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12/11/19

Please help us to get over £600 worth of free books for our school with 'The Sun Books for Schools' by collecting the tokens in The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from 23rd November. Please visit https://t.co/aLDllcdgYA for more information.

12/11/19

On Friday, Year 3 and Year 4 sold recycled plastic band wristbands that they had designed and made. This event was very well supported by our families and raised £61.10 to buy trees for our site, thank you very much! https://t.co/0PRAMP7dXu

05/11/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

If you applied for a place at SST Maidstone, you should've now received an email with details of an assessment date. If you haven't received this, please check your spam folder in the first instance. If you need any help, please contact us: admissions.viat.org.uk https://t.co/G3oVi4vbsg

31/10/19

Thank you to everybody who donated items to our Harvest Festival. We have received this lovely thank you card from The Pilsdon at Malling Community, they appreciated all of the donations. https://t.co/ujjFkHtbju

31/10/19

Year 5 & 6 played their first PASS league football match yesterday and won 4:1! They played well against Offham Primary School, well done to everyone involved. ⚽️

30/10/19

Well done to Meerkats for their hard work, they produced superb home learning! Megan produced an amazing 3D model of a jaguar and created a step by step guide of how to make it! https://t.co/BDT6EJm9VW

29/10/19

We have enjoyed welcoming the children back today for the start of Term 2!

22/10/19

Oracy is being able to express yourself clearly & communicate with others effectively through speech. A key part of oracy is for children to think carefully about the language they’re using, and tailor it to the subject, purpose & audience. See more here! https://t.co/6NLHaTPWi6

16/10/19

Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to their child's first parent lunch today🙂 https://t.co/nvbALPGVis

16/10/19

Year 3 have had a fantastic morning. They had a visit from Berkeley Homes, visited the local site and participated in some fun activities! https://t.co/lFnBcU42sa

16/10/19

We still need some more stickers to complete our Aldi Sports challenge, if you have any please send them in to the school office, thank you for your support! https://t.co/dHqp2nl41V

11/10/19

Four of our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to attend 'The Mayors Debate', they had a great time! https://t.co/iEbyrmO6u4

10/10/19

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, as a HeadStart school this is important to us. https://t.co/5m8YrxvAKY

02/10/19

All of our pupils have been enjoying their Fantastic Fred experience where they are learning how to maintain good mental health and well being. https://t.co/numsCYInTx

27/09/19

Thank you to everybody who came and supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning! We still have plenty of cake left so please come along after school for some more cake :-) https://t.co/EOrwSHL14s

26/09/19

Do you fancy having this cake as your weekend treat?! To support Macmillan we are holding a raffle for this cake alongside our coffee morning tomorrow, 50p per ticket! Tickets will be sold at the coffee morning and from the school office, draw at 3pm on Friday 27th, good luck!! https://t.co/MDW9ReFevj

26/09/19

Fantastic maths work from Megan, super presentation! https://t.co/vouZS8SZuI

26/09/19

Well done to Ije, Clara and Thea, they have produced some amazing work on Korea. They have created a persuasive leaflet about Korea, excellent work! https://t.co/Zw5bFgthEE

26/09/19

Isaac has completed some fabulous topic work on the rainforest, well done! https://t.co/IV74LtbKM6

26/09/19

Well done to Raj for his amazing science experiment, he has been investigating the density of liquids! https://t.co/xLhK6CNwGE

26/09/19

Don't miss the 11+ Open Events at Book your guided tour now! https://t.co/1OnaJaAX4n

25/09/19

Can you help us with the Big Book Launch? If you spend £10 on books, our school gets £1 back! We would love your support... https://t.co/qKFORO9HIy https://t.co/XtQg0qaSdG

20/09/19

The children enjoyed a performance from a brass band today. This linked to science as they learnt how the instruments work and they counted the beat linking with maths and used great listening skills. https://t.co/iiDLFWpbw3

18/09/19

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now! https://t.co/z6sVmTNjxw

18/09/19

Very proud of what Jacob achieved with his writing today! https://t.co/jBUvK0u8By

18/09/19

Today the children enjoyed an engaging assembly from The Family Trust. https://t.co/3uORRPIJQW

18/09/19

Panda Class have been enjoying writing indoors and outdoors. https://t.co/2YBL5m6Z6e

17/09/19

If you have a child starting school in September 2020 please come along to one of our open mornings. https://t.co/UmOoRghSTj

17/09/19

Magical Maths visited Holborough Lakes Primary School today. https://t.co/rpX9SuLG0t

16/09/19

In line with our Healthy School Approach please visit the link below for some School Packed Lunch Inspiration https://t.co/gVCEau5Ut7

12/09/19

Our new Panda Class have been enjoying settling in. They have loved exploring and discovering their new surroundings! https://t.co/BhFAZ3BIhe

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/mEV1rY2UiD

29/08/19

We are looking forward to collecting Team GB athlete stickers to hopefully receive a school sports kit and a chance to win some money for our fantastic school! If you can help us collect them, we'd be hugely grateful!

