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24/06/22

Year 1 and 2 had a fab time at the art builders illustration workshop online https://t.co/CVCdw0YHl9

31/05/22

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24/05/22

Everyone had a fantastic time at last night. The children all performed amazingly and did the school proud! https://t.co/qj45bkyMTS

23/05/22

The children are excited and ready for this evenings performance. We hope everyone enjoys the show, for those attending we are on the first level to the left of the stage! https://t.co/I3mUwFoYY5

23/05/22

As part of our Careers Fair lots of pupils learnt about businesses that support adults with financial management and learnt all about pensions, trust funds etc as well as many other professions https://t.co/ciOVZkloj3

23/05/22

The winners for the Careers Fair were Annabelle in Starfish and Isla in Seals. Congratulations girls, we look forward to hearing all about your days out! https://t.co/CT5uRBKgpH

23/05/22

On Friday, Year 6 attended the Young Adventurers Camp out weekend at Buckmore park with other primary schools in the trust. They learnt to put up & pack down their tents, enjoyed an outdoor late-night cinema & had great fun caving, orienteering, & exploring the stunning woodland https://t.co/3uYlBg7ZZU

23/05/22

A MASSIVE well done to our Starfish Superstar cyclists who took part in the Early Years Bike race at last week. The children zoomed around the race track, jumped over ramps and even took part in a relay bike sprint! As always, our children were AWESOME!! https://t.co/pLKW4NEGLw

19/05/22

A HUGE well done to our INCREDIBLE Yr1 children who took part in the Change4Life Sports festival at yesterday. They competed in a number of challenging activities that tested their jumping, catching, sprinting, throwing & balance skills! Amazingly Awesome Athletes! https://t.co/0QfinR7Qdd

19/05/22

This week in PSHE Whale Class thought about the difference between items that we need and want. They discussed the difference between these two situations. https://t.co/Ad9xiRNPqr

19/05/22

As part of our architecture topic in Art/DT, Year 5 have been comparing modern new-builds to Tudor houses. They have produced some incredible sketches using their observation skills! https://t.co/hVf5L7wdQF

18/05/22

⭐⭐RRSA GOLD⭐⭐ Do take a look at our fantastic RRSA Gold report. https://t.co/oFMN4ecbXe

18/05/22

We are thrilled to have been awarded our GOLD Rights Respecting Award. Gold is the highest accolade given by & shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. https://t.co/34L7bKcEnC

16/05/22

A huge well done to Isla, Jamie and Sarannah in Year 3 on winning the U8's girls tournament at the Wateringbury football tournament on Saturday. 8 teams participated & they won all the matches. They had a close match in the final but smashed it in penalties. https://t.co/8aDVboAfHZ

13/05/22

Well done year 6! You absolutely SMASHED IT this week. You have all worked so hard and all the teaching staff and governors are so incredibly proud of you. Enjoy a well-deserved relaxing weekend! https://t.co/URutp2iXc7

13/05/22

Thank you to the PTA Kings Hill VIPs for two fabulous discos this week, the children enjoyed getting dressed up and dancing and playing with their friends. A brilliant £359.40 was raised! https://t.co/4Vxi8R3WzR

13/05/22

The children thoroughly enjoyed their ‘bounce’ workshop today with learning different jumps & springs to a range of songs. Yr2 even learnt how to bounce around in a circle on their bottom, we had some very hot & sweaty children after each session https://t.co/2ZWyVU52KI

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class have been taking part in gardening activities this afternoon https://t.co/4yCURKCzxo

12/05/22

To celebrate the children's INCREDIBLE efforts during SATs week, Stingray class took part in a number of fun activities! Pogo art, Baking and gardening were all on offer and were hugely enjoyed by our wonderful children! https://t.co/KFZ4wMWLJ2

12/05/22

Year 5 have been studying the architecture of Norman Foster, Robert Venturi and his wife Denise Scott Brown as part of our Art and DT topic. We have been experimenting with symmetry and asymmetry! https://t.co/m6hwnJR3oA

