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03/04/20

Community Matters! During school closures due to , we are delighted to have been able to help so many families in our community with our partnership work with and . https://t.co/aLbZw6W39Q

03/04/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

Gavin Williamson expresses his thanks to everyone who is working to support children and young people. https://t.co/LBpbekAeR3

03/04/20

This is amazing! Watch Valley Park School's virtual choir sing 'Fix You' in tribute to the NHS! https://t.co/SqKteu5BkP

03/04/20

Good morning Aylesford, home learning answers are now uploaded to the school website. Please continue to share any picture or videos, please tag us or email the school office - office.viat.org.uk

02/04/20

Hello children. We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you. So we have decided to bring reading to you! We hope you enjoy Miss Burford reading The World's Worst Teacher. Let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/Jr4vitAfer

02/04/20

Hello Aylesford. We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you. So we have decided to bring reading to you! We hope you enjoy Hairy Maclary by Mrs Salter. https://t.co/qC0CeJGQms Let us know your thoughts.

02/04/20

Does your child miss singing? Mrs Hill our singing teacher has created her own Youtube channel for us to all join in with her songs. Please click on the link below and then sing along to the songs (words attached). https://t.co/gpmedXzN7m

02/04/20

Good Morning, The home learning is on the school website very early today on account of the school taking part in a very special project. We have been issued an essential travel pass and will keep you posted

01/04/20

Food parcels and flowers. We are sharing these with those in need in the community. Thanks Aylesford and everything has been delivered https://t.co/edHsdLbnLC

01/04/20

The welfare team at school sorting out more food parcels thanks to Aylesford and https://t.co/CXctpa6suL

01/04/20

Amelia has started to record the weather and temp for April. ICT skills We would love to see your progress - keep us updated. https://t.co/fYMslOw5Be

01/04/20

Retweeted From VIAT

We're so pleased to be able to help our local by providing some of our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for them to use, including gloves, goggles, masks & paper suits. They're doing an amazing job and we're thrilled to support them in any way, however small! https://t.co/rFe0dLi8Bc

01/04/20

Retweeted From Konnie Huq

For today's 10am vid I've done a kids' explainer of the Coronavirus, where it came from, what it is, how it multiplies etc. It also has how to make pop-up cards, and some emotional support tips please tweet and spread the word to anyone with kids...https://t.co/XkkW0tXSCL

01/04/20

This is a great idea - we would love to see pictures of your creations https://t.co/aI532iBwYL

01/04/20

This is one of our school governors - joining in https://t.co/VHSVOpj6eh

01/04/20

Were you an April Fool? Please share your stories or pranks - office.viat.org.uk

01/04/20

Hello children. We are so excited to see our reading videos have been inspiring you. Please keep sending them in for us to share with everyone in our school. Here for you today is Jack reading his favourite book, Kitchen Disco. Let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/BsXG8zAdyh

01/04/20

Good morning to all those from the Aylesford Primary School community - home learning is now available on the school website

01/04/20

This is wonderful - that's what is great about being in a Trust https://t.co/J1udUIlp3R

31/03/20

Hello children. We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you. So we have decided to bring reading to you! We hope you enjoy Chair for Baby Bear by Mrs Doe. Let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/j7ebnDBeRC

31/03/20

Year 5 - Tracey Crouch Letters - please take photos and we will tweet them to her. Many Thanks

31/03/20

Good morning to all the Aylesford pupils and parents - Todays home learning is now available on the school website.

30/03/20

Hi Mrs Doorey I enjoyed writing my letter to Beegu last week! Hope you’re all well, Love Dana x More creative writing https://t.co/R7b1RAlFty

30/03/20

Reminder - the Parent Governor nominations deadline is Friday 3rd April. If you are interested in applying please email the school office - office.viat.org.uk

30/03/20

This morning this is what Evie caple (oak class) did for her home learning, she made Elma the elephant from a used milk bottle and did spelling missing the letter E also her home learning activity she got sent home :) Thank you for sharing https://t.co/RcEJvOLoRu

30/03/20

Use this opportunity to try and speak with your favourite author. Do you have any Alex Rider questions? https://t.co/Ae3TRUvwP1

