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A HUGE well done to our INCREDIBLE Stingrays for their amazing effort, determination, and superb attitude during SATS week! We honestly couldn’t be prouder of them!— VIPS () May 17, 2024


The Kings Hill ducks have moved residency. They are now living the dream on a farm, with cows, horses, goats, dogs, cats, chickens and guinea pigs. Please keep an eye out for future updates.— VIPS () May 17, 2024


Seals class have been learning how to draw and shade a hibiscus flower in their Sketchbook lesson this week. Look at these fabulous examples!— VIPS () May 16, 2024


Year 5 have been exploring 3D shapes using nets. We created our own paper models, trying to predict the 3D shape from the net and seeing if we were correct!— VIPS () May 14, 2024


A group of Yr6 children went to St Thomas Becket Church in Capel. During this visit, the children took part in a fascinating workshop where they were able to explore the history of the church, it’s role within Christianity & the beautiful wall paintings that adorn the walls.— VIPS () May 9, 2024


This week, Dolphins have been coding their very own football game, complete with real-life physics including momentum, spin and friction!— VIPS () May 9, 2024


This morning Seals class enjoyed making some FABULOUS flower crowns to link with our learning about the book Bloom by Nicola Skinner. Don’t they look incredible?!— VIPS () May 8, 2024


Miss Burrell has been amazed by Turtles’ brilliant effort towards their Times Tables Rockstars practice this morning! Turtles are showing such fantastic effort both in school and out towards their MTC check next month, let’s keep going!— VIPS () May 7, 2024

07/05/24— VIPS () May 7, 2024


On Tuesday afternoon, our Year 6 Netball team were crowned 2024 VIAT Netball CHAMPIONS! Mr Littleton was INCREDIBLY proud of the resilience, determination, and teamwork of our superb team!— VIPS () May 1, 2024


Today in our lacrosse lesson Seals have been learning underarm and overarm throws. We’re looking forward to putting these skills together next week to play a mini match!— VIPS () April 30, 2024


Rocco in Year 6 produced an excellent piece of descriptive writing based on Macbeth as part of their English lesson this week, please do take a read at the first paragraph.— VIPS () April 26, 2024


Starfish Class continued their learning on the Gingerbread man this week. They've been busy measuring with ingredients and even baked their own gingerbread men too!— VIPS () April 26, 2024


As part of their science workshops yesterday, Whale Class had to use their bodies to make animal sculptures in small groups.— VIPS () April 26, 2024


We’re so excited about our macrame club this term! Watch this space to see some gorgeous hanging planters evolve!— VIPS () April 26, 2024


As part of Science Week, Year 5 had an amazing workshop all about the space race, and how satellites such as the ISS are constructed in space!— VIPS () April 25, 2024


Seals class have been learning about how to measure a perimeter in Maths and how to convert from mm to cm.— VIPS () April 22, 2024


Some pupils attend the Climate Innovation Day at The Royal Institution in London. They listened to a series of presentations from scientists, mathematicians and IT specialists, on how they are working to research and combat climate change.— VIPS () March 22, 2024


Today, Turtles experienced life as a refugee! Inspired by this term’s text, The Boy at the Back of the Class. Turtles found that some places were not very welcoming, which was made more difficult from the fact that we could not speak the same language!— VIPS () March 20, 2024


KS2 enjoyed participating in language workshops on Tuesday morning, focusing on German, French and Spanish with some students from— VIPS () March 20, 2024


This week, Year 5 have been researching different topics in the Anglo-Saxon period to create their very own non-chronological reports, in readiness for our Anglo-Saxon experience day on Monday— VIPS () March 14, 2024


Year 5 and 6 had a fascinating journalism workshop led by BBC reporter Ian Sherwood. The children learnt how Ian first got into the world of journalism and the truly incredible story of Ian reporting of President Obama’s election back in 2008.— VIPS () March 11, 2024


Turtles showed brilliant resilience and teamwork whilst at Bowles this week! Their effect was fantastic, despite the weather, and we are very grateful to all staff and helpers that joined us too.— VIPS () March 7, 2024


Seal class created their own bookmarks based on their favourite authors and books. They shared the reasons why it was their favourite with their peers and then used the iPADS to look up more books from the authors so they could read some more in the future!— VIPS () March 7, 2024


Seal Class had a fabulous Stone Age workshop! They made their own hammers by splitting wood and tying stones, made their own clay pots and had a go at guessing the names of different stones that were used during the Stone Age. The children all had a great day!— VIPS () March 5, 2024



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.

For more information about our curriculum, please click here.

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