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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

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27/04/21

Great opportunity to join our growing team and help look after our amazing new school and grounds. https://t.co/zuqLluTXMw

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12/03/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools (est. 2012) #WeAreGLF

A week full of joy, optimism and hope comes to an end. Lovely to see so many happy children this week once more. Thank you to our families and staff for their support and care this week. https://t.co/w6p8pZbhVB

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05/03/21

Admission applications for Kilnwood Vale Nursery - September 2021 are open until Thursday 18 March. Visit our website to find out more information, including the policy and link to the online application.

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04/03/21

Just some of the great entries into our challenge https://t.co/qRuBe55iTf

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07/02/21

2 great opportunities to join our growing school within find out more https://t.co/RuJA4DgdP5

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01/02/21

We have great schools in the Crawley area - join the zoom session to find out more! https://t.co/xB5k2Es1S9

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28/01/21

Retweeted From GLF West Sussex Teaching School Hub

We recruit trainees from all walks of life at ... 🌟Whether you've just graduated from uni or considering a change in career, APPLY to our Teacher Training programme today 👉https://t.co/utyXRoY5oo or contact us at info.org https://t.co/hsIxQ8wwhd

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23/01/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

A rare opportunity to work with GLF in a Trust wide role! We are looking for outstanding individuals in each of our regions who have a passion for English or Maths to join us for 1 day a week as a Subject Improvement Lead within our Primary Schools. https://t.co/RED9tYy4T8

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16/01/21

Retweeted From Thrive Approach

In this special programme for , artist and author reads and describes The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse - a book full of messages of hope, compassion, love and friendship. Click here to listen: https://t.co/5Nc5wE5Rh6

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15/01/21

Fantastic opportunity for committed individuals from our local community to join our Schools Standards Board. Find out more https://t.co/4ygCZqOU2y

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11/01/21

With everything going on - please don’t forget that Admissions for school places closes on 15 January. Apply on line https://t.co/puwja7GkQF if you need any help or advice contact the school office.

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13/11/20

Well done to everyone involved in Feel Good Friday and thank you for the generous donations going to all the great causes supported by

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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

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.