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17/05/24

An amazing end to the week with science experiments during our enrichment afternoon! Fantastic to see Year R - 6 supporting each other so brilliantly. pic.twitter.com/lVF9BYtuOf

17/05/24

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! pic.twitter.com/kw7ngJdSza

17/05/24

Year 6 are enjoying their end of SATS celebration. We are so proud of you! pic.twitter.com/7MmVDEzh7N

16/05/24

Year 6 have made everyone so proud this week with their resilience and determination. Here are some pictures of them enjoying their SATS breakfast. pic.twitter.com/sI3Q5FEPfp

15/05/24

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. pic.twitter.com/04YWJgR1pf

10/05/24

Fantastic to see Sycamore Class enjoying their reward for 100% attendance in the beautiful sunshine! pic.twitter.com/TzxIfIRcDX

08/05/24

The Year 5 and 1 children were very excited to learn how to make a fishtail braid today in hairdressing club! pic.twitter.com/qoGUAn4V0S

07/05/24

Year 6 Elder class made some wonderful Victorian style wooden cam toys! Great preparation for DT and woodwork at secondary school! pic.twitter.com/AkALwUDlLr

07/05/24

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:https://t.co/U0AxgMuyAr

03/05/24

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. pic.twitter.com/fp3JgucndB

03/05/24

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? pic.twitter.com/etU9zfbMIH

01/05/24

Elder class had a great lesson on identifying 3D shapes from nets today! pic.twitter.com/IC1QbWkXHU

30/04/24

We have been learning all about The Wright Brothers, The Short Brothers and that the first successful flight only lasted for 12 seconds pic.twitter.com/K047xSQB27

30/04/24

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 pic.twitter.com/dH4j5w2rbd

26/04/24

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. pic.twitter.com/VUAG5eshGr

26/04/24

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 pic.twitter.com/14JF8bGU8z

26/04/24

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) 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rvp8P1aeMj

26/04/24

Can you guess what we’re making? pic.twitter.com/jD8eX0tHiK

26/04/24

exploring the movement of water using water channels, stands of different height and containers of different size and shape. pic.twitter.com/pM0NazdkqG

25/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/0YMGCT9Ck7

25/04/24

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... pic.twitter.com/cBaFxRlM3W

24/04/24

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 pic.twitter.com/jOLXslVjLh

24/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/CDOmLT0fOL

23/04/24

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 🌷 pic.twitter.com/KDI0a9Lz9N

23/04/24

Our racing superstar, Rhys, came first in another tournament in Wales at the weekend, adding another magnificent trophy to his collection! pic.twitter.com/V8ZriWOluV

History

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, we believe that History encourages pupils to consider how the past has influenced the present, and how a variety of elements influenced people’s actions. Pupils will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History also develops the skills of researching and evaluating evidence, asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, the knowledge of past events, civilisations and personalities and the concepts of chronology. Learning about the past can influence pupils’ attitudes to the present and the future. 

The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Through their learning of key historical events, pupils are able to think critically about their unit of learning and make links to day to day life; this ensures the History curriculum is meaningful and purposeful for all pupils. As a result of this they will: 

  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes;
  • Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past; 
  • Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument; 
  • Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn; 
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past. 

Curriculum Intent, Implementation & Impact

Intent

To build a History curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to enquire, research and analyse in History. 

To design a history curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum History Programmes of study, to fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.

 

Implementation

· Progression of Knowledge and Skills 
A clear and robust progression of knowledge and skills is in place from EYFS through to the end of KS2, where teachers will build on prior understanding as they develop these skills throughout the pupils’ time at the school, ensuring that they are secondary ready by the time they leave Year 6.

·  Language
The promotion of a language-rich History curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in History. The promotion and use of an accurate and rich historical vocabulary throughout school is planned in history.

·  Knowledge Organisers
Children will have access to key knowledge, language and meanings to understand and use these skills across the curriculum.

·  History Focused Learning Walls
History Working Walls throughout school focus on key aspects of History and exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of History, BV and SMSC, which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum. This can be integrated with the class English learning wall.

·  Research
On occasions, children may be asked to research historical aspects of their learning independently. This allows the children to have ownership over their curriculum and lead their own learning in history.

·  Basic Skills
English, Maths and Computing skills are taught during discrete lessons but are revisited in History so children can apply and embed the skills they have learnt in a purposeful context.

·  Enhancement
We plan termly visits, visitors and educational trips to provide first-hand experiences for the children to support and develop their learning. We recognise that to have impact the planned cultural capital must be clearly linked to the statutory historical knowledge to be acquired and provide the opportunity for children to better understand the knowledge or apply what they already know.

 

Impact

·  Children will know more, remember more and understand more about history.

·  Children will understand and use the key skills of chronological understanding, knowledge and understanding of events in the past, historical interpretation, Historical enquiry and organisation and communication. 

·  All children will achieve age related expectations in History. 

·  As historians, children will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future.