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On Thursday evening, a team of Year 4 champions travelled over to SST to take on other VIPS school at a Bench ball tournament. Our children were absolutely incredible and showed true determination, perseverance and teamwork! We are so proud of them!


Whales class have heard some amazing presentations this term so far. They have included Amsterdam, Fir trees and Dance Club, to name just a few. Can’t wait to hear all of the others in the coming weeks.


Dolphin Class have been reading out their ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ diary entries with a desert-island backdrop! Their writing has been incredible and everyone should feel very proud!


Yr5's oracy presentation just keep getting better and better! Levi showed off his Jimi Hendrix-stylings on the guitar, Luke shared facts about his trip to Oxford, Harry showed his amazing fossil collection and Ava wowed the class with her genuine deer skull, complete with antlers


For our writing focus this week, Stingray class have been using our descriptive writing toolkits to describe the moment that Flint entered the mysterious ice palace from our brilliant class novel 'Skysong' by


Thank you to the kitchen and all the Year 1 team for welcoming parents in for a delicious roast lunch this week. The children loved having time to read with their parents and families in school. Thank you everyone!


To kick start our Oracy presentations, Lewis and Freya delivered two brilliant presentations to Stingray Class. Lewis inspired the class with information about his love of the beautiful game and Freya wowed us all with her INCREDIBLE 3D printing!


Whale class enjoyed adding their personal touches to their tie-dye t-shirts this week. We added words, patterns and slogans!


Sharks Class have been busy preparing for our 'This is Me' Fashion Show next week


Starfish class had a visit from the Snow Gruffalo this week – he left snowy footprints all over their outside area! The children have been investigating his movements and even created their own Gruffalo masks.


As part of our Ambition Project this terms focus is ‘charity’. Yr4 wrote their own letters to Mrs Covey’s Grandma & the residents in Barty House nursing home They also included instructions for how the residents could make their own origami hearts.


Whales have been working hard using the conjunction so in their SPAG lesson. We are SPAG masters!


On Friday, 4 children in Yr5 represented us in a Writing Competition, where they had to hone their literary skills & compete against 9 other schools. The children performed amazingly well & their efforts paid off with scoring 4th place. We are all incredibly proud of them!


Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are constantly working on new initiatives to highlight our proactive role in eliminating bullying, Jasmine our Year 6 ambassador has created this brilliant visual showing the two sides of bullying.


As part of our KS2 Charity Day, Year 5 have created cards with positive messages for the children at We hope that the children’s warm wishes and messages of hope will put a smile on the faces of the children and staff there.


To raise money for our chosen charities ' and Stingray class have been busy designing persuasive posters and leaflets to advertise our 'Beat the Teacher' penalty shoot-out event on Friday 11th February at 2.30pm.


Our KS2 classes have begun transforming their tie-dye t-shirts with some textile students from this morning. They have learnt a range of ways to manipulate their fabrics such as roses, slits & weaving. The finished designs will be shared at our school fashion show


Thank you so much to our EYFS/KS1 parents that attended our Maths Workshop, which looked at the expectations from each year group and the manipulatives we use as a school to teach them these concepts.


Retweeted From Oxfam Education

👏An enormous thank you to for trialling our new teaching resource for primary schools last week. Look out for these online later this month!


We are excited to announce that Clive from has started peripatetic guitar lessons in school today, working individually to teach the children. We are hoping to work towards a mini concert later in the year! Do sign up if you would like your child to have lessons


This afternoon Year 2 started their learning on habitats. They sorted living things and plants into their habitats and used their widget to help them.


In geography Year 3 have been using Atlases to identify the tropical rainforests across the world and the countries/ continents in which you would find these rainforests.


Sharks have been working really hard on their number bonds and missing number addition! Keep up the good work 👏#maths


Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Congratulations to for earning their Online Safety badge. They ran assemblies on the dos and don'ts of technology, created newsletters on online safety and ran workshops on cyberbullying behaviour. Learn more👉


The whole school have taken part in individual Fire Safety workshops today with A huge thank you to Jo for making the sessions enjoyable as well as informative


Whale Class have been working incredibly hard on column addition this week! We have mastered it!


EYFS and KS1 enjoyed their first film club with Mrs Covey, they watched The Snail and the Whale and it was great that it linked to Sharks’s writing this week.


Starfish Class have been exploring the season of winter in many different ways this week. Designing a role play area, making glue and tissue pictures and discussing key vocabulary from their focus stories too. Well done everyone.


It's been a hive of activity in school with many classes completing their T-shirt tie-dye. The colours and designs are going to be amazing and we can’t wait to see them once they are dried. Don’t forget to come along to our whole school fashion show on Wednesday 2nd February!