30/03/20

Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next. https://t.co/2obqQVfnSU https://t.co/2jFYF9QpE7

30/03/20

Retweeted From Maidstone Museum

Collections Online: View all of the vehicles in the Maidstone Carriage Museum’s collection online at the Carriages of Britain Website: https://t.co/2ho4yogjLj https://t.co/6lCGbxC82Q

30/03/20

He is doing his PE with soccer elites academy’s member skills online. We have whose plant grow faster challenge and it’s going amazing . He has got his own strawberry plant. Thank you for your continuous support in learning in this time. https://t.co/Ma6xOhdgJS

30/03/20

Hail dropped from the sky Around Maidstone it fell It wasn't that powerful Luckily it wasn't like hell Year 5 acrostic poem about weather - todays home learning

30/03/20

These videos are very motivational for everyone - please keep sharing your home learning, achievements, tasks and challenges. Email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/ycu7mJAOAd

30/03/20

Chloe has enjoyed listening to the teachers reading their favourite stories and so she read her favourite book this morning to mum, The Gruffalo. https://t.co/jRgVK60gtO

30/03/20

A little video for Mrs Kindred - Reception Teacher https://t.co/Pptax7rxZO

30/03/20

Year 6 Home Learning is now available on the school website.

30/03/20

Retweeted From Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

An important update on Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade >> https://t.co/vKPmgW5FAz https://t.co/xlSRnATNep

30/03/20

Hello children. We know how much you love reading and we miss reading to you. So we have decided to bring reading to you! We hope you enjoy Mrs Burton reading, Revolting Rhymes: Red Riding Hood. Wait until you see the ending! Let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/D9oWx8jx5t

30/03/20

Thank you to the eagle-eyed Year 6's who noticed and reported the error in the Year 6 work set today. This is being resolved and we will send a message once the correct work is uploaded. Sorry for any confusion caused.

30/03/20

In addition to home learning one of our pupils has been having Takqudeo lessons at home via Zoom? How are you staying in touch? https://t.co/O45Z6MwToU

30/03/20

Home Learning - we would love to share your writing - if you get your parents to email the school office office.viat.org.uk and we will publish it on Twitter and Facebook.

30/03/20

A pupil sharing her favourite book. What is yours? https://t.co/G9fGGIHA9U

Early Reading - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

Phonics - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford we use Read Write Inc. (RWI), an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. We have adopted this as our whole school approach as the programme facilitates a graduated and tailored approach to learning basic sounds and letter formation before advancing to more complex sounds and reading for comprehension.  The programme moves with integrity from learning to read to reading to learn.

RWI sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to embed learning; the programme also offers plenty of opportunities for fun based, interactive learning using drama, role play and props to engage with and to enjoy texts and stories. The children work in small groups according to their confidence and competence. These groups are reconfigured on a regular basis in order to match the pace and the progress of each child; this reconfiguration also allows Class Teachers to identify where 1:1 interventions may be required in order to meet the expectations of both the Phonics Check and the end of Key Stage 1.

Aims and Objectives

The overarching objectives of the RWI programme are to teach pupils to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so that their focus can be used on reading to learn (comprehension)
  • spell effortlessly so that their focus can be directed towards the composition of their writing

Teaching and Learning Style

The core principles of the programme are;

  • Praise – Pupils learn quickly in a positive climate.
  • Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.
  • Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.
  • Passion –It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers invest into lessons that bring the teaching and learning to life!
  • Participation - A strong feature of R.W.I. lessons is partner work; partners ‘teaching’ each other (based on research which states that we learn 70% of what we talk about with our partner and 90% of what we teach).

Nonsense words (Alien words) 

         

As well as learning to read and to blend real words, the children meet “Nonsense words.” These words present an opportunity to assess a child’s ability to decode using phonics. Children who can read non-words should have the skills to decode almost any unfamiliar word. Nonsense words will also feature in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national Phonics Screening Check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Useful websites for Parents

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child to learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

Jolly Learning

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize

ICT Games

Starfall

How to blend

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website.