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13/11/19

After donating their old school uniform to Simooya Community School in Zambia, Year 4 pupils at East Borough found out how much more help the pupils there need. They’re now on a mission to raise £9,000! Find out more, and donate, here: https://t.co/MTqx216yhG https://t.co/Xffu3cDvM9

08/11/19

Year 4 are on a fundraising mission to raise £9,000 for Simooya Community School in Zambia, to help build a kitchen & dining room. Read the full, AMAZING story (and donate if you can) here: https://t.co/zhpEUj3Kv0 https://t.co/2ywLKnLgQ2

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

11/10/19

East Borough netball team wore their brand new comeptition sports kits proudly yesterday - thanks so much to and for their sponsorship and support! https://t.co/9w2hWYLyvN

19/09/19

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a part-time cleaner. More details here! https://t.co/ouPkNkLcRy https://t.co/x2iiWzSUZi

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/UgpjivehhA

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/2suUHd2D3x

08/08/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Does your child have a flair for science and technology, and are they starting secondary school in September 2020? You can see all the admissions information for the brand new School of Science and Technology Maidstone, and apply, here - https://t.co/ERqwISvRYT https://t.co/KEoksX4RJ1

08/08/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Don't forget to book a place for your child (starting Year 6 in September) at the SST Maidstone open event on 12 October 2019 (two sessions: 9am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm). These sessions will show students what our fantastic new school has to offer! Book here: https://t.co/gHY2ekVZc9 https://t.co/mB9X7GxlWa

22/07/19

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

16/07/19

Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via r.hinckley.org.uk https://t.co/YA6Tj9YHO6

10/07/19

Our ECO council is very proud to announce that East Borough has been award the Eco Schools Silver Award! A big thank you goes to everyone who took part in the beach clean, produced interesting, well-thought out work for the display, and who made changes in their home lives too! https://t.co/ZxRXzZ4vDm

08/07/19

Parents/carers and their daughters are invited Invicta Grammar School's upcoming 11+ Open Events. For more information and to book a place, please see our website - https://t.co/5qQbNJR5nY https://t.co/4VPWMGPu0P

03/07/19

Retweeted From VIAT

Book your place for our Governance Open Event on 22 July 2019 now! https://t.co/aFEIu9I4mN

27/06/19

Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools. https://t.co/4C6OmJMz5w

14/06/19

We have brand new image boards in our reception area, showing some of our fantastic pupils looking very smart in our new school uniform. We think our new boards look great, and we hope you do too! https://t.co/JR7nm2CnA6

13/06/19

Don't miss the Year 5 Open Events! Year 5 Experience Day - Saturday 22 June 2019, 8.30am-1pm 11+ Open Morning - Thursday 27 June 2019, 9am-10.30am 11+ Open Afternoon - Tuesday 2 July 2019, 2.15pm-3.15pm Book here - https://t.co/gPxeiRkzVo https://t.co/DiXdJNEQUk

23/05/19

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a full-time classroom teacher. You can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/wK2FnY13LE

16/05/19

Very happy children this week! The new equipment on the KS1 playground is now open for use! It has been wonderful to see them enjoying it so much. Thanks to our amazing PTA, & all parents and children who have supported our fundraising events over the last few years. https://t.co/pbBMIX4zjN

13/05/19

Don't miss Invicta Grammar School’s Year 5 open event on Monday 20 May, 6pm to 8pm. There will be a talk from Headteacher, Mrs Derrick, and lots of other helpful information, including a parent and child taster lesson! Book here: https://t.co/7uJOvThF30 https://t.co/tFKy3j33FN

13/05/19

Would you like to join our friendly team at East Borough? We are currently looking for a full-time Leader of Learning in Key Stage 2, as well as a full-time Classroom Teacher for Key Stage 2. Please spread the word - you can see full details on https://t.co/TWtgTG3nhi

01/05/19

All our parents and carers are invited to our Parent Breakfast on 8 May at 8.55am. We would love as many parents and carers as possible to join us for breakfast and a chat! https://t.co/V1EwzLLMIs

30/04/19

We are so proud of Freya in Year 5 and Charlotte in Year 1 who have both reached the final 10 for the writing competition in their age groups! They've been invited to a celebration day in May, with Claire Balding when the winner will be announced. Well done girls!

