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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

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.