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22/10/21

We hope you all have a relaxing half term break. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Wednesday 3rd November. https://t.co/b2eRzCo4SU

22/10/21

Here are the new friends that Shark class made in their garden this afternoon... meet Trevor and Nigel! https://t.co/rXcAH0DE68

22/10/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The product of hard work from students at and our own scholars, who glazed them, we present an array of penguins, all produced this term! Well done everyone https://t.co/c3zefhLDte

22/10/21

Year 5 have been learning all about the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo and on Monday we recreated our very own, complete with fallen King and buried artefacts! https://t.co/RFpFlOAm3N

21/10/21

Shark class were inspired by Sunflower art by Vang Gogh and Monet. They created their own pieces and were so proud of the result. Well done! https://t.co/P2X8xAz6BK

20/10/21

We are pleased to announce that the Diana Award has awarded us our Anti Bullying ‘Online Safety’ badge, to highlight the activities and campaigns we have done in school over the last academic year to raise awareness of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online. https://t.co/BkcfcF5DT6

20/10/21

In Science Seal Class consolidated their topic ‘Forces and Magnets’ by creating a game using magnets as a force. Their games included magnetic football, fishing, and mazes. They looked fab! https://t.co/nEtDDaleFg

20/10/21

Whales class were beginning their week on poetry by sorting vocabulary that will fit into the rhyming pattern! Our poetry will use this vocabulary when we start to draft it! https://t.co/QxbpXaTQZS

20/10/21

We would like to say a special thank you to George & Isabella for delivering their own Spanish assembly in front of the whole school and their families. It was lovely to hear how both of them have family links to Spain, as well as their favourite Spanish foods and phrases. https://t.co/s50QLqaffd

19/10/21

Year 3 handed over our Harvest donations to Jon from the Maidstone Salvation Army today and we are looking forward to working with them next term. https://t.co/6W8ERr61em

15/10/21

Congratulations to all our achievers this week! Year R - Leo B and Euan Year 1 - Dougal and Guy Year 2 - Rocco and Charlie Year 3 - Fletcher and Joe Year 4 - Dolcie and Aston Year 5 - Alex and Harvey Year 6 - Maddie and William https://t.co/j6fD7A7Am0

15/10/21

Keep it private! Only give your mobile phone number or personal email address to trusted friends. https://t.co/LnXM1C7Gpq

15/10/21

Keep it private! Only give your mobile phone number or personal email address to trusted friends. https://t.co/XjPJS4J3KA

15/10/21

Think before you send: whatever you send can be made public very quickly and could stay online forever. https://t.co/9aM38u0bSw

15/10/21

It’s never too early to think about Christmas! Some Yr5&6 children are working on a special singing project & have professionally recorded a song as part of a Christmas Carol competition. This is a little teaser but the finished record will be shared soon https://t.co/yr56uLwacX

15/10/21

Always respect others: be careful what you say online and what images you send. https://t.co/9vN2Y3XH6e

15/10/21

On Thursday, Stingray class took part in a workshop. The children demonstrated brilliant CPR skills and worked superbly together! A huge thanks to for the superb workshop; the children loved it & have learnt some hugely important life skills! https://t.co/8Img39i0qT

15/10/21

Always respond to any negativity with positivity if you are witness to unkind messages. https://t.co/Y8slOJxQgb

15/10/21

Save or screenshot any unkind comments or messages sent online to share with an adult. https://t.co/g5bLne8zfr

15/10/21

STOP THE PRESS!!! The Kings Hill’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are taking over our social media channels today to highlight their campaign to make everyone aware of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online! https://t.co/jjWwOtot5C

15/10/21

Thank you to our families that attended our showcase supper last night, it was lovely to finally show off our classroom displays and ‘art to start’ projects. A massive thank you to our Year 5 & 6 choir for performing too and Jacqui from Cucina for providing a delicious meal! https://t.co/NDG6yt41iS

13/10/21

A huge thank you to one of our parents for dropping of this very thoughtful care package for the staff room to help now cold season is here! The staff are now enjoying a hot lemon, ginger and honey drink! https://t.co/vhgMCf57K4

13/10/21

Whales have been solving problems which involve using the greater than and less than symbols. We have been recording our working out in different ways. https://t.co/GczR11d6Px

12/10/21

Starfish enjoyed their cool down in PE after a fun game of ‘Beans’ https://t.co/WttoCMVCJA

08/10/21

Thank you for wearing yellow today in recognition of World Mental Health Day, it was lovely to see the children so colourful and they all enjoyed a special assembly and activities about their emotions! https://t.co/OX44G7bLKV

08/10/21

Year 5 have been learning all about our Solar System as part of our Space topic. We have been working out the distances between each planet and using our knowledge of their orbits to create our own depictions of the planets in relation to the Sun. https://t.co/aVP6CRHM5k

07/10/21

We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. tomorrow is an opportunity to show every young person that they’re not alone; they are valued and they matter. We would like to invite all children to come dressed in something yellow https://t.co/HkBtBdCosV

07/10/21

Whales have spent the morning planning their Florence Nightingale biography. We have used facts we know about her and sorted them under three subheadings! https://t.co/zTHAXf8Gx5

07/10/21

Sharks made marmalade sandwiches (Paddington Bear style) this morning! They worked through each step ready to write the instructions tomorrow. We all had a taste of the sandwiches together in the classroom and most of us really enjoyed them!! https://t.co/3pi0laFLQV

