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27/02/20

Year 6 carried out a fantastic science experiment, they investigated earthquakes using marshmallows and cocktail sticks on a tray of jelly! https://t.co/UCjeiWjl5Y

26/02/20

To compliment Science and Topic learning, Year 3 and 4 had the amazing opportunity to ride a smoothie bike which blended a smoothie for them to enjoy. https://t.co/5zPDEK4hkZ

26/02/20

Don't forget it's the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Event this afternoon - it's being hosted by Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill & starts at 3.30pm. If you'd like to attend, please let your child's school office know. We look forward to seeing you there! https://t.co/8VUuBKTlBL

14/02/20

We have received a letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, recognising our amazing SATS results. https://t.co/4mPjrbnl06

14/02/20

Staying safe online - here are a selection of handy guides for parents. ! https://t.co/4eMBvsty54

13/02/20

Year 6 have been experimenting with shadows this afternoon. https://t.co/bGAIfAJZGe

13/02/20

Year 3 had an interactive and engaging experience with a visit from Warburtons today. They carried out an experiment, learnt about healthy eating, reducing food waste and the importance of hand hygiene and even made their own sandwich. https://t.co/yw0OIvpRKi

13/02/20

Well done to all the pupils who received an award at our Achievement Assembly today and thank you to the parents who came to celebrate with their child.

13/02/20

On Monday the children experienced the 'Kent Music roadshow'. They listened to the sounds different instruments make and enjoyed a wonderful performance. https://t.co/F7xGQtdIE6

12/02/20

Remember it is easy for people to pretend when they are online. They might not always be who they say they are, or say what they really mean. Follow this link for information on staying safe online. https://t.co/qYT5FYwN1a

12/02/20

It is that time of the year when germs spread very easily, we are promoting good hand hygiene at Holborough Lakes Primary School, Catch it, Bin it, Kill it. https://t.co/AzS47F0HEJ

11/02/20

The Contract Dining Company would like to receive your feedback, please follow the link below to complete their survey, thank you for your support. EYFS & KS1 - https://t.co/2D9BdMvqwu KS2 - https://t.co/Izhltieob0

11/02/20

This weeks House Points: Bodiam - 457 Leeds - 686 Scotney - 790 Hever - 826 🏆

10/02/20

Come to the Valley Park Scholarship information event on 26 February at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, from 3.30pm, aimed at Year 5 pupils... https://t.co/pXUTsUOqYl

10/02/20

It is internet safety day tomorrow, please see the video below for information about e-safety https://t.co/6G2wYOelZD

10/02/20

Year 3 and 4 enjoyed learning about their 5-a-day and healthy eating through an engaging presentation from Kingsland. https://t.co/UPD6cDRSHZ

07/02/20

Year 6 experienced a theatre production, 'WASTED,' raising their awareness and helping them to make the right choices. https://t.co/ouhrnj92Ra

06/02/20

A group of our Key Stage 1 children participated in the Infant Agility competition at VIPS Leybourne Chase yesterday and came joint second, well done!

06/02/20

Well done to four of our Year 5 pupils who visited Invicta Grammar School yesterday to participate in the Primary Maths Challenge.

06/02/20

A group of our children participated in the Young Voices concert at the O2 yesterday. They had an amazing time and sang beautifully! https://t.co/cbCDHdkHjH

06/02/20

The governing body visited yesterday.They were very impressed with the children’s maths skills and the positive impact on their learning.They heard about our Wellness Programme and the school’s ambition to achieve the ArtsMark, ensuring the children have enriching experiences.

05/02/20

As part of Children's Mental Health week we have been raising awareness today by wearing our clothes inside out. https://t.co/hQY1cUrZcd

04/02/20

Please follow the link below for tips and advice from The Book Trust about reading with your child. https://t.co/9h1vTmBPQ1

04/02/20

Panda class developing their fine motor skills and making repeating patterns. A great way to start the day! https://t.co/ccXUnXvtOJ

31/01/20

These are the fantastic books that the classes now have in their book corners because of your generosity whilst shopping at our Scholastic book fair this week, thank you! https://t.co/FzD5tDtAD3

28/01/20

Our wonderful Enchanted Woodland in our Key Stage One corridor! https://t.co/LZEmQZjxrC

28/01/20

Our first Adult Education course went well, the parents enjoyed developing their first aid skills and practising on Ann and baby Ann the CPR dolls. https://t.co/mDsfTS6rRO

28/01/20

Come along on 7th February to support our PTA Ladies Pamper and Shopping night, please see flyer for details. https://t.co/skfr13ATbm

23/01/20

Thank you to the Year 3 and 4 parents who came to our parent lunch today to celebrate the children's topic 'Chinese New Year'. https://t.co/NUdbgHfgV1

23/01/20

Panda Class enjoyed visiting Pilgrims View Care Home on Tuesday, they made biscuits for the residents to enjoy. https://t.co/6cPT0FQFnE

