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There is currently 1 in 2 chance of winning one out of our amazing prizes. Please share with family and friends. Raffle is drawing at 5pm today!!!The PTA— VIPS () December 1, 2023

30/11/23— VIPS () November 30, 2023


Another creative Christmas workshop got underway this week: a group of year 5 and 6 students were learning to make eco Christmas decorations from dogwood and embroidery threads!— VIPS () November 30, 2023


Year 5 have been getting into the festive spirit by creating their own ‘mini-wreaths’ using pipe cleaners, glue and a lot of glitter! These will be sold at our Xmas fair on Friday!— VIPS () November 28, 2023


Year 3 had a fab time on our trip to Samphire Hoe yesterday. It felt like all of our science learning about rocks, soil and fossils this term came to life in front of our eyes!— VIPS () November 24, 2023


Turtles have been focusing on character description in English, they have created some incredible writing about the character of Lila from this term’s book, The Firework Maker’s Daughter! We even had the chance to do some creative writing of our own!— VIPS () November 22, 2023


We have raised a fantastic £243.30 so far for the children all took part in spotty themed art and we tried our best to create our own Pudsey!— VIPS () November 21, 2023


As part of ‘Show your spots day’ Children in Need 2023, Year 6 have been creating WW2 Blitz pictures in the style of pointillism.— VIPS () November 17, 2023


Year 5 had a special treat this week, with a visit to the British Museum, London. We had a brilliant time seeing a whole host of treasures including Ancient Greek sculptures, Ancient Egyptian mummies and solid gold Medieval coins worth millions!— VIPS () November 16, 2023


The first of our art clubs started today, with some of our key stage 2 children learning how to create a Christmas wreath! We can’t wait to see how they develop over the next few weeks!— VIPS () November 15, 2023


Year 3 have been creating some epic Stone Age moves in our dance class. Can you work out what activity they are recreating in these pictures?— VIPS () November 15, 2023


Year 3 have been using techniques of sequencing images and creating freeze frames to help them to remember the storylines of the book ‘Stone Age Boy’— VIPS () November 9, 2023

09/11/23— VIPS () November 9, 2023


To kick start their new Dance topic in PE, Stingray class have been exploring different ‘swing dance’ movements. These movements will help them to eventually choreograph a short dance to ‘The White cliffs of Dover’ by Vera Lynn.— VIPS () November 9, 2023


Would you like to join our team! We are currently hiring.— VIPS () November 9, 2023


Year 6 have been busy recapping and consolidating all of their Science learning this week! Our Super Stingrays have been testing their sticky knowledge about Karl Linnaeus and microorganisms!— VIPS () October 20, 2023


Year 5 have been finishing their flooding topic by recreating their very own model village, complete with working dam! All made out of Lego, I might add! Will the dam hold the water back and save the village?! We’ll find out next lesson!— VIPS () October 20, 2023


This week in PSHE, Turtles have had a fantastic discussion about recognising our own emotions and seeing them in others. We looked at how to live without harming others and how noticing our differences should be a positive learning experience.— VIPS () October 18, 2023


In PSHE this week Seals class have been learning about their rights and ordering them into ones they think are most important to them.— VIPS () October 17, 2023


Year 3 have been thinking about deforestation and today we had some special visitors all the way from the Amazon Rainforest to talk about their work. We had Hosé the beef farmer, Mr Palmer the palm oil farmer and Steve the logger!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Check out the brilliant extended writing and Science work going on in Stingray class this week! For their writing focus this week, the children have been writing persuasive texts to advertise their class novel ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’.— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Turtles were lucky enough to take part in a flashmob workshop! They performed a spooky dance to a very surprised Years 5 and 6!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


In English Sharks have been thinking about Autumn and Harvest, and have been writing about what we might see on an Autumn walk, ready for our own walk around the field!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Thank you so much to the PTA for providing us the funds to buy these fantastic books for the Year 3 classroom! We are so excited about reading them!— VIPS () October 12, 2023


In our sketchbook lesson this week Seals have worked on developing their tracing skills, and also encouraged some left brain/right brain fluidity in our double handed drawings of leaves!— VIPS () October 12, 2023

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