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07/06/24

Look at these incredible hanging baskets that some of our Year 5 and 6 girls have been making in macrame club! We are so thrilled with the stunning results! pic.twitter.com/EsvbPK0x3G— VIPS () June 7, 2024

23/05/24

Some budding Key Stage 1 artists from across the VIAT Trust gathered at Kings Hill on Monday morning to attend a print making workshop. We looked at the artist Yayoi Kusama and produced some beautiful work in response to her style. pic.twitter.com/LKCX7QE8H4— VIPS () May 23, 2024

21/05/24

This week, to finish off our Rivers topic in Geography, Dolphin class have been making their very own 3D salt-dough river models! The River Nile has never looked so three-dimensional! Fingers crossed, they’ll be dry enough to paint on Friday! pic.twitter.com/rN9JLHtI4U— VIPS () May 21, 2024

17/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/AGF3f76NMr— VIPS () May 17, 2024

17/05/24

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. pic.twitter.com/TgIJjycOCk— VIPS () May 17, 2024

16/05/24

Seals class have been learning how to draw and shade a hibiscus flower in their Sketchbook lesson this week. Look at these fabulous examples! pic.twitter.com/HfGg8zGOFW— VIPS () May 16, 2024

14/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/xkJfGi9ADW— VIPS () May 14, 2024

09/05/24

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. pic.twitter.com/FdTgYrSwAx— VIPS () May 9, 2024

09/05/24

This week, Dolphins have been coding their very own football game, complete with real-life physics including momentum, spin and friction! pic.twitter.com/11Yu1sYFic— VIPS () May 9, 2024

08/05/24

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?! pic.twitter.com/pAeR4tHwl6— VIPS () May 8, 2024

07/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/J2QKMVlq1O— VIPS () May 7, 2024

07/05/24

https://t.co/KcuzvN9xuE pic.twitter.com/uosW1Jpvou— VIPS () May 7, 2024

01/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/QycpLTBHt5— VIPS () May 1, 2024

30/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/1xcgqT5AqB— VIPS () April 30, 2024

26/04/24

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. pic.twitter.com/tUOKvNzwf9— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/XQVNDGlnzd— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

As part of their science workshops yesterday, Whale Class had to use their bodies to make animal sculptures in small groups. pic.twitter.com/pPnbQY3sd0— VIPS () April 26, 2024

26/04/24

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

25/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/uK1AuJwdAU— VIPS () April 25, 2024

22/04/24

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

22/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/xtsHZE6CGF— VIPS () March 22, 2024

20/03/24

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! pic.twitter.com/Ec4zSpgi52— VIPS () March 20, 2024

20/03/24

KS2 enjoyed participating in language workshops on Tuesday morning, focusing on German, French and Spanish with some students from pic.twitter.com/seA6XOjMYz— VIPS () March 20, 2024

14/03/24

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 pic.twitter.com/mooj9n3Gg9— VIPS () March 14, 2024

11/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/lyVvDPMXLx— VIPS () March 11, 2024

Design and Technology (DT)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, our carefully designed curriculum prepares children to take part in the development of today’s rapidly changing world. This subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and sometimes as part of a team. The cross-curricular nature of our design and technology scheme of work teaches practical skills and an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. This allows children to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Our children enjoy designing and making for a real purpose and often sell their work at planned events to raise money for charities and for the school.

Assessment

Design and Technology knowledge gathering and learning are collected and recorded in sketchbooks from Year 1 to Year 6. 

Children are encouraged to use these creatively. Each child is unique; sketchbooks reflect this as children develop their independence and creativity.

Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in Design and Technology by making observations of children working and by giving verbal feedback. Q-Matrix questions are devised to deepen understanding, forming an important part of formative assessment. Hinge questions ensure that children are ready to make progress and low-stakes knowledge checks are used to revisit key facts to help children retain information about designers, movements, craftworkers and techniques.

Children and teachers use green and pink highlighters to identify which steps to success the children have mastered. This identifies whether more time or support is needed to complete tasks or deepen understanding.

Children are encouraged to be critical of their own work and that of others through reflective self and peer evaluations. Teachers celebrate the learning journey that the children have experienced and the final outcomes with a short, written statement.

Find out more about how DT is taught at Kings Hill here.

For more information about our curriculum, please click here.

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