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24/11/20

Happy Birthday to Addison and Jamie in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/waY27rlpVH

23/11/20

We had a fabulous day on Friday celebrating our unique characters. We loved seeing the children and staff dressed to reflect their personality! Take a look at some of the wonderful unique characters we have at VIPS Holborough Lakes! https://t.co/0RrkxyuGwC

23/11/20

Happy Birthday to Alex in Tiger Class who celebrated his birthday at the weekend. We hope you had a fantastic day! https://t.co/l7FiERIb5v

19/11/20

We are looking forward to celebrating tomorrow and celebrating our unique characters!

19/11/20

Thank you to our wonderful PTA who have purchased this sign for our school! We encourage parents to walk, scooter or cycle to and from school whenever possible, thank you! https://t.co/YrOP39MBCf

19/11/20

Meerkat Class have been learning about the digestive system. Take a look at Kai's humorous explanation of how the digestion system works! https://t.co/p62KDsmUoe

18/11/20

Madison in Owl Class has painted 'The Scream' at home, it is amazing! https://t.co/UO4DGrzd6m

18/11/20

Owl Class have been learning about the digestive system. They made a model that showed the different stages of digestion. It was great fun and the children learnt some sticky knowledge! Can you guess which stage is which? https://t.co/qTLbE7jmUi

18/11/20

Retweeted From Community Cycleworks

Today we issue our short survey about . If you live or work in Snodland or the surrounding areas we strongly urge you to do this: https://t.co/wbI7qhLlIf Thank you. https://t.co/aOsA56SxwT

18/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Be kind, always💜 This we’re focusing on the importance of being kind for . 2020 has seen a rise in children spending time online, unfortunately meaning an increase in online bullying. Let's stand >> https://t.co/DpO1XcE6oc https://t.co/W3WNNHGYQV

18/11/20

Happy Birthday to Finley in Meerkat Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/LH3UxF7vlX

18/11/20

Megan in Owl Class is a budding artist, she has been creating this fabulous canvas that will be displayed in our school. https://t.co/WXq2mwv80B

16/11/20

Happy Birthday to Piper-Bay in Alpaca Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/SBtSKxvWpA

16/11/20

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations on Friday for Children in Need. Take a look at the video below that the children watched to start their day. Well done to Miss Daniels who won our Staff Sweepstake for the Children in Need Duck Race! https://t.co/Lxb612lyYQ

12/11/20

Fabulous reading in Owl Class linked to poetry. https://t.co/rmmNDq4yJZ

12/11/20

Mrs Billingham is inspiring the children to write with our beautiful display. https://t.co/bjonoEnYUA

12/11/20

Alpaca Class are using bar models in Maths. https://t.co/yGl480FG5E

12/11/20

Panda Class enjoying the mud kitchen. https://t.co/lDW0Z5suR4

11/11/20

Pandas were using their problem solving skills and created a frame to balance on. https://t.co/5EM8e6i6WF

11/11/20

Cratus in Panda Class showing his impressive Maths skills. https://t.co/9MGbTJX7Tt

11/11/20

Panda Class enjoyed being teachers for the day this week. https://t.co/7nTF1RqVEG

11/11/20

Tiger Class participating in fabulous Maths learning. https://t.co/GmyFCnL3yG

11/11/20

Retweeted From Community Cycleworks

Our Snodland Community Bike Fix on Saturday 14th November has proved so popular, all slots were booked within hours. We've asked Mechanic Chris to join us - there SIX extra slots now! Book it up here: https://t.co/I6BRpGi6KB https://t.co/WHnDCuWVxa

09/11/20

Alpaca Class are looking forward to exploring Peru with Paddington. https://t.co/ipyczKZReR

09/11/20

Happy birthday to Jack in Tiger Class who celebrated his birthday at the weekend and David celebrating today, we hope you have a great day! https://t.co/YZ5MXn1eRc

06/11/20

Our fabulous new scooter pods have been installed. We look forward to seeing the children scooter and bike to school and we will be sharing our Walk on Wednesday initiative very soon.... https://t.co/sVm15Ninhe

05/11/20

Meerkat Class created amazing home learning linked to food chains. https://t.co/NZmnSajLSQ

