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23/09/21

Don't forget this Friday, pupils can bring in 50p to buy an ice pole! All the money raised will go towards the school playground appeal. https://t.co/OwZX4G6r6r

23/09/21

Did you know that SET Tennis deliver lessons and clubs at East Borough? The children really enjoy these sessions, make good progress and we would definitely recommend the sessions to anyone who would like to give it a go! https://t.co/WukI7aOoAe

22/09/21

Parent Breakfast! Come and join us for a light breakfast, after you have dropped your children off at the beginning of the day! Young children are welcome. Where: Main Hall When: Wednesday 13th October Teachers will drop in to say hello - we'd love to see you there. https://t.co/R7zUmiwQy1

20/09/21

The PTA is looking to provide a second-hand uniform service and would greatly appreciate any donations of school jumpers or cardigans, summer dresses, logo t-shirts and grey skirts and trousers that are in good condition. Please bring your donations to the main school reception. https://t.co/9PbKJ5nhhh

25/08/21

Well done, Sophia! Runner-up in the Big Writing Challenge! We are so proud. Find out more and read Sophia's fantastic story here - https://t.co/RKjF93AEdE https://t.co/yg6OFa9Q2c

26/07/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to work in our Specialist Resource Provision. You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/KY7wa9ItQK https://t.co/CVhLqDwbCD

21/06/21

A reminder that this Friday (25 June) is a staff development say so children do not need to come into school. https://t.co/uvDErgLSOc

21/05/21

The latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter is now available. This edition covers information and issues including: keeping your child safe online, social media, fake news, online grooming, protecting your privacy and online gaming. https://t.co/OwdVj18U11 https://t.co/jjdZWhIB8i

07/05/21

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/iqfxMwnLmD

29/04/21

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Would you like to join our friendly team at SST Maidstone? We are currently recruiting for a Learning Mentor to provide 1:1, small group and class-based support. You can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/WfR4eLpzI5 https://t.co/Y1y6YsAGsN

06/04/21

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Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/Duw2yziCvx https://t.co/oPoVPZtOIi

23/03/21

Two of our fantastic pupils have made it into the Primary category top five! Well done Tida and Zainab! https://t.co/tXGz8GZgNt

16/03/21

Another brilliant song by the Valley Park virtual school choir - and this time for Red Nose Day. Please share and donate if you are able! https://t.co/3yPJ0vq4XD

03/03/21

Valley Park School is holding its first Community Art Auction on YouTube, on Thurs 4 March at 7pm. The virtual live event will raise money for Dementia UK & there will be a range of artwork to purchase - don't miss it! https://t.co/J22jyRrAkM

26/02/21

Well done to all our pupils who took part in the VIAT photography collage competition over half term - there were some stunning entries! https://t.co/4yzsmE7kSL

12/02/21

For this week's primary challenge, we asked pupils to draw a picture of what they're missing about being in normal school lessons, as well as what they like about learning at home. Emilia from Year 6 sent in this brilliant drawing! https://t.co/TJc6UCy5Fb

03/02/21

This week's challenge was for our pupils to show off their cookery skills - and they've done a brilliant job! Just look at these amazing creations! https://t.co/cswnk114Bu

28/01/21

The Primary Weekly Challenge this week was to see how many star jumps you could do in one minute... well done to everyone who took part! Our star jumping champion is Emilie who managed to do 98! Amazing! https://t.co/ihltbc3qLJ

28/01/21

Don't miss the latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter - it's full of really useful information, hints and tips! Find it here: https://t.co/vuyyiVGKph https://t.co/cYlqUp3oD1

26/01/21

We received a lovely note today thanking East Borough for the presents and handmade card, delievered to an 86 year old gentleman living in sheltered housing, just before Christmas. We're so delighted to have been able to help. Read the full note here: https://t.co/X1qZ9UtGp7 https://t.co/BJsS427sPf

22/01/21

Over Christmas and New Year, we revamped our library so the children have something exciting to come back to when we are all allowed to be in school again. We are thrilled with how it's turned out and can't wait for all our pupils to be able to enjoy it! https://t.co/7hH4gC7L19

20/01/21

Favourite book alert! This is what Emilie had to say about Alex Rider novel, Stormbreaker, by 'ACTION, ADRENALINE, ADVENTURE! I like this book because it's so exciting. It’s full of action all along. Alex is extremely courageous and always takes risks.' https://t.co/8Got8Cqu1H

12/01/21

Just a few of the East Borough nature photos submitted as part of the VIAT Primary Weekly Challenge - aren't they great? https://t.co/5IPHA9hsAQ

13/11/20

Are you a teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our friendly team at East Borough! You can find all the details on our website - https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 We're looking forward to hearing from you. https://t.co/e73XZnP3dJ

