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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

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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

Community

As a UNICEF GOLD Rights Respecting school, we thrive on working alongside our school community and beyond. We foster positive, respectful relationships within and beyond our school community and celebrate the diversity that this brings.

We build our pupils knowledge of what characteristics a community has from the first moment they step into our school and explore how they as citizens can enhance and improve our local and national community.

Our PSHE curriculum coverage teaches the following in regard to community:

EYFS – rules in school and people in the school that form our community 

Year 1 – what rules are, caring for others’ needs, looking after the environment

Year 2 – Belonging to a group, roles and responsibilities, being the same and different in the community

Year 3 – the value of rules and laws, rights, freedoms, and responsibilities

Year 4 – what makes a community, shared responsibilities

Year 5 – Protecting the environment, compassion towards others

Year 6 – Valuing diversity, challenging discrimination and stereotypes

In addition to this, as part of our ‘Ambition Project’ pupils take part in a community project working on an area of interest to improve or support in that academic year. Historically this has included making cards to share with a local children’s home, as well as creating craft packs for a local nursing home.

Children in Need

Each November, we raise awareness for Children In Need. Children have a fantastic time dressing up in their Pudsey Bear outfits, covering themselves in spots or wearing fancy dress. Children also have great fun placing their donations on our Pudsey Bear. Thank you parents, carers and guardians for providing brilliant outfits as well as for your donations that will go on to help vulnerable children all across the UK including children with disabilities, children in need of bereavement support and young carers.

You can donate Children in Need all year round.

Elmer and the Heart of Kent Hospice

We were really excited to take part in the Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer Parade last year.  We were visited by Elmer to launch our project and we held an Elmer Danceathon to raise funds for our Elmer to be entered into the local Parade. In addition to this, pupils designed and painted our own baby Elmer that took pride of place in The Mall in Maidstone. 

Harvest Festival

This event sees us come together with the local community, every year, to provide food parcels for those in need in our local area.

Our families generously donate produce that the children then deliver to the Salvation Army. 

Local Mayor

We often invite the Mayor to visit us and also our children take part in the mayoral debates at the official chambers in Kings Hill. This is a great experience for our older pupils to develop their spoken English.

Local PCSO

We work closely with our Youth Engagement officer for Tonbridge and Malling.  They help us understand topical issues around knife crime, common assault, shoplifting and peer pressure; who is legally responsible and more importantly who to turn to if you’re in trouble or feel worried.

We are lucky that our local PCSO regularly visits us to talk to the children on any relevant topics. 

Neighbourly Scheme

This brilliant scheme sees supermarkets work with local organisations such as schools, charities and care homes to give away their unsold fresh food so it doesn't go to waste. 

Our school receives regular donations from Aldi which we use for our tuck shop as well as for extra snacks for pupils. 

We also package some of the food into parcels to distribute to individuals and families in need, within our local community.

New shed with Jenner's help!

We are so grateful to the wonderful team at Jenner, who have supported the installation of our new shed for the PTA.  Mrs Hall and Mrs Masson were delighted with the time and support they gave us, which has enabled additional and much needed storage.

Thanks everyone!

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Remembrance Services

Each year we are invited to design a wreath in memory of those that served for our Country.  Pupils attend the annual Remeberance Service in Kings Hill to show their respects and we have students that attend the Sunday service with their families to represent the school by laying our wreaths.

Sue Ryder Shop Window Art and Poetry Showcase

A group of children have decorated the window display at the Sue Ryder shop in Kings Hill, showcasing art work and poetry based on 'Inspirational Women'.

Everyone worked really hard and did an absolutely brilliant job - well done!

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West Kent Partnership and Services

Find all the services, including food banks, community hubs and helplines offered in the West Kent area.

West Kent Partnership and Services

World Book Day Visit to Lavender Care Home

Year 2 visited Lavender Care Home in West Malling today to read their favourite stories to the residents as part of World Book Day.

The children had a brilliant afternoon and loved discussing their favourite characters with everyone.

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Links to Organisations We Work With

We work with a number of organisations in our local community and beyond. Here, you can find links to who they are and what they do.