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22/10/21

We hope you all have a relaxing half term break. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Wednesday 3rd November. https://t.co/b2eRzCo4SU

22/10/21

Here are the new friends that Shark class made in their garden this afternoon... meet Trevor and Nigel! https://t.co/rXcAH0DE68

22/10/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The product of hard work from students at and our own scholars, who glazed them, we present an array of penguins, all produced this term! Well done everyone https://t.co/c3zefhLDte

22/10/21

Year 5 have been learning all about the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo and on Monday we recreated our very own, complete with fallen King and buried artefacts! https://t.co/RFpFlOAm3N

21/10/21

Shark class were inspired by Sunflower art by Vang Gogh and Monet. They created their own pieces and were so proud of the result. Well done! https://t.co/P2X8xAz6BK

20/10/21

We are pleased to announce that the Diana Award has awarded us our Anti Bullying ‘Online Safety’ badge, to highlight the activities and campaigns we have done in school over the last academic year to raise awareness of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online. https://t.co/BkcfcF5DT6

20/10/21

In Science Seal Class consolidated their topic ‘Forces and Magnets’ by creating a game using magnets as a force. Their games included magnetic football, fishing, and mazes. They looked fab! https://t.co/nEtDDaleFg

20/10/21

Whales class were beginning their week on poetry by sorting vocabulary that will fit into the rhyming pattern! Our poetry will use this vocabulary when we start to draft it! https://t.co/QxbpXaTQZS

20/10/21

We would like to say a special thank you to George & Isabella for delivering their own Spanish assembly in front of the whole school and their families. It was lovely to hear how both of them have family links to Spain, as well as their favourite Spanish foods and phrases. https://t.co/s50QLqaffd

19/10/21

Year 3 handed over our Harvest donations to Jon from the Maidstone Salvation Army today and we are looking forward to working with them next term. https://t.co/6W8ERr61em

15/10/21

Congratulations to all our achievers this week! Year R - Leo B and Euan Year 1 - Dougal and Guy Year 2 - Rocco and Charlie Year 3 - Fletcher and Joe Year 4 - Dolcie and Aston Year 5 - Alex and Harvey Year 6 - Maddie and William https://t.co/j6fD7A7Am0

15/10/21

Keep it private! Only give your mobile phone number or personal email address to trusted friends. https://t.co/LnXM1C7Gpq

15/10/21

Keep it private! Only give your mobile phone number or personal email address to trusted friends. https://t.co/XjPJS4J3KA

15/10/21

Think before you send: whatever you send can be made public very quickly and could stay online forever. https://t.co/9aM38u0bSw

15/10/21

It’s never too early to think about Christmas! Some Yr5&6 children are working on a special singing project & have professionally recorded a song as part of a Christmas Carol competition. This is a little teaser but the finished record will be shared soon https://t.co/yr56uLwacX

15/10/21

Always respect others: be careful what you say online and what images you send. https://t.co/9vN2Y3XH6e

15/10/21

On Thursday, Stingray class took part in a workshop. The children demonstrated brilliant CPR skills and worked superbly together! A huge thanks to for the superb workshop; the children loved it & have learnt some hugely important life skills! https://t.co/8Img39i0qT

15/10/21

Always respond to any negativity with positivity if you are witness to unkind messages. https://t.co/Y8slOJxQgb

15/10/21

Save or screenshot any unkind comments or messages sent online to share with an adult. https://t.co/g5bLne8zfr

15/10/21

STOP THE PRESS!!! The Kings Hill’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are taking over our social media channels today to highlight their campaign to make everyone aware of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online! https://t.co/jjWwOtot5C

15/10/21

Thank you to our families that attended our showcase supper last night, it was lovely to finally show off our classroom displays and ‘art to start’ projects. A massive thank you to our Year 5 & 6 choir for performing too and Jacqui from Cucina for providing a delicious meal! https://t.co/NDG6yt41iS

13/10/21

A huge thank you to one of our parents for dropping of this very thoughtful care package for the staff room to help now cold season is here! The staff are now enjoying a hot lemon, ginger and honey drink! https://t.co/vhgMCf57K4

13/10/21

Whales have been solving problems which involve using the greater than and less than symbols. We have been recording our working out in different ways. https://t.co/GczR11d6Px

12/10/21

Starfish enjoyed their cool down in PE after a fun game of ‘Beans’ https://t.co/WttoCMVCJA

