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24/06/22

Year 1 and 2 had a fab time at the art builders illustration workshop online https://t.co/CVCdw0YHl9

31/05/22

Retweeted From Faber Children's

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24/05/22

Everyone had a fantastic time at last night. The children all performed amazingly and did the school proud! https://t.co/qj45bkyMTS

23/05/22

The children are excited and ready for this evenings performance. We hope everyone enjoys the show, for those attending we are on the first level to the left of the stage! https://t.co/I3mUwFoYY5

23/05/22

As part of our Careers Fair lots of pupils learnt about businesses that support adults with financial management and learnt all about pensions, trust funds etc as well as many other professions https://t.co/ciOVZkloj3

23/05/22

The winners for the Careers Fair were Annabelle in Starfish and Isla in Seals. Congratulations girls, we look forward to hearing all about your days out! https://t.co/CT5uRBKgpH

23/05/22

On Friday, Year 6 attended the Young Adventurers Camp out weekend at Buckmore park with other primary schools in the trust. They learnt to put up & pack down their tents, enjoyed an outdoor late-night cinema & had great fun caving, orienteering, & exploring the stunning woodland https://t.co/3uYlBg7ZZU

23/05/22

A MASSIVE well done to our Starfish Superstar cyclists who took part in the Early Years Bike race at last week. The children zoomed around the race track, jumped over ramps and even took part in a relay bike sprint! As always, our children were AWESOME!! https://t.co/pLKW4NEGLw

19/05/22

A HUGE well done to our INCREDIBLE Yr1 children who took part in the Change4Life Sports festival at yesterday. They competed in a number of challenging activities that tested their jumping, catching, sprinting, throwing & balance skills! Amazingly Awesome Athletes! https://t.co/0QfinR7Qdd

19/05/22

This week in PSHE Whale Class thought about the difference between items that we need and want. They discussed the difference between these two situations. https://t.co/Ad9xiRNPqr

19/05/22

As part of our architecture topic in Art/DT, Year 5 have been comparing modern new-builds to Tudor houses. They have produced some incredible sketches using their observation skills! https://t.co/hVf5L7wdQF

18/05/22

⭐⭐RRSA GOLD⭐⭐ Do take a look at our fantastic RRSA Gold report. https://t.co/oFMN4ecbXe

18/05/22

We are thrilled to have been awarded our GOLD Rights Respecting Award. Gold is the highest accolade given by & shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. https://t.co/34L7bKcEnC

16/05/22

A huge well done to Isla, Jamie and Sarannah in Year 3 on winning the U8's girls tournament at the Wateringbury football tournament on Saturday. 8 teams participated & they won all the matches. They had a close match in the final but smashed it in penalties. https://t.co/8aDVboAfHZ

13/05/22

Well done year 6! You absolutely SMASHED IT this week. You have all worked so hard and all the teaching staff and governors are so incredibly proud of you. Enjoy a well-deserved relaxing weekend! https://t.co/URutp2iXc7

13/05/22

Thank you to the PTA Kings Hill VIPs for two fabulous discos this week, the children enjoyed getting dressed up and dancing and playing with their friends. A brilliant £359.40 was raised! https://t.co/4Vxi8R3WzR

13/05/22

The children thoroughly enjoyed their ‘bounce’ workshop today with learning different jumps & springs to a range of songs. Yr2 even learnt how to bounce around in a circle on their bottom, we had some very hot & sweaty children after each session https://t.co/2ZWyVU52KI

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class have been taking part in gardening activities this afternoon https://t.co/4yCURKCzxo

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class took part in a number of fun activities! Pogo art, Baking and gardening were all on offer and were hugely enjoyed by our wonderful children! https://t.co/KFZ4wMWLJ2

12/05/22

Year 5 have been studying the architecture of Norman Foster, Robert Venturi and his wife Denise Scott Brown as part of our Art and DT topic. We have been experimenting with symmetry and asymmetry! https://t.co/m6hwnJR3oA

11/05/22

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Today we welcomed for our VIAT Artist Workshop with Su Blackwell 'Literature Enriches Me....' https://t.co/yaNX7ZqUnG