11/05/22

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Today we welcomed for our VIAT Artist Workshop with Su Blackwell 'Literature Enriches Me....' https://t.co/yaNX7ZqUnG

11/05/22

We entered the beautiful artwork of Anluan, Emie and Naithu from Year 6 into the Young Artist’s Summer Show. They were unfortunately unsuccessful in qualifying for the final show, but we want to celebrate this significant milestone in their artist development. https://t.co/jhNSEBuoAA

11/05/22

This afternoon Shark Class have been mixing paint to make brick colours and practised printing in their sketch books before printing brick patterns on their castles that they made last week. https://t.co/93lvVkfuzZ

10/05/22

Year 6 have been working hard this week on their SATS -we’re so proud of them! So as a tonic to our morning tests, we’ve been having some lovely, calm and creative afternoons. Today we looked at the ‘Take One Picture’ and completed a creative workshop in response https://t.co/pWMV54elwF

10/05/22

Starfish have been making play doh vegetables, drawing and labelling a carrot and cutting and sticking foods into healthy and treat sections! https://t.co/JSalU1YAdC

06/05/22

Art club have been working hard to create these beautiful flower pictures. https://t.co/jwLfa1Q0o0

05/05/22

Knowing that it’s SATS next week, we wanted to equip our year 6 with ways to handle worry and stress. We spent time learning how to ‘unwind’ & techniques to feel calm. We are so proud of the hard work they have all put in, and hope that they can all relax over the weekend. https://t.co/Q41DsvNxAs

05/05/22

As part of our art learning Whale Class spent the afternoon exploring drawing feathers using a range of different art media. What the children produced was OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/hAzIIRqsGA

05/05/22

In science, Seal Class looked at how light works on a mirror. They played a variety of mini-games using mirrors to see how words would appear when looking into the mirrors. https://t.co/TvSe5NfQNi

05/05/22

Year 1 have been very busy making cardboard castles following their trip last week to We are very impressed with the results but not so impressed with the mess! https://t.co/U25WLLHUtd

05/05/22

On Tuesday afternoon, our fantastic Year 5/6 football team headed over to for a 9 a side league match. It was a tough match against some very skilled players but our team of heroes battled hard to a 1-1 draw. Mr Littleton couldn't be prouder of the team! https://t.co/29xa6lxOmn

03/05/22

Luke in Year 5 has been doing fundraising during the month of April. He did the ‘walk 60 miles in April’ to raise funds for Luke is super chuffed that he managed to raise £235. Well done Luke! https://t.co/TCm6fcqF2Y

03/05/22

In the Easter holidays, George in Yr5 took part in the Kent Golf Invicta 10s competition at Hever Castle Golf Club. He did 9 holes of golf in the morning and a skills challenge in the afternoon. He won the chipping skills challenge and received a medal. Well done George! https://t.co/hqLJl1qNNj

03/05/22

This morning Whale Class started retelling their story called Firebird. They have been creating a story map of the opening of the story. https://t.co/FJumTaD7wN

03/05/22

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Four customers helped to inspire the next generation of from morning during a careers talk at our . Thanks again to Kent Hearing, Sculpt and Shape, Reef Financial and Adams & Bowles Wealth Management! https://t.co/60YdpaLurd

03/05/22

The new May Kings Hill Directory magazine is now available and can be viewed online here: https://t.co/DbQGd9kqaM

29/04/22

To celebrate our new writing focus on Mabeth, Stingray class have been planning and writing character descriptions based on the devious character Macbeth! The children have also been busy debating some thought provoking opinions like is Lady Macbeth more evil than Macbeth? https://t.co/gjyXgiA3l6

29/04/22

In Art this week Seals class designed their first draft mask. To ensure they had lots of creative ideas they reflected on their learning last week using their collage of ideas around the topic 'carnival' https://t.co/zJR7DxjdOp

28/04/22

To kick-start their Science topic on Lifecycles, Dolphins Class created their own butterflies using paint and their knowledge of symmetry. They show the amazing nature of metamorphosis in insects. https://t.co/dFXYBVug1y

28/04/22

Weaving Whales have been having a lovely time investigating and exploring the different patterns you can make when weaving different materials. https://t.co/4UuEDYWHpt

Music

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill we have an exciting creative curriculum.  This includes outstanding Music opportunities for all children.

