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30/03/20

So excited to have 100% of Alpaca families connected on ClassDojo! https://t.co/sWpiSwLVPV

30/03/20

Eloise baked fresh bread with her dad and then sold it to the neighbours, following social distancing guidelines. Eloise's dad then doubled the money they raised and they have now donated £100 to the Covid19 fund! What an amazing thing to do - well done! https://t.co/bKXFU6JyNE

30/03/20

Challenge of the Day - How many cars are there in the photo? We will post the answer tomorrow. https://t.co/jJKmMZPBXm

27/03/20

Mr Elsom has compiled a wonderful range of links to resources that can be used for making music, these can be found on our website https://t.co/1AOCumEVvO just click on 'additional links and resources.' 🎼

27/03/20

When we are all making sacrifices to protect one another its important to remember we also have lots we can be thankful for as this youtube video explains in an upbeat way. https://t.co/ciCz1JHRH8

26/03/20

It's nice to remind ourselves of the lovely comments we receive when we hold showcase sessions - "Really nice to come in and spend time reading" & "Something we can do at home to encourage trying new tastes and textures." We look forward to holding showcase sessions again. 🌈

26/03/20

A wonderful poem written by Mrs Billingham's daughter, Alex aged 12. 🌈 https://t.co/XKSE67i1im

25/03/20

Super start to home learning! Henry and his brother planting seeds. https://t.co/umD8qUV6en

25/03/20

Staying Creative - get involved in our new competition, please follow the link below for further details! https://t.co/lO9GKAPVjm

25/03/20

Arish's work inspired by Pac-man - using his interests to support writing and maths. https://t.co/BHS7Fu6d8R

24/03/20

Don't miss Heateacher, Mrs Vickers' first blog! You can find it here, on our website - https://t.co/iIqLLAoZGj

24/03/20

We are delighted to have been awarded £1,166 in the Bags of Help scheme - thank you so much to everyone who voted for us! What fantastic news in uncertain times! https://t.co/cBpsqnkahH

23/03/20

How has the first day of home school been? We hope it's been fun... don't forget to send in photos of all the hard work being done by our pupils and any other projects you might have had a go at! We'd love to share them :) Stay safe everyone.

23/03/20

In these times of self-isolation and social distancing we can still carry out acts of kindness, please follow the link below for inspiration. https://t.co/QR5hdSF8wP

20/03/20

Some more rays of sunshine today, Edward has been using his creative IT skills to produce a mythical creature and Years 3 and 4 have been writing letters and making Easter cards for the residents and Pilgrims View Care Home. https://t.co/bX1DjCWgqN

20/03/20

With everything that is happening at the moment we wanted to share some rays of sunshine that are happening at VIPS Holborough Lakes today. James is showing his creative flair, Thea and her published work and Yananai producing fabulous work on volcanoes. https://t.co/4AvcSocmTb

20/03/20

During the school closure it is important to stay active, follow the link below for PE lessons with Joe Wicks https://t.co/Bo6RKsxPxE

19/03/20

Busy happy Pandas this morning. https://t.co/icpKG7dLKh

13/03/20

Evil Pea strikes again! He has encased his pea friends in radioactive jelly and doesn't think Panda Class can work together to plan how to free them. But he was wrong!!! https://t.co/8wYX2Tz0L4

12/03/20

Year 3 and 4 have had fantastic fun for science day studying chemical reactions. https://t.co/7BwCGpDnKi

12/03/20

Panda Class have been trying to solve the mystery of the missing vegetables. Evil Pea has stolen them from the kitchen and we need to get them back! Will our Evil Pea traps and wanted posters help? https://t.co/aOreSyAXjk

12/03/20

It's Science day at VIPS Holborough Lakes! Some fantastic investigations have been taking place including 'mouldy bread' and looking at images through microscopes. Who is our next famous scientist?

