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27/09/22

Reception tours for September 2023 https://t.co/JUP9r0HBPg

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08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. We will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families and staff.

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02/09/22

Retweeted From GLF Schools' Foundation

With the cost of living crisis, the work of the GLF Schools’ Foundation is going to be more vital than ever , , , , , , Rory burns, Paul Hodgson, Charlie Sinclair and Corrie Lunghi https://t.co/Ww8BHaQCAY

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10/07/22

Are you reliable, responsible and looking for a new opportunity? Check out the job description for our Premises Assistant https://t.co/09n9FIlleZ or come and see us to find out more.

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08/07/22

A great Sports Week Inspiring children to try new sports, building their resilience with great challenges and see them achieve with pride. topped off with our first whole school sports day with all our amazing families.

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21/06/22

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Please share this sponsored event with your networks. Thanks. Jak Martin - GLF Schools' Foundation Fundraiser - 23rd June 2022 https://t.co/b8kiLR4QCv

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17/06/22

An inspiring trip to support year 2’s Science curriculum. Great workshops with hands on learning, thanks to the great team and all the volunteers that make these memorable days happen. https://t.co/q531F1hXt3

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09/06/22

Reception have been so creative decorating their bikes and scooters. A great reason to get out and about in the fresh air https://t.co/uMscvKhDVN

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27/05/22

Golden crowns, face painting and lots of cake to celebrate the platinum jubilee https://t.co/caINF1gjzA

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27/05/22

Fantastic creative entries for the Friends of Kilnwood Vale baking competition - well done everyone. We all enjoyed them at our party this afternoon. https://t.co/xLNndXuu9p

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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.

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.