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27/06/23

Very excited for this! https://t.co/VqVhMMxoqt

21/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

16/06/23

A sneak peak of this year's VIAT Festival!Expect to see a variety of Art, Literature, Drama and Music performances from students across the Trust. Also attending this year is who will be performing creative Freestyle Football and hosting masterclasses on the day! pic.twitter.com/tqRjlaW6cg

23/05/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We would like a brilliant SRP teacher to join our friendly team! You can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/uPsLva9dHGYou can also watch a video about our fabulous Trust SRPs here: https://t.co/NaOQAbXLk9 pic.twitter.com/e0RQPvp2pD

15/05/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for an SRP Teacher - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/sH8E48iHEW pic.twitter.com/dTxMhym8Yl

06/03/23

We are currently looking for a one-to-one Teaching Assistant and an after school Playworker to join our friendly East Borough team - you can find all the details on our website: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/6sXBUEpfQs

30/01/23

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for Schools Out playworker to join our friendly team for 15 hours per week. You can find full details here: https://t.co/1rEz9GaunF pic.twitter.com/AhSv1BHDW2

18/01/23

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are looking for a term-time cleaner to work 12.5 hours per week. You can find all the details here: https://t.co/1rEz9G9Wy7 pic.twitter.com/C1doMtTF84

15/11/22

Book fair! Tuesday 29th November 2022 and Thursday 1st December 2022 (3.15pm – 4pm).Card payments available. pic.twitter.com/XrgZoqsFoJ

03/10/22

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship evening on 11 October 2022 - visit their website to book your place now - https://t.co/h9O5JNzllA pic.twitter.com/pdP1p45r83

12/09/22

Hello Recently we changed our class name to an author and we changed ours to Hardy - after you! Our question for you is, how did you have the idea of the Griffin Gate Series?Hardy Class, East Borough Primary School.

14/03/22

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

10/02/22

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! pic.twitter.com/n7t3PuQJpb

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. pic.twitter.com/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! pic.twitter.com/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 HallWhen: Wednesday 13th OctoberTeachers will drop in to say hello - we'd love to see you there. pic.twitter.com/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. pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/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. pic.twitter.com/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 pic.twitter.com/jjdZWhIB8i

06/04/21

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/Duw2yziCvx pic.twitter.com/oPoVPZtOIi

29/04/21

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 pic.twitter.com/Y1y6YsAGsN

14/03/22

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

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

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, we offer a curriculum rich in wonder and memorable experiences. We have carefully designed a curriculum which maximises opportunities for language acquisition through meaningful cross-curricular links. Children set and reflect on their own goals by aiming high and developing a love of reading, writing and number. We believe that the correct mix of adult directed, and uninterrupted child-initiated play ensures the best outcomes for our pupils. The components are sequenced to ensure that children build on their prior knowledge through carefully planned, adult led activities, as well as promoting sustained thinking following the children’s own interests and ideas.  Therefore, children meet the desired outcomes of  Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals.

Our enabling, stimulating environment provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real lifelong love of learning.

Reading

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Children are encouraged to become early readers through enjoyment of books and the systematic teaching of phonics. Children follow the rigorous and highly successful Read, Write Inc program faithfully so that they meet good outcomes for reading with almost all children passing the Year One phonics screening. Through the teaching of ‘Story World’, children develop a love of stories and internalise the language of storytelling. We prioritise creating a ‘language rich’ environment through our ‘Story World’ curriculum, the use of songs, nursery rhymes, and providing time for quality interactions between adults and between peers. Our staff ensure that interactions are positive and progressive, allowing children to flourish and gather words at pace in order to become confident communicators.

Maths

The children develop their mathematical thinking through direct teaching and exploration. We want our children to become confident mathematicians who can apply what they have learnt to real life experiences. We follow the Maths Mastery approach in Early Years with an emphasis on studying key skills of number, calculation and pattern so that pupils develop deep understanding and the acquisition of mathematical language. Pupils learn through games and tasks using concrete manipulatives which are then rehearsed and applied to their own learning during exploration.

Wider Curriculum

Alongside Story World, the curriculum is also taught through carefully planned topics which are enriched with classroom enhancements, trips and visitors. Topics are supported by quality key texts. These are chosen carefully to encourage children's speech, language and communication development. All planning, however, is flexible and responsive to children’s needs so plans can be changed and adapted dependent on children’s interests. Children are provided with plenty of time to engage in ‘exploration’ throughout the variety of experiences carefully planned to engage and challenge them in the provision. The curriculum is planned for the inside and outside classrooms and equal importance is given to learning in both areas. Our learning environment is adaptable in order to reflect children's interests and progression. The children are supported to learn to work together, manage their feelings and ask questions through skilled adult facilitated play.

Please click on the links below to find out further information:

EYFS Intent, Implementation and Impact

EYFS Overview