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24/05/22

Still time to book and find out more. GLF Schools hosting in the Crawley and Horsham area. https://t.co/jV1KvOzFo9

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13/05/22

A great opportunity to join the team in our inspiring and nurturing nursery. https://t.co/HomqHQrBFm

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29/04/22

Great opportunities with as a host school within https://t.co/holDwkCOTl

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21/04/22

We know that some families will be disappointed that they have not got their first-choice primary school this week, if you know anyone in this position please let them know that we have some Reception spaces available for September 2022. Contact us to visit and find out more. https://t.co/dTS68H9gVd

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19/04/22

Congratulations and welcome to our new Reception children who will be starting with us in September 2022 - we can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/y005KDmVQM

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07/04/22

So many amazing entries into this years Kilnwood Vale Science Fair. The children spoke confidently about their experiments, research and love of Science https://t.co/8Z9wixDuVb

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07/04/22

A joy to watch Kipling Class perform their play to their peers and our families this week

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07/04/22

Our nursery children loved their local walk around Kilnwood Vale this week. https://t.co/MEXXyQr2wK

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17/03/22

Pleased to welcome our parent helpers back into school, supporting readers and project work in class.

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15/12/21

Great opportunities to get into teaching - register for the meeting to find out more. are a partner primary school in 2022. https://t.co/XUDDWLEyMD

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15/12/21

If any families are looking for Nursery places for September 2022, our application process is now live. Visit https://t.co/UgwKCPuOpj

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02/11/21

are proud to host the first female soldier representing the silent heroes within our Parish. https://t.co/s5y9JVWrfK

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28/10/21

Looking for Reception places 2022? Contact the school office after half term, and book a place at our Open Evening Tuesday 16 November. https://t.co/jUvyjsFvk4

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20/10/21

Children enjoyed sharing their harvest poetry and singing with families grateful for all the donations for https://t.co/UIK8qaVwsb

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12/10/21

Come and meet the team for Reception admissions September 2022 https://t.co/Xi08X7W6WL

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17/09/21

Sorry we are having a few technical issues with our phones, please feel free to pop in or email info.org

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14/09/21

Great to welcome parents back into school after so long, sharing the KS1 learning for the year ahead. Working together in partnership.

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07/09/21

So lovely to see the children back in school, all looking forward to the year ahead, and to meet our new families at our stay and play sessions and home visits.

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06/09/21

Great opportunity to get involved and support our schools. We are recruiting for new community representatives on our School Strategy Board - find out about the role and application process https://t.co/kg0gdyKgWL

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27/05/21

Great opportunities within GLF Schools, register on the link below to find out more. https://t.co/ZVxjE8DrlU

English/Literacy

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The English curriculum at Kilnwood Vale enables children to develop as strong readers and writers, which is underpinned through developing high-functioning oracy within the ‘Talk for Writing’ Programme. Their English journey gives them the skills, confidence and knowledge not only to access the curriculum but prepare them to be global citizens of the future.

Reading


Children develop a life-long love of reading and will read for pleasure both in school and at home. They enjoy listening to high-quality stories and will join in with Eng picture2enthusiasm. They will also be exposed to a wide range of genres and develop a breadth of vocabulary through reading different styles of books. We  will provide opportunities to read literary heritage books as well as  books that mirror their own lives and those that provide a window into other people’s worlds, ensuring their reading journey celebrates their own identity and the diversityEng picture3 of our community and the wider world. Children will have a secure knowledge of phonics and apply this confidently to their reading to enable them to be confident and fluent readers. They will have a secure understanding of what they are reading, make inferences and talk in detail about a range of texts. From these foundations the DERIC (Decode, Explain, Retrieve, Infer and Choice) model informs whole school quality-first teaching to ensure children leave Kilnwood Vale ready motivated and with the knowledge and skills to continue their reading journey.

Phonics

We use Read, Write, Inc. as our phonics scheme at Kilnwood Vale. The scheme has been carefully planned to ensure phonics lessons are of high quality, engaging and repetitive to embed learning. The progression of phonics ensures that all children learn to read, gain a love of reading and extend their vocabulary. Children read decodable books which match to the teaching and  learning. This ensures that children will read books which include sounds and words they have been taught, enabling them to make progress.

Writing


Children will develop a love for writing. At Kilnwood Vale we use Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ as a tool to provide small steps of learning so that children can become Eng picture4enthusiastic and confident writers. They will express their ideas and experiences through writing for a range of purposes including fiction, non-fiction and poetry and be excited to write for different purpoEng picture5ses across the curriculum. Children will build up a wide range of interesting and appropriate vocabulary through exposure to rich texts and models and direct teachig. Children will have a secure knowledge of phonics and apply this to their writing, spelling many words correctly. They will also use punctuation accurately and produce grammatically accurate sentences. Children are taught the correct formation of letters using the correct strokes required to enable them to join their letters.