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23/01/20

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Are you a primary school teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our brilliant team! https://t.co/SO3Qs70MVy https://t.co/wTnc30jRoq

23/01/20

Thank you to Chris from for coming into school to surprise our children with a panto dance routine he taught our teachers last week. It was a wonderful morning and a great opportunity to celebrate all of our pupils that have performed over the weekend. https://t.co/6IgPLVcexY

22/01/20

Starfish class had a visit from John , Oxfam’s Youth and Community organiser. He discussed a variety of Oxfam campaigns that the school can join and support. He had lunch with our RRSA Ted team and then discussed the right to; drink, eat, earn and learn. https://t.co/zPTQBvpzvs

21/01/20

Please vote for the following options of the summer school uniform. Voting closes Monday 27th January 2020.

21/01/20

Year 6 children took part in a writing workshop focussing on important speeches in history. Volunteers from came and spent the morning discussing Churchill and how and why his speeches during WW2 were so vital. https://t.co/jHsQAaCJwG

17/01/20

The Rights Respecting TED Team met with The Contract Dining Company's area development officer in order to explore a project to create a bespoke Kings Hill menu for a whole week in term 5. Watch this space for some really creative ideas! https://t.co/nLal7A64aV

13/01/20

We are still collecting the 's 'Books for Schools' tokens. Please hand any into the school office as this is the last week! https://t.co/C48gNRSA17

13/01/20

Today, Year R have taken part in Mini Beasts workshop. Children got a fun introduction to invertebrates and got to question, investigate and learn all about the world of mini beasts. A huge thank you to Lauren, the children thoroughly enjoyed their morning! https://t.co/t2n8fKcvMn

10/01/20

Well done to our Basketball Team who won the District Final against Dunton Green last night! They all played so well and it was a tough match but the players did not give up and the final score was 49-40. https://t.co/jkcufWKoWB

10/01/20

Year 1 ventured out to explore the local environment this week as the introduction to their 'Explore' project. The children recorded their journey, capturing natural and man-made features, sounds and voices. https://t.co/7Fv2L2CS33

08/01/20

Today our EYFS team held a School Readiness Workshop to support parents of nursery aged children prepare their child for primary school. We covered ways to support children with early numeracy and literacy in a fun, hands on way. https://t.co/XsVuh5UiVq

07/01/20

We are excited to announce that you can vote for our project until 31srt March 2020 with Tesco Extra at Lunsford Park & Tesco Express Larkfield! Please support us and put your blue chip in our token box when you are out shopping to help us raise money for our SRP outside area https://t.co/Z6Fo9npsTQ

06/01/20

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Caretaker - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/XxfsHvRRdJ

18/12/19

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a GOLD award by the for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling. https://t.co/oFnR8g3PaL

18/12/19

The whole school where treated to a version of Jack and the Beanstalk today, performed by the School Staff. An amusing end to the term! https://t.co/XKlKmbamwS

17/12/19

Yr5 have participated in a Greek Day making delicious traditional Greek dishes such as stuffed vine leaves and spanakopita with their parents.They also made a traditional Greek Vasilopita.The children performed the Greek Zorba dance and read excerpts from our written Greek Myths https://t.co/Yp1eHs23xk

17/12/19

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill scores brilliant results compared to other local schools. Click the link for more information. https://t.co/x9fMHRInVW

17/12/19

A huge thank you to for their kind donation of chocolate for all our children. A great treat, enjoyed by all! https://t.co/LyLGR14dDR

17/12/19

To celebrate their end of term work, Year One held a Royal Tea Party this week. They all dressed in regal costumes and enjoyed a Royal banquet together, before taking part in their very own Royal parade in front of their parents. https://t.co/rizQW9X4EC

13/12/19

Thank you for the delicious mince pies, delivered today for our whole school community to enjoy! https://t.co/JLCIJEybYP

13/12/19

A huge thank you to Jackie and Sarah our cooks from The Contract Dining Company for our fantastic school Christmas lunch, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/SesUpXBnxh

13/12/19

The whole school have taken part in raising money for https://t.co/O81N9bGP6h

12/12/19

Our Reception children exercise their right to a vote every day in Starfish class. Every child casts their vote for which story should be read at story time. Today they have learnt about the General Election and adults having a voice to effect change in the country. https://t.co/pInsMJuJwI

11/12/19

Our choir performed a variety of Christmas songs today at Church Hill Square during their lunchtime period for all workers and visitors, well done to all! https://t.co/tciqzhcw3E

11/12/19

Year 5 visited Crossroads COGS to perform a selection of Christmas songs & spent time interacting with the dementia sufferers and their carers. The trip enabled them to deepen their understanding of this life changing illness and to e perform their class song. https://t.co/7oKRBBWefs

