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27/01/21

Please take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit Video for you to participate in: https://t.co/xiUJBxMb6M

27/01/21

As part of our work on polar animals, Starfish children in school have been experimenting with ice. We used some 'magic powder' to make the ice stick to our string. https://t.co/Zmt7xwzScl

27/01/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Don't forget our Primary Weekly Challenge - we want to know how many star jumps you can do in 1 minute! The record so far is VERY impressive! Email primarychallenges.org.uk to tell us how many you did! https://t.co/LsgOAmchfa

27/01/21

Dolphin Class have been learning all about rivers in their topic this week and Annabel has produced some great art work. https://t.co/MbL4fURdBf

26/01/21

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are currently looking for Teaching Assistant for our Specialist Resource Provision. Would you like to join the friendly team at our lovely primary school? You can find all the details here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc https://t.co/6crULN0Jrv

26/01/21

This week in science Seal Class children have been looking at the three different types of skeletons. https://t.co/geqEwKIcoj

26/01/21

Well done Rhys in Starfish Class for your amazing caterpillar! https://t.co/Qr9OtmxPLc

26/01/21

Paige in Year 3 has worked so hard on her writing this week! She has also been researching her hero for our "Write a letter to a hero day" coming up on Wednesday. Well done - keep up the great work! https://t.co/CYjUhZt0tT

25/01/21

Today, Sharks, Whales and Starfish children in the hub were treated to hot chocolate, marshmallows and cookies for working so hard last week! Keep up the good work. https://t.co/9tUtzEfBX2

22/01/21

A massive well done to Dolphin class for making Mary Berry 'fork biscuits' this afternoon as part of winning our reading competition - we think she would be very impressed with your creative alternatives! The glitter sprinkles and choc chips were a great addition! https://t.co/gNhSrAHUHY

22/01/21

Retweeted From Baz Wynter

photos of the week! Thanks for sharing your 📷! Share your photos and tag for a chance to be featured. Follow us on Instagram: https://t.co/fG8TzHwQ1a Facebook: https://t.co/6rTaaw3Ms9 https://t.co/2pwPgchLD6

22/01/21

Creative division problem solving by Whale Class! Excellent work everyone! https://t.co/shmcVMSppg

22/01/21

Here is a helpful guide to keep your child safe when chatting online. https://t.co/uLBoAo3ifl

22/01/21

Whales Class were inspired by the work of Matisse to create these amazing collages! What superb artists you are! https://t.co/2716bENdyF

21/01/21

Shark class have been busy finding different objects in their home to measure themselves with! They have compared their heights to other people in their family. What could you use at home to measure yourself? https://t.co/P4Tm90aJHo

21/01/21

Well done to Dougal in Starfish Class who has made this fantastic Spiders web at home! https://t.co/5AJYAvmLPl

20/01/21

This week in English, Seal Class have been creating a story map for the text The Great Kapok Tree by https://t.co/A0efRJcR7K

20/01/21

Thank you so much for sharing all of your Reading Rainbows, we were very impressed by how much reading each group had done over the last two weeks but our winning class was Dolphin Class. They will take part in the 'Live' cooking lesson on Friday! https://t.co/KO9zwXzJ2i

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Evie had to say about 'Little Monsters' by "I liked the part in the book where Howler makes new friends and he is happy." https://t.co/ZUM6Bp0OZ3

20/01/21

Don't forget to take part in this weeks Primary Challenge! We’d like to know your favourite book from these last few months. Please send us the title and author, and just one sentence about why you enjoyed it so much, to: primarychallenges.org.uk https://t.co/BDpIr5w8cq

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Numbots app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/CSAqBkAvcD

20/01/21

Children have been introduced to the Times Table Rock Star app today during lessons, please do take a look at our short video on how to use the site: https://t.co/37sbqnYmsC

20/01/21

The children in school also took part in our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! today! https://t.co/F3LIeQt4Yf

20/01/21

Look at some of our pupils ready to rock for our Times Tables Rock Stars Launch! We can't wait to see what they think of the new resource and how well they get on with the different games and tournaments within the app! https://t.co/T6zWzfKv09

20/01/21

Starfish took part in an art lesson and created some fantastic spider drawings. They then joined to find out all about mini beasts. They were introduced to a variety of creatures and got to quiz the host on all things creepy and crawly. https://t.co/W5zEDYHkqY

20/01/21

Turtle Class have enjoyed their virtual science lessons this week and have shared some great photos. Keep up the great work everyone! https://t.co/7TRyIYPDyB

20/01/21

This week, Seal Class have been looking at climate zones across the world in their topic lessons. https://t.co/Uh3b6KaLcV

19/01/21

There are two classes that are level in terms of how many reading rainbows have been completed. Please send across any Reading Rainbows, even if not completed, evidence of how much you have read so far as this may get your class into the Live Cooking lesson on Friday at 1.30pm. https://t.co/4a1AoJpOXb

18/01/21

Our rich and exciting curriculum is continuing at home. As this present verb French work demonstrates. The children are enjoying French signing and singing as well. https://t.co/BkB1ZjNRFs

18/01/21

Working in a different way can be really enjoyable and memorable. Why not try a hot chocolate walk too! https://t.co/YTnJCvuO2x

18/01/21

Our students are so creative, and are using the Home Learning opportunity to practise lots of observational drawing! What stunning artists you all are! https://t.co/bJRKbwu23i

18/01/21

Year 4 and Year 5 have been posting some amazing Respect posters on Class Dojo! Thank you everyone, keep sharing your brilliant work. https://t.co/nky5iC4HmQ

18/01/21

Oak National Academy have launched the in partnership with , which will offer free books & audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. https://t.co/TVaSrfv0Ow

18/01/21

Please do take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for you to all take part in! https://t.co/Ipaj9D4pbk

18/01/21

A huge well done to Tia in Year 6, who decided to change her 100 step challenge into 1000 steps! Great effort Tia keep it up. https://t.co/5qRuuWqvOK

18/01/21

Congratulations to Isabella in Yr5 on receiving her Blue Peter Sports Badge, she now has 8 Blue Peter badges in her collection, her favourite being her Diamond badge! Well done on all your hard work! https://t.co/JL5WmHyabW

18/01/21

George in Yr4 is doing the big garden birdwatch and would like to encourage his friends to take part! He wants to help raise money for the RSPB. If you would like to take part please donate £3 and you will receive a pin badge. The link is https://t.co/l1rc0ySa3n https://t.co/YVBhTfVweh

15/01/21

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill would like to thank our local MP for the opportunity to share our concerns with him today on a conference call and we look forward to hearing back soon!

15/01/21

Take a look at this weeks sensory circuit video for you all to take part in https://t.co/ta9q8wjyQw

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