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19/07/21

We are pleased to announce we have been awarded a Wilder Kent Bronze Award from Kent Wildlife Trust. For more information about the award and The Kent Wildlife Trust please visit: https://t.co/0DnDq6T88i

16/07/21

We wish all our families a safe and happy summer break and we look forward to seeing our pupils return in September. https://t.co/GRRMxYrX6m

16/07/21

Thank you to Berkeley Homes who have laid the base for our new PE Shed. https://t.co/HF69o1ACIU

16/07/21

Happy Birthday to all our pupils celebrating their birthday this week and during the summer holidays. We hope you have a wonderful day! https://t.co/ldDUT7oGLk

12/07/21

Year 6 had a fantastic time at Lower Grange Farm on Friday participating in Archery, Climbing, Water Rockets and Orienteering! https://t.co/8n37SpW2Dt

12/07/21

The children are all enjoying their ice creams this afternoon! Everest Ices have been very complimentary about how polite our children have been when receiving their ice creams! https://t.co/orYR7tD1Mr

08/07/21

Owl Class enjoyed their session about apprenticeships with Mrs Dell. It was fascinating to learn about the different departments within companies and the opportunities that are available to 'learn while you earn'! https://t.co/elvLEZ9buX

08/07/21

Alex came to tell us about being a journalist. We found out about different types of journalism and what the job can involve. No two days are the same! Alex loves his job and has inspired Owl class to aim high and do their best now, ready for the future. Thank you. https://t.co/MRLeYZbnKG

08/07/21

Meerkat Class have been busy making their products for Careers and Enterprise week. https://t.co/g85HtXmPV5

08/07/21

Thank you to Mr Farmer for delivering a workshop on Lego as part of our Careers and Enterprise week. https://t.co/1hMqvVmCG6

08/07/21

Year 6 have been busy preparing for Secondary School and received a fantastic transition Workshop, led by Early Help this week. https://t.co/lkaOfArLka

07/07/21

As part of our Careers and Enterprise week,Ms Hand gave Owl Class a fantastic talk about her job -Estate Agent. We learnt about sellers,buyers,bankers,solicitors,mortgage brokers,surveyors,deposits,exchanging contracts,completion and the property ladder. It was very interesting. https://t.co/kMHYr4onHs

07/07/21

Owl Class made Needle Kits to sell during our Enterprise Week. If they sell all of them, they will make £100! Our adverts were comical and persuasive! https://t.co/initCwliHx

07/07/21

Owl Class learnt about escape plans and what they would do if there was a fire in their home. They were fascinated and asked many questions. Thank you Kent Fire and Rescue service. https://t.co/YKUhSjwcyl

07/07/21

Penguin Class enjoyed their workshop from Kent Fire and Rescue Service today. https://t.co/P0616XHVaz

07/07/21

Thank you to Kent Fire and Rescue Service for leading workshops for all of our pupils today! You could ask your child about what they have learnt today? https://t.co/JFgW2doAFW

06/07/21

Miss Sheehan has been busy on her travels meeting her new Panda Class having great fun, take a look! https://t.co/oUOD0vmhi5

06/07/21

Thank you to Miss Thomas who led a fantastic workshop based on lino printing as part of Careers and Enterprise Week! The children had a great time creating their unique carrot designs! https://t.co/MVqFlESWUo

05/07/21

Meerkat enjoyed making mazes last week and shared them with Alpaca Class. https://t.co/7GrhUlfREx

05/07/21

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Have you read Mr Ehren blog (link below) What a fantastic read 'Individual Liberty' ... https://t.co/9xxOfS8tcn https://t.co/oPuN7S2Bro

01/07/21

Our refugees have been tossing the caber, playing catch the tag and playing games in their tents to keep them busy. Awards have been presented for tidiest tent, most resourceful, best teamwork and fastest to put up their tent! https://t.co/iU4wJFqSI4

01/07/21

Our Year 3 and 4 refugees have been busy setting up camp this morning. https://t.co/XZ89xTj7JN

01/07/21

Year 1 and 2 visited Christ Church in Snodland on Tuesday, they were identifying items in the church from their list. https://t.co/a9zkWguAla

01/07/21

This week, the children who made pots at Valley Park School showed the class how to make terracotta vessels using coils. The teamwork was impressive and the results were fantastic! https://t.co/ow8Fc8gh46

