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06/02/23

A strange door has arrived at school this morning! Where has it come from? Where could it lead to? https://t.co/bOToDXPZ2h

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02/02/23

In nursery the children created their own crowns to become kings, queens, princes, and princesses. The children have also been exploring safety knives to cut up their own fruit at snack time, they have been so keen to demonstrate their independence! https://t.co/gcFpN4u6ra

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31/01/23

We are delighted to share that we received our silver certification for the Autism Aware Award today. We are proud of the work we are doing to make our school an inclusive environment where all children have the opportunity to reach their potential. https://t.co/GeHzMCV96z

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27/01/23

Year 1 have had a day to remember! Thank you to all of the parents who came to 'learn with your child' this morning to help them prepare a feast fit for a King! 👑 https://t.co/vLHkIwcdjx

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26/01/23

Year 3 worked collaboratively to divide numbers into groups by flexible partitioning using methods of their choice this morning. https://t.co/CdP8uuW1VN

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20/01/23

Year 3 had great fun this morning exploring different ways of preparing and cooking potatoes in D&T!🥔 https://t.co/qMPFJnbG2Z

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20/01/23

Nursery have been exploring the topic "do dragons exist" we have been learning about Knights, castles and dragons, they also created their own fire breathing dragons! https://t.co/Po9I96nGFl

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17/01/23

In Nursery, we have been celebrating Chinese New year, looking at lanterns, Chinese dancing and attempting to use chopsticks. https://t.co/hG9ysRZaZQ

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16/01/23

Some lovely creations from our Arts & Crafts club last week! 🖌️🎨 https://t.co/KQnMD5yJUq

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13/01/23

Don’t miss the admissions deadline on 15th January. Find out more about our great school https://t.co/GTDHku3imn and apply via WSCC online https://t.co/LvFSsvUQ9g

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13/01/23

Year 3 had an excellent time exploring and classifying different rock types in Geography as part of their 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles' project this week. https://t.co/mh38YxHcFH

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06/01/23

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15/12/22

What a lovely week to end the term, Reception Nativity and community carols got us all in the festive spirit. Happy Christmas to all.

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15/12/22

The nursery children were so excited for their Christmas dinner. We have been exploring ice and snow, what better way than exploring real ice outside in this wintery weather. https://t.co/KgiPMhxsTg

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14/12/22

All set for Christmas dinner! 🎄 https://t.co/GGLLCSss7D

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13/12/22

Take care on your way to school, roads and pathways are still icy around Kilnwood Vale.

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12/12/22

Kilnwood Vale Primary School in the snow! ❄️ https://t.co/HDRIfsJXWh

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12/12/22

Due to weather conditions we are going to open at 10.30am today to give children and staff additional time to get to school safely. Please keep an eye out for emails and additional updates.

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08/12/22

This week in nursery we have performed our Christmas songs for our families, we all did such an amazing job! After our singing we then had a Christmas workshop where we enjoyed doing lots of Christmas crafts. https://t.co/ITnY3WROjy

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. 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. KVPS provides 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.

  • In all year groups: Children are exposed to a collection of high-quality texts via Pie Corbett spine books, read aloud to children daily. 
  • In EYFS and Year 1: Children engage in a daily session of 'Talk Through Stories', which exposes children to a well-planned, well-sequenced whole class story that unpicks vocabulary, word meaning in context and favourite phrases. During the session, they will also be exposed to sophisticated reading skills such as predicting, summarising and making inferences. 
  • From Year 2: Children engage in a daily session of 'Whole Class Reading'. During these lessons, all children will have a copy of the text - either the class book or the extract - and will be exposed to a range of reading techniques to enhance fluency and explicitly teach prosody. This links to our core curriculum drivers of Oracy and Performance. 

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 RWI Get Writing! and Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' as tools to provide small steps of learning so that children can become enthusiastic and confident writers.

Reception and KS1 follow the Get Writing! RWI scheme, which contains a wide range of writing activities closely linked to the RWI Storybooks and Non-Fiction booksEng picture5. Children's writing is supported at every step from writing simple sentences to extended texts including invitations, letters, descriptive texts and non-fiction texts. Longer composition activities include oral rehearsal and role play so children can develop ideas before they write. Grammar, spelling, and vocabulary activities, which are drawn from the Storybooks texts and matched to the National Curriculum, are integrated to help children reach the higher standards. Check boxes throughout the books prompt children to proofread and review their writing helping them to make sustained progress.

From Year 3, pupils are taught writing using 'Talk for Writing' (T4W). Each unit of work starts with a 'cold' task to see what the children can do independently so the subsequent unit planning is informed by assessment as well as the National Curriculum objectives for the year group. At the end of the unit, pupils complete a 'hot' task, which is an independent task based on the same teEng picture4xt type, this shows us the progress each child has made within each unit of writing. A model text is used which is pitched above the children's level and has built into it underlying, transferable structures and language patterns that children will need when writing.

Nursery children will use T4W as part of their literacy curriculum, supporting oracy and pre-writing skills that are fundamental for children to develop before they can write.

Additionally, once a half term, all children will participate in a Creative Writing Week where they will be hooked in with a stimulus before being immersed in a theme in order to produce and showcase high quality, creative writing.

 

 

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