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16/10/20

We are pleased to share our Harvest Assembly with you all, please do take a look! https://t.co/DXLOAIZRpD

16/10/20

It should now be working, we will retweet!

16/10/20

As a treat for reaching their Class Dojo target of 150, Shark Class have enjoyed a pyjama party this afternoon. All of the children snuggled up in their onesies and watched a film together https://t.co/uoR0lXNKSY

16/10/20

Starfish Class have been using prepositional language this week when giving commands to their own BeeBots. Can you use prepositional language over the weekend by creating your own obstacle course? https://t.co/xhXkX2rgAU

15/10/20

Good Luck to all our Year 6 students sitting the 11+ KENT Test today. https://t.co/dvYijOfIet

14/10/20

Why not have a go at collecting and identifying leaves with the help of this Nature Detective's Leaf Hunt Sheet! Take the children outside and use them in your garden or local area! https://t.co/9X2DlQiu2I

14/10/20

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Harvest Collection so far this week, we are amazed by your generosity https://t.co/gvUp9sS0Dp

14/10/20

Today is the last day to purchase your raffle tickets for the Halloween Raffle, £1 per entry. The raffle will be drawn in class today before the children go home. https://t.co/6WdK9ZidGL

13/10/20

Year 1 have been learning how to make their own split pin bears this week! https://t.co/woVidxYdOS

09/10/20

Exciting News! This week we have received our large AR order for our newly revamped library! The children are looking forward to reading these books and quizzing on them! https://t.co/eMJ6jZ3XC8

07/10/20

This week Yr5 have been enjoying looking at poetry through the amazing book Cloud Busting by , this has included creating Haikus on the theme of bullying https://t.co/WVdvfgbIWT

07/10/20

Our Remarkable Writing Day winners received their prizes today, well done to all for their amazing writing https://t.co/IuLyLgeEn7

07/10/20

This week Year 3 made their own tin foil timelines of how the universe evolved for space week. They also made one giant timeline after as a class. https://t.co/DsDQHPEIwJ

06/10/20

Mrs Guthrie and Mrs Covey are making the most of online CPD training this morning by attending the October Conference https://t.co/uxUOMSRkB2

02/10/20

This week, Year 1 became Cave People! They crawled into their caves to create these cave pictures after their remarkable writing about The Croods cave. https://t.co/IUDxOGxC7k

02/10/20

A huge well done to Daisy (Yr6), Annabel (Yr5), Theo (Yr4), Holly S (Yr3), Zaylee (Yr2) and Holly (Yr1) on winning our Remarkable Writing Day challenge as chosen by our SVLT Members, they will receive their prizes next week! https://t.co/a93OMKrsdP

02/10/20

Well done to Kenzie-Lee in Yr5 on making it through the trials, he has now signed a 2 year contract to play for the under 10's football team. Were very proud of you Kenzie-Lee. https://t.co/ajsAlTxAad

01/10/20

Everyone has completed artwork to compliment their story writing on 'The Croods'. Yr1 created caves to complete their wall paintings in. Yr2 worked on shading & patterns using pastels to create a sunrise and Yr3&5 focused on the plants & animals found in the new, magical world. https://t.co/P2u37aauVx

01/10/20

Starfish Class have been completing lots of Maths activities during their COOL time today, Mrs Covey came in to see all of their hard work and was so impressed with the peg patterns and number formations she could see. They have settled so well into our school community already! https://t.co/av0PHk3kAF

30/09/20

Remarkable Writing Day kicked off with a virtual whole school assembly, watching a short clip from the film The Croods. The children are now writing their own version of the story. We can't wait to show the finished articles and our whole school display! https://t.co/pzwrvD93JK

30/09/20

This week Year 3 took on the role as hunter-gatherers on the school field to discover what they may be able to gather to survive. https://t.co/qOFK8eXOFM

29/09/20

Whilst learning about the Solar system in Science today, Luca from Penguin Class decided to make a short film to remember the order of the planets https://t.co/e2cVnRtUb1

29/09/20

We are looking for a SRP Teaching Assistant at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, West Malling, please take a look https://t.co/jZftbZw7Bn

29/09/20

Year 1 have had a really interesting chat with Fireman Aiden and learned some useful tips! We now know that if there is a fire in our home we must run and shout! Do you know where your smoke alarms are in your home? https://t.co/b1CWBLC3uD

28/09/20

A huge thank you to the Cross family for their kind donation of two basketball hoops, they have proved very popular this lunchtime! https://t.co/hLcAZNDcpZ

28/09/20

All children have taken part in the Big Anti Bullying Assembly this morning and have completed their pledge sheets in class as part of the assembly. Al children understand the right behavior and attitudes to respect one another! https://t.co/RhaClo7Dyt

28/09/20

Rockin' Rights Respecting - The children have begun to have an awareness around their rights and their favourite is - The right to play and rest. What is yours? https://t.co/iy2gQpPD8p

25/09/20

This week's Article of the week explores Article 38. October 2 is the United Nations International Day for Non-Violence and this year is the 75 anniversary of the United Nations. So this weeks article is a particularly good article to feature https://t.co/wKQ0ItbDc6

25/09/20

This week Year 6 have been planning and publishing diaries from the perspective of Torak, the main character from their class novel Wolf Brother https://t.co/RwcEio5Nj1

25/09/20

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Lovely to see some of the Year 6 students enjoying our 'Virtual' Maths Workshop. Thank you for sharing. 'Isla and Tia went through the Maths workshop together over zoom! They had great fun and did really well...Thank you for all the effort that went into it! ' https://t.co/Jwv5bBBKF8

25/09/20

Macmillan Coffee Morning all set up - Remember to join us virtually at 9.30am, via the zoom link sent on our Parent Mail. https://t.co/WIObcsfeNo

24/09/20

This week Year 5 have been looking further into the Anglo-Saxon period and leadership, the understanding of leaders, kings and kingdoms has also helped us with our story writing. https://t.co/JAdepPybsG

23/09/20

This week Year 3 have been investigating non-magnetic and magnetic materials. They have also looked at partitioning numbers in different ways in maths. https://t.co/az2DY3qNy1

23/09/20

Support with our virtual on Friday 25th September where we can enjoy tea & cake whilst discussing our return and how we are moving forward with the use of Makaton. If you would like to donate, please use our link: https://t.co/cajsNy2HbW

18/09/20

Congratulations to our three newest members of our SVLT Team, who have all been chosen by our pupils, next week they will choose the final member and we look forward to hearing from them https://t.co/ltIaUuwDhf

17/09/20

If you have a child starting school in 2021 or know someone who has, why not book a small group tour. We are taking every precaution to ensure these are safe for everyone. Please follow this link to book on one. https://t.co/Wp4FhSVNcP https://t.co/bNTnjpPhyt

17/09/20

Please take a look at this weeks Article of the Week! https://t.co/UPrgeiGf0x

16/09/20

Year 5 have completed poems based on The Day the World Changed and from their work in science demonstrating why we have day and night. https://t.co/PWcR7ZFv2x

16/09/20

Seal Class have been practising number bonds to 20 https://t.co/6VFwxrx6zu

14/09/20

Starfish Class stayed for lunch today and all those that had a hot meal enjoyed their meatballs and rice! https://t.co/qNjM4FCJwC

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