01/07/21

Gianna Pollero, author of Monster Doughnuts! delivered a fantastic workshop to our Year 3 - 6 pupils this week. The children had a great time and were inspired to write a story of their own, thank you! https://t.co/e7a6UB3gNb

30/06/21

We are holding a transition event on 6 July to help you and your child prepare to move from primary to secondary school. It'll be held in the library of our secondary school, SST Maidstone, from 5-6pm. Find out more details, and book your place here: https://t.co/7TutS33XTO

30/06/21

Anti-Bullying Ambassador training this morning. 12 pupils learnt to identify bullying behaviors and techniques to prevent and manage these. We look forward to planning our anti-bullying campaigns in school, watch this space...... Thank you to The Diana Award for leading today. https://t.co/akktLKRF3F

28/06/21

Well done to all the children for their hard work at our Sports Fair today! https://t.co/4vS46cZn5M

28/06/21

Happy Birthday to Harrison who is celebrating his birthday this week, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/qcpCe9KHdT

28/06/21

Year 4 had a fantastic time for the Clay Workshop on Friday. They learnt new skills and are looking forward to glazing their pots this week. Thank you Valley Park School. https://t.co/CTPJR5tOYh

25/06/21

We are excited to have been awarded 105 Medium Wildlife saplings and 105 Medium Year Round Colour saplings from The Woodland Trust community Tree Pack! We should receive our saplings in November, we can't wait to get planting! 🌳 Thank you

23/06/21

Thank you to all teachers, schools and support staff on https://t.co/7IWdblHl8e

21/06/21

It's National Thank a Teacher day on Wednesday! Take a look at https://t.co/CMHPrdiMl4 to thank a teacher and enter competitions!

21/06/21

Happy Birthday to Jasmine, Stanley, Blossom, Megan and Isabel who are celebrating their birthday this week, we hope you have a great day! https://t.co/du70kcaiNP

21/06/21

Well done to Chloe in Meerkat Class who has achieved the Diamond Standard Presentation award! https://t.co/rjnlwqIJbk

18/06/21

Linking in with Euro 2020 a special edition of 'Striker Boy' is available in aid of the charity Mind. For further details please see the link below https://t.co/5kEeLv68fi https://t.co/pBMSpee991

18/06/21

We were very excited to receive a visit from Rebecca at Holborough Hedgehogs who delivered our new Hedgehog House and feeding station. Thank you MP who joined us to celebrate this special occasion. We look forward to the hedgehogs moving into their new home.🦔 https://t.co/8977u77Men

17/06/21

The children enjoyed the creative arts workshops this week. They used paper machete, paint, charcoal & wire to create animals with other schools from the Valley Invicta Academies Trust. Thank you to for hosting these amazing workshops! https://t.co/Pu36bg41EF

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kent Messenger

The KM's much loved My Dad supplement is out today! If your little one has submitted a drawing of their dad make sure to pick up a copy today- it's a lovely keepsake. https://t.co/zVlqjBxmQX

17/06/21

Thank you to Mrs Bennett for helping with our Year 5 and 6 Production! https://t.co/EnVy7i8HJg

PSHE

At Holborough Lakes personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. Our aim is to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and to develop the skills they need to understand many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about their own rights, the importance of respecting the rights of others and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Our PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. Teachers use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, relationship and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Core PSHE lessons - more information.

Teaching of PSHE

The PSHE scheme of Work has three core learning themes: My Health, My Life, My Mind (See Appendix 1).  It also incorporates the RSE Scheme of Work and identifies links to British Values and our school’s six core values.  WE have developed our own curriculum using resources from PIXL Wellbeing, E-Safety and A Mind to be Kind and the Christopher Winter Project (RSE). We also draw on our own contextual knowledge of the children and their communities to ensure that lessons cover issues that are relevant and important to them (e.g. road and water safety, vaping, age appropriate viewing). Our Specialist Resource Provision provides additional bespoke lessons and activities to meet the individual needs of the children it supports.

