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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



Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill aims for all children to have access to high-quality, practical, and engaging musical experiences. We want all children to develop the self-confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to promote a lifelong love of music, whilst also providing a secure foundation that enables them to take music further should they wish to.

Children will experience a wide variety of musical styles and cultures and they will gain an understanding of these through listening and appreciating with an increasingly critical ear. Children are encouraged to develop an awareness of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, timbre, tempo, structure and melody through singing, composition and playing of wind, string and percussion instruments. Children gain increased confidence that encourages participation in musical performances for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Learning about music and having the opportunity to play musical instruments and make music together is a vital part of a rich and rounded education. We consider how music plays a key role in brain development, helping to develop language, motor skills, emotional intelligence, and collaboration skills within the children at our school.


“Music can change the world because it can change people” Bono

Music has unique powers that can inspire and motivate everyone. At our school, we provide opportunities for all children to listen, perform, compose and enjoy music, to develop their musical skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical genres.

The children at our school are predominantly taught by our Trust Music Specialist having between 30-60 minutes of music teaching each week. The children have access to a range of musical instruments and materials, some of which are shared across the other primary schools in the trust.

Our music curriculum is largely based on the scheme create by Sing Up, our music specialist uses this as basis for teaching the skills and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum. In addition to several units from the scheme, we also prepare specific year groups for seasonal performances at Christmas, Spring and Summer.

Children have a weekly singing assembly with the music specialist where we work on bringing together the skills the children have learnt in music lessons in a larger context.

In KS1, children are taught to: use their voice expressively whilst learning songs and chants, learn to play a variety of percussion instruments, listen to and discuss music, and create their own music.

In KS2, children are taught to: improvise, compose, listen and appraise, write music and perform. In addition to this, they learn about the history of different musical styles.

Our year 3 children learn to play the Guitar, this allows children to develop musical skills through playing an instrument.

Beyond the curriculum, our children have many musical opportunities, one being to learn how to play a musical instrument. Peripatetic tutors offer a range of instrumental lessons during and after school hours. These children are then given chances to take graded exams and perform in school concerts.

Children who have a keen interest in singing have the chance to join the choir when they are in KS2. This gives children even more opportunities to perform during events at school and in the community. These include, Christmas Services, charity fundraisers, Spring Concert and the VIAT Summer Festival. In addition to this, children have the chance to perform at the Young Voices Concert at the O2 Arena. It is an amazing opportunity for children to learn how challenging choral pieces come together with practice, rehearsal and teamwork.  The children who participate develop a strong sense of pride, comradeship and self-esteem.


Music at VIPS enables all learners to develop knowledge and skills across the whole music curriculum. Children's musical knowledge and understanding is assessed by questioning, listening and observation of performance as well as reviewing children’s written compositions.

Digital recordings play a very important role in assessing and keeping a record children’s progress in music. In Terms 1, 3 and 5, a progression snapshot is taken of each year group which gives our music specialist an opportunity to assess the children’s progress in all areas of the curriculum. In addition to this, informal recordings are taken regularly and kept in a portfolio to build a picture of the children’s time at VIPS. Both of these databases detail the pupils progress as thy journey through the school.

When children leave us in Year 6, they have enjoyed a rich tapestry of music education and are well-equipped with a secure and broad range of musical knowledge, skills and understanding which prepares them for their journey into secondary school music …and beyond!  This will be evident through; 

  • Developing an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world.  
  • The ability to give precise written and verbal explanations, using musical terminology effectively, accurately and appropriately as well as discussing music and comprehend its parts.  
  • A passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities. 
  • Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose – either as a listener, creator or performer.  
  • Singing, feel a pulse, add rhythms and create melodies in a group and further develop these skills in the future and continue to enjoy and embrace music in their lives.  

You can find out more in our Music Progression document.

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