06/10/21

After the Harvest assembly this morning, Year 1 were delighted to share some autumn themed activities with parents during a stay and play session. Thank you for joining us! https://t.co/PIdpYsEgR5

06/10/21

There was an exciting delivery this morning for our Student Voice Leaders! Their new wooden badges signify the special status SVLT have in school. This team of students really are trailblazing our school development along with Mrs Guthrie and the other teachers. Congratulations! https://t.co/cbjd3jPQTJ

06/10/21

So excited to have 100% of families in Starfish connected on ClassDojo! https://t.co/fc666f6nLV

06/10/21

Thank you to those who attended our Stay and Play session. It is so nice to share our learning with our wonderful families. Linked to Article 28 RRSA https://t.co/Zl4GXTtdpI

06/10/21

During a Dance & Drama session at Yr6 learnt a routine from the hit West End Musical 'School of Rock'. To celebrate their achievement, they also performed to an audience of parents. What a brilliant day it was & what a superb group of children we have in Stingray Class! https://t.co/urfXsqIm5l

06/10/21

On Tuesday, Stingray class travelled over to to take part in a Creative Arts Workshop. During the Doodling session, the children were given brilliant drawing strategies to help them create awesome doodles - needless to say, Stingray Class absolutely loved it! https://t.co/H19MCWTqWS

06/10/21

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our Harvest collection this year. We are always so grateful for the support our community shows. All food will be taken to a local food bank. Thank you https://t.co/hpHwbsShXI

06/10/21

To celebrate , Mr Brazendale shared with the school the importance of the struggles associated with race equality. We explored the role of black men & women in History who have made such incredible steps forward in the pursuit of achieving equal rights! https://t.co/kg6gcvRkkU

05/10/21

Whales were helping each other to solve SPAG problems. We were working out what we could do if we spotted a sentence that started with an ‘and’. We were AMAZING! https://t.co/QugOa8JYIo

05/10/21

So excited to have 100% of families connected on ClassDojo in Penguin Class! https://t.co/fc666eOMUn

Personal Development

Personal Development is at the heart of our Rights Respecting school curriculum learning journey.  It develops, promotes and enables a range of skills that allow our children to be really effective life-long learners.

Together, our school community learn about UNICEF children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. Children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.

We support every child to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their emotions, feelings and to learn to communication these effectively through an ethos and culture of inclusion and mutual respect.

As part of a whole-school approach, PD education develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The benefits to pupils of such an approach are numerous as PD prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times.

It also helps pupils to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.

Our whole school approach promotes effective relationships between all members of the school community. The promotion of pupils’ personal and social development underpins other learning. PD education contributes to assists children and young people to build:

  • their personal identities,
  • confidence
  • self-esteem
  • understanding of their own decision-making.

Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others helps our pupils to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives. Our talented team adapt and responding to the approach that enables each individual to be successful.

Skills Children Learn:

Always in an age appropriate way, we help the children shape and manage their lives, now and in the future, and help them to learn every day essential, life skills, including:

  • The Development of self-understanding, empathy and healthy, productive relationships
  • Relationships Education
  • Eating healthily
  • Keeping safe on the road
  • How to stay safe on the internet
  • The promotion of good mental health

Relationship Education

From September 2020, Relationships Education is now compulsory in Primary Schools.

In keeping with our School ethos, the children are encouraged, and frequently reminded, to speak to a trusted adult when they have any concerns or worries.

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.

Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts.

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents

Visits

Visits

Throughout the school year, we are fortunate to have various visitors to help bring our PD curriculum to life, including visits from:

  • The Police
  • The Fire Service
  • A dental health advisor
  • Road safety experts
  • Kent Magistrates Service

Project Salus

Salus

Salus offers a huge range of innovative services and evidence based training programmes to improve the lives of children.

Children, young people and families also help to govern the services they deliver in school. Through strong pupil voice and participation, Salus are able to ensure that they offer the most effective service to improve well-being and engagement.

Please take a look at their Website to find out more. 

Personal Development Events

Opportunities to promote Specific PD events

Each year we celebrate national and international events which work to reinforce or work to celebrate inclusion and personal development, such as:

  • Children’s Mental Health Week
  • UNICEF International Children’s Day
  • Anti-bullying Week
  • National On-line Safety Week
  • World Autism Awareness Week
  • Concern Worldwide Refuge week

 

Celebrating Success

We aim for all our pupils to have a positive attitude to learning and to be proud of their achievements both in school and out of school.  Every Thursday we have a whole school Celebration Assembly that is extremley popular with both the children and teachers.  The Celebration Assembly gives us all a chance to share the fantastic learning that goes on in our classrooms and to celebrate individual achievements.

Each week we celebrate:

Achievement Award: A child from each class recieves praise and a certificate to recognise their achievement and effort over the week.

Rights Respecting Award: One child from each class recieves praise and a certificate to recognise their Rights Respecting behaviour and their commitment to the Rights Respecting Schools initiative.

Dojo Award: A child from each class is presented with a certificate for achieving the most dojos across the week.

Lunchtime Award: A child from each class is presented with a certificate for excellent behaviour and helpfulness supporting the Midday Meal Supervisors.

We also hold a termly celebration assembly when we invite parents into school to celebrate children being awarded a certificate for the following areas:

Reading Achievement

Mathematician Achievement 

Writer Achievement

Ready Respectful and Safe

Creativity

Sports Personality

Governor Award (as voted for by our Local School Board)

All the children who are celebrated in the Celebration Assembly are also mentioned in our weekly school newsletter.    

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