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22/01/21

Year 2- Sonny created this bright and colourful postcard to send to Claude in Paris. It makes you feel like you are there. https://t.co/YdDCeJuFaw

22/01/21

Year 3 - In school took their cave building outside. This is what they think a Stone Age Man might live in. What do you think? https://t.co/lzRp8vkCOa

22/01/21

Year 6 have been doing computer coding using emoji’s. Which we’ll known story is this? https://t.co/5irBu40JB4

22/01/21

Year R have been making rockets with junk modelling items. What a creative selection! Let’s see what you have made at home. https://t.co/tRuCCWO4uz

22/01/21

Safer Internet Day is 9th February. Please watch this video made by one of the pupils from Invicta Grammar School. Its a very powerful and important message https://t.co/K3OOCwWMDg

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oakley drew his Stone Age House. Looks inviting, what do you think? https://t.co/m55qBlpSRQ

22/01/21

Year 3 - Oscar made a Stone Age House out of natural materials - lots of leaves involved. Well done. https://t.co/wVvoJzSc4M

22/01/21

Huge well done to Hazel Class - who have had 100% attendance both on line and in the classroom. Outstanding Effort https://t.co/5vHCA0Z52o

22/01/21

Speed Bounce Challenge - You have a week to share your results. Please share your results and videos of you taking part by 29.01.21 Can you beat Miss Hookey's score? https://t.co/14swONNZ4k

21/01/21

Year 4 - Amelia, wonderful example of direct speech. https://t.co/F3NkqYgvYt

21/01/21

Year 3 - Art work by Brandon showing what a Stone Age House would look like. What do you think? Does your house look like this? https://t.co/9LqZSKvoo4

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Kenton . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/GjIg23vvPA

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Fearne . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/Xym8p2ayZe

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Dylan . Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/b83T91x3W0

21/01/21

Year 3 Cave Man Art by Cayden. Lovely use of natural materials https://t.co/wcbV6mlzkH

21/01/21

Year 6 - propaganda poster. What amazing use of character and colour. Well done Beatrice https://t.co/4puHwVzhIj

21/01/21

Evie wanted to share with you her amazing achievement. Before Christmas she completed the Lego Diagonal Alley which is for people who are 16+. This shows perseverance and we are very impressed. https://t.co/G9uAV099tD

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/hG1Cpr3ZTs

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/DOURugcqIK

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/9Zfcie7neV

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/21o8FNIvWH

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/mHTZWRVhuW

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/aeeZDpALVS

21/01/21

This week year 5 have been writing a non-chronological report about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. They have looked at how to pick out key information from research and to turn their notes into amazing sentences. You can see in these excellent examples. https://t.co/GCj5M7nFON

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/xakVdv2Krl

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/PnjvxjfQRN

21/01/21

Today year 5 learnt more about coding by using a code to tell a story, similar to how coding gives the computer information to perform a task. Can you guess the stories? https://t.co/N6El5KsYh4

21/01/21

Retweeted From Childnet

With only 3 weeks to go until Safer Internet Day on the 9th February, we take a look at some of the key sources you can use to help make Safer Internet Day 2021 the biggest yet! https://t.co/XtVTPCQnfm https://t.co/jN2B0FpAC0

21/01/21

Rocco and Lex have shared a photo from their walk yesterday. We think they're missing school as much as we are! https://t.co/RrTdGwF9we

20/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - Today our Governors surprised all members of staff with a personalised Certificate of Appreciation. This went a long way in making the whole team feel valued. THANK YOU!#personaldevelopment https://t.co/demw2VMiSp

20/01/21

They'll be used so frequently making music that dust won't stand a chance!

20/01/21

Year 4: Geography - Fletcher has captured how our local area has changed. What do you think about the changes? Would you be in favour of our village being developed or do you have a contrasting point of view? https://t.co/aPF7QVUtgG

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Dolly had to say about 'Billionaire Boy' by "I liked this book because it was so fun to read!" https://t.co/f7eu6gfF2H

19/01/21

Year R - Topic Work. Ella did a wonderful picture of an astronaut and labelled it! https://t.co/XhpxRhmUUm

19/01/21

We will be sharing hints and tips over the coming weeks to help you stay safe whilst on line. Thanks for help start our campaign https://t.co/DXzOVDZYOz

19/01/21

Year R - Henry made this fantastic number line yesterday in the shape of a train! Super number writing https://t.co/nr3RJ0Ws0c

19/01/21

Year 4 - another example of creating a walk and detailing what you will see on that walk. What a very colourful plan. https://t.co/8vjD56JoWT

19/01/21

Year 4 - Maths. This child was proud of what they had completed and was delighted for us to share their work https://t.co/xFDdP041mC

19/01/21

Something new is happening at school! What do you think it might be? The children will see some changes when they return. We’ll give you a clue it involves books https://t.co/vbiUnqAc3X

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