06/12/19

Year 1 took a trip to the local post box today, to post their hand written letters to Father Christmas. Each child took it in turn to post their letter and each made a wish as they posted it into the box. Fingers crossed for a quick reply! https://t.co/3ZUhJaScUO

05/12/19

All children are enjoying getting involved in our daily kindness challenge as part of our whole school advent calendar. Each morning children find out the challenge they need to achieve that day! https://t.co/yjQr3K14MM

05/12/19

Preparations are well underway for this afternoons Christmas Fair, the children have been busy decorating the trees with their hand made decorations https://t.co/j17cv8eriN

03/12/19

Its starting to look a lot like Christmas! A huge thank you to the pupils at for performing their Pantomime 'Peter Pan' to the whole school today. The children had a great time! https://t.co/Krt3F9boQl

03/12/19

All children are enjoying getting involved in our daily kindness challenge as part of our whole school advent calendar. Each morning children find out the challenge they need to achieve that day! https://t.co/xWsYclvEYw

29/11/19

Today we were visited by Olympic Swimmer who put the whole school through their paces with a variety of circuit sessions as part of our event, the children have all had a great time learning ways to keep fit! https://t.co/VDbO6IsPlm

28/11/19

Say Hello to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors! Today a group of children have attended the Anti Bullying Ambassador Training and have been inspired with lots of fantastic ideas to bring back to school https://t.co/zNJf25Tjmo

28/11/19

Please take a look at the video from our Books for School event: https://t.co/T9hc3G8PMi.

27/11/19

Yr5 visited the Mayors Office to take part in a debate the about ‘is Democracy always a good thing’ and ‘should children be allowed to vote’. A huge thank you to the Cllr Jill Anderson for meeting with the children, they all had a great morning https://t.co/uJFpIrAtqe

27/11/19

Congratulations to our Basketball team on winning the tournament this week! We had amazing support from parents & siblings cheering on the side! It was a nail biting finish in the final game against St Katherines. We are over the moon to go on to the Kent County finals https://t.co/xDLNqzwoT3

26/11/19

We are looking for Governors to sit on our Local School Board. Would you like to join us and help make a real difference? If you are enthusiastic, committed and have a passion for education, please contact our Trust Clerk, Ruth Hinckley, for information: https://t.co/GlVhrd0NlZ

25/11/19

We were absolutely delighted to welcome former Blue Peter presenter, & author for a fantastic talk about her book, 'Cookie & the Most Annoying Boy in the World'. She talked about the book & wrote & illustrated a short comic book story, with the help of the children! https://t.co/CRaaaJC9mR

19/11/19

The whole school have taken part in 'Marvellous Maths Day' where they explored different mathematical concepts through a chosen class text.They completed activities, which included making human graphs comparing shoe sizes to costing a pancake mixture from different supermarkets https://t.co/csqZzENoI0

18/11/19

Thank you to a local author, who came in today to inspire Dolphin Class with their creative writing and signed copies of her book for the children. https://t.co/GvRuZlgOJN

15/11/19

The whole school has taken part in the assembly in preparation for our fundraising event. The children learnt what they will be doing and how they can raise funds, we are now looking forward to our Athlete visit and Sponsored event in a couple of weeks time! https://t.co/dSWWblVjil

School Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

At Valley Invicta Primary 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 exceptional schools and organisation and by connecting with families and the community.

See our Intent, Implementation and Impact document on the Curriculum page for more detailed information.

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

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.

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

Curriculum and Schemes of Work
Teaching and Learning at Kings Hill
CLPE Reading for Pleasure
CLPE Reading Scale
CLPE Writing Scale
Useful Acronyms
Questions for Reading
Read Write Inc
230 common words
120 medium frequency words
Questions to help you get more from your child's reading book
Story and non-fiction books from other places and cultures
English glossary
Foundation Stage
Reading with your child
Bookstart book list
Key Stage 1
Curriculum Overview - Year 1
Curriculum Overview - Year 2
Grammar glossary
Grammar terms explained
Reading with your child
Key Stage 2
Curriculum Overview - Year 3
Curriculum Overview - Year 4
Curriculum Overview - Year 5
Curriculum Overview - Year 6
Curriculum Overview - Computing
Word List - Year 3
Word List - Year 4
Word List - Year 5
Word List - Year 6


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.

Useful links:

Ofsted: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140431

Read Write Inc: RWI http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

Reading https://www.clpe.org.uk/library-and-resources/research/reading-pleasure-what-we-knowworks

Accelerated Reader https://www.renaissance.com › 2016/09/09 › parents-guide-renaissance-accelerated reader

Rights Respecting https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/about-the-award/  

PiXL https://www.pixl.org.uk/primary

Talk for Writing https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/about/

Parents are entitled to a hard copy of any documentation by requesting this via the school office.