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An amazing end to the week with science experiments during our enrichment afternoon! Fantastic to see Year R - 6 supporting each other so brilliantly.


Yew Class had great fun this morning, making their Egyptian canopic jars out of clay. It required a lot of determination, and trial and error, but they look fabulous so far!


Year 6 are enjoying their end of SATS celebration. We are so proud of you!


Year 6 have made everyone so proud this week with their resilience and determination. Here are some pictures of them enjoying their SATS breakfast.


EYFS had a wonderful time at the Rare Breeds Centre linked with our learning on mini beasts and lifecycles. We went bug hunting, on a trailer ride, watched pig race and completed the farm trail.


Fantastic to see Sycamore Class enjoying their reward for 100% attendance in the beautiful sunshine!


The Year 5 and 1 children were very excited to learn how to make a fishtail braid today in hairdressing club!


Year 6 Elder class made some wonderful Victorian style wooden cam toys! Great preparation for DT and woodwork at secondary school!


Elsie and Charlie, from Yew and Elder Class, are climbing Mount Snowdon at the end of May to raise money for charity. We are all rooting for you!Please follow the link to support:


Intense concentration when planting seeds in science this week...Sycamore Class are hoping that their seeds will sprout over the long weekend! They are really enjoying learning about how plants grow and develop.


Over the last 2 weeks, Willow class have enjoyed learning about how plants grow. This week, we have put our learning to the test and have planted our very own seeds! I wonder if you can guess what plants we are growing?


Elder class had a great lesson on identifying 3D shapes from nets today!


We have been learning all about The Wright Brothers, The Short Brothers and that the first successful flight only lasted for 12 seconds


We have learned so many facts about The Write Brothers, The Short Brothers and the first flight only lasting for 12 seconds. We challenged ourselves to see if our planes flew for longer


Year 1 were very fascinated to learn a little bit more about the London marathon this week. We discussed the braille imprinted on the medal and how people of all different backgrounds run the marathon.


Year 3 were treated to a workshop this morning with the amazing . The children were so engaged and have been inspired to get creative! Thank you once again Darrell


All virtual visits today, firstly to Valley Invicta Primary where had won a 'zoom' visit in my last 'Art Shaped' competition. Year 3 asked if I could help with artwork for their latest reading book "Ice Palace" (by Robert Swindell, with Ben Cort Illustrations) 🤩


Can you guess what we’re making?


exploring the movement of water using water channels, stands of different height and containers of different size and shape.


Smiles all day and amazing close up views of the wonderful animals at Port Lympne. Year 2 definitely felt as if they were on safari!


Lots of walking and an amazing day at Port Lympne for Year 2 so far! We are just about to set off on our ride on the safari trucks...


Ash Class have been working hard on their fact files and mood boards inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau. This links to their Rainforest theme for the term. Well done Year 5


Ash class have been busy learning to create music using body percussion and instruments. They had to really focus to achieve this. Well done budding musicians!


Year 3 have been dissecting tulips this afternoon, exploring the main parts of a flower and describing their functions. The children were amazed to see what they have been learning about in real life 🌷


Our racing superstar, Rhys, came first in another tournament in Wales at the weekend, adding another magnificent trophy to his collection!


Parent workshops are run throughout the year to support the learning link between home and school. We look forward to welcoming our community of Parents and Carers to all of our scheduled workshops. We do understand that you may not be able to attend all of these workshops,so with this in mind and to make sure you have full access to all resouces, they are available here for you. 


Reading Comprehension

On Wednesday 15th September 2021, Mr Harrington lead a parent workshop on Reading and more specifically the school’s approach to teaching reading skills: VIPERS. The session gave parents/carers an insight into how we teach the children Reading and what techniques and strategies are used to support this.

Reading Comprehension Presentation

Reading Comprehension Leaflet

Accelerated Reader

On Tuesday 30th November 2021, Mrs Church lead a parent workshop on Accelerated Reader.

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.

Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.

If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher or librarian may help your child:

  • Choose another book that is more appropriate.
  • Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
  • Pair your child with another student, or even have the book read to your child.

In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they’re reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.

Accelerated Reader PowerPoint Presentation

Welcome to EYFS

On Friday 24 September, Mrs Kindred and Miss Thompson held a workshop to welcome our new EYFS cohort and their families to Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford. 

EYFS Welcome Meeting PowerPoint

Maths Workshop

Online Safety

KS1 SATS Presentation

KS2 SATS Presentation

KS2 Maths Workshop

Presentation 26th February 2024