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27/01/20

The Primary Literacy team took part in the event at on Friday. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and really relished the challenge. https://t.co/u7VEftfu9z

27/01/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Would you like to join our brilliant team? We are currently looking for an Admissions Officer - you can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/iUFWXAoPiV https://t.co/1NtLVRY5kr

27/01/20

We will pass that on Mr Hall - PE lead - we already have hoops and giant chess.

24/01/20

Littering in Aylesford. The children in Hazel class found a lot of rubbish during their walk last week! https://t.co/3OqZUvf1IP

24/01/20

Respect, recycle, reuse and reduce ... take care of our community! https://t.co/2NMOwI00Rn

24/01/20

“Shocking ... it was a shambles, so much rubbish!” Children’s thoughts about the amount of rubbish in our local area. https://t.co/1jhDLTsFzm

24/01/20

“We need brighter bins!” Would this help people throw rubbish in the bin? https://t.co/6sUTVYFQLF

24/01/20

Following our walk through Aylesford last week, the children in Hazel class created informative posters about rubbish, recycling and the environment. https://t.co/vnql9XtU1x

24/01/20

‘Mini teachers’ hard at work in Hazel class today. Children teaching each other the formal method for multiplying by 1 and 2 digits numbers. https://t.co/0ze8Sou0eb

23/01/20

Join our fantastic team! https://t.co/vaXIm88cjj

23/01/20

One of the new lunchtime sports is golf. Feedback is that the children are finding it fun and different. They like dribbling the ball. What other sports do you think we should consider introducing. Please leave comments below https://t.co/BMULK0NaQk

23/01/20

Key Stage 2 Playground Rota and Zones. We have included new areas and sports https://t.co/EAJTC4V8qZ

23/01/20

Outdoor Gym purchased with sports premium, the children are still enjoy using the equipment at break and lunchtime - what a lasting legacy https://t.co/Rshpl6AmTQ

23/01/20

The Big Grow Open to all primary schools https://t.co/OdmaHY30MD

23/01/20

We have just signed up for The Big Grow sponsored by . We are hoping to grow our own vegetables. This will be linked to science and healthy eating.

23/01/20

Pupil Voice - The governor's are visiting the school 5 February and the children will have an opportunity to put forward questions to them. Please ask you child if they have any burning questions they would like to put forward to the Governors

22/01/20

Action shots from The fencing club. They will start using foils next week and we will be sharing a blog in a few weeks written by the children about their experience https://t.co/kuChxr3l82

22/01/20

Year 5 and 6 fencing club. This was the safety briefing. Thanks to Mrs Doe and Aylesford scouts for giving us the opportunity https://t.co/UswNdjM8aH

22/01/20

2 days left to vote on the summer school uniform - to date we have 211 responses through twitter and with 80% voting for both the summer dress and culottes.

22/01/20

We want to hear your opinions - please ask at the office for a questionnaire or speak to a member of the senior leadership team. https://t.co/whAAx9Fju8

22/01/20

Thank you to all the parents who completed the survey this morning with regards to the new behaviour policy - we have had 40 responses so far. https://t.co/PtkXjc4A4P

22/01/20

This week, we have been lucky enough to have a visit from children's author Peter J.Murray, who came in to tell us all about his brilliant books! Thank you https://t.co/aYDHw4xsUw

21/01/20

The 'Country Style Recycling' Team have been in to tell us all about recycling - this has inspired us to create an Eco School Council to make our school even more eco friendly. There'll be a competition to find our team of Eco Warriors. Winners will be announced on 31 January! https://t.co/VbglErd0UF

20/01/20

Thank you for your feedback and this will be noted along with the responses.

20/01/20

Please vote for the following options of the summer school uniform: Voting closes Friday 24.01.20

20/01/20

After listening to feedback from parents, this is a protype of culottes that may form part of the summer uniform. We would love to hear your opinion via the poll on Twitter and ParentMail. The results of the polls will be passed to the CEO for consideration. https://t.co/0o35DKkSkq

10/01/20

Descriptive writing about new years resolutions. Double deputy head teachers award for amazing writing https://t.co/z59iK10OYf

10/01/20

Beautiful writing about space, shooting stars and planet earth. https://t.co/7xqSJtlhmY

08/01/20

Beautiful learning about what is precious to us https://t.co/G5wIX6B6Wo

20/12/19

The link to the video the school did for Miss Homewood https://t.co/VrNyBVY6ni

11/12/19

The PTA Elves are helping a certain person 🎅who will be the visiting KS1 children. If you have a roll or 2 of wrapping paper you could donate that would be lovely. Please hand into the office.

