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31/03/20

Today's story, The Mousehole Cat is read by Mrs Guthrie, we hope you enjoy it as much as we have! https://t.co/HkXy3lw2dl

31/03/20

Some great home learning from Starfish Class today, thanks for sharing! https://t.co/5asELvNxbg

31/03/20

Luca shared an autism video with his sister and he talked about how his autism is similar/different to those on the video. Well done Luca! https://t.co/hIp4z9csrX

31/03/20

Well done to Samuel for completing our first Autism Awareness task yesterday, he made the autism awareness cookies and then shared them with his neighbours! https://t.co/zJAOC2Pg9n

31/03/20

An early morning story to start the day! https://t.co/2ifF5SxXS6

31/03/20

Good Morning! Today's home learning is now available on our website. Do also take a look at our daily Autism Awareness Activities for everyone to take part in and please share your pictures! https://t.co/aNk8tsQ0p8

30/03/20

Today's Story Time comes courtesy of Mrs Ambrose from Starfish Class, we hope you enjoy.... https://t.co/GiO0GbETjv

30/03/20

Annabel made her iconic landmark, the Colosseum out of a chocolate cake and a cereal box. She made the cake and carved out the inside once it cooled, well done Annabel! https://t.co/EVM70tCG6v

30/03/20

Great piece of homework, thank you Isla https://t.co/EqmkhZnehL

30/03/20

Tia and Niamh have both written a poem about Ambition! We hope you like them as much as we did, well done girls! https://t.co/n536qPPfu6

30/03/20

Today, Seal Class have been set an extra challenge of finding as many cylinder shaped objects as they could around their house, here are some of their results! https://t.co/VfJqrTMBBy

30/03/20

Miss Sedgwick and her mum spent the weekend helping with the preparation for a coronavirus assessment centre in Kent to help relieve pressure on hospitals. https://t.co/6eHZ2tRWNz

30/03/20

Well done to Isla’s in Year 5 on her landmark project. A lot of work has gone into the model and it is mostly to scale! We think Isla is an incredible designer! https://t.co/R79Cuvu77a

30/03/20

We are pleased to share with you our Danceathon for Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer Parade. A huge thank you to for making the video for us and a well done to all who took part. Please do still share any video's with us! Danceathon https://t.co/3nbQLrKZzL via

30/03/20

Well done to Naomi in Whale Class for her model of The Royal Albert Hall. Naomi feels this is an iconic building as anyone who sees it will know what it is! https://t.co/kDCwOsjZ9W

30/03/20

Good Morning! Today's home learning is now available on our website. This week we will also be sharing daily Autism Awareness Activities on the website for everyone to take part in. https://t.co/EqaU0WczYg

27/03/20

We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you, so we have decided to bring reading to you! Please enjoy our first instalment from Mrs Gidley https://t.co/FSWIIvS4ab via

27/03/20

More great home learning today, thanks for sharing! https://t.co/ogr3k43DEs

27/03/20

Happy Friday! Today's home learning is now available on our school website. Don't forget to keep sharing your pictures. Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine! https://t.co/0XdnjkjpBO

26/03/20

Huge Well Done to all those who took part in our 'Danceathon' for today, please do share your videos at office.viat.org.uk to be part of our 'mash up' and we will share it with you all soon! https://t.co/zjQ7ED3VFp

26/03/20

Starfish Class have also been keeping busy, with lots of fun learning! Well done and keep sharing! https://t.co/mN5d4A3Jc9

26/03/20

Year 2 have been keeping busy! Let us know what you have all been doing to keep busy https://t.co/oUcLMZDs1S

26/03/20

Annabel and Lucas are putting their sheet to good use today, they have turned it into a roundabout and are busy practising road safety. https://t.co/OwEkJoiSwo

26/03/20

Keep your home learning pictures coming in, they are helping to brighten up our day! https://t.co/VIGwSIHau2

26/03/20

Good morning to all! Just to let you know that todays home learning is available on the school website. Please keep sending us pictures, videos and letters that we can share on here and facebook. We are all enjoying receiving them https://t.co/cbQZ8DXu4l

26/03/20

Don't forget it's our 'Danceathon' for Elmer today, please send your short clips to office.viat.org.uk of your family taking part, we are looking forward to seeing them all! https://t.co/ijjW8tshq8

25/03/20

Annabels question for today....where would we love to be now? ..... at the beach ☀️ 🏄‍♀️ 🏖 🌊 https://t.co/y7Mx7WujWh

25/03/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Here's more information about our brand new Stay Creative 2020 competition: https://t.co/LZPWK7Ki1X If you're a student at one of our Trust schools, you have until 10 April to enter! https://t.co/iB10Efxmn5

25/03/20

Some great home learning again today, keep sharing your pictures with us at office.viat.org.uk we are really enjoying seeing what all the children have been up too! https://t.co/hzvTCjGhsy

25/03/20

Staying Creative: Get involved in our new competition, follow the link below for further details! https://t.co/Hbm0yfZ9bV https://t.co/IracWTstLd

25/03/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

We are about to launch a big Trust competition! 🎨🖋✏️✂️🏆Look out for the letter that’s coming out to you soon... https://t.co/vS3Ep4MVr7

25/03/20

Check out this amazing spelling game George has been doing. He put the two spelling rule endings (tial and cial) on his door and had to shoot the correct ending using his nerf gun. A very creative but educational game! https://t.co/DVlIozJEox

24/03/20

We are delighted to have been awarded £1,166 in the Bags of Help scheme for our SRP outside area - thank you so much to everyone who voted for us! Some fantastic news in uncertain times! https://t.co/p7ATAlQI5C

24/03/20

It's lovely to see all the activities that the children are doing at home. Please keep your pictures coming through to office.viat.org.uk they really help to keep our spirits up! https://t.co/odrqmS5SMs

24/03/20

Naithu in Yr4 has created her own stop motion frame about an earthquake - this is based on her computing lessons from the term! Amazing! https://t.co/LBqX3gwibK

24/03/20

Well done to Isabella in Yr4 for making some yummy vegetable soup as part of her home learning yesterday! https://t.co/Zx7Y6du8dw

24/03/20

Retweeted From The Bookseller

The magical has launched a digital hub with to help keep youngsters busy while schools are closed—learn more about here: https://t.co/W2OAAzSEcY https://t.co/k8Strt4Cya

24/03/20

We were due to complete our school Danceathon on Thursday 26th March as part of our Elmer Project & we are not going to let the school closure stop us! We are asking all families to record themselves dancing to their favourite song & share it with us. Lets get dancing! https://t.co/I1xJJv5zQh

23/03/20

How has the first day of home school been? We hope it's been fun... don't forget to send in photos of all the hard work being done by our pupils and any other projects you might have had a go at! We'd love to share them :) Stay safe everyone.

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