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16/10/20

We are pleased to share our Harvest Assembly with you all, please do take a look! https://t.co/DXLOAIZRpD

16/10/20

It should now be working, we will retweet!

16/10/20

As a treat for reaching their Class Dojo target of 150, Shark Class have enjoyed a pyjama party this afternoon. All of the children snuggled up in their onesies and watched a film together https://t.co/uoR0lXNKSY

16/10/20

Starfish Class have been using prepositional language this week when giving commands to their own BeeBots. Can you use prepositional language over the weekend by creating your own obstacle course? https://t.co/xhXkX2rgAU

15/10/20

Good Luck to all our Year 6 students sitting the 11+ KENT Test today. https://t.co/dvYijOfIet

14/10/20

Why not have a go at collecting and identifying leaves with the help of this Nature Detective's Leaf Hunt Sheet! Take the children outside and use them in your garden or local area! https://t.co/9X2DlQiu2I

14/10/20

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Harvest Collection so far this week, we are amazed by your generosity https://t.co/gvUp9sS0Dp

14/10/20

Today is the last day to purchase your raffle tickets for the Halloween Raffle, £1 per entry. The raffle will be drawn in class today before the children go home. https://t.co/6WdK9ZidGL

13/10/20

Year 1 have been learning how to make their own split pin bears this week! https://t.co/woVidxYdOS

09/10/20

Exciting News! This week we have received our large AR order for our newly revamped library! The children are looking forward to reading these books and quizzing on them! https://t.co/eMJ6jZ3XC8

07/10/20

This week Yr5 have been enjoying looking at poetry through the amazing book Cloud Busting by , this has included creating Haikus on the theme of bullying https://t.co/WVdvfgbIWT

07/10/20

Our Remarkable Writing Day winners received their prizes today, well done to all for their amazing writing https://t.co/IuLyLgeEn7

07/10/20

This week Year 3 made their own tin foil timelines of how the universe evolved for space week. They also made one giant timeline after as a class. https://t.co/DsDQHPEIwJ

06/10/20

Mrs Guthrie and Mrs Covey are making the most of online CPD training this morning by attending the October Conference https://t.co/uxUOMSRkB2

02/10/20

This week, Year 1 became Cave People! They crawled into their caves to create these cave pictures after their remarkable writing about The Croods cave. https://t.co/IUDxOGxC7k

02/10/20

A huge well done to Daisy (Yr6), Annabel (Yr5), Theo (Yr4), Holly S (Yr3), Zaylee (Yr2) and Holly (Yr1) on winning our Remarkable Writing Day challenge as chosen by our SVLT Members, they will receive their prizes next week! https://t.co/a93OMKrsdP

02/10/20

Well done to Kenzie-Lee in Yr5 on making it through the trials, he has now signed a 2 year contract to play for the under 10's football team. Were very proud of you Kenzie-Lee. https://t.co/ajsAlTxAad

01/10/20

Everyone has completed artwork to compliment their story writing on 'The Croods'. Yr1 created caves to complete their wall paintings in. Yr2 worked on shading & patterns using pastels to create a sunrise and Yr3&5 focused on the plants & animals found in the new, magical world. https://t.co/P2u37aauVx

01/10/20

Starfish Class have been completing lots of Maths activities during their COOL time today, Mrs Covey came in to see all of their hard work and was so impressed with the peg patterns and number formations she could see. They have settled so well into our school community already! https://t.co/av0PHk3kAF

30/09/20

Remarkable Writing Day kicked off with a virtual whole school assembly, watching a short clip from the film The Croods. The children are now writing their own version of the story. We can't wait to show the finished articles and our whole school display! https://t.co/pzwrvD93JK

30/09/20

This week Year 3 took on the role as hunter-gatherers on the school field to discover what they may be able to gather to survive. https://t.co/qOFK8eXOFM

29/09/20

Whilst learning about the Solar system in Science today, Luca from Penguin Class decided to make a short film to remember the order of the planets https://t.co/e2cVnRtUb1

29/09/20

We are looking for a SRP Teaching Assistant at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling, please take a look https://t.co/jZftbZw7Bn

29/09/20

Year 1 have had a really interesting chat with Fireman Aiden and learned some useful tips! We now know that if there is a fire in our home we must run and shout! Do you know where your smoke alarms are in your home? https://t.co/b1CWBLC3uD

28/09/20

A huge thank you to the Cross family for their kind donation of two basketball hoops, they have proved very popular this lunchtime! https://t.co/hLcAZNDcpZ

28/09/20

All children have taken part in the Big Anti Bullying Assembly this morning and have completed their pledge sheets in class as part of the assembly. Al children understand the right behavior and attitudes to respect one another! https://t.co/RhaClo7Dyt

28/09/20

Rockin' Rights Respecting - The children have begun to have an awareness around their rights and their favourite is - The right to play and rest. What is yours? https://t.co/iy2gQpPD8p

25/09/20

This week's Article of the week explores Article 38. October 2 is the United Nations International Day for Non-Violence and this year is the 75 anniversary of the United Nations. So this weeks article is a particularly good article to feature https://t.co/wKQ0ItbDc6

25/09/20

This week Year 6 have been planning and publishing diaries from the perspective of Torak, the main character from their class novel Wolf Brother https://t.co/RwcEio5Nj1

25/09/20

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Lovely to see some of the Year 6 students enjoying our 'Virtual' Maths Workshop. Thank you for sharing. 'Isla and Tia went through the Maths workshop together over zoom! They had great fun and did really well...Thank you for all the effort that went into it! ' https://t.co/Jwv5bBBKF8

25/09/20

Macmillan Coffee Morning all set up - Remember to join us virtually at 9.30am, via the zoom link sent on our Parent Mail. https://t.co/WIObcsfeNo

24/09/20

This week Year 5 have been looking further into the Anglo-Saxon period and leadership, the understanding of leaders, kings and kingdoms has also helped us with our story writing. https://t.co/JAdepPybsG

23/09/20

This week Year 3 have been investigating non-magnetic and magnetic materials. They have also looked at partitioning numbers in different ways in maths. https://t.co/az2DY3qNy1

23/09/20

Support with our virtual on Friday 25th September where we can enjoy tea & cake whilst discussing our return and how we are moving forward with the use of Makaton. If you would like to donate, please use our link: https://t.co/cajsNy2HbW

18/09/20

Congratulations to our three newest members of our SVLT Team, who have all been chosen by our pupils, next week they will choose the final member and we look forward to hearing from them https://t.co/ltIaUuwDhf

17/09/20

If you have a child starting school in 2021 or know someone who has, why not book a small group tour. We are taking every precaution to ensure these are safe for everyone. Please follow this link to book on one. https://t.co/Wp4FhSVNcP https://t.co/bNTnjpPhyt

17/09/20

Please take a look at this weeks Article of the Week! https://t.co/UPrgeiGf0x

16/09/20

Year 5 have completed poems based on The Day the World Changed and from their work in science demonstrating why we have day and night. https://t.co/PWcR7ZFv2x

16/09/20

Seal Class have been practising number bonds to 20 https://t.co/6VFwxrx6zu

14/09/20

Starfish Class stayed for lunch today and all those that had a hot meal enjoyed their meatballs and rice! https://t.co/qNjM4FCJwC

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.