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26/05/20

Thrive activities for young families - which will you try over half term? https://t.co/Nwg6XI2oZt

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24/05/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Our timetable, for any decisions about provision for more children & students being in school after half term, is unchanged despite today’s guidance & announcements. ’ trustees will consider everything on Friday. So, in the meantime, enjoy your bank holiday, please.

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22/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

As we approach the end of the first half of the summer term, we are still actively recruiting for positions within our schools for September. Please share this with as many as possible, as we have some great opportunities available to join our fantastic team! https://t.co/DtyeQeCf0c

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20/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

“So often & for so many of us, it is a teacher who changed our lives”-Michael Morpurgo. On we want to thank each and every teacher at GLF for their hard work, commitment and resilience- you are all amazing! https://t.co/ejceMQOxqY

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16/05/20

Reminder to Gruffalo parents; please return your parent survey information to the school office via email, if you have not yet done so. Thank you

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15/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Here is a weekly round up of the fantastic opportunities we have to join our Trust. If you are looking for a change in your career, please go to our careers site to find out more https://t.co/JFOZkcuIbx https://t.co/Rwt85vOk1A

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15/05/20

Week 9 Thrive challenges for young families. https://t.co/4kseMDlyR3

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11/05/20

Keep smiling https://t.co/EpLr0iK0TQ

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11/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Following the PM’s briefing, we await further details from the DfE & our LAs. We will share information as soon as we are able. Please be assured our priority remains the safety of children & students, their families & our staff.

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08/05/20

Retweeted From Horsham District Council 🌳 #StayAlert

Join the Horsham community online for . in partnership with , Visit Horsham and community partners, are running a programme of events on Facebook. ➡️ https://t.co/MCom3v3azm ➡️ https://t.co/9JjCplGSHE https://t.co/BScZ9BT3it

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08/05/20

LS Lowry painting of VE day 75 years ago https://t.co/7GQJh8LAjG

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06/05/20

New Banksy at Southampton Hospital https://t.co/lWKV78CO8x

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06/05/20

Retweeted From The Gruffalo

Don't forget to tune in on Thursday at 4pm to watch the latest Julia Donaldson and Friends broadcast featuring Zog and the Flying Doctors! Just head over to the Gruffalo Facebook page on Thursday https://t.co/SuonSvAQ4Y https://t.co/Mo114OJDNu

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06/05/20

More family thrive activities to try at home https://t.co/HAEJ2mdtRb

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01/05/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Our weekly round up of the fantastic opportunities our Trust has to offer at the moment. What are you waiting for?! Come and join our GLF family https://t.co/JFOZkcuIbx https://t.co/PFHJOZ6CLM

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27/04/20

This weeks Thrive activities for young children and families. https://t.co/t4c7qSNfUE

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27/04/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Is your child in reception? This maths game has been especially created with the support of Early Years experts to help your child learn whilst having fun! 👉https://t.co/AyafWmVe1h

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20/04/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Back to ? 📺 Watch from 9am on and Red Button 👉 https://t.co/zZOO8l1o53 💻 After the show, head to your Daily Lessons online for all ages! 👉 https://t.co/eemHEmfOUu https://t.co/8l5mYysb8z

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18/04/20

Week 5 family Thrive activities https://t.co/ZEuhscxRws

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14/04/20

Retweeted From Crawley Council

Advice for parents during coronavirus https://t.co/NvJ0jppoy6

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.