12/10/20

Are you a teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our friendly team! We are currently looking for a Key Stage 2 classroom teacher to work at our fantastic school. You can find all the details on our website - https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 https://t.co/jvkncE8HG5

25/09/20

If you're looking for a school place (Reception) for your child from September 2021, please come and view our fantastic school. Due to current restrictions and limited numbers, you will need to book a place through the link on our website: https://t.co/aZdDsPQMe9 https://t.co/WaYWwEHxlS

17/09/20

We're absolutely delighted to have achieved the prestigious Music Mark Award. The hard work & dedication of our fantastic Music teacher, Karen Hill, is hugely appreciated - the children love her lessons & anyone who has heard our 50-strong choir will know how amazing they sound! https://t.co/Ff8mosxWWL

27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/xdMIA4Ei4x https://t.co/VKbtLtbGF4

18/05/20

Miss Morley has been busy with her contacts, she knows so many people, including Mr Maker! https://t.co/rI6irIXbnC

18/05/20

Thank you to the lovely Andy from CBeebies for sending us a special message to East Borough. https://t.co/KQzPG5rkEJ

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/oDc7b3UGNJ Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3SKGRftKHu

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/6evn2XGNgf https://t.co/8pP3fDrrax

09/05/20

We are proud to be supporting . The VIAT Leadership Team have put together this fantastic video of them sharing a cup of tea! https://t.co/RoMXIlQZSB https://t.co/g9Uw79l02c

07/05/20

We need your help! National Book Tokens are running a competition for schools to win £5000 of book tokens for the school library (and to get a £100 book token for yourself). Please use the link to nominate Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough! https://t.co/oaB56l8FSE https://t.co/y0rZnioIfs

05/05/20

The Stay Creative competition winners have been announced! There were over 250 entries which included painting, photography, crochet and digital illustrations - and the standard was amazing! The winning entries can be seen here: https://t.co/00rGeek8lD Well done everyone! https://t.co/RigGDcTlhy

28/04/20

Are you in Year 6 and joining one of the VIAT family of schools (Invicta Grammar, SST Maidstone, The Lenham School or Valley Park) in September? Why don't you take part in our transition project? All the info you need is right here - https://t.co/gZtWpjioDE - or scan the QR code! https://t.co/pex2f2DoTd

17/04/20

We are looking forward to 'welcoming back' all our fantastic pupils, for more online school learning, on Monday (20 April). We hope you had a great Easter break!

16/04/20

Retweeted From VIAT

Children in our hub, at Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, have written some lovely messages to NHS staff which will be delivered at the same time as the visors Mr Perry and Mr Taylor have made for key workers at our local hospitals. https://t.co/zYsdCyIAth

15/04/20

These are amazing! Well done everyone! https://t.co/H0iWHzALG4

Sports News

TERM 2:

Nov 2021 Get Set

This year we have been using 'Get Set for P.E' lesson plans. These have been a great hit with both the children and our staff. If you would like to get more active at home, click here for the 'Get Set for P.E' link, choose the 'Active Families' tab at the top of the page and then select from the games and activities available.  You can even do it as a family! Good luck. Which one will you choose first?


Year 5 Hockey Tournament at Greenfields School:

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Mrs Seymour was really proud to take a team of Year 5 children to a local hockey tournament at Greenfields School. Although the team hadn't played together before, they showed tremendous resilience, commitment and sportsmanship against the five other schools. The team: Kai, Leo, Charley, Lizzie, Luca, Max, Dan, Indigo, Olive and Ted, won two games; drew one and lost two. They also received a special mention from the referee for their effort and teamwork. 

Well done on a fantastic tournament, and thank you to the parents that gave up their time to transport and support the team.


Schools Football League

East Borough vs East Farleigh

On Tuesday 9th November, East Borough, represented by Brody, Jack, Isaac, Leo, Harry, Alan, Max and George, played their first game in the Schools Football League.  They played against a strong East Farleigh team on the 3G pitches at Valley Park. Both teams played some great football with opportunities for both sides in the first half, although East Farleigh led at halftime, 3-1. The second half continued with the same competitive spirit, but eventually, East Farleigh finished as 6-2 winners. All pupils from East Borough were gracious in defeat and again a credit to the school. We now look forward to our next league game in Term 3. 

Thank you to Mr Hinkley and Mr Goble for refereeing and managing the team.


FA Shooting Stars

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Ten girls from Year 4 went to a ‘Shooting Stars football event.’ The FA Shooting Stars, inspired by Disney, uses Disney storytelling to encourage girls to get physically active and learn football skills. They all had a great time - hopefully, this has inspired them to join a football club!
Well done; Olivia, Neve, Xinlin, Ema, Grace, Tilly, Jessica, Paige, Maisie and Alexandra


Years 5 & 6 Inter-House Football Tournament

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On November 4th, children from years 5 & 6 played in an Inter-House Football Tournament. The children enjoyed playing against each other, some playing in a football match for the very first time. They helped each other and showed great team spirit. 

