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Retweeted From Valley Invicta Teacher Training (VITT)

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher? We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand. Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO


Don't forget, tomorrow is Times Tables Rock Stars day, when all children can dress up as a rock star! We can't wait to see their outfits! https://t.co/n7t3PuQJpb


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


Retweeted From VIAT

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!

Local Community

In this section we will be sharing the fantastic initiatives our children are involved in to support residents within our local community of Maidstone.

Term 5:

Litter-picking in Mote Park.

Eric went litter-picking in Mote Park with his Nan to help clean up after the bank holiday weekend. 
He enjoyed it and will be going back to do more soon!

Eric litter-picking in Mote Park

Term 4:

Extra litter-picking for Years 1 and 2, Beth and Alex:

Litter picking - Beth and Alex

Beth and Alex enjoyed their litter picking session this weekend. The cousins are both so proud that their route from home to school is now much cleaner. 

Year 3 Litter Picking:

Miss Nicholson and a small group of children spent a lunchtime litter picking in the local community. By just focusing on Vinters Road, immediately outside the school, they managed to collect half a rubbish sack full!

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Term 3: Nearly New Sale

On Saturday 29 January, the school opened its doors to the local community for a Nearly New Sale.  East Borough teamed up with Save the Children to sell clothes, toys and books at bargain prices to raise money for good causes. A huge thanks to the team of staff, parents and Save the Children helpers who sorted all the donations and sold the goods on the day.

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Term 2: Mayor of Maidstone's Civic Service

Mayor of Maidstone's Civic Service

On 5th November, Year 6 children attended The Mayor of Maidstone’s Civic Service at All Saints Church. They truly appreciated what a unique occasion this was. Their behaviour was impeccable, and we are very proud of them.

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It was lovely to see a group of East Borough Children at the Parkwood Park Run on Sunday morning. Amida, Destiny, Frankie and Sienna all attend Mrs De’Athe and Mrs Taylor’s girls running club and decided to put their training into practice. They werejoined by Abiskar, Jessica and Charlie. All the children tried really hard to pace themselves on the way round. Jessica and Charlie ran personal best times, and this is what running is all about: being the best you can be. A huge thank you to Mrs Taylor, Mrs De’Athe and Mrs North for running with the children and encouraging them to take part.

If you would like to join us on Sunday, the runs start at 9am on the field in Parkwood. Please register using the link below.


Term 1: Harvest Festival

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Our local Salvation Army have collected your generous donations, this will help them greatly with their weekly food donations to over 80 needy Maidstone families. They were overwhelmed by your kindness in supporting this worthy cause.

We would also like to thank one of our parents, Mrs Mandal for once again providing us with our beautiful Harvest Festival Wheatsheaf Loaf.


Term 3: East Borough thanked for their kindness.

Term 3: A thank you message from a member of the local community to our pupils: 

We recently received this lovely message:

Dear Mrs Bacon

This is just a note to say a belated 'thank you'.

My uncle lives in a sheltered housing complex in
Maidstone. He is 86 and has a learning disability and cannot read or write. He has 'meals on wheels' every day via Age UK Maidstone. Just before Christmas, when his daily meal was delivered, he was also given a large bag containing many items including a warm hat (perfect for him!), chocolate biscuits, a stollen cake, sweets, chocolates and numerous other treats. Inside was a handmade Christmas card from 'Lilly' of East Borough Primary School (the card was blue with a white fox and Christmas tree on it).

I just wanted to say thank you to Lilly and the other children for providing such a super present - my uncle was really thrilled with it.

With best wishes to everyone at East Borough Primary School during these difficult times. Stay safe.

Term 2: East Borough families thanked for donating clothes to the Maidstone Churches' Winter Shelter

Maidstone Churches' Winter Shelter

Maidstone churches winter shelter

We have received a lovely letter from the Maidstone Churches’ Winter Shelter thanking our parents for their very kind donations.

Term 2: Year 4 raise awareness of poverty in Maidstone and collect food for the Salvation Army

Salvation Army Donations

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Before Christmas, Year 4 were learning about poverty and how it affects children and their families. We learned that there are 5427 children living in poverty in Maidstone. The children collected tin cans, pasta and snacks to donate to the Salvation Army. John from the Salvation Army was so impressed with how much food we had managed to collect and said they would be able to feed at least 40 households with our donations. He thanked Year 4 for their generosity and for thinking of others less fortunate. Well done year 4!

Term 2: East Borough supports the 2020 Poppy Appeal

2020 Poppy Appeal 

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Term 1: East Borough collects for the Salvation Army in the 2020 Harvest Festival

2020 Harvest Festival

Captain Jonathan Rouffit, from the Salvation Army, came and collected all your generous contributions.  He was utterly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of donations and shared what an enormous impact this would have for disadvantaged families.  We were very proud of our House Captains who helped  him to load all the food.

Harvest Festival

2019-2020 Year 1 Homeless Awareness Morning

Following a visit from the Salvation Army the children were very passionate about supporting the homeless in Maidstone and decided to collect donations for the Salvation Army.

On Thursday 21st November Year 1 took part in a homelessness awareness morning. They made a cardboard city, creating a place to sleep using different materials and they decorated biscuits for the homeless to be donated via the Salvation Army.

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