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06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

01/04/21

Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a Special Needs position and within EYFS. You can find all the details about both roles here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc

30/03/21

Today the whole school has taken part in our annual Penguin Pals Day as part of All children have had a variety of activities and tasks to take part in throughout the day https://t.co/MTiCE0UJ5V

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mivvy Creative

someone is eggstremely happy (sorry!) to have received an Easter egg from Mrs Ambrose today! https://t.co/rjabZi75jK

26/03/21

Congratulation to Dolphin Class on topping our leader board this week, what super effort you have all put in! Well done to Starfish Class and Seal Class for coming second and third respectively 👏🥳 https://t.co/9hlewyFiuO

24/03/21

During Science this week, Year 3 dissected a flower in order to recognise and identify the parts. https://t.co/PrzpTiZ6uT

19/03/21

This week Year 6 took part in a virtual Sea cadet session with Suzy Green. The children took part in a buoyancy lesson where they were testing the buoyancy of different materials and why they are chosen as materials for safety equipment. https://t.co/iUQlz7y70t

19/03/21

Year 3 have been practicing their reading aloud this week. They discussed how important the role of the listener was as well as the reader. In order to ensure our listener was listening we asked them some RIC style questions based on the text they had just engaged with! https://t.co/vTnvRnSoFq

18/03/21

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Children can wear anything they want to school, but there will be key stage prizes for an outfit or hairstyle that makes others laugh the most! https://t.co/im3MftNdHK

17/03/21

We currently have some frogspawn in Year 1. The children have been observing them change and develop into tadpoles. https://t.co/pcgXLXemYf

17/03/21

Seal Class have been conducting a water transportation experiment with food colouring in Science this week. https://t.co/5BzTj1oOZX

16/03/21

Whale Class have been looking at atlases to find countries where some different fruits and vegetables are grown. https://t.co/k14QnODzNH

12/03/21

Huge congratulations to Starfish Class on being top of the podium this week on our leader board. Congratulations to Turtles for second place and Penguins for third place. Who will be top next week?! 🥳👏 https://t.co/g3J8vYx5Zz

12/03/21

Year 2 have been comparing the capacity of different containers as part on their Maths lesson today. https://t.co/dt4PHjp0m6

11/03/21

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! https://t.co/89CAXNXs8v

08/03/21

Its been lovely to welcome back all the children today. The school has had a great atmosphere and all the children seem very happy and excited to be back! https://t.co/ESMGtEYYbv

05/03/21

Here is our latest Sensory Circuit video for you to take part in. https://t.co/Wz9d5ik72o

04/03/21

Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying some activities in school today. https://t.co/HJuuRkwFHp

04/03/21

Starfish Class have been enjoying World Book Day across Teams. This afternoon, we shared Farmyard Hullabaloo, before singing Old MacDonald, using our classroom animals. https://t.co/GfBKCDZtml

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/EFYRQmtDPp

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/ymtXLzu2Vi

03/03/21

In Science, Year 3 conducted an experiment with seeds to find out the requirements needed for a plant go grow. They can't wait to find out what happens! They will be observing changes daily using their investigation results record! https://t.co/xmmUl3b6Dz

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/A3FecOLz0y

03/03/21

On Tuesday, Starfish class downed their online tools in favour for some more creative ones and made 3D tractors! https://t.co/vSWhUExf4L

03/03/21

All the staff at Kings Hill would like to say a huge Thank You to Julie Derrick, CEO of Valley Invicta Academies Trust for our tasty treats! https://t.co/TCLVuGP3FL

01/03/21

Today Starfish children have been using playdough to solve subtraction problems. https://t.co/oiYwOEGV0P

01/03/21

Year 1 have been measuring time and recorded how many times they could do one activity in one minute. I think it is safe to say they will sleep well tonight as they worked so hard on this, especially the exercise activities! Well done everyone 👏 https://t.co/CcJdYIuMWp https://t.co/AKZp0fI3XV

26/02/21

Year 1 have been completing activities linked to the story Wild by Emily Hughes in English this week. Today, they have written a piece of text in role as the man character. We are so impressed with their writing! https://t.co/hIJSqxWmDm

26/02/21

Paige in Year 3 has written a short story in English and using her understanding from our French sessions has written the story out again in French! https://t.co/1Ya2z9uEZH

26/02/21

This week in English Year 3 produced their own Magic Show adverts based on our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' by They explored the key features used in persuasive adverts whilst making sure they appeal to their target audience and catch people's eye. https://t.co/PKIBsr8s83

26/02/21

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Enjoy our brand new, FREE audiobooks while you get ready for World Book Day 2021! Whether you’re reading together with the family, or listening in your own time, find your next audiobook to tune into here: https://t.co/PsXddL3rpy https://t.co/Jj5QP1OZjh

26/02/21

Retweeted From Bonnier Books UK

To celebrate 's eco lesson 🍃 with and , we are proud to be donating 8000 copies of Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World to https://t.co/dXMJ7gHpHD

25/02/21

A reminder that all children will taking part in our virtual sponsored Danceathon this Friday raising money for the We will put together clips of each class to share with you all. All monies raised is to be paid on our Just Giving Page: https://t.co/WY6tQb2zVk.

24/02/21

Take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for children to take part in: https://t.co/dSzAd8B2Uk

24/02/21

Freya in Year 5 has inspired her class mates to make stars of hope, we think this is a lovely idea and are enjoying seeing their creations! https://t.co/CoojzirGdl

24/02/21

Seal Class have kick started their new topic this term 'plants' with an informative interactive leaflet detailing each part of a flowering plant. https://t.co/BQcSWVHxa1

24/02/21

As part of their Rainforest Topic, over half term Seals have been busy consolidating their learning from last term creating layers of the rainforest models. https://t.co/BoYtNidlpl

23/02/21

Dolphin Class have created some great art work as part of their Humanities topic on Rivers! https://t.co/Gt4JHdDrJ2

22/02/21

Starfish Class have been measuring height and today they found objects that were taller/shorter than a teddy bear! https://t.co/p3bkLZfWy1

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