Well done to the winning team:

Manuel, James, Ellie-Mae, Frankie, James, Olive, Ethan, Ruby, Daniel, Mahtab, Elinor, Adam, Leo, Brody, Lilly and Lara.


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Active 60 Festival

We took children from Year 4 to the Aylesford Secondary school for an ‘Active 60 Festival.’ It was an opportunity for Myla, Blake, Cody, Franc, Zara, George and Naseef to learn some fun activities that keep us active. They are now looking forward to sharing some of these with our KS1 children at break times. They all behaved very well and thoroughly enjoyed their morning. Thank you to the parents for bringing them to school on their day off! 

Quotes from the day; 

“I’m so glad I came today.’’ 

“I’ve never been able to skip before; now I can.” 

“I didn’t think I was good at sport but, now I know I am.”


TERM 1:

Years 5 & 6 Football Tournament at Greenfields Community School

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On Thursday 21st October, a mixed team of year 5 and 6 boys and girls took part in a football tournament hosted at Greenfields Community School. The players were all a credit to the school, displaying a great attitude on the pitch and behaving really well. They came through their mini-league with 2 draws and 1 defeat against some tough opposition. In the final game, the 3rd vs 3rd playoff against St Mark's School, East Borough suffered an unfortunate 'sudden death' penalty shootout defeat after a close game that finished 1-1. This placed the team in an overall 6th position.

I know the children really enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to more opportunities to represent East Borough in sporting events.

Mr Mills.


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Year 2 VIAT Primaries Competition WINNERS!

Yesterday our youngest football team played against the other VIAT primary schools. They have been looking forward to this competition all week. They worked well as a team and played very well. They should be very proud of their positive attitude. 

Results: We beat every team.

Aylesford 0 - 1

Leybourne Chase 0 - 3

Holborough Lakes 1 - 2

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It was great to see so many supporters watching the matches. Thank you to Mrs Baldwin and Mrs Stanett for taking the team and Mr Baldwin for refereeing the games. 

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Year 4 VIAT Football Tournament

Well done to the year 4 football team.  They tried their best playing football in the year 4 VIAT primary competition. They all played very well and showed great resilience.

Year 4 VIAT Football Tournament

Congratulations for winning the Years 5/6 VIAT Football Tournament!

Years 5&6 VIAT Football Tournament

Congratulations to (L to R) Leo, Sebastian, Ethan, George, Alan, Jack, Harry and Brody for winning the VIAT Year 5/6 football.

Kent Junior Schools' Cross Country Championships

Well done to Lara, Olive, Emilie, Leo, Eli, Isabel, Jasmine, Marta, Fred, Dylan and Oliver for taking part in the Kent Junior Schools' Cross Country Championships last weekend at Brands Hatch. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and ran their very best. 

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Year 3 & 4 Football Tournament

This week Brody, James, George, Mahtab, Daniel, Leo, Dexter, Alan and Lara represented East Borough at the Greenfields LKS2 football tournament. The standard of football the team played was outstanding. This resulted in them coming first in their group and then beating Bredhurst to reach the final. Unfortunately, after a very close game, we lost the final 2-1 with East Farleigh scoring in the very last minute. What a great effort for their first time playing all together, coming second overall out of 16 schools.

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they all represented the school to the highest standard and were a credit to East Borough with their impeccable behaviour. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come and support, and a big thank you to Mr Hinkly for coaching the team.

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Cross Country

Last term, a number of our pupils attended 3 races in Mote Park, competing against children from 9 other schools. There were about 30 children in each race and the overall school results are shown in our Term 2 newsletter. The individual race results are below.

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Visit from Ryan Jenkins

Last week, Friday 11th October, we had a visits from the Welsh No.1 Table Tennis player and Commonwealth Games medalist, Ryan Jenkins. The children and teachers were thrilled by the speed of the rallies and the spin top players use. A few teachers tried to return some of Ryan's serves but with no luck. Ryan demonstrated that with Aspiration, Resilience and Courage you can achieve your dream.

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VIAT Netball Tournament

On Thursday 10th October, our Year 5/6 netball played two matches against two of our other VIAT primary schools - Kings Hill and Leybourne Chase. After just three netball training sessions, we were a little nervous but the children enjoyed themselves immensely. Kings Hill appeared to have a very experienced and strong team and won the mini tournament convincingly, but this has given us lots to aim for in the future. Our match against Leybourne Chase was more evenly matched, finishing in a draw, but sadly their extra-time ‘golden goal’ left us finishing in third place. The children all played really well and behaved beautifully, showing a great understanding of the finer rules of netball. We all look forward to more matches in the future.

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