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10/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jessica in YrR, Tia in Yr5, Emmie in Yr1, George in YrR and Reg in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/Ioe5P5xroG

03/08/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mrs Smith, Alice in Yr2 and Jasper in Yr6 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/EgUHf4jbqx

27/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Callum in YrR, Charlie in Yr5 and Maddie in Yr4 who are all celebrating this week. We hope you all have a great day! https://t.co/8CV2aY0o7G

20/07/20

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Emily in Yr5, Joshua in YrR, Samir in Yr6, Ethan in Yr3 and Mrs Atkinson who are all celebrating this week. https://t.co/aeMIMT59Z7

17/07/20

We would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to all our pupils, parents/carers for all your kind and thoughtful words and gifts. We wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in September. Best wishes from all the staff at VIPS Kings Hill 😀😎 https://t.co/Kd5dFbuC1f

17/07/20

Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 class and also to Mrs Gildley, Miss Sedgwick and Mrs Birchall. We wish them every success for the future. https://t.co/ksVdXyZP2N

17/07/20

Starfish had a virtual meeting with some of the Starfish at home to say happy holidays and wish Gabrielle good luck in her new school. https://t.co/6rTxVUKvsx

17/07/20

Please take a look at our 'Welcome Back' video in preparation for September. https://t.co/MznyTJ2jgX

17/07/20

Huge congratulations to Year 6 on winning the rounders competition against staff! A great way to end your time with us!🥳😀 https://t.co/MGUoPzGpR7

17/07/20

A huge thank you to our School Governors for our end of term treat! The staff have enjoyed tucking into these already!! https://t.co/WZyxfXbQee

16/07/20

Year 6 have been enjoying a fun packed week, including a water fight yesterday and BBQ food today. https://t.co/y1CvM7L2Xp

16/07/20

We would like to wish Mrs Hall (Penguin Class) and Mrs Wood (Starfish Class) a very happy birthday today, we hope they both have a fantastic day with lots of cake https://t.co/H4mT8FN77Z

15/07/20

Stingray Class have recorded their leavers assembly for us to share with parents and our local community. We are proud of all of them and the great things they have achieved and we wish them well for the future. https://t.co/ZExTpEDMPL

15/07/20

Starfish Class are having some fun in the sun today on their bikes and scooters https://t.co/TWJafPjMtE

15/07/20

Happy Birthday to Sam in Penguin Class and Peace & Blessing in Stingray Class, we hope you all enjoy your day! https://t.co/6sRm5m0b4G

14/07/20

A huge thank you to in Kings Hill for their kind donation, we are looking forward to "Peter" helping all our new Reception children in September! https://t.co/k9tyMmnFan

14/07/20

If you want to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge check out their virtual assembly https://t.co/q0yEKiaG7a

14/07/20

Starfish Class have been having fun playing with the bubbles this afternoon. https://t.co/9xw4oJGWBa

14/07/20

It was lovely to welcome back some of our children yesterday for their transition session. We are looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the week. We have missed you and we hope that your time spent in school will help prepare you for your return in September. https://t.co/gbxIVkjvsW

13/07/20

We would like to wish Azzam in Year 3 a very happy birthday for today, we hope you have had a great day! https://t.co/ftlyUe4hHz

13/07/20

Poppy and Ava Guard have created a wonderful idea to inspire us all to read over the summer. Do you like their shield, which they are going to collect stamps in for all their holiday reading. What a great idea. https://t.co/dTPqrDMw1k

13/07/20

We are so proud of everyone's brilliant writing and Adyan in Year 1 has been working so hard creating this thank you letter for Miss Francis. Well done! https://t.co/7MpwgUObLs

13/07/20

Green fingered Eva has already harvested her been crop! Have any of you grown some food to eat? Don't forget Spadeworks is open to visitors and is such a great place to visit! https://t.co/LwztK4WqE4

13/07/20

Theo is a fantastic artist. Do you like his character drawing? Here is a link to have a go at some cartoon favourites! https://t.co/eOS0GH1Qls https://t.co/9tNICALnOY

13/07/20

Alice has been so busy at home, look at her fantastic garden! She was also inspired by our Den Building project - are you in there Alice? https://t.co/3Misk8ibgL

13/07/20

Mia in Year 4 baked a cake for local Asda staff. Well done Mia, we know that the whole school community will be very inspired by this! https://t.co/rQWN3ErLD5

10/07/20

We would like to wish Miss Francis and Mrs Moisan a very happy birthday for this weekend. We hope they both enjoy their days. https://t.co/0pBO9Wu71X

10/07/20

Happy Friday, please take a look at the rights respecting article of the week https://t.co/dJzcrdmVSt

09/07/20

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 10th July is a Staff Development Day and school is closed to all pupils, there will also be no home learning uploaded on the website, have a lovely weekend 😀 https://t.co/tOstcj54dR

09/07/20

Year 6 have written some lovely diary entries today, well done! https://t.co/bPUc20GyoE

09/07/20

For challenge 1 Sharks have built their own giants castle ‘dens’. We are having a treat and using them to watch a film and have some popcorn! https://t.co/YpKO6JeIwe

09/07/20

Mrs Atkinson has helped the school secure an amazing £3.5K through a School Travel Plan application. We are so excited to be able to purchase more storage for our increasing numbers of scooting and cycling families! Thank you! https://t.co/1g8fdfkwa5

09/07/20

Our boys are loving writing, whether in school or at home. Keep up the great work George, Charlie and Max! https://t.co/qzSrqhrDS3

09/07/20

Shark Class have been reflecting on Year 1 this week. Look at Aya's lovely memories, we cannot wait to all be together as we start Year 2 in September! https://t.co/9qP5E0cnWd

09/07/20

In the Hub the children have produced fantastic newspaper reports this week. They were able to include catchy headlines, text boxes and use some very imaginative vocabulary. Well done! https://t.co/LFKFLs6ech

09/07/20

Eva has achieved an incredible physical goal this week. Her 90 mile challenge involved biking, walking, running and gymnastics too! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/db6goz9d13

09/07/20

Naomi studied Botticelli this week in her art masterclass! What an amazing picture. Can you get inspired and create your own artist impression? https://t.co/rGPFxlTvgi

09/07/20

Year 5 got physical in a different way with Mrs Gordon this week! They followed the Darcy Bussell master class in African Dance moves. What a great idea! https://t.co/RWMtaEL6yu

09/07/20

Harry found a really creative way of building 3D shapes this week! Why don't you try this at home? https://t.co/VaSyjQtWWP

09/07/20

Happy Birthday to Maksim in Year 5, we hope you have a great day 🎂🥳 https://t.co/7OMnimVyov

English

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 https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/

Setting Ideas

Character Ideas

Grammar Organiser

Progression in SPAG Skills

Reading

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:

https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/UserType.aspx?RedirectURL=%2fdefault.aspx

Parents' Guide to Accelerated Reading

Accelerated Reader Workshop November 2019

Spelling

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

Inexcusables

Homophones

Oracy

Please see the links below for useful Oracy information. You can click on the images for further information about the four strands of Oracy specifically.

Giving Proof of Listening Means

What does good Oracy look and sound like?

Groupings

Choose your Protocol

Listening Ladder

Discussion Guidelines

The Oracy Framework

Oracy - the four strands are:

1. Physical

2. Linguistic

3. Cognitive

4.Social and Emotional

Parent Workshops and Information

Other Resources