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07/06/24

Look at these incredible hanging baskets that some of our Year 5 and 6 girls have been making in macrame club! We are so thrilled with the stunning results! pic.twitter.com/EsvbPK0x3G— VIPS () June 7, 2024

23/05/24

Some budding Key Stage 1 artists from across the VIAT Trust gathered at Kings Hill on Monday morning to attend a print making workshop. We looked at the artist Yayoi Kusama and produced some beautiful work in response to her style. pic.twitter.com/LKCX7QE8H4— VIPS () May 23, 2024

21/05/24

This week, to finish off our Rivers topic in Geography, Dolphin class have been making their very own 3D salt-dough river models! The River Nile has never looked so three-dimensional! Fingers crossed, they’ll be dry enough to paint on Friday! pic.twitter.com/rN9JLHtI4U— VIPS () May 21, 2024

17/05/24

A HUGE well done to our INCREDIBLE Stingrays for their amazing effort, determination, and superb attitude during SATS week! We honestly couldn’t be prouder of them! pic.twitter.com/AGF3f76NMr— VIPS () May 17, 2024

17/05/24

The Kings Hill ducks have moved residency. They are now living the dream on a farm, with cows, horses, goats, dogs, cats, chickens and guinea pigs. Please keep an eye out for future updates. pic.twitter.com/TgIJjycOCk— VIPS () May 17, 2024

16/05/24

Seals class have been learning how to draw and shade a hibiscus flower in their Sketchbook lesson this week. Look at these fabulous examples! pic.twitter.com/HfGg8zGOFW— VIPS () May 16, 2024

14/05/24

Year 5 have been exploring 3D shapes using nets. We created our own paper models, trying to predict the 3D shape from the net and seeing if we were correct! pic.twitter.com/xkJfGi9ADW— VIPS () May 14, 2024

09/05/24

A group of Yr6 children went to St Thomas Becket Church in Capel. During this visit, the children took part in a fascinating workshop where they were able to explore the history of the church, it’s role within Christianity & the beautiful wall paintings that adorn the walls. pic.twitter.com/FdTgYrSwAx— VIPS () May 9, 2024

09/05/24

This week, Dolphins have been coding their very own football game, complete with real-life physics including momentum, spin and friction! pic.twitter.com/11Yu1sYFic— VIPS () May 9, 2024

08/05/24

This morning Seals class enjoyed making some FABULOUS flower crowns to link with our learning about the book Bloom by Nicola Skinner. Don’t they look incredible?! pic.twitter.com/pAeR4tHwl6— VIPS () May 8, 2024

07/05/24

Miss Burrell has been amazed by Turtles’ brilliant effort towards their Times Tables Rockstars practice this morning! Turtles are showing such fantastic effort both in school and out towards their MTC check next month, let’s keep going! pic.twitter.com/J2QKMVlq1O— VIPS () May 7, 2024

07/05/24

https://t.co/KcuzvN9xuE pic.twitter.com/uosW1Jpvou— VIPS () May 7, 2024

01/05/24

On Tuesday afternoon, our Year 6 Netball team were crowned 2024 VIAT Netball CHAMPIONS! Mr Littleton was INCREDIBLY proud of the resilience, determination, and teamwork of our superb team! pic.twitter.com/QycpLTBHt5— VIPS () May 1, 2024

30/04/24

Today in our lacrosse lesson Seals have been learning underarm and overarm throws. We’re looking forward to putting these skills together next week to play a mini match! pic.twitter.com/1xcgqT5AqB— VIPS () April 30, 2024

26/04/24

Rocco in Year 6 produced an excellent piece of descriptive writing based on Macbeth as part of their English lesson this week, please do take a read at the first paragraph. pic.twitter.com/tUOKvNzwf9— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

Starfish Class continued their learning on the Gingerbread man this week. They've been busy measuring with ingredients and even baked their own gingerbread men too! pic.twitter.com/XQVNDGlnzd— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

As part of their science workshops yesterday, Whale Class had to use their bodies to make animal sculptures in small groups. pic.twitter.com/pPnbQY3sd0— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

We’re so excited about our macrame club this term! Watch this space to see some gorgeous hanging planters evolve! pic.twitter.com/vxHNvzwGRl— VIPS () April 26, 2024

25/04/24

As part of Science Week, Year 5 had an amazing workshop all about the space race, and how satellites such as the ISS are constructed in space! pic.twitter.com/uK1AuJwdAU— VIPS () April 25, 2024

22/04/24

Seals class have been learning about how to measure a perimeter in Maths and how to convert from mm to cm. pic.twitter.com/rSLAiwizBq— VIPS () April 22, 2024

22/03/24

Some pupils attend the Climate Innovation Day at The Royal Institution in London. They listened to a series of presentations from scientists, mathematicians and IT specialists, on how they are working to research and combat climate change. pic.twitter.com/xtsHZE6CGF— VIPS () March 22, 2024

20/03/24

Today, Turtles experienced life as a refugee! Inspired by this term’s text, The Boy at the Back of the Class. Turtles found that some places were not very welcoming, which was made more difficult from the fact that we could not speak the same language! pic.twitter.com/Ec4zSpgi52— VIPS () March 20, 2024

20/03/24

KS2 enjoyed participating in language workshops on Tuesday morning, focusing on German, French and Spanish with some students from pic.twitter.com/seA6XOjMYz— VIPS () March 20, 2024

14/03/24

This week, Year 5 have been researching different topics in the Anglo-Saxon period to create their very own non-chronological reports, in readiness for our Anglo-Saxon experience day on Monday pic.twitter.com/mooj9n3Gg9— VIPS () March 14, 2024

11/03/24

Year 5 and 6 had a fascinating journalism workshop led by BBC reporter Ian Sherwood. The children learnt how Ian first got into the world of journalism and the truly incredible story of Ian reporting of President Obama’s election back in 2008. pic.twitter.com/lyVvDPMXLx— VIPS () March 11, 2024

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