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22/05/20

This afternoon story is read by Mrs Hilton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend and a super half term. Take care https://t.co/JyndzleZy8

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Deanna in Year 2 and Austin in Year 3 who will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend. We hope you have a fantastic day. https://t.co/zbsJK6FSlV

22/05/20

Please do take a look at the latest Rights Respecting Article, available on our website. https://t.co/DOuNViN1T3

22/05/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is on our website and the problem with Year 2 has now been fixed! We hope you all have a lovely day. Please look out for our newsletter and update letter to parents that will be sent later today! https://t.co/IPTrKbmdFb

21/05/20

There has been lots of hard work and creative home learning happening in Year 1 this week. Well done to all! https://t.co/raag8nklIx

21/05/20

Good Morning, today's home learning is now available on our website. Today, we thought you might like to start the day with some circuit exercises! https://t.co/8oQ0WSKHYC

20/05/20

Today's story is read by Mrs Cantello, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. Stay safe and alert! https://t.co/qAT1VcHZq7

20/05/20

Today's Mental Health Awareness Activity is Map my Feelings https://t.co/c7SJuGUcGm

20/05/20

To celebrate Mya in Seal Class as made this short video, with the help of her Mum and Dad to share, we think it is beautiful. Thank you Mya! https://t.co/btjXZ2ltxC

20/05/20

Mya in Year 5 has loved researching about the Burj Al Arab and has created her leaflet as part of last week's project. Well done Mya! https://t.co/epvZigHY5g

20/05/20

Just another day for our super Starfish! The Starfish have been inspired by our super NHS and have created their own superheroes. https://t.co/QyS7rzCtq1

20/05/20

We have received another anti-bullying selfie frame! Please do keep sending them into us, they look great and will help with our next badge! https://t.co/ZzLYJb1aYQ

20/05/20

Happy Birthday to Nathaniel in Whale Class who is celebrating today, we hope you have a great day! 🥳🥳 https://t.co/umH6cDSUXU

20/05/20

Good Morning & Happy Teachers Appreciation Day, we would like to give a big shout out to all the teachers, especially our own, who all do an amazing job! Please do share any messages. Today's home learning is available on our website. Have a lovely day! https://t.co/9TVWfEsBEr

19/05/20

This afternoon's story is read by Mrs Wood, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely sunny evening. https://t.co/5uyu9aLHgj

19/05/20

A huge well done to Matt in Whale Class for completing a 2.6 k challenge on Sunday. Below is a memento of his achievement. Great effort Matt! https://t.co/QRcj0GuQxT

19/05/20

Yr5 have produced some superb information leaflets on different iconic buildings across the world as part of their DT & History topic. They have learnt about, The Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate bridge, Sydney Opera House, Glasgow School of Art and Tottenham Football Stadium. https://t.co/C0n8akT2GR

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/i3v94aSGVu to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/l8KP6Q55Vk

19/05/20

Today's activity is a Bumble Bee Breathing activity. Please do share your pictures with us on either Dojo or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/D9zBK4bhbr

19/05/20

Naomi in Whale Class has been working hard this morning on her MyMaths home learning, well done Naomi! https://t.co/46bVqpbsdk

19/05/20

Evie is smashing her Mymaths telling the time homework. Well done Evie! https://t.co/28FPvPPkgJ

19/05/20

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday. Today's home learning is available on our website. We hope you all have a fantastic day! https://t.co/Qio4lZwtmQ

18/05/20

This afternoon's story is There was an old Dragon who swallowed a Knight read by Mrs Ambrose, we hope you all it enjoy it. Have a very lovely, sunny, afternoon. https://t.co/R3Apc7JWsC

18/05/20

Well done to Thomas in Starfish Class for completing his 150 piece world jigsaw. Thomas enjoyed talking to his family about so many different things whilst completing the puzzle! https://t.co/o0mEmM1K8w

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

18/05/20

Year 2 have asked us to re-share their video message to all, great work Whale Class, stay safe everyone! https://t.co/ImMguws6tB

18/05/20

As part of Mental Health Awareness we will be sharing daily tasks for the children to take part in. Please do share your pictures with us as we would love to see what you all achieve! https://t.co/llLc2Y6si6

18/05/20

Thomas in Starfish Class chose to do his reading as a 'Monster'. The monster got his first sticker on his new reading chart! Well done Thomas https://t.co/X1qKbg4d5z

18/05/20

Happy Birthday to Isabella in Whale Class who celebrated her birthday over the weekend, we hope you had a fabulous day https://t.co/bdMaETEGxm

18/05/20

Elliott in Whale Class has shared with us his first attempt at making sourdough bread this weekend, well done Elliott it looks very tasty! https://t.co/S5HrjCZ1al

18/05/20

Good Morning to you all, we hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Today's home learning is now available on our website. Please do continue to share your learning with us https://t.co/hnqxOsIyA5

15/05/20

Friday afternoon's Story Time is read by Miss Chattenton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine 🌞🌞 https://t.co/8mv4CBJIjh

15/05/20

Benjamin has done a draw along challenge set by Mrs Walls from author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He has also designed and made a house using recycled materials. Well done Benjamin, great work! https://t.co/u5wuWQfGZx

15/05/20

George in Seal Class wanted to share his writing with us all, great work George! https://t.co/1zGg1Ux3oU

15/05/20

Isabelle and Holly from Starfish Class wrote a letter to their friend yesterday, great work girls! https://t.co/NTFdFexvq9

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/my926XevSs

15/05/20

Dolcie in Yr2 has been really interested in birds and has befriended one that visits her garden. Dolcie has named the bird Barry and enjoys leaving bread out. Yesterday she left out a fish finger to see if the bird would eat it and the bird really enjoyed it! https://t.co/dvpaz9VaPK

15/05/20

Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home, do take a look: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z

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