Close

Our School App Stay connected on the go...

Open
Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app
Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

Close

22/05/20

This afternoon story is read by Mrs Hilton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend and a super half term. Take care https://t.co/JyndzleZy8

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Deanna in Year 2 and Austin in Year 3 who will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend. We hope you have a fantastic day. https://t.co/zbsJK6FSlV

22/05/20

Please do take a look at the latest Rights Respecting Article, available on our website. https://t.co/DOuNViN1T3

22/05/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is on our website and the problem with Year 2 has now been fixed! We hope you all have a lovely day. Please look out for our newsletter and update letter to parents that will be sent later today! https://t.co/IPTrKbmdFb

21/05/20

There has been lots of hard work and creative home learning happening in Year 1 this week. Well done to all! https://t.co/raag8nklIx

21/05/20

Good Morning, today's home learning is now available on our website. Today, we thought you might like to start the day with some circuit exercises! https://t.co/8oQ0WSKHYC

20/05/20

Today's story is read by Mrs Cantello, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. Stay safe and alert! https://t.co/qAT1VcHZq7

20/05/20

Today's Mental Health Awareness Activity is Map my Feelings https://t.co/c7SJuGUcGm

20/05/20

To celebrate Mya in Seal Class as made this short video, with the help of her Mum and Dad to share, we think it is beautiful. Thank you Mya! https://t.co/btjXZ2ltxC

20/05/20

Mya in Year 5 has loved researching about the Burj Al Arab and has created her leaflet as part of last week's project. Well done Mya! https://t.co/epvZigHY5g

20/05/20

Just another day for our super Starfish! The Starfish have been inspired by our super NHS and have created their own superheroes. https://t.co/QyS7rzCtq1

20/05/20

We have received another anti-bullying selfie frame! Please do keep sending them into us, they look great and will help with our next badge! https://t.co/ZzLYJb1aYQ

20/05/20

Happy Birthday to Nathaniel in Whale Class who is celebrating today, we hope you have a great day! 🥳🥳 https://t.co/umH6cDSUXU

20/05/20

Good Morning & Happy Teachers Appreciation Day, we would like to give a big shout out to all the teachers, especially our own, who all do an amazing job! Please do share any messages. Today's home learning is available on our website. Have a lovely day! https://t.co/9TVWfEsBEr

19/05/20

This afternoon's story is read by Mrs Wood, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely sunny evening. https://t.co/5uyu9aLHgj

19/05/20

A huge well done to Matt in Whale Class for completing a 2.6 k challenge on Sunday. Below is a memento of his achievement. Great effort Matt! https://t.co/QRcj0GuQxT

19/05/20

Yr5 have produced some superb information leaflets on different iconic buildings across the world as part of their DT & History topic. They have learnt about, The Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate bridge, Sydney Opera House, Glasgow School of Art and Tottenham Football Stadium. https://t.co/C0n8akT2GR

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/i3v94aSGVu to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/l8KP6Q55Vk

19/05/20

Today's activity is a Bumble Bee Breathing activity. Please do share your pictures with us on either Dojo or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/D9zBK4bhbr

19/05/20

Naomi in Whale Class has been working hard this morning on her MyMaths home learning, well done Naomi! https://t.co/46bVqpbsdk

19/05/20

Evie is smashing her Mymaths telling the time homework. Well done Evie! https://t.co/28FPvPPkgJ

19/05/20

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday. Today's home learning is available on our website. We hope you all have a fantastic day! https://t.co/Qio4lZwtmQ

18/05/20

This afternoon's story is There was an old Dragon who swallowed a Knight read by Mrs Ambrose, we hope you all it enjoy it. Have a very lovely, sunny, afternoon. https://t.co/R3Apc7JWsC

18/05/20

Well done to Thomas in Starfish Class for completing his 150 piece world jigsaw. Thomas enjoyed talking to his family about so many different things whilst completing the puzzle! https://t.co/o0mEmM1K8w

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

18/05/20

Year 2 have asked us to re-share their video message to all, great work Whale Class, stay safe everyone! https://t.co/ImMguws6tB

18/05/20

As part of Mental Health Awareness we will be sharing daily tasks for the children to take part in. Please do share your pictures with us as we would love to see what you all achieve! https://t.co/llLc2Y6si6

18/05/20

Thomas in Starfish Class chose to do his reading as a 'Monster'. The monster got his first sticker on his new reading chart! Well done Thomas https://t.co/X1qKbg4d5z

18/05/20

Happy Birthday to Isabella in Whale Class who celebrated her birthday over the weekend, we hope you had a fabulous day https://t.co/bdMaETEGxm

18/05/20

Elliott in Whale Class has shared with us his first attempt at making sourdough bread this weekend, well done Elliott it looks very tasty! https://t.co/S5HrjCZ1al

18/05/20

Good Morning to you all, we hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Today's home learning is now available on our website. Please do continue to share your learning with us https://t.co/hnqxOsIyA5

15/05/20

Friday afternoon's Story Time is read by Miss Chattenton, we hope you all enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine 🌞🌞 https://t.co/8mv4CBJIjh

15/05/20

Benjamin has done a draw along challenge set by Mrs Walls from author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He has also designed and made a house using recycled materials. Well done Benjamin, great work! https://t.co/u5wuWQfGZx

15/05/20

George in Seal Class wanted to share his writing with us all, great work George! https://t.co/1zGg1Ux3oU

15/05/20

Isabelle and Holly from Starfish Class wrote a letter to their friend yesterday, great work girls! https://t.co/NTFdFexvq9

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/my926XevSs

15/05/20

Dolcie in Yr2 has been really interested in birds and has befriended one that visits her garden. Dolcie has named the bird Barry and enjoys leaving bread out. Yesterday she left out a fish finger to see if the bird would eat it and the bird really enjoyed it! https://t.co/dvpaz9VaPK

15/05/20

Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home, do take a look: https://t.co/BL27tgyV0Z

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