10/12/19

We have bene part of the scheme for over a year. The food is shared out with both the school kitchen so it benefits all children and helps make up food parcels. Thanks for helping support those children who need food https://t.co/E8sxkufmkF

10/12/19

Huge Thanks to Aylesford for the donation of school uniform as part of the scheme, reducing landfill waste https://t.co/kaQlG5d7mg

10/12/19

VIPS now More Huge thanks to all the parents who attended the Year One Showcase. All dates are on the school website and we would love it if you could come to more so we can show you what we have done. https://t.co/6M5mwnyau6

10/12/19

Huge thanks to all the parents who attended the Year One Showcase. All dates are on the school website and we would love it if you could come to more so we can show you what we have done. https://t.co/fFpMrmWvcg

10/12/19

Year One Showcase - the parents visited Maple and Willow Class and helped build houses for our Pudding Lane display. https://t.co/baMEm07Nsl

10/12/19

Year One Showcase - the parents visited Maple and Willow Classes and helped build houses for our Pudding Lane display. https://t.co/RfMbOzivI0

School Curriculum

Intent

We believe in providing a broad, balanced, knowledge rich curriculum that ensures an inclusive approach and where pupils develop the skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. Our curriculum provides opportunities for our pupils to develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations.

‘Having a wider knowledge will help me get a better job in life’ Cayden, Y2

As a school we pride ourselves on being part of our local community, so we want our pupils to become educated citizens and appreciate their part in securing a safe and happy sense of community; locally, nationally and globally.

‘We are very involved with our local community. Elderly people volunteer their time to listen to us read and our choir goes and sings with them. It's fun hearing their feedback and seeing their smiles.’ Gus, Y5

Our curriculum will develop children’s problem solving skills along with their resilience. They are encouraged to embrace their mistakes learning from them, thus creating memorable learning experiences.

‘I enjoy learning in school and making friends. Being taught new things is fun and even if I get it wrong, I know I can have another go. It makes me feel like I can do it all.’ Joseph, Y3

Implementation

Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that our pupils can achieve depth of thinking and learning. Across each year group, a number of high quality, age appropriate core texts are used to bring topics to life for our children and to promote a connection with their learning. Through our knowledge, understanding and skills we aim to develop our children’s ability to reflect, evaluate and apply their learning.

The knowledge, understanding and skills are reflected through the objectives identified in each curriculum area. There is an equality of subjects taught to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and consists of learning that really matters to the pupils.

Central to developing the pupils’ learning is a focus on vocabulary and this ensures understanding, enabling our pupils to express themselves and write with confidence.

‘New words make me giggly’ Sarah, Y4

Sequences of lessons are carefully crafted around an authentic outcome which allows children to become agents of change. These outcomes are evaluated by a ‘critical audience’; these are either a specialist in the field that the children are learning about, or an opportunity to celebrate learning on a platform linked to their topic. These learning opportunities allow children the opportunity to develop 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.

‘We have a close relationship with our local Royal British Legion. I enjoy our community outreach working alongside the ex-service people. It’s purposeful and makes them feel valued and less lonely.’ Alfie, Y6.

The learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the topics and curriculum areas. The authentic outcomes drive motivation, determination and commitment within our children.

Our curriculum ensures that we develop well rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as compassion, responsibility and friendship. Our new curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.

Impact

  • Through authentic outcomes, pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate the progress the knowledge and skills they have acquired.

‘We designed and made Pudding Lane. Then a fireman set it on fire. It was sad and made me think how the Great Fire of London people felt.’ Jemima, Y1

'The workshop challenges are really fun because you are learning while having fun. You learn lots about teamwork and achievement’ Sam, Y5

Curriculum and Schemes of Work
Curriculum and Schemes of Work
Useful Acronyms
Foundation Stage
Curriculum Overview - English and Maths
Curriculum Overview - Themes
Key Stage 1
Curriculum Overview - Computing
Curriculum Overview - English
Curriculum Overview - Human Studies
Curriculum Overview - Maths
Curriculum Overview - PE
Curriculum Overview - RE
Curriculum Overview - Science
Key Stage 2
Curriculum Overview - Computing
Curriculum Overview - English
Curriculum Overview - Human Studies
Curriculum Overview - Maths
Curriculum Overview - PE
Curriculum Overview - RE
Curriculum Overview - Science


For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher. Or you may access details of the full national curriculum HERE.