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We would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe summer. We hope you all manage to enjoy some family time and fingers crossed for some sunny weather! Take care and we will see you in September.


Dolphin Class have been exploring tessellations through using different manipulatives. Naithvika has been exploring statements about tessellations and using her reasoning skills to explain her findings.


Starfish Class decided to create their own football stadiums after the events last weekend using the wooden blocks


Year 4 have been reviewing the Euros, thinking about the qualities displayed by the England team and how they can inspire us. Some children have written letters of support to members of the team.


Sayli in Year 2 has written a lovely letter after school for the England squad. What a lovely letter Sayli!


Year 3 have been learning how to read and write in grams and kilograms on scales.


We are pleased to say that the VIAT Online Exhibition is now live! Please do take a look at the fantastic work that has been done across the Trust.


Year 1 have been working hard at making 4 equal groups to support their understanding of quartering!


Year 2 have enjoyed their afternoon testing out their own games in order to evaluate them!


In Design Technology, Seal Class have been busy creating final decorations for their floats. We are really looking forward to seeing them when finished!


Here is the link to the next issue of Families Magazine West Kent. This issue is full of useful information and advice for parents including holiday activities, summer learning, health and family food.


Year 6 have got their activity week off to a great start with Pizza making! They are looking forward to tasting their hard work later!


Congratulations to Isla in Whale Class on being awarded the Sportsmanship award for The Wateringbury Girls Football academy. She has done very well this season, well done Isla!!


Huge Congratulations to Eliza in Dolphin Class on coming first at her Dressage competition, we are very proud of her


Mrs Moisan's Son, Alfred has used lockdown to combine his passion for cooking with helping to raise money for by serving up a book of interviews with some of the best chefs in the world. Please take a look. 100% of profits will go to Fareshare.


We are holding a transition event on 6 July to help you and your child prepare to move from primary to secondary school. It'll be held in the library of our secondary school, SST Maidstone, from 5-6pm. Find out more details, and book your place here:


The Year 6 Transition Evening scheduled for this week has been postponed until next Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 5.30pm. If you would like to sign up to attend, please use the link below.


Year 3 have been working on writing in the first person to produce a diary entry. Great works Seal Class.


The KS1 gymnasts completed the filming for their virtual competition today. Everyone tried so hard and remembered the varied sequences without any help at all! Well done to the Team!


Year 6 have taken part in their first collaborative creative session. The children were tasked with making 'zines' that included images from all of their favourite things in life!


Year 1 have been exploring seasonal change. They used oil pastels to demonstrate how deciduous trees change through the seasons.


Year 1 & 2 have thoroughly enjoyed their Circus Sensible workshop today, learning lots of new skills and performing


Dolphin Class have created sets of instructions for their own 'mocktails' - They have been inspired by the story of Snow White in New York. In order to check their instructions out they had lots of fun making their creations.


We are so pleased that Emmie has been awarded a distinction for her grade 1 piano exam. Her daily practise on the grand piano in our HUB has really paid off and given us all some beautiful music to listen to as well. Congratulations Emmie!


Starfish Class have had the most exciting art workshop this week. an artist inspired by space, beamed in from Australia and gave the children a live introduction to her work, and how she has developed as an internationally acclaimed painter.


We are looking for an SRP Teaching Assistant to join our friendly team at Kings Hill... more details here -


Year 1 worked so hard on their hobby horses this week and we are amazed by the beautiful results. Well done!


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I enjoyed this so much and although a little hot, being on pilgrimage and talking about my pilgrimages to with the children was great. And a privilege to to face schools work again!


Turtle Class went on a pilgrimage to West Malling church this week. We walked through fields & Manor Park, stopping to look at the woodland habitat for our science topic. We were lucky to be accompanied by Rev. Mark, who showed us around & told us all about pilgrimages.


This week Year 5 have been lucky to have the support of an ex-Valley Park pupil with our singing. We have learnt 'Under the sea' and will be recording it in a few weeks time.


In our Maths lessons in Year 6, we have been learning how to manage a budget by planning and designing a Theme Park. The children were careful to make ongoing calculations, keeping track of their individual budgets throughout the planning stage.


We are delighted with the collaboration, resilience and enthusiasm that our children showed during our Primary Art Workshop this week. Everyone represented the school and Trust so well, and really built some fantastic skills and confidence using all kinds of art media.


Turtle class learnt about food that we might take on a journey. We considered how to make food healthy and practical to store and eat, and we made bread, cereal bars and salads, then planned our own ideal sandwich!


Year 1 took part in a wire workshop this morning to make their very own carousel horses! Thank you to Mrs Bull for coming from the to help us with this learning. They turned out so well!


Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for a Special Needs position. You can find all the details, and apply, here:


In Year 2 we have been taking part in some acting to help us get inside the mind of the main character in our book for this term. Here are some children showing how the character felt staring into the deep, dark basement.


The children at Mindfulness Club made these amazing calming glitter jars! The photos don't do it justice to just how mesmerising they are.


This morning, Year 6 took part in a Crime SOS Knife Crime workshop. The children were given information on the dangers of carrying offensive weapons and what to do if they were ever to witness someone carrying or using a weapon.


The children were very excited to come into school this morning to see that more partridges had hatched over night!


We are excited to announce that VIPS at Kings Hill’s baby Elmer “Elci” will be positioned in The Mall in Maidstone for the Elmer Parade. Baby Elmers will be stampeding to their spots today as a as a teaser for the Parade launch the following weekend!

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



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


Anti- Bullying

Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill promotes an environment free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behaviour. As an official Anti-Bullying school trained by the Diana Award Scheme;

Our aims include:

  • Ensuring all members of the school community has an understanding of what constitutes bullying.
  • Creating an atmosphere and environment where children, parents and staff feel able to tell the school about bullying if it arises and are confident it will be taken seriously and dealt with.
  • To put in place clear procedures for dealing with incidents of bullying.

Project 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


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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