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Tiger Class have been sorting and classifying materials based on their properties in science. They have also been learning where the letters are on a keyboard in computing.


Happy Birthday to Bryan in Meerkat Class, have a fantastic day!


Happy Birthday to Benjamin in Dolphin Class who is celebrating his birthday at the weekend, we hope you have a fantastic day.


Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Article of the week - Article 45: Unicef can provide expert advice and assistance on children’s rights.


Our new Panda class are thoroughly enjoying exploring their new classroom and building friendships!


We are holding Open Mornings for prospective parents between September and December, please follow the link below to book tickets:


Meerkats have been digging for Anglo Saxon artefacts to start out new topic!


Good Luck and Best Wishes to all of our Year 6 leavers starting Secondary School this week!


Our school has been recognised with two certificates from School Games – Recognition and Virtual awards! These have been given because our pupils have been provided with lots more additional opportunities to keep active whilst at home. We're thrilled!


We are delighted to have been awarded £1,500 from to help us purchase a scooter storage pod! This is part of our wider environmental travel project to encourage more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school rather than coming in by car.


We are saying goodbye to our Year six class today, we are very proud of them all and we wish them the best of luck!


Please follow the link below for School Transition - August Calendars & Resources. The Padlet details fun and creative ways to think about school transition and promote wellbeing.


Happy Birthday to Isla in Alpaca Class, we hope you have a fantastic day!


VIPS Holborough Lakes participated in the PASS Football league this year, unfortunately not all games could be played due to COVID-19. We are proud to have been presented with our certificates for participating in the matches that took place, well done! ⚽️


Follow the link below for daily five minute mindfulness activities.


Our Virtual Sports Week results are in: In 4th place it's Hever with 1808 points, 3rd Place is Bodiam with 1994 points, 2nd place is Scotney with 2436 points and Leeds take 1st place with a massive 2727 points! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part!


Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too:


Well done to all of our Learners of the Week!


Ify enjoyed taking part in our virtual sports day activities!


Sammy and his sister designed and made an earthquake proof building!


Maisie in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic Great Barrier Reef picture.


Class Dojo is a brilliant way for us to connect, look how much our school has connected this week!


Jack in Alpaca Class has written about dogs invading his home which is linked to their text.


Isla with a picture of her sporting hero, Glenn Morris.


Daisy in Year 1 has measured herself against the tallest man in the world!


Freya in Alpaca Class has drawn a brilliant Giant.


Megan in Meerkat Class has created this fantastic painting!


Well done to all of our Learners of the Week!


This week Owl class have been completing lots of work focused on 'Human Giants'. They followed instructions on how to draw a giant and used this to complete a description. Here are a few of the drawings and pieces of writing from Rohan, Finan and Aisha.


Lion Class have been enjoying Sports Week.


Year 6 love their leavers hoodies!


Jack in Alapca class has been producing wonderful home learning, well done!


500 Words: Black Lives Matter - 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Please follow the link for more information on how to get involved.


Minion Class have been comparing measurements, they found that the giraffe was taller than the steps but shorter than the school!


Clara and Lois enjoyed taking part ion Clock Jump this week.


Minion Class have been painting African Silhouettes.


The children have been enjoying Virtual Sports Week, this is our Target Throw!


Noah in Reception has been measuring using standard and non standard units, he made a 36cm length.


Sienna in Tiger Class has made her own version of snakes and ladders as her maths board game.


Kento in Tiger Class has made a wonderful space themed maths game.

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.

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