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21/06/24

After receiving an amazing letter from Hazel Class have been designing their own dragons. pic.twitter.com/ahHXGcP0Ss

21/06/24

On Wednesday, we had a very creative afternoon designing our very own dots. We developed our artistic skills, persevered and felt proud of the final outcomes. pic.twitter.com/8rRNpB6gJf

19/06/24

KS2 enjoying the sun, new chalk boards and sports equipment at lunch time! pic.twitter.com/EFLrrYh23H

19/06/24

On Monday, we held our ‘Cultural Fair’ to celebrate different countries and cultures. The fair was a huge success and the children learnt lots about the different countries including languages spoken there and traditions followed. Thank you so much to everyone who helped! pic.twitter.com/pHfX2mmJvQ

18/06/24

Key Stage 2 had a wonderful morning being entertained by a Music Roadshow from . This children were very inspired and will hopefully now go on to learn to play an instrument. Thank you for coming to see us. pic.twitter.com/oVEZuxLFXU

14/06/24

Elm Class have been on a tree hunt to find some deciduous and evergreen trees. Can find any trees at home? pic.twitter.com/91TLNGWXTs

14/06/24

Reading for pleasure in our wonderful library. What a lovely end to the week in Sycamore Class! pic.twitter.com/CSNjAAyavY

11/06/24

Year 6 had a great morning with Dr Crouch from Invicta, learning about colour reactions, acids and alkalis for our Science Week. pic.twitter.com/WwOegisyfU

06/06/24

Year 6 loved their trip to see ‘The Lion King’. Thank you to the PTA for this fabulous experience. pic.twitter.com/vcyWuJEME9

05/06/24

were having a great day here in Aylesford!! Top effort!! 🎖 pic.twitter.com/3DW0c2JuB9

03/06/24

‘A Day with a Difference’ was an absolutely wonderful way to begin Term 6, in Elm Class! We worked really hard on developing our skills in sports and really enjoyed the teamwork element, showing what great sports men and women we are. pic.twitter.com/Bzd0FVS1r5

03/06/24

Year 6 had a great day enjoying a variety of sporting activities on offer for our Trust-wide event, ‘Day for a Difference’. pic.twitter.com/AgUXfml0Vv

03/06/24

Thank you for helping Year 2 find the korfball stars of the future! pic.twitter.com/x76qWrZxpd

03/06/24

What a way to start Monday morning! Year 2 absolutely loved learning fitness skills with . pic.twitter.com/28Fl4HYUah

03/06/24

A great start to the VIAT Sports festival here at Aylesford. Year 4 loved playing Korfball! Thank you to for giving our children the opportunity to try a new sport. pic.twitter.com/5aHvftrAXk

24/05/24

Year 4 had an amazing trip at today. It was inspiring to see the work being done. Thank you for showing us around, we all loved it. pic.twitter.com/2a0OaGeDZb

24/05/24

Elder class made their very own ‘steady hand buzzer game’ in science today. What a great way to learn about electricity! pic.twitter.com/XtCDrktmUK

24/05/24

Yew Class welcomed parents into school yesterday to complete their Ancient Egyptian canopic jars. The finished results are incredible, and the children are all very proud of their creations! pic.twitter.com/du0IXudyBU

23/05/24

Year 1 had a magnificent time at their Parent Showcase this morning. Thank you so much for coming - it was lovely to see so much enjoyment while learning! pic.twitter.com/rxxeikvtra

23/05/24

We have really enjoyed hearing each others’ stories. We were really inspired by this terms story, ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes. pic.twitter.com/EJR7LlzDi2

23/05/24

We have been growing beans and sunflowers in Year 1 this term. I wonder how tall they will grow now they have gone home with the children? pic.twitter.com/MMNXmVHjQQ

23/05/24

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23/05/24

Congratulations to the Year 5 boys who participated in the Oakwood Park Grammar School football tournament. Despite the weather, we all had an amazing time and the boys should be super proud of reaching the quarter finals. Well done! pic.twitter.com/KvZhIsFyyT

22/05/24

Elder class had a very exciting science lesson making a burglar alarm. pic.twitter.com/aJVW19iZky

21/05/24

Elm Class have had a wonderful time making their final outcome for Earth Art. “I am having the best time ever” said one child in the class. pic.twitter.com/dPBkFZ8O52

Computing

All pupils at Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of Computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, the core of computing is Computer Science in which pupils are introduced to a wide range of technology, including laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards, allowing them to continually practise and improve the skills they learn. This ensures they become digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

The intent of our Computing curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in this subject. The subject leader has identified key intentions for our computing curriculum. These are:

  • To ensure that children access an engaging and effective curriculum that develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding of ICT and computer science in line with the National Curriculum.
  • To prepare pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society.

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

To ensure that children access an engaging and effective curriculum that develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding of ICT and computer science in line with the National Curriculum.

To prepare pupils to live safely in an increasingly digital British society.

Implementation

Pupils at Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford will have:

A clear and effective scheme of work that provides coverage in line with the National Curriculum.

Teaching and learning should facilitate progression across all key stages within the strands of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Children will have the opportunity to explore and respond to key issues such as digital communication, cyberbullying, online safety, security, plagiarism and social media.

Access to resources which aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge.

Children have access to the hardware (computers, tablets, programmable equipment) and software that they need to develop knowledge and skills of digital systems and their applications.

Access to quality first teaching within the strands of Digital Literacy, Information and Communication Technology and Computer Science. Computing is taught every week in every year group throughout the academic year. Teachers, through effective assessment, adapt provision to meet the individual needs within their class.

A learning environment that enriches, promotes and celebrates learning within the strands of Digital Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer Science.

Computing within the curriculum is evident in classrooms and around school.

Pupils at Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford will have:

Opportunities to apply their learning across the curriculum.

Opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.

Clear Parental Communication

Parents are informed when issues relating to online safety arise and further information/support is provided if required.

Opportunities to explore the concept of online safety

Digital literacy and online safety will be the central focus of teaching at the beginning of every academic year. In addition, the school will celebrate Safer Internet Day in the spring term of the academic year.

Wider Curriculum

Opportunities for the safe use of digital systems are considered in wider curriculum planning.

Displays

The importance of online safety is shown through displays within the learning environment.

Safer Internet Day

As well as opportunities within the scheme of work, children will also spend time further exploring the key issues associated with online safety.

Impact

Children will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school.

Children will be able to show this in their work and in discussion.

Children will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.

Children will be able to apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty when using digital systems.

Children will be able to show this in their work and in discussion.