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

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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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.

We are Team Paddington!

Class Teacher: Miss Coleman

Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Marett

 

Please remember to name all belongings and bring in a named bottle daily. These are only to be filled with water and can be refilled throughout the day.

PE will take place every Thursday, please make sure your child comes into school wearing the correct kit. Please make sure your child is wearing their green school jumper rather than a black hoodie.  

Contact books will be checked daily for any messages, please do the same. Contact books, reading records and books will be sent home in a plastic folder, please ensure they stay in this folder to be kept safe from any leaking water bottles!

Here is link to a NHS site with lots of amazing activities and ideas to develop speech and language - please take a look! https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/learning-to-talk/3-to-5-years/#anchor-tabs 

On Monday 9th January, we will be launching a new reading challenge for this term.

Pupils will need to read to an adult at least twice over the weekend to complete the challenge on time.

Please make sure you sign your child(ren)’s reading record book so that we can keep track of who is reading at home.

Pupils will need to reach the following milestones by:

23/01 for Bronze

30/01 for Silver

06/02 for Gold

Pupils who have reached Gold on time will receive a reward, chosen by the children, during the last week of term.

Snow Day! Monday 12th December

What an exciting way to continue learning about the seasons and different types of weather! Please make sure your safety comes first, and when going outside you wrap up warm. It is also important not to stay out in the cold for long periods of time. When you do come back inside you could have a warm drink to take the chill off - my favourite is a hot chocolate!! 

Here are some ideas for today:

  • You can build snow man. Find some natural material like stones for the buttons. Can you give your snowman 5 buttons? Point to each button as you say the number.
  • Use a stick or your finger to write your name in the snow. You could even write some letters and simple words!
  • Collect some snow in a pot and bring it indoors. What happens to the snow? Can you watch it and talk about how it changes?
  • Make a snow angel.
  • Go sledging - it is important to think about where you go and stay clear from roads and cars.
  • Make a target and throw snowballs. How many can you throw at the target?
  • Search for tracks in the snow - can you see footprints from people, what animals have been out in the snow? How do you know? 
  • When you are back inside you could make a cosy fort with blankets and read/share stories! 

Don't forget to take lots of pictures so we can share our snow day memories!!

Miss Coleman 

On Thursday 17th November there will be a competition for all children to come into school wearing a mathematical hat that they have made at home, to celebrate and remind children that maths is all around us!

On Monday 14th September, we will be launching a new reading challenge for this term.

Pupils will need to read to an adult at least twice over the weekend to complete the challenge on time.

Please make sure you sign your child(ren)’s reading record book so that we can keep track of who is reading at home.

Pupils will need to reach the following milestones by:

21/11 for Bronze

28/11 for Silver

05/12 for Gold

Pupils who have reached Gold on time will receive a reward, chosen by the children, during the last week of term.

On Monday 26th September, we will be launching a new reading challenge for this term.

Pupils will need to read to an adult at least twice over the weekend to complete the challenge on time.

Please make sure you sign your child(ren)’s reading record book so that we can keep track of who is reading at home.

Pupils will need to reach the following milestones by:

03/10 for Bronze

10/10 for Silver

17/10 for Gold

Pupils who have reached Gold on time will receive a reward, chosen by the children, during the last week of term.

Team Paddington have chosen Parachute games!

23-09-22

Team Paddington have completed their second full week of school and are certainly tired today! 

We have been busy learning the school routines, rules and finding our own class routines linked to our learning. We have started phase 2 phonics and have been learning the phonemes for S, A, T, P, I, N. We have also been practicing our letter formations and finding words with these initial sounds.

In Math's, we have been exploring the numbers 1, 2 and 3 looking at ways to represent them using a range of manipulates.

We have spent lots of time building our social skills through independent learning and games. We are continually building our friendships and learning each others similarities and differences when it comes to things we enjoy doing. We have focused on talking about our feelings and emotions and expressing how we feel at different points in the day. The story Rainbow fish has helped us talk about the importance of sharing and being kind to one another!