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17/07/20

We are saying goodbye to our Year six class today, we are very proud of them all and we wish them the best of luck!

17/07/20

Please follow the link below for School Transition - August Calendars & Resources. The Padlet details fun and creative ways to think about school transition and promote wellbeing. https://t.co/ZiNDtQzWbQ

16/07/20

Happy Birthday to Isla in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/AHUWgWZMHQ

15/07/20

VIPS Holborough Lakes participated in the PASS Football league this year, unfortunately not all games could be played due to COVID-19. We are proud to have been presented with our certificates for participating in the matches that took place, well done! ⚽️ https://t.co/QZQMjmWkFq

14/07/20

Follow the link below for daily five minute mindfulness activities. https://t.co/Tkz3XYeSMD

13/07/20

Our Virtual Sports Week results are in: In 4th place it's Hever with 1808 points, 3rd Place is Bodiam with 1994 points, 2nd place is Scotney with 2436 points and Leeds take 1st place with a massive 2727 points! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part! https://t.co/xbYefalLmo

10/07/20

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too: https://t.co/PfeoNbMwBW https://t.co/OzhnXBQ4SF

10/07/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/tEgJ4SZ68T

10/07/20

Ify enjoyed taking part in our virtual sports day activities! https://t.co/FVq0EFZcQP

08/07/20

Sammy and his sister designed and made an earthquake proof building! https://t.co/3ZnuyV3HMJ

07/07/20

Maisie in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic Great Barrier Reef picture. https://t.co/5AkmfeGJi9

07/07/20

Class Dojo is a brilliant way for us to connect, look how much our school has connected this week! https://t.co/8s1FmaAW9G

07/07/20

Jack in Alpaca Class has written about dogs invading his home which is linked to their text. https://t.co/CUzxA4Xnw3

07/07/20

Isla with a picture of her sporting hero, Glenn Morris. https://t.co/shoNqdhgJo

07/07/20

Daisy in Year 1 has measured herself against the tallest man in the world! https://t.co/tSYPhF6sxN

07/07/20

Freya in Alpaca Class has drawn a brilliant Giant. https://t.co/QcXlJbWSV3

06/07/20

Megan in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic painting! https://t.co/dwNUYTeAts

03/07/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/dQBE4fKGOV

03/07/20

This week Owl class have been completing lots of work focused on 'Human Giants'. They followed instructions on how to draw a giant and used this to complete a description. Here are a few of the drawings and pieces of writing from Rohan, Finan and Aisha. https://t.co/JIjTqdbZgJ

03/07/20

Lion Class have been enjoying Sports Week. https://t.co/f1GjGCrc8D

02/07/20

Year 6 love their leavers hoodies! https://t.co/Yu1TiRyuBj

02/07/20

Jack in Alapca class has been producing wonderful home learning, well done! https://t.co/hCW7gFSm7d

02/07/20

500 Words: Black Lives Matter - 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Please follow the link for more information on how to get involved. https://t.co/N1jbs2DQtW

01/07/20

Minion Class have been comparing measurements, they found that the giraffe was taller than the steps but shorter than the school! https://t.co/enFjGDI3Vg

01/07/20

Clara and Lois enjoyed taking part ion Clock Jump this week. https://t.co/SdbtS59z7L

01/07/20

Minion Class have been painting African Silhouettes. https://t.co/0rdC3VAiZt

01/07/20

The children have been enjoying Virtual Sports Week, this is our Target Throw! https://t.co/82FGqewmAX

01/07/20

Noah in Reception has been measuring using standard and non standard units, he made a 36cm length. https://t.co/7VNvoowkfW

01/07/20

Sienna in Tiger Class has made her own version of snakes and ladders as her maths board game. https://t.co/8vTKfR0smN

01/07/20

Kento in Tiger Class has made a wonderful space themed maths game. https://t.co/RQzrG6vhvK

01/07/20

Finley and Reeva have been crabbing at the beach. https://t.co/eswVUbGgy7

30/06/20

We hope that you like our staff well being area as much as do 😀 https://t.co/V69zwtLDbA

30/06/20

Please see the Salus activity time table for children ages 8 and above. https://t.co/cijHEe0eRC

30/06/20

Wow, look how much we are connecting on Class Dojo! https://t.co/YNPnsW1JCA

30/06/20

Pupils in Wallaby class have enjoyed making sun catchers for our classroom and for home but where has the sun gone?! https://t.co/HszWiSKqM0

26/06/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/0Uc1lCc41F

26/06/20

Happy Birthday to Isabel in Tiger Class and Kamal in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/iuAAwVjyjF

25/06/20

Follow the link below to watch Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor and teacher and a wonderful storyteller. There are 20 fabulous stories available for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. https://t.co/UEJRHm7Ezn

24/06/20

Part Two of Muheebah's short film. https://t.co/xBEEfxX3jE

24/06/20

Muheebah in Year 6 has created the sort film, click below to watch Part One, Part two is on the next tweet! https://t.co/zc3VJrAnXL

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.