), Holly S (Yr3), Zaylee (Yr2) and Holly (Yr1) on winning our Remarkable Writing Day challenge as chosen by our SVLT Members, they will receive their prizes next week! https://t.co/a93OMKrsdP

02/10/20

Well done to Kenzie-Lee in Yr5 on making it through the trials, he has now signed a 2 year contract to play for the under 10's football team. Were very proud of you Kenzie-Lee. https://t.co/ajsAlTxAad

01/10/20

Everyone has completed artwork to compliment their story writing on 'The Croods'. Yr1 created caves to complete their wall paintings in. Yr2 worked on shading & patterns using pastels to create a sunrise and Yr3&5 focused on the plants & animals found in the new, magical world. https://t.co/P2u37aauVx

01/10/20

Starfish Class have been completing lots of Maths activities during their COOL time today, Mrs Covey came in to see all of their hard work and was so impressed with the peg patterns and number formations she could see. They have settled so well into our school community already! https://t.co/av0PHk3kAF

30/09/20

Remarkable Writing Day kicked off with a virtual whole school assembly, watching a short clip from the film The Croods. The children are now writing their own version of the story. We can't wait to show the finished articles and our whole school display! https://t.co/pzwrvD93JK

30/09/20

This week Year 3 took on the role as hunter-gatherers on the school field to discover what they may be able to gather to survive. https://t.co/qOFK8eXOFM

29/09/20

Whilst learning about the Solar system in Science today, Luca from Penguin Class decided to make a short film to remember the order of the planets https://t.co/e2cVnRtUb1

29/09/20

We are looking for a SRP Teaching Assistant at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling, please take a look https://t.co/jZftbZw7Bn

29/09/20

Year 1 have had a really interesting chat with Fireman Aiden and learned some useful tips! We now know that if there is a fire in our home we must run and shout! Do you know where your smoke alarms are in your home? https://t.co/b1CWBLC3uD

28/09/20

A huge thank you to the Cross family for their kind donation of two basketball hoops, they have proved very popular this lunchtime! https://t.co/hLcAZNDcpZ

28/09/20

All children have taken part in the Big Anti Bullying Assembly this morning and have completed their pledge sheets in class as part of the assembly. Al children understand the right behavior and attitudes to respect one another! https://t.co/RhaClo7Dyt

28/09/20

Rockin' Rights Respecting - The children have begun to have an awareness around their rights and their favourite is - The right to play and rest. What is yours? https://t.co/iy2gQpPD8p

25/09/20

This week's Article of the week explores Article 38. October 2 is the United Nations International Day for Non-Violence and this year is the 75 anniversary of the United Nations. So this weeks article is a particularly good article to feature https://t.co/wKQ0ItbDc6

25/09/20

This week Year 6 have been planning and publishing diaries from the perspective of Torak, the main character from their class novel Wolf Brother https://t.co/RwcEio5Nj1

25/09/20

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Lovely to see some of the Year 6 students enjoying our 'Virtual' Maths Workshop. Thank you for sharing. 'Isla and Tia went through the Maths workshop together over zoom! They had great fun and did really well...Thank you for all the effort that went into it! ' https://t.co/Jwv5bBBKF8

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.

The website is kept up to date and includes class pages which give information on individual classes.

Curriculum and Schemes of Work Links to Documents

Foundation Stage Links

Key Stage 1 Links

Key Stage 2 Links

Useful Links