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13/12/19

Congratulations to all of Gruffalo class, you all excelled in our first ever Nativity.

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11/12/19

We really enjoyed celebrating Christmas with Nursery children and families today

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09/12/19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Gruffalo class today! https://t.co/JruPIcpzHz

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05/12/19

Retweeted From Crawley News 24

Kilnwood Vale Primary School celebrates their official opening. https://t.co/9dVS8U4h9N

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01/12/19

Great community event today - lovely to meet so many local families and businesses.#CountdowntoChristmas

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01/12/19

Come along to the Kilnwood Vale Christmas Fair - lots of treats, presents and even an opportunity to see Santa! https://t.co/PSnlArVRxM

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29/11/19

Great to have you there to celebrate our lovely new school, thank you! https://t.co/yneZbPadRu

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28/11/19

So pleased you could join us. https://t.co/VyOvlz3QWX

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24/11/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us info.org & visit our website https://t.co/HyOS8obezt

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21/11/19

Great team effort today wearing their stripes to support and give back to a great local charity https://t.co/3q1zLRVepT

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20/11/19

It has been lovely to meet so many prospective parents over the last 2 weeks. We still have some availability for school tours if you are looking for Reception places for September 2020. Phone or email the office to book a place.

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24/10/19

Pleased that our harvest gifts are going to a great local charity https://t.co/E57KacnnZL

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23/10/19

Beautiful cake to help celebrate with children and families https://t.co/Xvi2xpU0YH

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11/10/19

Proud to be part of the GLF family

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07/10/19

Come and find out all about our brand new school. Open tours in November, contact the school office to book your place. You can apply now for 2020 places https://t.co/yx7YOCLBCA

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06/10/19

Looking for Reception places for 2020? We would love to welcome you to our Open Evening 6.30pm 19 November - contact the school office to book you place info.org

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03/10/19

Lovely morning with Gruffalo parents today, taking part in our phonics workshop and sharing cakes in aid of

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23/09/19

Another Kilnwood Vale milestone today as we welcomed are first nursery children. What fun we had!

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17/09/19

Retweeted From Community Foundation

Congratulations to on your first day. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday! https://t.co/bGSPSzu0vV

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13/09/19

Super impressed with our new Gruffalo’s today - we had such fun playing and getting to know you all today https://t.co/Ob3RZxX2pN

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.