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23/10/20

Starting school in September 2021? Find out more about our amazing school - information about admissions is on our website https://t.co/QEvWXEftyy and https://t.co/IMY1Y1nJKQ

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23/10/20

A 🦖 , 🐝 and a 🧙- just a few of the great staff outfits on Break the Rules Day! Thanks to the Friends of Kilnwood Vale for organising, the parents for their support and the children who helped us all end a fantastic half term with big smiles on our faces

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21/10/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers for all they have achieved this half term. An amazing response. https://t.co/lCkqq3Myk6

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20/10/20

Come and join our team https://t.co/TJdoLU4uX6

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28/09/20

Retweeted From Crawley Council

‘Tennis for Free’ is serving up an ace day out! https://t.co/QTvmFdZxbp

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22/09/20

Staff are eating cake in aid of an amazing charity https://t.co/l5lgNrPAKa

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11/09/20

We have had a great week welcoming all the children into their new classes and Nursery. Lovely to meet the families and start building positive relationships for the years ahead.

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03/09/20

Great to see our staff team growing and developing - excited for the year ahead!

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20/07/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

We are looking for a Senior IT Technician to work in the field supporting our schools in the East & South region, including Croydon, Caterham, Wandsworth, Redhill and Crawley. https://t.co/WvZVLT5gMU https://t.co/8yb5SIYMat

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17/07/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Do you have a passion for people and all things HR? Our cluster of schools are looking for an experienced People Administrator to oversee Southgate, Kilnwood Vale and Forge Wood Primary schools. We are happy to discuss flexible working hours for this role. https://t.co/moIlprKiCS

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17/07/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Our 15000 children have a huge amount of family support. Thanks to all our parents, carers, family, friends & volunteers who make each school’s community. is grateful for all you give to your children and their school communities. Thank you. Until September...

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17/07/20

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. https://t.co/4du6gytnYt

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12/06/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Do you hold a recognised accountancy qualification, looking for a career within Education? We have an exceptional opportunity for a finance professional to join our Trust as a Management Accountant, based in our HO. Please share! https://t.co/cwkNX3gQMS https://t.co/GCG4O4UYch

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10/06/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

At the end of a busy week at GLF Schools, here is our weekly round up of the fantastic opportunities available to join our brilliant team - click below to find out more https://t.co/JFOZkcuIbx https://t.co/Jl3J2tFcIk

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10/06/20

Was so lovely to see some happy, smiling children back in school today. Well done to our new 🦊 and 🦉 classes.

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01/06/20

Lovely Thrive activities and ideas this week. https://t.co/IYM7dVpAKM

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26/05/20

Thrive activities for young families - which will you try over half term? https://t.co/Nwg6XI2oZt

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24/05/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Our timetable, for any decisions about provision for more children & students being in school after half term, is unchanged despite today’s guidance & announcements. ’ trustees will consider everything on Friday. So, in the meantime, enjoy your bank holiday, please.

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22/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

As we approach the end of the first half of the summer term, we are still actively recruiting for positions within our schools for September. Please share this with as many as possible, as we have some great opportunities available to join our fantastic team! https://t.co/DtyeQeCf0c

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20/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

“So often & for so many of us, it is a teacher who changed our lives”-Michael Morpurgo. On we want to thank each and every teacher at GLF for their hard work, commitment and resilience- you are all amazing! https://t.co/ejceMQOxqY

English/Literacy

Literacy provision – including provision for literacy recovery

English is at the heart of both education and our society. It is vital that children are taught to communicate their ideas and emotions effectively through the four strands of our curriculum: reading, writing, grammar and speaking and listening.

Reading

Reading is an incredibly important skill which is the foundation for children’s learning throughout their time at school. Children will begin their reading journey through the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme in the Early Years. They will receive daily phonics sessions in Reception and KS1 and will be regularly assessed and grouped so that each pupil is supported and challenged at an appropriate level for their ability.

Whilst children are still learning to decode (at word-reading level), it is essential that they are taught comprehension skills too. Each year group will receive whole-class reading lessons where a range of literature is discussed, dissected and explored. High-level, engaging texts will be presented to the children and lively sessions promote the importance of reading for pleasure.

Writing

Children will be taught to write in a variety of genres. Within the Early Years setting, children will be encouraged to begin making marks on paper, before learning correct letter formation and using their understanding of phonics to build words. As they move into Key Stage 1, the children will build on their phonetic understanding to spell a wider range of words and to begin combining these words to form sentences, using their imaginations to start telling stories or recounting events.

In Key Stage 2, there will be more of a focus on developing the child’s narrative voice by exposing them to a wealth of rich, inspiring texts. There will be an emphasis on the audience and purpose for writing and encouraging children to adapt their writing accordingly. Throughout their learning journey, children will build their skills before publishing their final independent piece.

Grammar

Grammar is an essential part of the English curriculum for Year 1 onwards. Children will receive weekly discrete grammar lessons support their understanding whilst teaching ensures that these objectives are interwoven into the writing learning journey so that children are given the chance to embed new concepts without dampening creativity.

Spelling

Daily spelling lessons will be delivered following the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme. Children will be taught spelling rules and patterns through a range of activities.

Speaking and Listening

Spoken language underpins the development of reading, writing and our curriculum will reflect this. Teachers will have high expectations of vocabulary and children will be required to explain their answers fully in all lessons. Drama opportunities will be used to  support children with their spoken language and ability to communicate to an audience, but it will also be used to inspire and shape their writing.

We are committed to providing extracurricular or co-curricular activities to enhance our daily curriculum. At Kilnwood Vale, we would add to these opportunities as the school grows which in turns means the staff grows in number and therefore the spread of activities within the co-curriculum is enhanced.