11/05/22

We entered the beautiful artwork of Anluan, Emie and Naithu from Year 6 into the Young Artist’s Summer Show. They were unfortunately unsuccessful in qualifying for the final show, but we want to celebrate this significant milestone in their artist development. https://t.co/jhNSEBuoAA

11/05/22

This afternoon Shark Class have been mixing paint to make brick colours and practised printing in their sketch books before printing brick patterns on their castles that they made last week. https://t.co/93lvVkfuzZ

10/05/22

Year 6 have been working hard this week on their SATS -we’re so proud of them! So as a tonic to our morning tests, we’ve been having some lovely, calm and creative afternoons. Today we looked at the ‘Take One Picture’ and completed a creative workshop in response https://t.co/pWMV54elwF

10/05/22

Starfish have been making play doh vegetables, drawing and labelling a carrot and cutting and sticking foods into healthy and treat sections! https://t.co/JSalU1YAdC

06/05/22

Art club have been working hard to create these beautiful flower pictures. https://t.co/jwLfa1Q0o0

05/05/22

Knowing that it’s SATS next week, we wanted to equip our year 6 with ways to handle worry and stress. We spent time learning how to ‘unwind’ & techniques to feel calm. We are so proud of the hard work they have all put in, and hope that they can all relax over the weekend. https://t.co/Q41DsvNxAs

05/05/22

As part of our art learning Whale Class spent the afternoon exploring drawing feathers using a range of different art media. What the children produced was OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/hAzIIRqsGA

05/05/22

In science, Seal Class looked at how light works on a mirror. They played a variety of mini-games using mirrors to see how words would appear when looking into the mirrors. https://t.co/TvSe5NfQNi

05/05/22

Year 1 have been very busy making cardboard castles following their trip last week to We are very impressed with the results but not so impressed with the mess! https://t.co/U25WLLHUtd

05/05/22

On Tuesday afternoon, our fantastic Year 5/6 football team headed over to for a 9 a side league match. It was a tough match against some very skilled players but our team of heroes battled hard to a 1-1 draw. Mr Littleton couldn't be prouder of the team! https://t.co/29xa6lxOmn

03/05/22

Luke in Year 5 has been doing fundraising during the month of April. He did the ‘walk 60 miles in April’ to raise funds for Luke is super chuffed that he managed to raise £235. Well done Luke! https://t.co/TCm6fcqF2Y

03/05/22

In the Easter holidays, George in Yr5 took part in the Kent Golf Invicta 10s competition at Hever Castle Golf Club. He did 9 holes of golf in the morning and a skills challenge in the afternoon. He won the chipping skills challenge and received a medal. Well done George! https://t.co/hqLJl1qNNj

03/05/22

This morning Whale Class started retelling their story called Firebird. They have been creating a story map of the opening of the story. https://t.co/FJumTaD7wN

03/05/22

Retweeted From ChurchillSquareBC

Four customers helped to inspire the next generation of from morning during a careers talk at our . Thanks again to Kent Hearing, Sculpt and Shape, Reef Financial and Adams & Bowles Wealth Management! https://t.co/60YdpaLurd

03/05/22

The new May Kings Hill Directory magazine is now available and can be viewed online here: https://t.co/DbQGd9kqaM

29/04/22

To celebrate our new writing focus on Mabeth, Stingray class have been planning and writing character descriptions based on the devious character Macbeth! The children have also been busy debating some thought provoking opinions like is Lady Macbeth more evil than Macbeth? https://t.co/gjyXgiA3l6

29/04/22

In Art this week Seals class designed their first draft mask. To ensure they had lots of creative ideas they reflected on their learning last week using their collage of ideas around the topic 'carnival' https://t.co/zJR7DxjdOp

28/04/22

To kick-start their Science topic on Lifecycles, Dolphins Class created their own butterflies using paint and their knowledge of symmetry. They show the amazing nature of metamorphosis in insects. https://t.co/dFXYBVug1y

28/04/22

Weaving Whales have been having a lovely time investigating and exploring the different patterns you can make when weaving different materials. https://t.co/4UuEDYWHpt

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

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