The children have produced some excellent artwork to jump start their new learning in term 3. In Year 2 Whales Class have printed textiles for African inspired images and in Year 4 the children have used water colour pencils to represent lava in their stunning volcanoes.


Year 5 have started their two day ‘healthy relationships’ workshop run by They have been exploring different types of friendships & what characteristics they would find in a healthy & positive relationship.


To celebrate the start of AFCON 2022, Stingray class have chosen to support Ghana! As part of their support, the children have been researching this fascinating country and have even linked it to our class topic by finding information about Ghana's climate.


We were so delighted to receive this wonderful football shirt revealing the new Jets Logo, designed by competition winner Levi in Year 5! Thank you to Mr Briggs one of our parents, for the shirt. We look forward to working closely with the Kings Hill Inclusive Football Team.


As part of our rivers topic in Geography, Dolphins class have been using atlases to research and locate the major rivers of the world. We created these maps to show what we’d learned and to prepare us for the next part of our topic: the river Nile!


Thank you to those that have sent in their reading challenge from last week – we were very impressed by the new reading corner made out of lego!


Retweeted From John McLaverty

A massive thank you to for inviting into school today to trial our brand new primary resources. They got a big thumbs up from Y5 & Y6. Look out for the resources online soon


Year 3 have been working hard with manipulatives to solve problems involving multiplication and division.


Our sports leaders have been teaching Year 4 how to play Bench Ball ready for the upcoming tournament


To celebrate the beginning of our new Geography topic 'Climates around the world', Stingray class took part in an Art to Start session where the children were using tissue paper to create collage maps of the Earth.


Year 2 have been starting their geography topic by making some art based on hot and cold colours.


The Teaching of English at Kings Hill

We aim to teach the following lessons each week to ensure coverage of skills and progression in all areas of the English curriculum.

We follow the Talk for Writing approach to our writing.

  • Monday - Reading lesson
  • Tuesday - SPAG lesson
  • Wednesday - Friday - Writing skills lessons

We aim to enable our children to:

  • Enjoy quality experiences that will enhance their writing, knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Be enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction texts.
  • Become lifelong learners as readers and writers through the Talk for Writing approach.
  • Explore global issues through writing (for example, persuasive writing and spoken language).  
  • Write with confidence, fluency and understanding, orchestrating a range of independent strategies to self monitor and correct.
  • Write a range of text types each seasonal term (fiction and non-fiction) and in a range of genres and be able to write in a variety of styles and form appropriate to the situation.
  • Increase their ability to use planning, editing and drafting to improve their work.
  • Use a variety of mediums to express their written ideas, e.g. ICT and Drama.

Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of high quality literature. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.

During the initial 'imitation' stage of Talk for Writing, children learn to tell a story off by heart. They retell a text with expression and actions and make use of a story map to support their retelling. Once the story is learnt, children are encouraged to adapt it. We then work on skills and ideas to develop the child's own writing. Many writing opportunities (through Reading, Spag and Writing lessons ) will take place in a learning sequence and finally will result in the "invention" stage where children will be challenged to write their own version (or invention) of the story or text independently.

To find out more, please visit Talk4Writing  

Setting Ideas

Character Ideas

Grammar Organiser

Progression in SPAG Skills


Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer programme that helps teachers monitor and manage children’s independent reading practice. Children choose books from their own level, read them at their own pace and then, when finished, quiz on the book at school on our Ipads or Macs. Feedback and results provided from the quiz allows the child and the teacher to choose new books, discuss strategies for reading and plan the next steps for their child's comprehension skills.

To search and find a book from the Accelerated Reader scheme please click the link below:

AR Bookfinder

Parents' Guide to Accelerated Reading

Accelerated Reader Powerpoint


Following the Government’s introduction of the new framework, spelling expectations for each year group have become more specific and detailed. Recognising the new higher expectations and specific emphasis on spellings, at our school we focus on daily teaching of spelling and phonics.   We use a range of fun, investigative and interactive methods to teach new spelling patterns and rules.

Spelling is a key part of becoming a successful writer.  It:

  • helps children to write more fluently, dedicating more of their energies towards creative writing (rather than the mechanical process of spelling);
  • helps children to attempt to spell unfamiliar words, enriching their vocabulary;
  • gives children opportunities to investigate and understand the true meaning of words;
  • develops confident writers and readers.

Key Stage 1 Read Write Inc and Phonics

Word List for Years 3 and 4

Word List for Years 5 and 6




Oracy - the four strands are:

1. Physical

2. Linguistic

3. Cognitive

4.Social and Emotional

Please see the links below for useful Oracy information.

Giving Proof of Listening Means

What does good Oracy look and sound like?


Choose your Protocol

Listening Ladder

Discussion Guidelines

The Oracy Framework

Parent Workshops and Information