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Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors have been working with Mrs Vickers and Mr Tom to develop our wildlife area. New bird feeders have been put in place to encourage new wildlife to the space. Thank you to our school community for their kind donations.


Our Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the bowling alley today as an end of SATs treat. There were some impressive scores from the children and the adults! A well deserved treat after their hard work this week.


Jasmine, Evelyn and Megan went to for a book design workshop.They demonstrated excellent teamwork and together with the help of a sixth form created a design. They decided to put elements of each other’s original design to make a new one.


Congratulations to Evelyn in Year 5 who was the winner of the book sculpture competition at Holborough Lakes. The artwork is inspired by the award-winning artist Su Blackwell. Thank you to for this opportunity. Jasmine and Pollyanna were named as our runners up.


Year 4 have been writing limericks as part of their English sequence. This is Beau reciting the limericks she wrote today. We hope you enjoy them!


This morning our Year 6 cohort enjoyed a delicious breakfast before the start of their SATs. We wish them all the best this week and we are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication they have shown.


Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a trip to Living Land at Detling. The pupils learnt about food, farming and countryside life. They particularly enjoyed the dancing sheep show. 🐑 🥕


Maisie in Year 5 has worked extremely hard to reach our 'Diamond' standard of presentation. Well done and keep up the hard work. 💎🖊️🌟🌟🌟


Our first group of Year 5 pupils have started their Bikeability course this morning. They have checked the safety of their bikes and are ready to learn some key skills to keep them safe when riding.


Well done to Keiva who took part in a Korfball tournament, representing our county. The team came runners up by just one point against London. 🏅🌟


Happy Birthday to Jessie, Nancy, Oliver P, Astrid, Eloise, Rubie and Arish who have recently celebrated their birthday.


We would love to have a copy of Suzy Orbit Astronaut for our school library.


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This morning we had a second scooter pod installed as a winner of the Active Travel prize draw. Thank you to and We're sure the children will make good use of the pod.


Our children have arrived at the 02 for the Young Voices concert. We hope they have an amazing evening and enjoy performing.


On Friday, to raise funds for Ukraine, we held a talent show at Holborough Lakes. We had an amazing showcase of talent, which included some singers, musicians and gymnasts.


Ria in Year 5, finally got to see her ‘Litter Angels’ poster up at McDonalds! Ria was awarded with her own poster and some meal vouchers! She also had the pleasure of meeting Tracey Crouch, who was impressed with all the work the school is doing to support sustainability.


Alfie and Ashton chose some books to share with their younger siblings. Thank you to and for your kind donations. We hope you enjoy sharing and spending time developing their love of reading.


Happy Birthday to Nyah, Anwuli, James, Tilly, Hazel, Mila, Javier, Joshua, Max, Saiya and Jessie who have recently celebrated their birthdays. We hope you had a great day.


After a visit from Holborough Hedgehogs, we are pleased to announce that we have a hedgehog in our house located in our wildlife area. We are running a poster competition to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week (1st-7th May) and the winner will be able to name our new resident.


Year 1 enjoyed a fabulous day at Tyland Barn pond dipping and hunting for minibeasts. 🐌🦟


As today is National Stephen Lawrence Day, Kaelan from Year 6 delivered an assembly to raise awareness of this important event. The key theme of the assembly was celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Kaelan linked this to our own core values.


Congratulations to Ria, the winner of the VIAT Public Speaking competition. Her speech on 'Adventures' was outstanding and the judges were impressed with the overall standard. Well done to Rohan and Ije who also took part and spoke about 'Dreams' and 'Innovation.


Would you like to join our friendly team? We're currently looking for a part-time receptionist and administrator - for full details, please see our website:


Space 2 Be Me offer informal coffee mornings, with an opportunity to meet with other parents and speak to one of their Family Support Officers. Please see the flyers for details.


Panda Class have been writing about dinosaurs. Amelia and Ziyah used fantastic descriptive words including 'meteor' and 'because', well done!


Meerkat Class have been using recycled materials to create their individual Fair Trade logos. When they are all made they will be pieced together to make an Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art.


On Tuesday Year 3 and 4 were Romans for the day. They tasted roman style food, made mosaics, learnt Latin, used roman numerals and practiced rituals using the shields they had made.


EYFS and KS1 enjoyed the Easter Puppet Show yesterday led by The Family Trust.


The Rocksteady Bands performed an amazing concert to their parents yesterday, well done to everyone who performed!


Thank you to our AMAZING PTA who have organised our Mother's Day Secret sale today! The children are having a great time shopping for their mums, step-mums, nans and aunties.


Happy Birthday to Isla, Aisha, Keiva, Alexander, Ava, Charlie, Alexis, Teddie, and Callum who are celebrating their birthdays this week and next week. We hope you have a great day!


Four of our Rights Respecting Ambassadors are at the Kent Reconnect Hackathon. They are using their passion, skills and expertise to work on finding a solution to help young people better engage with the climate crisis and have more impact when they are taking action.


Mr Anderson from SST visited us yesterday to lead a Shakespeare Workshop for our Year 5 pupils. They are rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream in preparation for their final performance with pupils form other primary schools on Friday! Thank you


On Friday, pupils from KS2 visited The Lenham School to participate in their Reading Café. They had a great time reading with the students and listening to Philippa Joyner read an extract of her book - Fiery Glen. Thank you


On Thursday, pupils from Year 5 and 6 participated in a VIAT Netball Match at Teh School of Science and Technology. They displayed excellent teamwork and sportsmanship! Well done!


Michael from Total Waste Management led an assembly for the children discussing waste management and learning how we can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


We hope our families who received complimentary tickets to the Charlton Vs Gillingham match last night had a great time.


Valley Park School Presents 9 - 5 The Musical 29th March - 1st April Please see the link below for details of how to purchase tickets.


Happy Birthday to Arjan, Jack, Lily-Rose and Phoebe who are celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a great day.


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.

PSHE Scheme of Work - 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.  


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.


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.


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. 


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)



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.


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.