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01/06/20

Mia is absolutely over the moon with Her Majesty’s response to her letter and picture some months ago, following the Queen’s visit. A coincidence that it was written just 2 days after her birthday Wow thats amazing - well done Mia https://t.co/VyhnMBC2iu

01/06/20

Amelie learning about bee keeping with her dad. Its great to see someone learning a new skill. https://t.co/CKPJ2TQAZw

01/06/20

Skye Ash class TikTok exercise teaching us how to do this https://t.co/A614TFJL44 Well done Skye - excellent filming and describing how to do the moves

27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/9vsktj1Eex https://t.co/ojvNnjGbF6

20/05/20

For PSHE - Skye - Ash class wrote a letter to her elderly neighbours Well done Skye - https://t.co/oJZiqevIcZ

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Burton from Charlotte https://t.co/jluyGBC0Aj

20/05/20

Year 5 Home Learning showing an act of kindness. Skye Ash class making her mum a cup of tea. Well done Skye https://t.co/qc4Cbk0xJr

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Kindred - from Mia https://t.co/8Cl7SetkgX

20/05/20

Sophia from Chestnut class wants to wish you all a Happy Thank A Teacher Day! Thank you Sophia from all the team at Aylesford - that's made our day https://t.co/U0sU2zbRo2

20/05/20

Sophia from Chestnut class wants to wish Mrs Kindred a very Happy Thank A Teacher Day! Thank you for all you do and your lovely stories for our work. I enjoy listening to them. My favourite has been Hello Beaky! https://t.co/A2AkBNQJYW

20/05/20

Oliver from Chestnut class wanted to say a big thank you to Mrs Kindred for being a wonderful teacher! He has drawn and written a poster for her 😃 https://t.co/2kQtiCT4da

20/05/20

Amelia - Yew Class. This is the rain forest she made. Well done Amelia - so life like. https://t.co/JkvcQZzgPR

20/05/20

Skye - Ash class, boats she made and raced Well done Skye - that sounds like you had a great time. https://t.co/Mnnd1PMBTi

20/05/20

To Mrs Burton from George on Thank a teacher day https://t.co/tlqC2moeN6

20/05/20

Daniel saying thank you to Mrs Doe - she is a TA at school and Akela at Cubs https://t.co/z2O6WpJHIt

20/05/20

Todays act of Kindness - Daniel from Ash Class Well done Daniel you have been working hard https://t.co/hJyqa3Lp9z

20/05/20

Thank you to Mrs Burford from Beth https://t.co/RndV4ZHyVx

20/05/20

Abigail (Willow class) enjoyed her art project. She found sticks in the garden and made a rainbow A for Abigail and an E for her baby sister Emilia Well done Abigail https://t.co/d1yf1IRPen

20/05/20

Louie has loved the Year 2 Mario work this week and is engaged in home learning. Mr Hall/ Miss Stevens has promised Louie a headteacher sticker when we return to school. Well done Louie https://t.co/83Chpzcrpf

20/05/20

Annabelle- Ash Class singing Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish for music home learning https://t.co/3c8H7QGPs2 Well done Annabelle

20/05/20

Dear Miss Fafunso, Below is Ewan’s teddy hunt algorithms. He loved showing his siblings how to find his teddy with it. Well done Ewan https://t.co/T7ygU3o0G8

20/05/20

Dana from Sycamore Class sending her thanks on Thank a Teacher Day. https://t.co/0YcWc0lFdU

20/05/20

Gus from Ash Class - sending a thank you to his class teacher and the Aylesford Team, along with playing them some songs https://t.co/FmfVf8z8Yu

20/05/20

A thank you from Abigail to her class teacher https://t.co/HP4ke4RLDD

20/05/20

Skye - Ash Class singing Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainer for her music home learning https://t.co/xqQqnZ7DV0 Well done Skye

19/05/20

We have seen how creative you can be. Please join in with Thank a teacher day. Send in videos or pictures to office.viat.org.uk Its tomorrow and for all teachers and support staff. They will all be shared on Facebook and Twitter https://t.co/c380PyRpCg

18/05/20

Retweeted From PiXL Primary

(1/2) Today is Day 1 of the 'Time Capsule Diary'. Today’s theme is ‘What I do’ and the suggested method of recording today’s diary is using a cartoon strip. Feel free to choose another way of recording if you prefer. Watch today's short video for more ideas and to get started! https://t.co/CU0lrO7qTi

18/05/20

This is for a Year 6 children https://t.co/10h2V4nxYr

18/05/20

On this day 1938 - The KFC library van called this morning to change juvenile library books https://t.co/Za4pNCvvgl

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/XxeAaXCtbw Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/EqYpi7lJRA

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/vZt14XuG45 https://t.co/weknWw5jOh

13/05/20

Here is this week's quiz. It is much easier than last week's. https://t.co/hqy7QrHpEk

13/05/20

We are proud that Mrs Doe has been pictured by as one of the COVID Community Heroes - She and many others in school have supported families with food parcels and dropping off school work and has been active with - supporting our wider community https://t.co/3dT94H6wSV

13/05/20

On this day - 13th May 1960 - School Concert made £38 half for the church fund and half for the school https://t.co/guip4HsKNJ

13/05/20

This week's headteachers blog https://t.co/3xVizOvNU0

13/05/20

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Let's get active! https://t.co/L9A97aFykG Have a go at our age related, progressive PE lessons. Carefully designed for home learning. 2 lessons per week in Tennis & Striking & Fielding this term.

12/05/20

Read our weekly Headteacher blog here - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes! https://t.co/3xVizOvNU0

12/05/20

Mollie enjoyed the art work and decided make a bright coloured star. Well done Mollie that is very colourful. Thank you for sharing. https://t.co/TUnLe4rwil

11/05/20

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High quality and professional PE lessons and Olympic themed home learning this week! 2 PE lessons per week across 4 age grps https://t.co/L9A97aFykG

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 2019/20
Year 1 Curriculum 2019/20
Year 2 Curriculum 2019/20
Year 3 Curriculum 2019/20
Year 4 Curriculum 2019/20
Year 5 Curriculum 2019/20
Year 6 Curriculum 2019/20

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.