23/01/20

Thank you to the parents who came to our Year 2 Parent Lunch yesterday. https://t.co/9QwY6nOPGL

22/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their Cyber Choices workshop, they learnt how to make the right choices online. https://t.co/IEIIgNP2Az

22/01/20

We are beginning to feel the magic coming to life in our KS1 corridor.... https://t.co/Y6EvjpcbxD

22/01/20

Can you guess what it is yet? https://t.co/ccUVzs01Ce

16/01/20

The children have all enjoyed learning about the didgeridoo this week, thank you to Mr Smith for showing the children. https://t.co/kksKYTRUb7

16/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their first yoga session this week. https://t.co/z5HpHfHlGK

16/01/20

The children had a lovely assembly presented by The Family Trust this week, thank you. https://t.co/4pfFCWbzX2

16/01/20

Cookery club had their first session this week and they enjoyed making pizzas 🍕 https://t.co/xN0bqTwOkl

16/01/20

Year 1 and 4 collaborating to paint Diva lamps. https://t.co/WRiXnnBFXX

16/01/20

Year 5 and 6 collaborating with Reception Class to create Rangoli Patterns. https://t.co/j2m7NduYpS

Promoting British Values

The DfE states that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes our aims are to:

  • Celebrate diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity so that pupils are well prepared to become active citizens in the diverse society of modern Britain.
  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination and harassment by developing positive attitudes and enabling pupils to deal constructively with any challenges they may encounter.
  • To foster good relations by actively promoting British Values at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes for all the school community.

    Through mutual exploration and understanding, staff and children have agreed class charters. Enabling children to distinguish right from wrong, the charters also secure a safe and enjoyable learning environment with children encouraging respect for each other.

    These are values which are important within our school community and which will be important throughout life. In all that we do we strive to share, encourage and demonstrate positive values with our children, in order that they understand them and strive to live by them.

    Through promoting these values, we aim to achieve:

  • A welcoming environment,
  • Positive behaviour and attitudes,
  • High standards of achievement,
  • A calm and purposeful environment,
  • Positive relationships,
  • A range of learning experiences which will enable our children to grow  and develop into reflective and responsible learners.

    At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we are committed to the development of positive community links and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. We are also committed to responding to community concerns in a positive way which supports British democratic society.

    We believe that sharing our values with parents, carers and our community is essential in supporting the children through their journey in school and life. We acknowledge and understand the importance of the role that our community has to play and appreciate the need to inform them of the values work that we do. We do this through our school website and newsletters, school collective worships and assemblies, and inviting parents and carers to share in the life of the school.

    Here are some examples of how we promote British Values within our pupil’s school experiences:

    Democracy is embedded within Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes with both adults and children respecting the right for individuals to have their voices heard. Our School Council (which consists of two elected members from each class from year R-6), reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. They meet regularly to discuss a range of issues. These issues include social and moral elements of school life, matters concerning our school work/projects, charity fundraising and modeling positive behaviour to their peers. The areas for discussion are then fed back to the rest of the class, when all children share their views and thoughts.

    The Rule of Law is included implicitly in our Behaviour Policy, with each teacher discussing these rules with their pupils at the beginning of every academic year. A code of conduct for each class is devised with the children. These rules are revisited regularly through PSHCE lessons and assemblies, and there are clear sanctions for broken rules. We ensure that children understand that school and class rules are there to protect us and are essential for our wellbeing and safety. Elements of the history also enable children to explore the roles of law and authority in the past. The children are taught the value and reasons behind laws that govern and protect us and the responsibilities and consequences when laws are broken. Every child discusses and signs a Pupil e-Safety Acceptable Usage Pledge. We encourage visits from community authority figures such as the Local Police and Fire Service, who all help to reinforce this message. We have a restorative approach to pupil behaviour.

    Individual Liberty – we encourage our children to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Through our PSHCE lessons we encourage children to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms. The children are advised how to exercise these safely. Adults in the school revisit these themes through assemblies. The importance of making safe choices when using the internet is explored regularly through the computing curriculum and shared with the whole school and stakeholders in the school newsletter, on our website/learning platform and assemblies. Children are invited to make choices within the curriculum around challenge, recording methods and homework.

    Mutual Respect – our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make. Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. The importance of working together is stressed in all that we do. Children are encouraged to respect each other throughout the day. Mutual respect and fair play is also discussed within sports based activities.

    Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs – all different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies, RE sessions and a variety of visits and visitors into school. The children are taught that people have different faiths and beliefs and that we should respect each other. Children within our school are encouraged to share their experiences and traditions. Discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been promoted through PSHCE and Anti-Bullying weeks, as well as taking opportunities to tackle this during every day school life. The curriculum includes faith stories and texts from a range of cultures to further raise children’s awareness of different cultures, faiths and beliefs. Through this, the children gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.