PSHE is taught in discreet 30 minute lessons across all year groups, which are also supported through whole class and key stage assemblies that explore our school core values, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Rights Respecting programme) and promote a healthy body and mind (Wellbeing Wednesdays).  PSHE learning is recorded in PSHE class books: these books contain a range of evidence of the children’s learning, which may include children’s verbal or written comments or photographic evidence of activities and experiences.  Where possible we make cross-curricula links between PSHE and other subjects; this is particularly true and relevant in English, Religious Education, Physical Education, History and Geography, with other content also linking to Maths, Science and Computing.

Teachers use a range of teaching and learning techniques such as discussion, role-play, games, investigations, circle-time, problem solving activities and outdoor learning. Pupil voice is actively sought in a variety of contexts; each class is represented by 2 school councillors who seek the opinions of their class mates on a variety of issues. The School Council meets regularly to discuss and plan for school improvements and share their work with the Governing Body.  All subject leaders complete pupil conferencing to discover the children’s opinions about their subject and a suggestion box is available for further ideas. 

For further information, please click here.

Progression in Skills - PSHE

Progression in Vocabulary - PSHE

Care, Aspire, Achieve

The children at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes are learning to build resilience and understand that 'mistakes are proof that you are trying.' This video, Austin's butterfly, helps us to understand what this looks like.

The Learning Pit

We can also use the analogy of a learning pit to help understand that new learning is hard and that we need to work to gain understanding and knowledge to get out of 'the pit'. This is based on the thinking of James Nottingham and develops the children's resilience when tackling something new. Many children are now using this terminology to explain how they are feeling about their learning and recognising deep learning occurs when challenges are faced.

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Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 1

Intention 1:

To build a PSHE curriculum that enables the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enable our children to develop personally and socially, access the wider curriculum and have the confidence to understand and respond to modern social, moral and cultural issues. 

Our Curriculum will deliver appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the National Curriculum which states that schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.  

Implentation:

Scheme of work:

Children consider a key statement or question linked to that value and return and reflect on this throughout the terms learning, both in PSHE and other subjects. Each value is represented by a symbol (designed by our children), that that right from the start in Reception, children learn to identify with and relate our values to all aspects of school life.

The PSHE scheme of work has three core learning themes: My Mind, My Health, My Life. Each year groups learning builds on the knowledge, themes and vocabulary of the previous years. We have developed our own curriculum using resources from PiXL Wellbeing, E-safety and A mind to be kind and the Christopher Winter Project (RSE). We also draw on our own contextual knowledge of the children and their communities to ensure that lessons cover issues that are relevant and important to them (e.g. road and water safety, vaping, age appropriate viewing) and set personal safety challenges for each year group.

Teaching:

Each term begins with an assembly and subsequent PSHE lesson focusing on one of our school values. The 3 key learning themes are taught in blocks over the Autumn, Spring and Summer, with E-safety and RSE lessons interwoven throughout the year. We also use whole school events to develop ideas and skills further, such as Cultural Week and Careers Enterprise Week on a biennial basis.

Resources:

We plan opportunities for children to learn from outside agencies e.g police, fire service, anti-crime talks, nutrituional advice frok our scghool meal provider, and real life opportubnities e.g Bikeability and local walks for road safety. 

Impact:

Children will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty. 

Children will demonstrate a positive, healthy attitude to school, show determination and resilience in their learning and feel well supported by adults and thier peers.

Behaviour and cooperation will be good throughout the school.

Most children will achieve age related expectations accross the wider curriculum and in core subjects.

This will be measured by the:

  • Progress from a child's starting point or from the last point of statutory assessment.
  • Attainment at each point of statutory assessment. 

 

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact 2

Intention 2:

To develop children’s understanding of RSE so that they know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships now and in the future.

To deliver a scheme of work in line with the new recommendations for SRE teaching in the National Curriculum (Feb 2019)

Implementation:

Teaching:

A clear and comprehensive RSE scheme of work guides the progression of skills and knowledge throughout the school.

Teaching of RSE is planned and resourced explicitly within each year group so that children become more aware of RSE and the purpose of each sequence of lessons. Vocabulary is explicitly taught and used appropriately at all times.

Parental Engagement:

Parents are informed of the content of the RSE programme during class transition meetings and information sent home prior to lessons. Further support and clarification is given when required.

Impact:

Children will know more and remember more about RSE so that they develop positive and healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future.

Children will understand the physical aspects of RSE at an age appropriate level.

Children will have positive body images and respect for themselves and each other.