22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/FpLR1ik18A https://t.co/iDBxM4yJeg

18/07/19

The Class of Rock Year 5 and 6 Production was a smash hit last night! If your coming to see it this afternoon bring your singing voices! https://t.co/rgk8HZkt5H

18/07/19

You can read all about our Careers and Enterprise week if you click this link. A huge thank you to Miss Loni Stevens for all her work in making this such a success. https://t.co/b8poNIz5UF

18/07/19

Tiger class are celebrating their efforts as entrepreneurs. They used their profits to update their wet play games. What better way to check you’re happy with your purchases than to play them? https://t.co/VXNBkIdIAP

17/07/19

Om Monday 15th July ‘Holborough Lakes Market’ opened to our school community. The children’s and staff’s efforts paid off! Lots of happy customers and a profit made by all! Great entrepreneurial skills. Well done everybody. https://t.co/Rav41LIdVv

16/07/19

We are SO proud of our Year 6s who achiever 100% across all their SATs - they are amazing! You can read more on our website: https://t.co/mZBrOZujF8 https://t.co/ucGFmlkaWd

Phonics and Reading

Read write inc

Read Write Inc. Phonics (R.W.I.)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we use Read, Write, Inc. an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. We have adopted this as our whole school approach as the programme facilitates a graduated and tailored approach to learning basic sounds and letter formation before advancing to more complex sounds and reading for comprehension. The programme moves with integrity from learning to read to reading to learn.

R.W.I. sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to embed learning; the programme also offers plenty of opportunities for fun based, interactive learning using drama, role play and props to engage with and to enjoy texts and stories. The children work in small groups according to their confidence and competence. These groups are reconfigured on a regular basis in order to match the pace and the progress of each child; this reconfiguration also allows Class Teachers to identify where 1:1 interventions may be required in order to meet the expectations of both the Phonics Check and the end of Key Stage 1.

Aims and Objectives

The overarching objectives of the RWI programme are to teach pupils to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so that their focus can be used on reading to learn (comprehension)
  • spell effortlessly so that their focus can be directed towards the composition of their writing

Teaching and Learning Style

The core principles of the programme are;

  • Praise – Pupils learn quickly in a positive climate.
  • Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.
  • Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.
  • Passion –It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers invest into lessons that bring the teaching and learning to life!
  • Participation - A strong feature of R.W.I. lessons is partner work; partners ‘teaching’ each other (based on research which states that we learn 70% of what we talk about with our partner and 90% of what we teach).

Nonsense words (Alien words) 

         

As well as learning to read and to blend real words, the children meet “Nonsense words.” These words present an opportunity to assess a child’s ability to decode using phonics. Children who can read non-words should have the skills to decode almost any unfamiliar word. Nonsense words will also feature in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national Phonics Screening Check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

 Useful websites for Parents

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child to learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/

http://www.starfall.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q (how to blend)

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-storybook-activities-read-story/

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com

 


How to further support your child at home with reading

Reading

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/home-literacy-environment-checklist

Book finder

http://www.readingrockets.org/bookfinder 

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/choosing-and-using-kids-books

100 best books

https://teachersfirst.com/100books.php

Ideas for themed book activities

http://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning

Page Downloads Date  
Phonics learning to read.pdf 10th Oct 2017 Download
Reading Statement.pdf 10th Oct 2017 Download
Reading Parents - Panda 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 1 and 2 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 3 and 4 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 5 and 6 07th Nov 2017 Download
Home made screening words 1.doc 08th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 2.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 3.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 4.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Phonics sounds set 1 2 and 3 2.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Phonics screen check information meeting... 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 1.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 2.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 3.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Red words.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
RWI phonics screen handout for parents ... 13th Mar 2018 Download
RWI Complex sounds chart.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Snakes and ladders phonics revision.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Sound board game.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Building Vocabulary.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Split digraph game.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Digraph game.pdf 08th Mar 2018 Download
P3 game.pdf 08th Mar 2018 Download
RML sound mats for parents .pptx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 1 Sounds PowerPoint.pptx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 2 sounds ppt 2.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 3 sounds ppt 3.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download