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10/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jessica in YrR, Tia in Yr5, Emmie in Yr1, George in YrR and Reg in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/Ioe5P5xroG

03/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mrs Smith, Alice in Yr2 and Jasper in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/EgUHf4jbqx

27/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Callum in YrR, Charlie in Yr5 and Maddie in Yr4 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/8CV2aY0o7G

20/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Emily in Yr5, Joshua in YrR, Samir in Yr6, Ethan in Yr3 and Mrs Atkinson who are all celebrating this week. https://t.co/aeMIMT59Z7

17/07/20

We would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to all our pupils, parents/carers for all your kind and thoughtful words and gifts. We wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in September. Best wishes from all the staff at VIPS Kings Hill 😀😎 https://t.co/Kd5dFbuC1f

17/07/20

Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 class and also to Mrs Gildley, Miss Sedgwick and Mrs Birchall. We wish them every success for the future. https://t.co/ksVdXyZP2N

17/07/20

Starfish had a virtual meeting with some of the Starfish at home to say happy holidays and wish Gabrielle good luck in her new school. https://t.co/6rTxVUKvsx

17/07/20

Please take a look at our 'Welcome Back' video in preparation for September. https://t.co/MznyTJ2jgX

17/07/20

Huge congratulations to Year 6 on winning the rounders competition against staff! A great way to end your time with us!🥳😀 https://t.co/MGUoPzGpR7

17/07/20

A huge thank you to our School Governors for our end of term treat! The staff have enjoyed tucking into these already!! https://t.co/WZyxfXbQee

16/07/20

Year 6 have been enjoying a fun packed week, including a water fight yesterday and BBQ food today. https://t.co/y1CvM7L2Xp

16/07/20

We would like to wish Mrs Hall (Penguin Class) and Mrs Wood (Starfish Class) a very happy birthday today, we hope they both have a fantastic day with lots of cake https://t.co/H4mT8FN77Z

15/07/20

Stingray Class have recorded their leavers assembly for us to share with parents and our local community. We are proud of all of them and the great things they have achieved and we wish them well for the future. https://t.co/ZExTpEDMPL

15/07/20

Starfish Class are having some fun in the sun today on their bikes and scooters https://t.co/TWJafPjMtE

15/07/20

Happy Birthday to Sam in Penguin Class and Peace & Blessing in Stingray Class, we hope you all enjoy your day! https://t.co/6sRm5m0b4G

14/07/20

A huge thank you to in Kings Hill for their kind donation, we are looking forward to "Peter" helping all our new Reception children in September! https://t.co/k9tyMmnFan

14/07/20

If you want to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge check out their virtual assembly https://t.co/q0yEKiaG7a

14/07/20

Starfish Class have been having fun playing with the bubbles this afternoon. https://t.co/9xw4oJGWBa

14/07/20

It was lovely to welcome back some of our children yesterday for their transition session. We are looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the week. We have missed you and we hope that your time spent in school will help prepare you for your return in September. https://t.co/gbxIVkjvsW

13/07/20

We would like to wish Azzam in Year 3 a very happy birthday for today, we hope you have had a great day! https://t.co/ftlyUe4hHz

13/07/20

Poppy and Ava Guard have created a wonderful idea to inspire us all to read over the summer. Do you like their shield, which they are going to collect stamps in for all their holiday reading. What a great idea. https://t.co/dTPqrDMw1k

13/07/20

We are so proud of everyone's brilliant writing and Adyan in Year 1 has been working so hard creating this thank you letter for Miss Francis. Well done! https://t.co/7MpwgUObLs

13/07/20

Green fingered Eva has already harvested her been crop! Have any of you grown some food to eat? Don't forget Spadeworks is open to visitors and is such a great place to visit! https://t.co/LwztK4WqE4

13/07/20

Theo is a fantastic artist. Do you like his character drawing? Here is a link to have a go at some cartoon favourites! https://t.co/eOS0GH1Qls https://t.co/9tNICALnOY

13/07/20

Alice has been so busy at home, look at her fantastic garden! She was also inspired by our Den Building project - are you in there Alice? https://t.co/3Misk8ibgL

13/07/20

Mia in Year 4 baked a cake for local Asda staff. Well done Mia, we know that the whole school community will be very inspired by this! https://t.co/rQWN3ErLD5

10/07/20

We would like to wish Miss Francis and Mrs Moisan a very happy birthday for this weekend. We hope they both enjoy their days. https://t.co/0pBO9Wu71X

10/07/20

Happy Friday, please take a look at the rights respecting article of the week https://t.co/dJzcrdmVSt

09/07/20

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 10th July is a Staff Development Day and school is closed to all pupils, there will also be no home learning uploaded on the website, have a lovely weekend 😀 https://t.co/tOstcj54dR

09/07/20

Year 6 have written some lovely diary entries today, well done! https://t.co/bPUc20GyoE

09/07/20

For challenge 1 Sharks have built their own giants castle ‘dens’. We are having a treat and using them to watch a film and have some popcorn! https://t.co/YpKO6JeIwe

09/07/20

Mrs Atkinson has helped the school secure an amazing £3.5K through a School Travel Plan application. We are so excited to be able to purchase more storage for our increasing numbers of scooting and cycling families! Thank you! https://t.co/1g8fdfkwa5

09/07/20

Our boys are loving writing, whether in school or at home. Keep up the great work George, Charlie and Max! https://t.co/qzSrqhrDS3

09/07/20

Shark Class have been reflecting on Year 1 this week. Look at Aya's lovely memories, we cannot wait to all be together as we start Year 2 in September! https://t.co/9qP5E0cnWd

09/07/20

In the Hub the children have produced fantastic newspaper reports this week. They were able to include catchy headlines, text boxes and use some very imaginative vocabulary. Well done! https://t.co/LFKFLs6ech

09/07/20

Eva has achieved an incredible physical goal this week. Her 90 mile challenge involved biking, walking, running and gymnastics too! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/db6goz9d13

09/07/20

Naomi studied Botticelli this week in her art masterclass! What an amazing picture. Can you get inspired and create your own artist impression? https://t.co/rGPFxlTvgi

09/07/20

Year 5 got physical in a different way with Mrs Gordon this week! They followed the Darcy Bussell master class in African Dance moves. What a great idea! https://t.co/RWMtaEL6yu

09/07/20

Harry found a really creative way of building 3D shapes this week! Why don't you try this at home? https://t.co/VaSyjQtWWP

09/07/20

Happy Birthday to Maksim in Year 5, we hope you have a great day 🎂🥳 https://t.co/7OMnimVyov

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