05/11/20

We have been reflecting on Life in Lockdown and our hopes for the future. https://t.co/xbaQXUhqb5

05/11/20

Some brilliant examples of home learning from Alpaca Class, they have been creating landscapes from Peru and a Kent Landmarks. https://t.co/atLySBXoBP

05/11/20

Panda Class have been exploring the materials their homes are made with. https://t.co/8cdZhsfYPR

05/11/20

Some wonderful examples of Tiger Class home learning, they have been creating their own Maasai villages and sculptures. https://t.co/EE6xBHfXgZ

05/11/20

In relation to our Core Value of Understanding, we look forward to exploring different ways to be kind. https://t.co/lAAGN0MAMT

02/11/20

We have received a beautiful card from The Pilsdon at Malling Community to say a huge thank you to all our children and parents for your generous harvest donations, thank you! https://t.co/qd7herFM3r

23/10/20

Well done to all our 'Beat the Goalie' winners! Thank you to everyone for sponsoring this event and raising money for our fantastic PTA! https://t.co/RAXWBIzmnr

23/10/20

Happy Birthday to the following pupils celebrating their birthday during half term, Laurence in Dolphin Class, Jasmine in Owl Class, Monte in Panda Class, Alexandru in Meerkat Class and Evelyn in Owl Class. https://t.co/LIA9IQWLGO

22/10/20

Owl Class enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, Mrs Billingham was in goal with her boxing gloves on!! https://t.co/xvwmQ4kQtV

22/10/20

Panda Class children were making different shapes with the brightly coloured shapes this morning. https://t.co/9q74kUubSd

22/10/20

Panda Class were being creative with colours this morning. https://t.co/1Z9VbZwnw7

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

As a part of your child’s education at Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. It is taught throughout the school in every year group and this year it is even more important that you are aware of teaching content in order to support learning from home.

We will inform you when these lessons are taking place and can provide full details of the lesson content on request

The link below gives you key information about this teaching.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812593/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

Why are we teaching this aspect of the curriculum?

Age four to six (Reception – Year 1): From this age, children should be able to identify safe situations and those which may be risky, like other children or adults taking improper photographs of them. They should be able to identify trusted adults (both at home and school) who they can talk to if they feel worried. Within this age group they should understand about different types of families, including those with same sex parents. The emphasis being on all different types of families.

Age six to eight (Year 2 – 3): Understanding the importance of boundaries within friendships and personal relationships is important, including online and through technologies such as mobile phones and games. They should know what films, programmes and online content they should and shouldn’t be watching, in addition to who to tell, if someone encourages them to watch inappropriate content (this is a grooming tactic).

Age eight to nine (Year 4): By this age, children need to be taught about the emotional and physical changes of growing up, coping strategies for different emotions, as well as looking after their bodies and the onset of puberty. We find that some girls may even be starting their periods in year 4, so it is critical that they have this knowledge at this age. We also recommend giving a gentle introduction to reproduction, this is the point at which we find we are able to tell children before they have received a muddled version from an older sibling or peers have been looking online for the definition of “sex”. 

Whilst some parents and teachers may question this age, it is important to know that ‘sex’ is spoken and sung about, widely in the media including in pop music aimed at children (e.g. Little Mix). If children type this simple word into the internet to find out what it means they will be presented with graphic and often disturbing images, so it is better to educate the children in a gentle age appropriate manner, than to leave them hungry for information.

Age nine to 11 (Year 5 – 6): At these ages it is important to review the previous information taught, as children tend to absorb and retain elements of the information when it is of relevance to them. So we allow children to ask more questions in these year groups, to ensure they understand what they have been taught and fill in any gaps in knowledge.

They will often want more details on conception, how babies develop (including twins) and are born. Sometimes they ask how people can get germs from sex and how they can be prevented, or there may be curiosity about feelings or body image – each group is different.

Lesson guidance

All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.

In teaching Relationships Education and RSE, we ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect.

We comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which sexual orientation and gender reassignment are amongst the protected characteristics.

However, we ensure that all of their teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content.

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Year 1 RSE Letter

Year 2 RSE Letter

Year 3 RSE Letter

Year 4 RSE Letter

Year 5 RSE Letter

Year 6 RSE Letter