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16/07/21

We would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe summer. We hope you all manage to enjoy some family time and fingers crossed for some sunny weather! Take care and we will see you in September. https://t.co/881zfYZqIR

16/07/21

Dolphin Class have been exploring tessellations through using different manipulatives. Naithvika has been exploring statements about tessellations and using her reasoning skills to explain her findings. https://t.co/xsT2geDWOp

16/07/21

Starfish Class decided to create their own football stadiums after the events last weekend using the wooden blocks https://t.co/bHpCno82O8

13/07/21

Year 4 have been reviewing the Euros, thinking about the qualities displayed by the England team and how they can inspire us. Some children have written letters of support to members of the team. https://t.co/ExPOFhTX1m

13/07/21

Sayli in Year 2 has written a lovely letter after school for the England squad. What a lovely letter Sayli! https://t.co/hgJAAEYUOJ

13/07/21

Year 3 have been learning how to read and write in grams and kilograms on scales. https://t.co/ITUQTBzPZV

13/07/21

We are pleased to say that the VIAT Online Exhibition is now live! Please do take a look at the fantastic work that has been done across the Trust. https://t.co/KJoPs8kz0Y

07/07/21

Year 1 have been working hard at making 4 equal groups to support their understanding of quartering! https://t.co/bb3w0z9iuh

06/07/21

Year 2 have enjoyed their afternoon testing out their own games in order to evaluate them! https://t.co/1PjAEEQFtM

06/07/21

In Design Technology, Seal Class have been busy creating final decorations for their floats. We are really looking forward to seeing them when finished! https://t.co/jSykHb02RI

06/07/21

Here is the link to the next issue of Families Magazine West Kent. This issue is full of useful information and advice for parents including holiday activities, summer learning, health and family food. https://t.co/uqRwG226zy

05/07/21

Year 6 have got their activity week off to a great start with Pizza making! They are looking forward to tasting their hard work later! https://t.co/oZv7aVt7oV

01/07/21

Congratulations to Isla in Whale Class on being awarded the Sportsmanship award for The Wateringbury Girls Football academy. She has done very well this season, well done Isla!! https://t.co/0mbSGLgWd6

01/07/21

Huge Congratulations to Eliza in Dolphin Class on coming first at her Dressage competition, we are very proud of her https://t.co/fjrDargvfl

01/07/21

Mrs Moisan's Son, Alfred has used lockdown to combine his passion for cooking with helping to raise money for by serving up a book of interviews with some of the best chefs in the world. Please take a look. 100% of profits will go to Fareshare. https://t.co/Qbt54wX9uX

30/06/21

We are holding a transition event on 6 July to help you and your child prepare to move from primary to secondary school. It'll be held in the library of our secondary school, SST Maidstone, from 5-6pm. Find out more details, and book your place here: https://t.co/IPPzwDeT4D

30/06/21

The Year 6 Transition Evening scheduled for this week has been postponed until next Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 5.30pm. If you would like to sign up to attend, please use the link below. https://t.co/IPPzwDeT4D

30/06/21

Year 3 have been working on writing in the first person to produce a diary entry. Great works Seal Class. https://t.co/2ank81Vc9P

29/06/21

The KS1 gymnasts completed the filming for their virtual competition today. Everyone tried so hard and remembered the varied sequences without any help at all! Well done to the Team! https://t.co/ZvjVyxjz5g

29/06/21

Year 6 have taken part in their first collaborative creative session. The children were tasked with making 'zines' that included images from all of their favourite things in life! https://t.co/O9HGMzNkEF

29/06/21

Year 1 have been exploring seasonal change. They used oil pastels to demonstrate how deciduous trees change through the seasons. https://t.co/QNKPa9AuzN

24/06/21

Year 1 & 2 have thoroughly enjoyed their Circus Sensible workshop today, learning lots of new skills and performing https://t.co/gS2cFJqaDp

24/06/21

Dolphin Class have created sets of instructions for their own 'mocktails' - They have been inspired by the story of Snow White in New York. In order to check their instructions out they had lots of fun making their creations. https://t.co/zMmPNEbTBS

23/06/21

We are so pleased that Emmie has been awarded a distinction for her grade 1 piano exam. Her daily practise on the grand piano in our HUB has really paid off and given us all some beautiful music to listen to as well. Congratulations Emmie! https://t.co/x7Ut9Eygb1

23/06/21

Starfish Class have had the most exciting art workshop this week. an artist inspired by space, beamed in from Australia and gave the children a live introduction to her work, and how she has developed as an internationally acclaimed painter. https://t.co/JMq7fYLNNG

18/06/21

We are looking for an SRP Teaching Assistant to join our friendly team at Kings Hill... more details here - https://t.co/XeXKCS0gF8 https://t.co/zaz25f4m6z

18/06/21

Year 1 worked so hard on their hobby horses this week and we are amazed by the beautiful results. Well done! https://t.co/Dx7X0yDQQc

18/06/21

Retweeted From Mark Montgomery

I enjoyed this so much and although a little hot, being on pilgrimage and talking about my pilgrimages to with the children was great. And a privilege to to face schools work again! https://t.co/dyzVQhmQ9b

18/06/21

Turtle Class went on a pilgrimage to West Malling church this week. We walked through fields & Manor Park, stopping to look at the woodland habitat for our science topic. We were lucky to be accompanied by Rev. Mark, who showed us around & told us all about pilgrimages. https://t.co/LAAVzOXMDI

18/06/21

This week Year 5 have been lucky to have the support of an ex-Valley Park pupil with our singing. We have learnt 'Under the sea' and will be recording it in a few weeks time. https://t.co/sT1X8kN33g

17/06/21

In our Maths lessons in Year 6, we have been learning how to manage a budget by planning and designing a Theme Park. The children were careful to make ongoing calculations, keeping track of their individual budgets throughout the planning stage. https://t.co/qDbOAplovz

16/06/21

We are delighted with the collaboration, resilience and enthusiasm that our children showed during our Primary Art Workshop this week. Everyone represented the school and Trust so well, and really built some fantastic skills and confidence using all kinds of art media. https://t.co/9LzjN3zwu9

16/06/21

Turtle class learnt about food that we might take on a journey. We considered how to make food healthy and practical to store and eat, and we made bread, cereal bars and salads, then planned our own ideal sandwich! https://t.co/gIlsAh33ef

16/06/21

Year 1 took part in a wire workshop this morning to make their very own carousel horses! Thank you to Mrs Bull for coming from the to help us with this learning. They turned out so well! https://t.co/B9V1U8EU3N

15/06/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for a Special Needs position. You can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/Mahgk8bUDa

15/06/21

In Year 2 we have been taking part in some acting to help us get inside the mind of the main character in our book for this term. Here are some children showing how the character felt staring into the deep, dark basement. https://t.co/iIwvSwoC1v

15/06/21

The children at Mindfulness Club made these amazing calming glitter jars! The photos don't do it justice to just how mesmerising they are. https://t.co/UfieU3zPQj

11/06/21

This morning, Year 6 took part in a Crime SOS Knife Crime workshop. The children were given information on the dangers of carrying offensive weapons and what to do if they were ever to witness someone carrying or using a weapon. https://t.co/FBUyJoOmqr

11/06/21

The children were very excited to come into school this morning to see that more partridges had hatched over night! https://t.co/RXJcA7K6yb

11/06/21

We are excited to announce that VIPS at Kings Hill’s baby Elmer “Elci” will be positioned in The Mall in Maidstone for the Elmer Parade. Baby Elmers will be stampeding to their spots today as a as a teaser for the Parade launch the following weekend! https://t.co/us7hwebdpY

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