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24/11/20

Part of our intent is to prepare all pupils for the next stage in their education. UKS2 have been given new lockers to support their independence and transitions into learning. “They’re so cool” Elder Class. https://t.co/hgmUg2uEQO

20/11/20

Odd socks supporting anti-bullying week https://t.co/adRCDYTOGg

20/11/20

Reading raffle winners! Read five times a week to be entered in your class raffle. https://t.co/6LZoaArZW8

19/11/20

Mia’s superb writing all about ‘How to find gold’ by . Well worth a headteachers award https://t.co/FybF686cSH

19/11/20

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Makenna’s home learning - an amazing home made zoo. They are currently learning about continents. Well done an excellent piece of work and she received a headteachers award https://t.co/Lb1pKrJckv

19/11/20

What was the inspiration behind this model? Max made this after Mrs Donnay set a challenge in her assembly about repurposing cruise ships. Max said he had a lot of fun making but it was a lot of hard work. Well done Max https://t.co/fGXHyvpLcc

17/11/20

Hooray!! Children in Need!!! Total money raised to be announced soon. https://t.co/tMnDrESP2c

17/11/20

Children in Need annual duck race. Well done Beech class!! Great work Quackman & Bobbin! https://t.co/1CYhz2edxB

17/11/20

Children in Need colouring competition and sweets in a jar winners! Well done!! https://t.co/wtLaHoSMNT

17/11/20

Jazz hands for Pudsey!!#ChildrenInNeed https://t.co/s0QR9182g4

17/11/20

Pudsey and pyjamas!! https://t.co/s4SP6hYa1T

17/11/20

School council presenting their Anti-Bullying assembly today to the whole school via teams. https://t.co/8aZjcgXWYN

17/11/20

As part of are offering 60 days free access to a parents safeguarding app. Use the code below https://t.co/H7VDUpSna0

17/11/20

We are supporting , please send your child in odd socks on Friday we have made a difference in school by listening to pupil voice and updating our behaviour policy. https://t.co/qbIDFJCyMY

13/11/20

Congratulations to our Cucina kitchen team for achieving a 5 star food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency this week. Not only is their food 5 star, their kitchen is too! https://t.co/xfgQU8eiL2

13/11/20

Here at Aylesford we prioritise Reading! Read 5 times or more a week, record it in your reading record = entered into the weekly raffle. Raffle tickets are drawn in celebration assembly and winners choose a reading book that they can keep forever. This week's winners are...📚 https://t.co/r8L363ucST

12/11/20

Aylesford has been invaded by some new and rather colourful Bee-Bot’s and EaRL Robots - we are looking forward to sharing how these resources will be used in school. https://t.co/0JTvwoTKJs

12/11/20

Congratulations to our kitchen team from Cucina for getting 5 star star food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency https://t.co/STJP0TkSjf

11/11/20

Poppy creations: children throughout the school contributed to the poppy display in St Peter and St. Paul’s church in Aylesford with poppies and poems. https://t.co/hRSOnnHxAl

11/11/20

Poppy garden: beautiful poppies, made by children across the school, placed in the church garden of St Peter and St Paul’s church in Aylesford. https://t.co/M1vHCg2ou3

10/11/20

Albert fantastic homework project - he made a shield that celebrates VE Day. Well worthy Headteachers Award https://t.co/itkW1KyOTc

06/11/20

Huge congratulations to Elm and Hazel class who both have 100% attendance this week despite the national lockdown. Well done to everyone. #100%

06/11/20

Well done Reuben - you have made an amazing poppy https://t.co/vG506ln2Lm

05/11/20

Excellent work boys - home made Roman boat and time line of all kings and queens - very deserved headteacher awards https://t.co/EFtnnbrZ0k

04/11/20

Remembrance poppies - beautiful poppies created by children over half term, with Ava Perry proudly showing hers. Why don’t you have a go at creating your own poppy during Home Learning today or write a poem relating to Remembrance. https://t.co/n7sOestgC5

02/11/20

On the last day of term 1, the children listened to a range of spooky stories with a focus on the delivery of the story and how to really captivate their audience https://t.co/HJKTFkRrqa

02/11/20

On the last day of term 1, the children listened to a range of spooky stories with a focus on the delivery of the story and how to really captivate their audience https://t.co/7HsWAQafLs

02/11/20

On the last day of term 1, the children listened to a range of spooky stories with a focus on the delivery of the story and how to really captivate their audience https://t.co/N28Jr22jbH

02/11/20

Year 2 on a virtual call with a chief nurse - learning about PPE and how to wash their hands properly https://t.co/zomLovPWRj

02/11/20

Year 2 sharing artwork with a nurse virtually. Learning about how nursing has changed since Florence nightingale https://t.co/QpOap9hPxn

02/11/20

Looking forward to our School Development day with Mark Burns today!

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

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24/10/20

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24/10/20

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24/10/20

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24/10/20

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

Relationships and Sex Education

As a part of your child’s education at Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. It is taught throughout the school in every year group and this year it is even more important that you are aware of teaching content in order to support learning from home.

I am writing to let you know that, in the next few weeks, starting 15 June, if your child is in school, your child’s class will be taking part in lessons which will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme.

The link below gives you key information about this teaching.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812593/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

Why are we teaching this aspect of the curriculum?

Age four to six (Reception – Year 1): From this age, children should be able to identify safe situations and those which may be risky, like other children or adults taking improper photographs of them. They should be able to identify trusted adults (both at home and school) who they can talk to if they feel worried. Within this age group they should understand about different types of families, including those with same sex parents. The emphasis being on all different types of families.

Age six to eight (Year 2 – 3): Understanding the importance of boundaries within friendships and personal relationships is important, including online and through technologies such as mobile phones and games. They should know what films, programmes and online content they should and shouldn’t be watching, in addition to who to tell, if someone encourages them to watch inappropriate content (this is a grooming tactic).

Age eight to nine (Year 4): By this age, children need to be taught about the emotional and physical changes of growing up, coping strategies for different emotions, as well as looking after their bodies and the onset of puberty. We find that some girls may even be starting their periods in year 4, so it is critical that they have this knowledge at this age. We also recommend giving a gentle introduction to reproduction, this is the point at which we find we are able to tell children before they have received a muddled version from an older sibling or peers have been looking online for the definition of “sex”. 

Whilst some parents and teachers may question this age, it is important to know that ‘sex’ is spoken and sung about, widely in the media including in pop music aimed at children (e.g. Little Mix). If children type this simple word into the internet to find out what it means they will be presented with graphic and often disturbing images, so it is better to educate the children in a gentle age appropriate manner, than to leave them hungry for information.

Age nine to 11 (Year 5 – 6): At these ages it is important to review the previous information taught, as children tend to absorb and retain elements of the information when it is of relevance to them. So we allow children to ask more questions in these year groups, to ensure they understand what they have been taught and fill in any gaps in knowledge.

They will often want more details on conception, how babies develop (including twins) and are born. Sometimes they ask how people can get germs from sex and how they can be prevented, or there may be curiosity about feelings or body image – each group is different.

Lesson guidance

All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.

In teaching Relationships Education and RSE, we ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect.

We comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which sexual orientation and gender reassignment are amongst the protected characteristics.

However, we ensure that all of their teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content.

Useful resources

Year 6 Lesson 1

How does a baby start?

How does a baby start cards

Puberty changes - guide

Puberty body part cards

Relationship pictures

Relationship question cards

Reproduction questions sheet

Reproduction answer cards

Anonymous questions template

Communication answers