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24/10/20

A very successful 1st PTA event of the year&what an amazing effort by all the children! A massive thank you to all the PTA that helped, your enthusiasm and of course a massive well done to Julie-Anne Clements who was out there everyday including in the rain!

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/BQkbDEmH6l

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/kwjLALctOT

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/UbjZleVXm2

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/EseFa37aeZ

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/IiMQsYurCY

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/GoY4qIYxTr

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are...🎃👻 https://t.co/GccOy54Cnt

24/10/20

🎃👻 And the winners are 🎃👻 https://t.co/kyPoL85SW3

24/10/20

Miss Stevens had a really tough job picking out our 14 winners today - she even asked us to add a 15th prize for a highly commended entry which we all agreed was fantastic! https://t.co/DHyv5PQIV3

24/10/20

🎃👻 Thank you to each and every one of you who entered our Halloween competitions - you were all amazing🎃👻https://t.co/jhc26CSmbH

23/10/20

PTA update day 3 and 4 produced 190 entries. It’s your last chance to enter this morning.

21/10/20

Pupil voice - If someone tells you to bring a knife and threaten someone - don’t do it. If you see a crime scene report it to the police. This followed a talk by PSCO Matthews from the community safety team

21/10/20

Pupil voice - You could spend 16 years in prison for a knife crime. Tell a teacher if someone brings a knife to school. This followed a talk by PSCO Matthews from the community safety team

21/10/20

Thank you PCSO Matthews from the community safety team who came into school to discuss various topics - pupil voice comments to follow. https://t.co/xJW0su8NCF

21/10/20

Retweeted From Childnet

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it affects 12% of young people in this country. Our guidance is designed to support schools in preventing and responding to cyberbullying. https://t.co/cpvomLkD00 https://t.co/uBy72rRdex

21/10/20

Helping making a difference with period poverty. Supplies available to all who require any via the office and the red box. https://t.co/DGueRV20s4

21/10/20

Reading is placed at the heart of everything we do here at VIPS Aylesford as is working closely with parents to ensure every child reaches their potential. We have created this video to help you feel confident when hearing your child read at home. https://t.co/jyhthVZTVJ

21/10/20

Miss Fafunso and Mrs Adams delivered a virtual assembly this morning with the theme: Black History Month. We value all! https://t.co/aaJ53kkb5G

21/10/20

Halloween competition day 2 update. The PTA took in 81 entries and would like say a massive thank you to the generous parent who contributed £10 for her son’s entries.

20/10/20

Daisy in Ash class after learning about Australia during world food day on Friday has kindly shown her class some of her families Australian collection. Well done Daisy for helping us have a clear vision of what to expect in Australia! https://t.co/hV3R3JZnmA

20/10/20

Thank to the PTA - who have come up with a socially distanced fundraiser. They will be there every morning to collect your Halloween entries (£1) per entry. We got 61 yesterday. Get crafty and every entry receives a small prize https://t.co/YeOnebTJpt

19/10/20

Our Big Question of the week: Is it the responsibility of the young to protect the planet? https://t.co/zv94oBkDT2

16/10/20

Wow that looks amazing - well done Ava. What an amazing lattice apple pie. https://t.co/jCL8GcXeqI

16/10/20

Using her Maths and Design and Technology skills here. Well done Aca. https://t.co/Qnl1fo6riK

16/10/20

Planning and Preparation and its looks like Ava has worked well in this. The pictures sum up each stage so well. https://t.co/1BLyhaO5qF

16/10/20

Proof is in the pudding. Lets follow the journey https://t.co/xhXxLysClB

16/10/20

After learning about China and creating a fact file, why not finish the day with Chinese food - a first time experience for some! https://t.co/Jfz0fOpQR1

16/10/20

Fact files about Argentina and making chocolita with dulce de leche in Sycamore and Elm https://t.co/6tr3Xzxfqr

16/10/20

Maple syrup on pancakes! The best fact we learnt about Canada in Maple and Willow class https://t.co/PdTK3NGB6A

16/10/20

Beech and Ash were learning about Australia - vegemite on toast, love it or hate it? Beautiful aboriginal art and discovering famous Australian people https://t.co/xLQMlcXReQ

16/10/20

Pizza making in Chestnut class - it’s great! https://t.co/DPZKkzleQ7

16/10/20

Learning all about Turkey in Year 3 - we really enjoyed the food! https://t.co/qQvkcKSgjz

16/10/20

Hazel Class enjoying learning about India https://t.co/6vUG1Sah7x

16/10/20

Well done to all our reading raffle prizes today https://t.co/IMB8LMP4Jk

10/10/20

Retweeted From BookTrust

Did you know it's today? We've put together a list of books that could help to raise awareness, increase understanding, or encourage children to start conversations about mental health: https://t.co/A1mA3BxI7e Pic: Anna Llenas https://t.co/iTAfVlOeKg

10/10/20

Retweeted From Childnet

Today is - we have created a list of what to do if you are concerned about a friend online. https://t.co/KTxrXwEmoq https://t.co/BDPxer5K8p

10/10/20

Have you read this? Is it on your read list? Let us know we love to hear what you are enjoying reading. https://t.co/a4jPYDilAn

10/10/20

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Missed our Open Day? Catch up with the Headteacher’s Message and tour here! https://t.co/LGD7db4SfK

10/10/20

Retweeted From neighbourly.com

From community centres, to youth clubs, support groups and food banks, local good causes are crucial in their contribution to mental wellbeing in our communities https://t.co/TyEN9b8OWx

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 pupils’ books will clearly demonstrate the progress they have made and the knowledge they have gained. We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line, or exceeding, their potential.

Children will be able to talk clearly and knowledgeably about their learning and make clear links between pieces of learning across the curriculum.

Pupils will continue to make good progress and attain well at the end of each Key Stage.

Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills for life. Adapted learning resources ensure that they can fully engage with learning intention.

Pupils are able to use what they have learned and can show that they remember what they have learned in a variety of ways.

Pupils who do not have age appropriate reading fluency, number or writing skills will be heavily supported to narrow or eradicate gaps in their learning.

We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.

Pupils transition confidently to secondary school as they will be self-reliant, know how to organise their learning and manage their time, how to research, evaluate and identify the next steps in their learning journey. Through leadership roles, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility.

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

Curriculum 
Reception Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 1 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 2 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 3 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 4 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 5 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 6 Curriculum 2020/2021

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.

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