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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.

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.