Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

100 Things To Do Before Leaving Sutton Valence Primary School

 

At Sutton Valence Primary School we believe that school life is much more than what children learn in the classroom and we want our pupils to learn as many skills as possible and have as many different experiences as they can during their time at primary school. We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘100 Things to do before leaving Sutton Valence Primary School’, which has been rolled out across the school this term.

Our ‘100 Things’ booklet has been a work-in-progress project for some months now and has been planned, designed and executed by staff from scratch to try and incorporate a range of ideas, activities and skills so that your child can record and be proud of their achievements every step of the way. There are such a wide range of activities that there will always be something to do!

 

 

 Each time your child completes an activity, send them into school with the booklet they have been issued with today so that they can receive a designated sticker from staff. They will also be given a token to place in a special display box located in the main reception area so that we can, as a school community, all view, share, and celebrate each and every child’s achievement and progress. There are also designated scrapbook pages at the end of each section for your child to draw, stick or write mementos and souvenirs at every stage of their journey. This booklet will also be a fantastic keepsake in years to come.

We hope you will be as excited about this initiative as we are in school, and that you will support your child in completing the 100 challenges within the booklet.

If it’s hard, keep going… if it’s easy, challenge yourself and make it harder! 

 

 

October Monthly Challenge

In addition to the 100 challenges within the book  there will also be additional monthly challenges should you wish to complete these.

October’s challenge is to Find Some Funky Fungi!

Whilst the mushrooms you’ll find in supermarkets are a type of fungi, there are all kinds of others that are completely different. Some have silly names like Purple Jellydisc, Scurfy Twiglet and  Snaketongue Truffleclub! They also come in lots of different shapes and sizes - ginormous, teeny tiny, camouflaged and brightly coloured!

What weird and wonderful mushrooms will you find on your funky fungi adventures?

Mushrooms (or toadstools) can be found almost anywhere but they especially love to grow in damp, dark and murky places. Look for them on old or fallen trees in the woods, in shady soil, or even in damp spots at the bottom of your garden.

Did you know? Fungi aren’t plants, animals, or bacteria. They have their own groove going on and mould, yeast and mushrooms are all part of the fungi club. 

Do ensure that your child is accompanied by an adult when setting off on their funky fungi adventure, and please don’t touch fungi that you find in the wild unless you are with an expert and they say this is okay.

How to complete the challenge:

  1. Find some funky fungi 
  2. Take a photo. 
  3. Find out what type of fungi you have found 
  4. Email you photo and information into the school 

Each child that participates in the October challenge will get to share their findings with their class and receive a Headteacher Award.