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There is currently 1 in 2 chance of winning one out of our amazing prizes. Please share with family and friends. Raffle is drawing at 5pm today!!!The PTA— VIPS () December 1, 2023

30/11/23— VIPS () November 30, 2023


Another creative Christmas workshop got underway this week: a group of year 5 and 6 students were learning to make eco Christmas decorations from dogwood and embroidery threads!— VIPS () November 30, 2023


Year 5 have been getting into the festive spirit by creating their own ‘mini-wreaths’ using pipe cleaners, glue and a lot of glitter! These will be sold at our Xmas fair on Friday!— VIPS () November 28, 2023


Year 3 had a fab time on our trip to Samphire Hoe yesterday. It felt like all of our science learning about rocks, soil and fossils this term came to life in front of our eyes!— VIPS () November 24, 2023


Turtles have been focusing on character description in English, they have created some incredible writing about the character of Lila from this term’s book, The Firework Maker’s Daughter! We even had the chance to do some creative writing of our own!— VIPS () November 22, 2023


We have raised a fantastic £243.30 so far for the children all took part in spotty themed art and we tried our best to create our own Pudsey!— VIPS () November 21, 2023


As part of ‘Show your spots day’ Children in Need 2023, Year 6 have been creating WW2 Blitz pictures in the style of pointillism.— VIPS () November 17, 2023


Year 5 had a special treat this week, with a visit to the British Museum, London. We had a brilliant time seeing a whole host of treasures including Ancient Greek sculptures, Ancient Egyptian mummies and solid gold Medieval coins worth millions!— VIPS () November 16, 2023


The first of our art clubs started today, with some of our key stage 2 children learning how to create a Christmas wreath! We can’t wait to see how they develop over the next few weeks!— VIPS () November 15, 2023


Year 3 have been creating some epic Stone Age moves in our dance class. Can you work out what activity they are recreating in these pictures?— VIPS () November 15, 2023


Year 3 have been using techniques of sequencing images and creating freeze frames to help them to remember the storylines of the book ‘Stone Age Boy’— VIPS () November 9, 2023

09/11/23— VIPS () November 9, 2023


To kick start their new Dance topic in PE, Stingray class have been exploring different ‘swing dance’ movements. These movements will help them to eventually choreograph a short dance to ‘The White cliffs of Dover’ by Vera Lynn.— VIPS () November 9, 2023


Would you like to join our team! We are currently hiring.— VIPS () November 9, 2023


Year 6 have been busy recapping and consolidating all of their Science learning this week! Our Super Stingrays have been testing their sticky knowledge about Karl Linnaeus and microorganisms!— VIPS () October 20, 2023


Year 5 have been finishing their flooding topic by recreating their very own model village, complete with working dam! All made out of Lego, I might add! Will the dam hold the water back and save the village?! We’ll find out next lesson!— VIPS () October 20, 2023


This week in PSHE, Turtles have had a fantastic discussion about recognising our own emotions and seeing them in others. We looked at how to live without harming others and how noticing our differences should be a positive learning experience.— VIPS () October 18, 2023


In PSHE this week Seals class have been learning about their rights and ordering them into ones they think are most important to them.— VIPS () October 17, 2023


Year 3 have been thinking about deforestation and today we had some special visitors all the way from the Amazon Rainforest to talk about their work. We had Hosé the beef farmer, Mr Palmer the palm oil farmer and Steve the logger!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Check out the brilliant extended writing and Science work going on in Stingray class this week! For their writing focus this week, the children have been writing persuasive texts to advertise their class novel ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’.— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Turtles were lucky enough to take part in a flashmob workshop! They performed a spooky dance to a very surprised Years 5 and 6!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


In English Sharks have been thinking about Autumn and Harvest, and have been writing about what we might see on an Autumn walk, ready for our own walk around the field!— VIPS () October 13, 2023


Thank you so much to the PTA for providing us the funds to buy these fantastic books for the Year 3 classroom! We are so excited about reading them!— VIPS () October 12, 2023


In our sketchbook lesson this week Seals have worked on developing their tracing skills, and also encouraged some left brain/right brain fluidity in our double handed drawings of leaves!— VIPS () October 12, 2023


Intent of the arts curriculum

Valley Invicta at Kings Hill Art and Design curriculum is ambitious and coherent. It is designed and sequenced to give all learners the knowledge, skills, confidence and cultural capital they need to succeed and thrive in life.

We are passionate in providing he children with the tools and resource to experience and create high quality work both in and beyond the school.

This is reflected in our Gold Arts Mark Award status, which celebrates and evidences our commitment to the arts having a critical role in our school.

Implementation of the arts curriculum

We feel it is of paramount importance to provide all children with a fantastic and engaging and immersive Arts Curriculum. Creativity underpins the ethos of the school and form principles by which all year groups develop and progress in their understanding, skills and expertise through the explicit teaching of subject vocabulary, techniques, art skills and information about artists and crafts people.

The methods of practice and teaching (the pedagogy) enable all year groups to know and remember more over time, evidenced in sketchbooks, display and pupil voice and feedback from arts learning opportunities throughout the year.

Children have modelling, questioning, discussion and pupil-led learning woven through their lessons, encouraging them to talk like an artist, look closely at artefacts, handle and use materials and tools effectively and respond to the natural and man-made world.

Staff are skilled and passionate and plan engaging lessons; drawing on information from key organisations such as our Arts Council Bridge organisation, Access Art and ArtIs Foundation, and also respond to the talents, special interests and special educational needs of the pupils in order to provide effective scaffolds and adaptations to reach all groups effectively.

Leaders carry out learning walks, plan high quality CPD based on the needs of the pupils and lead provision and cultural capital development for schools in the local area through the Artswork Creative Steps programme. Leaders take time to research, and work closely with specialist teachers across the Valley Invicta Academy Trust.

Impact of the arts curriculum

The whole school curriculum and wider opportunities reflect the impact of provision on the school environment and pupils’ achievement. Children have a passion for the arts from Early Years to the success of Scholarship students entering KS3.

The planning, staged responses and evaluation of work and the way in which children across the school can articulate their ideas; interpreting, comparing and explaining thinking, is clear.

Arts Awards offer enriching experiences for pupils in KS2, and clubs, workshops and performances are designed to promote ambition for further education and careers in the arts such as teaching, dance and fashion design.

Pupils have had success in Trust and wider community Arts exhibitions and drawing competitions have raised the profile of the arts way beyond the school.

We believe that our children flourish due to the creativity and imagination that drive all aspects of learning. They use the arts to communicate, think critically and above all feel good about themselves.

Find out more about Art at Kings Hill by clicking the link below:

Art and Design Roadmap


Pupils and staff at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill are the proud holders of the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award.

The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum. Artsmark ensures every young person can be creative and access a diverse, high-quality cultural education.

Am Schl Gld RGB (003)