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06/04/21

Retweeted From VIAT

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

01/04/21

Are you a Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to work in a Special Needs position and within EYFS. You can find all the details about both roles here: https://t.co/SS4LUyMydc

30/03/21

Today the whole school has taken part in our annual Penguin Pals Day as part of All children have had a variety of activities and tasks to take part in throughout the day https://t.co/MTiCE0UJ5V

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mivvy Creative

someone is eggstremely happy (sorry!) to have received an Easter egg from Mrs Ambrose today! https://t.co/rjabZi75jK

26/03/21

Congratulation to Dolphin Class on topping our leader board this week, what super effort you have all put in! Well done to Starfish Class and Seal Class for coming second and third respectively 👏🥳 https://t.co/9hlewyFiuO

24/03/21

During Science this week, Year 3 dissected a flower in order to recognise and identify the parts. https://t.co/PrzpTiZ6uT

19/03/21

This week Year 6 took part in a virtual Sea cadet session with Suzy Green. The children took part in a buoyancy lesson where they were testing the buoyancy of different materials and why they are chosen as materials for safety equipment. https://t.co/iUQlz7y70t

19/03/21

Year 3 have been practicing their reading aloud this week. They discussed how important the role of the listener was as well as the reader. In order to ensure our listener was listening we asked them some RIC style questions based on the text they had just engaged with! https://t.co/vTnvRnSoFq

18/03/21

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Children can wear anything they want to school, but there will be key stage prizes for an outfit or hairstyle that makes others laugh the most! https://t.co/im3MftNdHK

17/03/21

We currently have some frogspawn in Year 1. The children have been observing them change and develop into tadpoles. https://t.co/pcgXLXemYf

17/03/21

Seal Class have been conducting a water transportation experiment with food colouring in Science this week. https://t.co/5BzTj1oOZX

16/03/21

Whale Class have been looking at atlases to find countries where some different fruits and vegetables are grown. https://t.co/k14QnODzNH

12/03/21

Huge congratulations to Starfish Class on being top of the podium this week on our leader board. Congratulations to Turtles for second place and Penguins for third place. Who will be top next week?! 🥳👏 https://t.co/g3J8vYx5Zz

12/03/21

Year 2 have been comparing the capacity of different containers as part on their Maths lesson today. https://t.co/dt4PHjp0m6

11/03/21

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! https://t.co/89CAXNXs8v

08/03/21

Its been lovely to welcome back all the children today. The school has had a great atmosphere and all the children seem very happy and excited to be back! https://t.co/ESMGtEYYbv

05/03/21

Here is our latest Sensory Circuit video for you to take part in. https://t.co/Wz9d5ik72o

04/03/21

Year 1 & 2 have been enjoying some activities in school today. https://t.co/HJuuRkwFHp

04/03/21

Starfish Class have been enjoying World Book Day across Teams. This afternoon, we shared Farmyard Hullabaloo, before singing Old MacDonald, using our classroom animals. https://t.co/GfBKCDZtml

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/EFYRQmtDPp

04/03/21

It's great to see that children are still getting involved in at home, please do continue to share your pictures with us! https://t.co/ymtXLzu2Vi

03/03/21

In Science, Year 3 conducted an experiment with seeds to find out the requirements needed for a plant go grow. They can't wait to find out what happens! They will be observing changes daily using their investigation results record! https://t.co/xmmUl3b6Dz

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/A3FecOLz0y

03/03/21

On Tuesday, Starfish class downed their online tools in favour for some more creative ones and made 3D tractors! https://t.co/vSWhUExf4L

03/03/21

All the staff at Kings Hill would like to say a huge Thank You to Julie Derrick, CEO of Valley Invicta Academies Trust for our tasty treats! https://t.co/TCLVuGP3FL

01/03/21

Today Starfish children have been using playdough to solve subtraction problems. https://t.co/oiYwOEGV0P

01/03/21

Year 1 have been measuring time and recorded how many times they could do one activity in one minute. I think it is safe to say they will sleep well tonight as they worked so hard on this, especially the exercise activities! Well done everyone 👏 https://t.co/CcJdYIuMWp https://t.co/AKZp0fI3XV

26/02/21

Year 1 have been completing activities linked to the story Wild by Emily Hughes in English this week. Today, they have written a piece of text in role as the man character. We are so impressed with their writing! https://t.co/hIJSqxWmDm

26/02/21

Paige in Year 3 has written a short story in English and using her understanding from our French sessions has written the story out again in French! https://t.co/1Ya2z9uEZH

26/02/21

This week in English Year 3 produced their own Magic Show adverts based on our class text 'Leon and the Place Between' by They explored the key features used in persuasive adverts whilst making sure they appeal to their target audience and catch people's eye. https://t.co/PKIBsr8s83

26/02/21

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Enjoy our brand new, FREE audiobooks while you get ready for World Book Day 2021! Whether you’re reading together with the family, or listening in your own time, find your next audiobook to tune into here: https://t.co/PsXddL3rpy https://t.co/Jj5QP1OZjh

26/02/21

Retweeted From Bonnier Books UK

To celebrate 's eco lesson 🍃 with and , we are proud to be donating 8000 copies of Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World to https://t.co/dXMJ7gHpHD

25/02/21

A reminder that all children will taking part in our virtual sponsored Danceathon this Friday raising money for the We will put together clips of each class to share with you all. All monies raised is to be paid on our Just Giving Page: https://t.co/WY6tQb2zVk.

24/02/21

Take a look at this weeks Sensory Circuit video for children to take part in: https://t.co/dSzAd8B2Uk

24/02/21

Freya in Year 5 has inspired her class mates to make stars of hope, we think this is a lovely idea and are enjoying seeing their creations! https://t.co/CoojzirGdl

24/02/21

Seal Class have kick started their new topic this term 'plants' with an informative interactive leaflet detailing each part of a flowering plant. https://t.co/BQcSWVHxa1

24/02/21

As part of their Rainforest Topic, over half term Seals have been busy consolidating their learning from last term creating layers of the rainforest models. https://t.co/BoYtNidlpl

23/02/21

Dolphin Class have created some great art work as part of their Humanities topic on Rivers! https://t.co/Gt4JHdDrJ2

22/02/21

Starfish Class have been measuring height and today they found objects that were taller/shorter than a teddy bear! https://t.co/p3bkLZfWy1

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

Anti-Bullying

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

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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