10/03/20

There is only a few weeks left to put your blue chip into our unit at Tesco Extra at Lunsford Park and Tesco Express Larkfield!Please keep supporting us when you are out shopping to help us raise money for music resources, thank you. https://t.co/J6Z46BovkC

09/03/20

Its 'Mindful March' - please follow the link below for ideas on how to be mindful each day. https://t.co/9sLke6pNpB

06/03/20

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to read with their child for World Book Day yesterday. https://t.co/J05hvqE26O

05/03/20

We are celebrating World Book Day at VIPS Holborough Lakes! The children had a wonderful assembly led by Mrs Billingham and they all look fabulous dressed up as book characters. Well done to the winners of the most ingenious costumes. https://t.co/NaKJWASwK3

05/03/20

Please follow the link below for Dr. Ranj's Coronavirus Advice For Kids. https://t.co/78zrtjTM13

03/03/20

Author M.P Robertson is in school with the children today, he is using his wonderful creations to inspire the children to read and he is encouraging the use of their imagination. https://t.co/EZzrqH5pv6

03/03/20

Wow, a Dragon has arrived at Holborough Lakes Primary School! https://t.co/CtRPsfszpm

28/02/20

Year 3 and 4 had a visit from Charlton Athletic to talk about healthy eating and physical activity. https://t.co/u0nH9vKUat

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.

Music and Arts

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes our curriculum offers a range of music and arts based activities to our children.

Music

Music Intent

  • To build a musical curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and improved well-being.
  • To promote a love of music and singing across a broadened curriculum.
  • To know more, remember more and understand more.

Music Implementation 

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum
  • ´Teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of music.
  • Professional musicians with teaching experience to work with Years three and four.
  • Children get access to being taught by real musicians (yearly).
  • Peripatetic teachers to come into school and teach individual instruments to those children who wish to earn them.
  • A love of playing an instrument promoted and encouraged in their ability to do so as a form of expression.
  • Children will access extra- curricular musical participation opportunities such as choir, singing in the local community and Young Voices.
  • Scope for children’s participation and wider opportunities for performing to greater audiences will be increased and therefore musical benefits greatened.
  • Musical opportunities will be displayed in school and a whole school choir competition will be promoted and participated in.
  • All children get experience of performing to a wider audience. Children will be aware of opportunities available and possibility of accessing them.

Music Impact

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in music at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to music.
  • Children will have the opportunity to foster their instrumental flare and use this as a form of expression.
  • Children will participate in wider musical activities.
  • Opportunities for improved well-being and confidence will be increased.
  • Children will gain wider audience performance experience.
  • Children will have heightened awareness of musical opportunities available in and outside of school in the hope that access will be increased.

Art

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we place a high value on Art as one of the most important forms of human creativity. We recognise that Art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through teaching and learning about great artists and designers, and the works they have created, our pupils will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of the world in which they live.

Art Intent

  • To build an Art curriculum which develops learning and results in pupils knowing more and remembering more.
  • To have an understanding and appreciation of art and how and why it is made.
  • To develop the skills and flair needed to express their ideas and produce intended outcomes in their own art work.

Art Implementation

  • We have a clear, comprehensive and cross-curricular scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning shows progression across all key stages within the strands of Art.
  • Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply this to their practical work in Art.
  • Children are exposed to work by artists and craftworkers who will inspire them and enable them consider and experiment with a range of techniques, compositions and dimensions.
  • Teachers demonstrate techniques and provide opportunities for children to explore these using a range of media.
  • Children collect their ideas, research, experimentation and designs in their own sketchbooks.
  • Work is produced, evaluated, celebrated and displayed to the highest standard.

Art Impact

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their academic year.
  • Children will retain knowledge about their focus artists for each unit of work and speak about them with confidence.
  • Children will understand what being an ‘artist’ means.
  • Children will be able to articulate their preferences with reasons and respect that art is subjective.
  • Children will understand that being an artist takes determination and perseverance.
  • Children will be able to express their ideas through art and produce their intended outcomes.

We are aiming to achieve the Artsmark, as awarded by Arts Council England.Image result for artsmark

Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance. As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point.