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26/02/24

What a start to the week! Thank you so much for our wonderful book. We are looking forward to our online lesson. Happy creating to Year 3! pic.twitter.com/U67hcrEtmh

23/02/24

Beegu has landed! Sycamore Class arrived at school on Tuesday to find that an unusual spacecraft had crash-landed outside their classroom. They have loved writing character descriptions about their strange visitor... pic.twitter.com/cucAxDcEZ7

23/02/24

Year 3 created mood boards in Art yesterday, to develop a feel and understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic. They used a variety of textures and colours, and they are very proud of the result! pic.twitter.com/sTWvIAU256

22/02/24

We were so excited to celebrate Founders Day today. 40 of us were proud to wear our uniforms - from the youngest to the oldest members of our school community. pic.twitter.com/b3I9klNx44

22/02/24

This week, the Eco Council braved the elements to plant 240 trees along the back of the school field! Kindly donated via the - the trees are native trees, designed to encourage wildlife. The children worked so hard and loved every minute! pic.twitter.com/B0SL9SSzCs

09/02/24

Thank you so much to Maidstone for the materials to make our new class book corner today - and for kindly delivering. Great support to our school community of readers. pic.twitter.com/hsTXxESwkw

09/02/24

It has been a busy week in Year 3, with the children showcasing their dance to their parents, and then the whole of KS2! A huge well done to them, you were all amazing! pic.twitter.com/y7RLYzMNau

09/02/24

Elm Class have been busy designing games and apps to keep us safe online. Fantastic ideas from developers of the future. pic.twitter.com/9T1hlQGVk9

08/02/24

We loved doing our science experiment today. We had to see which material would make the best umbrella for a bear and then we put them to the test! pic.twitter.com/b7q885NQMa

08/02/24

Elm Class have been learning about being safe on the internet and created their own emojis pic.twitter.com/TsHMsqys9V

07/02/24

Year 6 enjoyed their free time activity for Children’s Mental Health Week. pic.twitter.com/TP5gS8YGPp

06/02/24

Sycamore Class enjoyed lots of activities to learn more about Safer Internet Day! pic.twitter.com/Kn1BGa2HG5

06/02/24

Fantastic discussion in Year 4 this morning around ways to stay safe on the internet. Topped off with 10/10 on the quiz!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/s92YsWQ9Qv

06/02/24

Year 3 have been discussing how technology has evolved and whether the internet has a positive or negative influence on us. They were very shocked to see some of the old technology!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/Y1zCm28KiM

06/02/24

Year 6 have been considering their own online activity and how they can use their knowledge to help others stay safe on the internet. pic.twitter.com/GkGZ4brphG

05/02/24

Year 5 were outside for their chosen activity for week. Playing, taking part in team games and colouring, we did it all! pic.twitter.com/pjgNM2ty9V

05/02/24

The KS2 school council representatives enjoyed their visit to the Maidstone County Hall. We learnt lots about the history of the building and even had the chance to debate. Future politicians in the making! pic.twitter.com/noQsrlmwNo

02/02/24

TTRS day at We know how important knowing your times tables are in Year 5 and we also know how to dress like a rockstar! pic.twitter.com/gkviXQS7FA

02/02/24

So much hard work has gone into our urban art final outcomes in Sycamore Class. We have hand-cut our own stencils and can’t wait to share the finished pieces next week. pic.twitter.com/pe9RFM54hj

02/02/24

A fantastic day of multiplication learning in Sycamore Class. Enjoy TT Rockstars over the weekend! pic.twitter.com/uzOVhDVeAZ

02/02/24

Some of the excellent propaganda posters produced by Elder class this week. pic.twitter.com/HGjbegcNXC

02/02/24

Year 1 have had a brilliant time celebrating Times Table Rock Stars day! pic.twitter.com/8QJ2wzQ0W9

31/01/24

Yew Class were visited by Vanessa from the Pluckley Bread Station yesterday, who taught us about the process of bread making and helped us to perfect our kneading technique. The children said it is the best bread they’ve ever tasted! Thank you pic.twitter.com/NEQl9rXTsq

26/01/24

We have really enjoyed looking at features of bridges, especially after we saw the one in our local village. Here is some of the art work that Year 1 feel proud of. pic.twitter.com/GF3siI4JJB

26/01/24

It was great to see some interesting geographical features in Aylesford. Year 1 enjoyed all that there was to see and can’t wait to go on another trip! pic.twitter.com/3Ja6WDarmh

Promoting British Values

British Values diagram

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, we promote an inclusive environment where we guide our pupils to reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently.

To capture this and to give real life scenarios to our Fundamental British Values, every Monday in a whole school assembly, we pose a question of the week to get us all thinking, discussing and debating current news headlines. These questions help our pupils, staff and parents to think about right and wrong (and when something is not quite that simple!), form opinions and make credible arguments for or against something. This helps to broaden minds by thinking about the bigger picture in lots of different situations locally, nationally and globally.

In addition to assemblies, within our school, we promote each of the Fundamental British Values in the following ways:

Democracy

  • School Council, Eco-Council and House Captains are voted in by the school community.
  • Subject Ambassadors are chosen through application process and interviewed.
  • Children are taught how democracy works as young as EYFS and takes place within the PSHE curriculum.
  • Pupils are taught the importance of their opinion and voice, as well as how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Within the wider curriculum, pupils learn about democracy through past and current movements including the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter.
  • Pupils are actively involved in decision-making processes through the Junior Leadership team and the use of suggestion boxes.
  • Specific oracy skills are taught to help pupils to express their views.

Rule of Law

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair.
  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules.
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong through peer mediation and self-reflection.
  • Children learn about rules and governance within the PSHE curriculum.
  • Pupils are able to make the link between school rules and the use of societies rules to needed to protect.
  • PSHE curriculum and assemblies routinely cover the effects of peer pressure and how to avoid this.
  • Year 6 Gang prevention workshop.

Individual Liberty

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence through pupil voice, oracy skills and time to talk.
  • Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.
  • Challenging stereotypes is taught through our career’s education programme and PSHE.
  • A zero-tolerance approach to anti-bullying and anti-racism.
  • E-Safety units of work are taught throughout school in computing and PSHE.
  • Weekly e-safety information provided for parents within the weekly newsletter.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Beliefs and Culture:

  • PSHE curriculum.
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs.
  • Use of the Picture News resources.
  • Challenging prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Visits to local places of worship.
  • Year groups cover festivals such as Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Easter.
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs;
  • Children are supported to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life;
  • Use of the Agree, Build and Challenge (ABC) oracy approach to disagree in a respectful way with the answers of others whilst in class.