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31/03/20

Today's story, The Mousehole Cat is read by Mrs Guthrie, we hope you enjoy it as much as we have! https://t.co/HkXy3lw2dl

31/03/20

Some great home learning from Starfish Class today, thanks for sharing! https://t.co/5asELvNxbg

31/03/20

Luca shared an autism video with his sister and he talked about how his autism is similar/different to those on the video. Well done Luca! https://t.co/hIp4z9csrX

31/03/20

Well done to Samuel for completing our first Autism Awareness task yesterday, he made the autism awareness cookies and then shared them with his neighbours! https://t.co/zJAOC2Pg9n

31/03/20

An early morning story to start the day! https://t.co/2ifF5SxXS6

31/03/20

Good Morning! Today's home learning is now available on our website. Do also take a look at our daily Autism Awareness Activities for everyone to take part in and please share your pictures! https://t.co/aNk8tsQ0p8

30/03/20

Today's Story Time comes courtesy of Mrs Ambrose from Starfish Class, we hope you enjoy.... https://t.co/GiO0GbETjv

30/03/20

Annabel made her iconic landmark, the Colosseum out of a chocolate cake and a cereal box. She made the cake and carved out the inside once it cooled, well done Annabel! https://t.co/EVM70tCG6v

30/03/20

Great piece of homework, thank you Isla https://t.co/EqmkhZnehL

30/03/20

Tia and Niamh have both written a poem about Ambition! We hope you like them as much as we did, well done girls! https://t.co/n536qPPfu6

30/03/20

Today, Seal Class have been set an extra challenge of finding as many cylinder shaped objects as they could around their house, here are some of their results! https://t.co/VfJqrTMBBy

30/03/20

Miss Sedgwick and her mum spent the weekend helping with the preparation for a coronavirus assessment centre in Kent to help relieve pressure on hospitals. https://t.co/6eHZ2tRWNz

30/03/20

Well done to Isla’s in Year 5 on her landmark project. A lot of work has gone into the model and it is mostly to scale! We think Isla is an incredible designer! https://t.co/R79Cuvu77a

30/03/20

We are pleased to share with you our Danceathon for Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer Parade. A huge thank you to for making the video for us and a well done to all who took part. Please do still share any video's with us! Danceathon https://t.co/3nbQLrKZzL via

30/03/20

Well done to Naomi in Whale Class for her model of The Royal Albert Hall. Naomi feels this is an iconic building as anyone who sees it will know what it is! https://t.co/kDCwOsjZ9W

30/03/20

Good Morning! Today's home learning is now available on our website. This week we will also be sharing daily Autism Awareness Activities on the website for everyone to take part in. https://t.co/EqaU0WczYg

27/03/20

We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you, so we have decided to bring reading to you! Please enjoy our first instalment from Mrs Gidley https://t.co/FSWIIvS4ab via

27/03/20

More great home learning today, thanks for sharing! https://t.co/ogr3k43DEs

27/03/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is now available on our school website. Don't forget to keep sharing your pictures. Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine! https://t.co/0XdnjkjpBO

26/03/20

Huge Well Done to all those who took part in our 'Danceathon' for today, please do share your videos at office.viat.org.uk to be part of our 'mash up' and we will share it with you all soon! https://t.co/zjQ7ED3VFp

26/03/20

Starfish Class have also been keeping busy, with lots of fun learning! Well done and keep sharing! https://t.co/mN5d4A3Jc9

26/03/20

Year 2 have been keeping busy! Let us know what you have all been doing to keep busy https://t.co/oUcLMZDs1S

26/03/20

Annabel and Lucas are putting their sheet to good use today, they have turned it into a roundabout and are busy practising road safety. https://t.co/OwEkJoiSwo

26/03/20

Keep your home learning pictures coming in, they are helping to brighten up our day! https://t.co/VIGwSIHau2

26/03/20

Good morning to all! Just to let you know that todays home learning is available on the school website. Please keep sending us pictures, videos and letters that we can share on here and facebook. We are all enjoying receiving them https://t.co/cbQZ8DXu4l

26/03/20

Don't forget it's our 'Danceathon' for Elmer today, please send your short clips to office.viat.org.uk of your family taking part, we are looking forward to seeing them all! https://t.co/ijjW8tshq8

25/03/20

Annabels question for today....where would we love to be now? ..... at the beach ☀️ 🏄‍♀️ 🏖 🌊 https://t.co/y7Mx7WujWh

25/03/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Here's more information about our brand new Stay Creative 2020 competition: https://t.co/LZPWK7Ki1X If you're a student at one of our Trust schools, you have until 10 April to enter! https://t.co/iB10Efxmn5

25/03/20

Some great home learning again today, keep sharing your pictures with us at office.viat.org.uk we are really enjoying seeing what all the children have been up too! https://t.co/hzvTCjGhsy

25/03/20

Staying Creative: Get involved in our new competition, follow the link below for further details! https://t.co/Hbm0yfZ9bV https://t.co/IracWTstLd

25/03/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

We are about to launch a big Trust competition! 🎨🖋✏️✂️🏆Look out for the letter that’s coming out to you soon... https://t.co/vS3Ep4MVr7

25/03/20

Check out this amazing spelling game George has been doing. He put the two spelling rule endings (tial and cial) on his door and had to shoot the correct ending using his nerf gun. A very creative but educational game! https://t.co/DVlIozJEox

24/03/20

We are delighted to have been awarded £1,166 in the Bags of Help scheme for our SRP outside area - thank you so much to everyone who voted for us! Some fantastic news in uncertain times! https://t.co/p7ATAlQI5C

24/03/20

It's lovely to see all the activities that the children are doing at home. Please keep your pictures coming through to office.viat.org.uk they really help to keep our spirits up! https://t.co/odrqmS5SMs

24/03/20

Naithu in Yr4 has created her own stop motion frame about an earthquake - this is based on her computing lessons from the term! Amazing! https://t.co/LBqX3gwibK

24/03/20

Well done to Isabella in Yr4 for making some yummy vegetable soup as part of her home learning yesterday! https://t.co/Zx7Y6du8dw

24/03/20

Retweeted From The Bookseller

The magical has launched a digital hub with to help keep youngsters busy while schools are closed—learn more about here: https://t.co/W2OAAzSEcY https://t.co/k8Strt4Cya

24/03/20

We were due to complete our school Danceathon on Thursday 26th March as part of our Elmer Project & we are not going to let the school closure stop us! We are asking all families to record themselves dancing to their favourite song & share it with us. Lets get dancing! https://t.co/I1xJJv5zQh

23/03/20

How has the first day of home school been? We hope it's been fun... don't forget to send in photos of all the hard work being done by our pupils and any other projects you might have had a go at! We'd love to share them :) Stay safe everyone.

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