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06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

01/04/21

Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a Special Needs position and within EYFS. You can find all the details about both roles here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc

30/03/21

Today the whole school has taken part in our annual Penguin Pals Day as part of All children have had a variety of activities and tasks to take part in throughout the day https://t.co/MTiCE0UJ5V

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mivvy Creative

someone is eggstremely happy (sorry!) to have received an Easter egg from Mrs Ambrose today! https://t.co/rjabZi75jK

26/03/21

Congratulation to Dolphin Class on topping our leader board this week, what super effort you have all put in! Well done to Starfish Class and Seal Class for coming second and third respectively 👏🥳 https://t.co/9hlewyFiuO

24/03/21

During Science this week, Year 3 dissected a flower in order to recognise and identify the parts. https://t.co/PrzpTiZ6uT

19/03/21

This week Year 6 took part in a virtual Sea cadet session with Suzy Green. The children took part in a buoyancy lesson where they were testing the buoyancy of different materials and why they are chosen as materials for safety equipment. https://t.co/iUQlz7y70t

19/03/21

Year 3 have been practicing their reading aloud this week. They discussed how important the role of the listener was as well as the reader. In order to ensure our listener was listening we asked them some RIC style questions based on the text they had just engaged with! https://t.co/vTnvRnSoFq

18/03/21

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Children can wear anything they want to school, but there will be key stage prizes for an outfit or hairstyle that makes others laugh the most! https://t.co/im3MftNdHK

17/03/21

We currently have some frogspawn in Year 1. The children have been observing them change and develop into tadpoles. https://t.co/pcgXLXemYf

17/03/21

Seal Class have been conducting a water transportation experiment with food colouring in Science this week. https://t.co/5BzTj1oOZX

16/03/21

Whale Class have been looking at atlases to find countries where some different fruits and vegetables are grown. https://t.co/k14QnODzNH

12/03/21

Huge congratulations to Starfish Class on being top of the podium this week on our leader board. Congratulations to Turtles for second place and Penguins for third place. Who will be top next week?! 🥳👏 https://t.co/g3J8vYx5Zz

12/03/21

Year 2 have been comparing the capacity of different containers as part on their Maths lesson today. https://t.co/dt4PHjp0m6

11/03/21

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! https://t.co/89CAXNXs8v

08/03/21

Its been lovely to welcome back all the children today. The school has had a great atmosphere and all the children seem very happy and excited to be back! https://t.co/ESMGtEYYbv

05/03/21

Here is our latest Sensory Circuit video for you to take part in. https://t.co/Wz9d5ik72o

04/03/21

Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying some activities in school today. https://t.co/HJuuRkwFHp

04/03/21

Starfish Class have been enjoying World Book Day across Teams. This afternoon, we shared Farmyard Hullabaloo, before singing Old MacDonald, using our classroom animals. https://t.co/GfBKCDZtml

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/EFYRQmtDPp

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/ymtXLzu2Vi

03/03/21

In Science, Year 3 conducted an experiment with seeds to find out the requirements needed for a plant go grow. They can't wait to find out what happens! They will be observing changes daily using their investigation results record! https://t.co/xmmUl3b6Dz

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/A3FecOLz0y

03/03/21

On Tuesday, Starfish class downed their online tools in favour for some more creative ones and made 3D tractors! https://t.co/vSWhUExf4L

03/03/21

All the staff at Kings Hill would like to say a huge Thank You to Julie Derrick, CEO of Valley Invicta Academies Trust for our tasty treats! https://t.co/TCLVuGP3FL

01/03/21

Today Starfish children have been using playdough to solve subtraction problems. https://t.co/oiYwOEGV0P

01/03/21

Year 1 have been measuring time and recorded how many times they could do one activity in one minute. I think it is safe to say they will sleep well tonight as they worked so hard on this, especially the exercise activities! Well done everyone 👏 https://t.co/CcJdYIuMWp https://t.co/AKZp0fI3XV

26/02/21

Year 1 have been completing activities linked to the story Wild by Emily Hughes in English this week. Today, they have written a piece of text in role as the man character. We are so impressed with their writing! https://t.co/hIJSqxWmDm

26/02/21

Paige in Year 3 has written a short story in English and using her understanding from our French sessions has written the story out again in French! https://t.co/1Ya2z9uEZH

26/02/21

This week in English Year 3 produced their own Magic Show adverts based on our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' by They explored the key features used in persuasive adverts whilst making sure they appeal to their target audience and catch people's eye. https://t.co/PKIBsr8s83

26/02/21

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Enjoy our brand new, FREE audiobooks while you get ready for World Book Day 2021! Whether you’re reading together with the family, or listening in your own time, find your next audiobook to tune into here: https://t.co/PsXddL3rpy https://t.co/Jj5QP1OZjh

26/02/21

Retweeted From Bonnier Books UK

To celebrate 's eco lesson 🍃 with and , we are proud to be donating 8000 copies of Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World to https://t.co/dXMJ7gHpHD

25/02/21

A reminder that all children will taking part in our virtual sponsored Danceathon this Friday raising money for the We will put together clips of each class to share with you all. All monies raised is to be paid on our Just Giving Page: https://t.co/WY6tQb2zVk.

24/02/21

Take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for children to take part in: https://t.co/dSzAd8B2Uk

24/02/21

Freya in Year 5 has inspired her class mates to make stars of hope, we think this is a lovely idea and are enjoying seeing their creations! https://t.co/CoojzirGdl

24/02/21

Seal Class have kick started their new topic this term 'plants' with an informative interactive leaflet detailing each part of a flowering plant. https://t.co/BQcSWVHxa1

24/02/21

As part of their Rainforest Topic, over half term Seals have been busy consolidating their learning from last term creating layers of the rainforest models. https://t.co/BoYtNidlpl

23/02/21

Dolphin Class have created some great art work as part of their Humanities topic on Rivers! https://t.co/Gt4JHdDrJ2

22/02/21

Starfish Class have been measuring height and today they found objects that were taller/shorter than a teddy bear! https://t.co/p3bkLZfWy1

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.