Music in the Curriculum

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, children are encouraged to develop a love of music, their talent as musicians through a high-quality music education, increasing self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement.  Music has the potential to make significant contributions to children’s development; developing leadership, team working, concentration and problem-solving skills, and developing identity and improving social cohesion with the school and wider community.  As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

All children have discrete weekly music teaching, but also enjoy the opportunity to weave musical experiences into many aspects of their curriculum learning. They learn a range of skills and musicianship through the key areas of singing, listening, composing and performing. 

National Curriculum

‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.’

Curriculum Aims for Music

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

For more details about the Music National Curriculum, please follow this link: Primary National Curriculum Music

Our Music Curriculum

Below are some of the expectations for each Key Stage, outlining aims to analyse, representing sounds and notes, composing and performing.

KS1

  • Pupils use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Pupils play tuned and untuned instruments musically.
  • Pupils listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
  • Pupils experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

KS2

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions, and from great composers and musicians.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Click on the links below for further information:

Year 1 Music

Year 2 Music

Year 3 Music

Year 4 Music

Year 5 Music

Year 6 Music

Our Music Teaching

At Kings Hill we are lucky to have a music specialist leading the subject. We have staff able to play instruments such as the piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder, flute and drums and this knowledge is used to enhance provision of teaching and support pupils with learning to play new instruments.

Sing Up

Sing Up is a fantastic online Music resource which we use to enhance the Music curriculum. It contains lessons that cover the new curriculum, focusing on singing, listening, composition and musicianship with a wealth of other resources used to develop music across the curriculum and within the wider school community.

Ukulele Tuition

As well as playing untuned instruments to understand rhythm and other musical elements, it is important for children to learn to play tuned instruments to understand pitch. At Kings Hill, the children have the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele. As they progress through the school, A range of other instruments such as hand-bells, recorders, claves and xylophones allow the children to explore pitch, hand and finger position and placement, dynamics and an array of other skills.

Peripitetic Tuition

Kings Hill links with Kent Music School in order to provide individual tuition for pupils who wish to learn. Our Pupil Premium grant can supplement tuition fees for individuals, just contact Mrs Guthrie. The school is fortunate to have a grand piano, used for lessons and for all pupils to play freely. Other lessons offered are for woodwind, brass and guitar. Please see the school office for more details or contact https://www.kent-music.com/music-lessons/

The children all work towards graded assessments and often perform for different audiences. In the last year we have had two pupils achieve music scholarships to Valley Park School.

Singing Festivals

Each year, children from across the school take part in a variety of School and Trust singing Festivals. This included Harvest celebrations, Christmas, Spring Spectacular and end of Year Productions. In addition, Kings Hill joins with other schools in the neighbourhood to and sing in the community together. In the Christmas term the choir joins in Carols around the Christmas Tree and in the summer term, KS2 children take part in the Valley Invicta Trust Music Festival. 

Young Voices

The largest school choir in the world, this organisation offers our growing school choir the opportunity to sing at the O2 in a spectacular annual event with children from all over the UK. This really is a highlight of our music calendar. https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/

Music Concerts

Over the past few years, Kings Hill has been treated to Musical performances concerts performed by musicians, Kent Music tutors and parents. We have watched a ukulele concert, have listened to violin and piano performances and also been visited by a selection of woodwind instrument tutors! The specialist musicians play a variety of pieces of music and teach us about the instrument they are playing and foster the aspirations of becoming a musician or composer. Children have had the opportunity to play the instruments, from the flute to the saxophone to the huge bassoon! The children gain so much from these amazing concerts!

Makaton Signing

The children learn and practice Makaton signing alongside pieces learned for performances or in assemblies. This excellent form of communication enhances the children’s skills and helps them reinforce the inclusive nature of the curriculum we offer at Kings Hill.