30/04/19

We learned about St George’s Day last week. Children took part in a variety of activities, such as role playing the story of St George and the dragon in assembly, and learning facts about St George and England. We all had great fun! https://t.co/dPWjuEMpEO

08/04/19

Don't miss the first edition of the brand new VIAT Online Safety Newsletter - https://t.co/kYOJMPWgV5 https://t.co/JbwCmQKHen

01/04/19

EB children, as part of our focus on marine conservation, we'd love people to get involved in a beach clean-up. If you visit a beach over Easter, please take a photo of your litter pick & email to milneclass.viat.org.uk so we can celebrate your efforts!

27/03/19

Easter 2019 Holiday Playscheme at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Monday 8 April - Thursday 18 April (8am-6pm). £35 per day including breakfast, cooked tea, dessert, refreshments and fruit! Half day sessions also available at £21. Email childcare.co.uk https://t.co/ZJFCD7RJkM

22/03/19

Congratulations to the VIPS at Aylesford Quiz Club team who came second in their heat with 1545 points. There is still a possibility that we might get a wild card entry to the county final! https://t.co/xzxkgRUFv2

21/03/19

Brilliant news! We are delighted to have been awarded our Bronze Eco-Schools Award! Our thanks go to Mrs Parker and the East Borough Learning Forum who have all worked so hard towards achieving this on our behalf. https://t.co/Npy8YGvXyM

15/03/19

Parents and children donated red fruit for Red Nose Day today which was purchased at lunch time and raised £293.69! In addition to our other fundraising, we managed to raise £745.69 in total for for Red Nose Day - thank you to everyone! https://t.co/nagfr9HdBw

07/03/19

For World Book Day, we supported our drive to improve the children’s vocabulary by asking them to come dressed up as a word. There were some very inventive words and costumes, including: crepuscular, antagonist and hippopotomontrosesquippedaliophobia (the fear of long words!)! https://t.co/tIYJDogdgU

01/03/19

We've had amazing support raising funds for the new KS1 playground. After so much hard work and support, we are delighted to now be in a position to move forward and buy the new equipment! It's been great to see the East Borough community pull together for such a worthy cause.

01/03/19

Our fabulous PTA has raised over £10,000 in the last year, with the support of children, parents, carers and teachers. Some of that money has gone towards equipment, trips and workshops to name but a few things! We really can't thank them enough!

22/02/19

We are so much closer to getting our new Key Stage 1 playground equipment, thanks to funding ! You can apply too - go to https://t.co/t2mTnv6KFZ

15/02/19

It's Times Tables Rock Star day today and the children and staff are looking amazing! https://t.co/IHgz9KWlRv

30/01/19

Everyone's very excited to be inside the O2 at Anyone who's coming to see us should look up high to the right, and behind the stage! https://t.co/RBSbyVEtzr

30/01/19

Fun in the sun at the O2! https://t.co/tx41UkLJxM

18/01/19

Year 6 were joined by students from Boughton Monchelsea primary school this week, to watch a brilliant performance by Theatre ADAD, about the danger of drugs. All the students also took part in a workshop afterwards which they thoroughly enjoyed. https://t.co/m1y8DxhgVd

16/01/19

Retweeted From VIAT

We have a wide range of high quality, modern facilities across our schools which we offer for hire for either one-off events, or on a regular basis. Please click on the link to see and book the facilities we have to offer - https://t.co/2Tv4upQo8g

14/01/19

Year 5 have been utterly engaged with studying their new novel ‘Clockwork’. you’ve got us !

Phonics - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough 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.

Games and information for parents

http://jollylearning.co.uk/

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/

How to blend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q

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