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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

Relationships and Sex Education

As a part of your child’s education at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. It is taught throughout the school in every year group and this year it is even more important that you are aware of teaching content in order to support learning from home.

I am writing to let you know that, in the next few weeks, starting 15th June, if your child is in school, your child’s class will be taking part in lessons which will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme.

The link below gives you key information about this teaching.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812593/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

Why are we teaching this aspect of the curriculum?

Age four to six (Reception – Year 1): From this age, children should be able to identify safe situations and those which may be risky, like other children or adults taking improper photographs of them. They should be able to identify trusted adults (both at home and school) who they can talk to if they feel worried. Within this age group they should understand about different types of families, including those with same sex parents. The emphasis being on all different types of families.

Age six to eight (Year 2 – 3): Understanding the importance of boundaries within friendships and personal relationships is important, including online and through technologies such as mobile phones and games. They should know what films, programmes and online content they should and shouldn’t be watching, in addition to who to tell, if someone encourages them to watch inappropriate content (this is a grooming tactic).

Age eight to nine (Year 4): By this age, children need to be taught about the emotional and physical changes of growing up, coping strategies for different emotions, as well as looking after their bodies and the onset of puberty. We find that some girls may even be starting their periods in year 4, so it is critical that they have this knowledge at this age. We also recommend giving a gentle introduction to reproduction, this is the point at which we find we are able to tell children before they have received a muddled version from an older sibling or peers have been looking online for the definition of “sex”. 

Whilst some parents and teachers may question this age, it is important to know that ‘sex’ is spoken and sung about, widely in the media including in pop music aimed at children (e.g. Little Mix). If children type this simple word into the internet to find out what it means they will be presented with graphic and often disturbing images, so it is better to educate the children in a gentle age appropriate manner, than to leave them hungry for information.

Age nine to 11 (Year 5 – 6): At these ages it is important to review the previous information taught, as children tend to absorb and retain elements of the information when it is of relevance to them. So we allow children to ask more questions in these year groups, to ensure they understand what they have been taught and fill in any gaps in knowledge.

They will often want more details on conception, how babies develop (including twins) and are born. Sometimes they ask how people can get germs from sex and how they can be prevented, or there may be curiosity about feelings or body image – each group is different.

Lesson guidance

All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.

In teaching Relationships Education and RSE, we ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect.

We comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which sexual orientation and gender reassignment are amongst the protected characteristics.

However, we ensure that all of their teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content.