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26/02/24

What a start to the week! Thank you so much for our wonderful book. We are looking forward to our online lesson. Happy creating to Year 3! pic.twitter.com/U67hcrEtmh

23/02/24

Beegu has landed! Sycamore Class arrived at school on Tuesday to find that an unusual spacecraft had crash-landed outside their classroom. They have loved writing character descriptions about their strange visitor... pic.twitter.com/cucAxDcEZ7

23/02/24

Year 3 created mood boards in Art yesterday, to develop a feel and understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic. They used a variety of textures and colours, and they are very proud of the result! pic.twitter.com/sTWvIAU256

22/02/24

We were so excited to celebrate Founders Day today. 40 of us were proud to wear our uniforms - from the youngest to the oldest members of our school community. pic.twitter.com/b3I9klNx44

22/02/24

This week, the Eco Council braved the elements to plant 240 trees along the back of the school field! Kindly donated via the - the trees are native trees, designed to encourage wildlife. The children worked so hard and loved every minute! pic.twitter.com/B0SL9SSzCs

09/02/24

Thank you so much to Maidstone for the materials to make our new class book corner today - and for kindly delivering. Great support to our school community of readers. pic.twitter.com/hsTXxESwkw

09/02/24

It has been a busy week in Year 3, with the children showcasing their dance to their parents, and then the whole of KS2! A huge well done to them, you were all amazing! pic.twitter.com/y7RLYzMNau

09/02/24

Elm Class have been busy designing games and apps to keep us safe online. Fantastic ideas from developers of the future. pic.twitter.com/9T1hlQGVk9

08/02/24

We loved doing our science experiment today. We had to see which material would make the best umbrella for a bear and then we put them to the test! pic.twitter.com/b7q885NQMa

08/02/24

Elm Class have been learning about being safe on the internet and created their own emojis pic.twitter.com/TsHMsqys9V

07/02/24

Year 6 enjoyed their free time activity for Children’s Mental Health Week. pic.twitter.com/TP5gS8YGPp

06/02/24

Sycamore Class enjoyed lots of activities to learn more about Safer Internet Day! pic.twitter.com/Kn1BGa2HG5

06/02/24

Fantastic discussion in Year 4 this morning around ways to stay safe on the internet. Topped off with 10/10 on the quiz!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/s92YsWQ9Qv

06/02/24

Year 3 have been discussing how technology has evolved and whether the internet has a positive or negative influence on us. They were very shocked to see some of the old technology!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/Y1zCm28KiM

06/02/24

Year 6 have been considering their own online activity and how they can use their knowledge to help others stay safe on the internet. pic.twitter.com/GkGZ4brphG

05/02/24

Year 5 were outside for their chosen activity for week. Playing, taking part in team games and colouring, we did it all! pic.twitter.com/pjgNM2ty9V

05/02/24

The KS2 school council representatives enjoyed their visit to the Maidstone County Hall. We learnt lots about the history of the building and even had the chance to debate. Future politicians in the making! pic.twitter.com/noQsrlmwNo

02/02/24

TTRS day at We know how important knowing your times tables are in Year 5 and we also know how to dress like a rockstar! pic.twitter.com/gkviXQS7FA

02/02/24

So much hard work has gone into our urban art final outcomes in Sycamore Class. We have hand-cut our own stencils and can’t wait to share the finished pieces next week. pic.twitter.com/pe9RFM54hj

02/02/24

A fantastic day of multiplication learning in Sycamore Class. Enjoy TT Rockstars over the weekend! pic.twitter.com/uzOVhDVeAZ

02/02/24

Some of the excellent propaganda posters produced by Elder class this week. pic.twitter.com/HGjbegcNXC

02/02/24

Year 1 have had a brilliant time celebrating Times Table Rock Stars day! pic.twitter.com/8QJ2wzQ0W9

31/01/24

Yew Class were visited by Vanessa from the Pluckley Bread Station yesterday, who taught us about the process of bread making and helped us to perfect our kneading technique. The children said it is the best bread they’ve ever tasted! Thank you pic.twitter.com/NEQl9rXTsq

26/01/24

We have really enjoyed looking at features of bridges, especially after we saw the one in our local village. Here is some of the art work that Year 1 feel proud of. pic.twitter.com/GF3siI4JJB

26/01/24

It was great to see some interesting geographical features in Aylesford. Year 1 enjoyed all that there was to see and can’t wait to go on another trip! pic.twitter.com/3Ja6WDarmh

Protected Characteristics

Protected characteristics

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, we promote an inclusive environment where we ensure all children gain an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and learn how to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people.  We pride ourselves on a Personal Development curriculum that teaches the importance of uniqueness and celebrating differences which can often be found in the protected characteristics.

The Equality Act 2010, identifies the ‘protected characteristics’ as:

  • age;
  • pregnancy and maternity;
  • marriage and civil partnership;
  • race;
  • disability;
  • religion or belief;
  • gender reassignment;
  • sexual orientation;
  • sex.

Our approach to teaching of the protected characteristics, allows us as a school to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation.
  • advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
  • foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

Promoted in School through:

Impact:

  • Our school ethos statement and core values.
  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Active role modelling by all adults within our school community
  • Assemblies
  • PSHE and RE curriculum
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Charity work
  • Pupil Voice
  • Our children have high levels of self-esteem, self-knowledge and self-confidence.
  • They show a strong respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.
  • They are accepting of responsibility for their own behaviour through the use of our behaviour system.
  • They show an immense respect for their own and other cultures
  • A strong understanding of how living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

 

Protected Characteristic

Core Learning:

Year Group:

Term:

Subject:

Age

Where this is referred to, it refers to a person belonging to a particular age (for example, 32-year-olds) or range of ages (for example, 18- to 30-yearolds).

 

 

 

Pregnancy and Maternity

Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the nonwork context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.

 

 

 

Marriage and Civil Partnership

Marriage is no longer restricted to a union between a man and a woman but now includes a marriage between a same-sex couple. Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as ‘civil partnerships’. Civil partners must not be treated less favourably than married couples (except where permitted by the Equality Act).

5

1

PSHE

Race

Refers to the protected characteristic of Race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.

2

4

History

Disability

A person has a disability if she or he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

2

 

Reading

Religion or Belief

Religion has the meaning usually given to it but belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs including lack of belief (such as Atheism). Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.

 

 

RE

 

PSHE

Sexual Orientation

Whether a person’s sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.

 

 

 

Gender Reassignment

The process of transitioning from one gender to another.

 

 

 

Sex

A man or a woman.

YR - 6

 

PSHE