08/10/21

Thank you for wearing yellow today in recognition of World Mental Health Day, it was lovely to see the children so colourful and they all enjoyed a special assembly and activities about their emotions! https://t.co/OX44G7bLKV

08/10/21

Year 5 have been learning all about our Solar System as part of our Space topic. We have been working out the distances between each planet and using our knowledge of their orbits to create our own depictions of the planets in relation to the Sun. https://t.co/aVP6CRHM5k

07/10/21

We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. tomorrow is an opportunity to show every young person that they’re not alone; they are valued and they matter. We would like to invite all children to come dressed in something yellow https://t.co/HkBtBdCosV

07/10/21

Whales have spent the morning planning their Florence Nightingale biography. We have used facts we know about her and sorted them under three subheadings! https://t.co/zTHAXf8Gx5

07/10/21

Sharks made marmalade sandwiches (Paddington Bear style) this morning! They worked through each step ready to write the instructions tomorrow. We all had a taste of the sandwiches together in the classroom and most of us really enjoyed them!! https://t.co/3pi0laFLQV

06/10/21

After the Harvest assembly this morning, Year 1 were delighted to share some autumn themed activities with parents during a stay and play session. Thank you for joining us! https://t.co/PIdpYsEgR5

06/10/21

There was an exciting delivery this morning for our Student Voice Leaders! Their new wooden badges signify the special status SVLT have in school. This team of students really are trailblazing our school development along with Mrs Guthrie and the other teachers. Congratulations! https://t.co/cbjd3jPQTJ

06/10/21

So excited to have 100% of families in Starfish connected on ClassDojo! https://t.co/fc666f6nLV

06/10/21

Thank you to those who attended our Stay and Play session. It is so nice to share our learning with our wonderful families. Linked to Article 28 RRSA https://t.co/Zl4GXTtdpI

06/10/21

During a Dance & Drama session at Yr6 learnt a routine from the hit West End Musical 'School of Rock'. To celebrate their achievement, they also performed to an audience of parents. What a brilliant day it was & what a superb group of children we have in Stingray Class! https://t.co/urfXsqIm5l

06/10/21

On Tuesday, Stingray class travelled over to to take part in a Creative Arts Workshop. During the Doodling session, the children were given brilliant drawing strategies to help them create awesome doodles - needless to say, Stingray Class absolutely loved it! https://t.co/H19MCWTqWS

06/10/21

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Harvest collection this year. We are always so grateful for the support our community shows. All food will be taken to a local food bank. Thank you https://t.co/hpHwbsShXI

06/10/21

To celebrate , Mr Brazendale shared with the school the importance of the struggles associated with race equality. We explored the role of black men & women in History who have made such incredible steps forward in the pursuit of achieving equal rights! https://t.co/kg6gcvRkkU

05/10/21

Whales were helping each other to solve SPAG problems. We were working out what we could do if we spotted a sentence that started with an ‘and’. We were AMAZING! https://t.co/QugOa8JYIo

05/10/21

So excited to have 100% of families connected on ClassDojo in Penguin Class! https://t.co/fc666eOMUn

Promoting British Values

The Department for Education (DfE) have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Valley Invicta Primary at Kings Hill these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy:

Democracy is central to the life within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Student Voice Leadership team (SVLT), Together Everyone Decides teams (TED TEAMS) and regular pupil discussion and questionnaires.

Governors participate in pupil voice activities which are fed in to the school improvement action plans. The elections of SVLT and class learning Ambassadors are based on pupil votes. The curriculum promotes opportunities for learning about democracy in a number of different contexts. Our school behaviour policy was based on the views of the children and other stakeholders.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. They are actively involved in defining rules for the classroom and other aspects of school life – our Rights Respecting Curriculum and culture.

Visits from authorities such as the Police; Magistrates, Fire Service; Lifeguards etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and to do this safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around our culture of Respect and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown.

Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our guidance of being ready for learning, respectful and safe, as well as our behaviour policy.

Play Leaders and Buddies from Upper key stage 2 support pupils in other year groups.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Children have opportunity to visit multicultural places of worship. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Pupil feedback indicates that they value these experiences. Our curriculum ensures that a wide range of different faiths and beliefs are taught, including British Values.

Our Language of the Term assemblies, led by the children reinforces their appreciation and understanding of who we are and how we live well together.