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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

Ambition

At Valley Invicta Primary School, we have ambition for all pupils.

We identify their passions or goals and regularly reflect the progress pupils are making. We celebrate their successes and accomplishments and give pupils the tools to develop as lifelong learners. We equip pupils with the tools to become confident and resilient members of society, making informed decisions and challenging stereotypes.  

We have clear, global aims and offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is enriching and personal to the context of each school. We inspire pupils to think big, broaden their understanding of the world and encounter diversity. Our global themes and ideas allow pupils to develop an intrinsic curiosity of the world around them.  

Our curriculum acknowledges that pupils excel and find passions in different subjects. Therefore, it shows a clear ambition for pupils to excel in the arts, humanities, and sport, not just in the traditional core subjects of English and Maths. Our Curriculum is rich in knowledge and is meaningful to pupils, building on content year on year and helping pupils to build connections between concepts and subjects. 

We have high expectations - setting the bar high. We encourage our teachers to be ambitious in their subject knowledge and understanding of curriculum design . Lessons are carefully planned with clear outcomes, and we encourage pupils to be intrinsically ambitious in their own success. Teachers expect work which is of a high quality, and which encourages children to excel.  

Character and Qualities 

Our curriculum aims to support all pupils to develop positive personal traits and to become independent learners who take responsibility for their actions. To show care, respect and kindness within their local and wider communities, so they become actively involved in public life as adults. 

Confidence and resilience 

Our curriculum equips all pupils with the tools needed to be confident and resilient individuals who are able to use their knowledge of strategies learnt to keep themselves mentally healthy. 

Transition 

A successful and effective transition means that young pupils flourish. At Valley Invicta Academies Trust, we place significant importance in ensuring the transition process is smooth and rigorous for all pupils. Learning about change and how to cope with it will help with any transition. This will also prepare them for many other changes and challenges they will face in life.

Transition beyond KS2 

It is our intention to ensure that preparation for Secondary Transition is embedded within our curriculum. This will enable all pupils and parents to feel fully informed and to have access to experiences that will motivate and encourage ambition.  

Maidstone is an area where the secondary education options are extensive and strong. We believe that it is our responsibility to support pupils and parents in making the choice that is right for them. Within VIAT, there are three comprehensive schools (SST, Valley Park School and The Lenham School) and one grammar school (Invicta Grammar School) and the majority of our pupils attend one of these schools. The school authorises absence in Year 5 and 6 for parents to take their children to look around the local schools and, in their Personal Development lessons, the pupils explore what the different schools have to offer. As part of the decision making process, the school gives a presentation to Year 5 parents about the process for applying for a secondary school place and, in particular, how to apply to take the 11+ test which would enable a child to attend grammar school should they pass. We give parents an overview of the structure and broad content of the tests, we signpost to resources that parents may wish to use at home with their child, and we share pupil Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) scores with parents to give an indication as to whether a grammar school education might be suitable for their child. 

Breadth of Experiences. World of work/Careers 

World of Work/Careers   

Within our setting pupils are provided with rich opportunities and experiences from the beginning of their school experience to understand the world of work and the opportunities and pathways that are available to them. The breadth of careers within our curriculum challenge and tackle stereotypes of work and promote entrepreneurship. The aim of this part of our ambition curriculum is for pupils to feel confident in their pathways for their future and to recognise how education supports them on this journey. 

Building Skills from the Early Years 

We create an exciting curriculum, which develops curious attitudes. In celebrating what makes our individual pupils unique we harness particular interests, to help shape our work. Quality story books and topics help us to tailor activities, which maximise engagement and progress and prepare pupils well for Transition into Year 1. 

Closing the Gap  

Early Intervention 

Equality of opportunity   

As a diverse and multinational community, we ensure that pupils from all backgrounds and starting points are able to access and enjoy the opportunities our curriculum has to offer. Pupils can thrive together and have an understanding that difference is a positive and that uniqueness should be celebrated. Our curriculum and school ethos and values promote an inclusive environment and meets the needs of all pupils and protected characteristics. 

Widening horizons 

 

Our wider curriculum enables pupils to explore a variety of opportunities allowing them to discover their interests and talents through extra-curricular activities, clubs, trips and visitors. Through memorable experiences, pupils are exposed to diverse and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. Musical, sporting and artistic talents are all valued and celebrated! 

Global Citizens benefit our communities. 

Our curriculum equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate their role as a member of society, recognising and understanding how fundamental British Values underpin life in modern Britain. They are given opportunities to discuss and challenge local and global issues and are encouraged to use their learning to become actively involved in public life as adults.