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

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


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.

Earth Class


In September, our school was asked to take part in a promotional video for Wilder Kent Awards. Please take a look at the video!


Year 3, 12th October

Posted: Nov 13, 2022 by: Tara (Tara) on: Forest Blog

Today we consolidated classroom learning of skeletons and how they support, protect and enable movement.

We also learned the word endoskeleton when looking at vertebrates and exoskeleton for some invertebrates.

It was fascinating looking at sheep and badger skulls, especially the teeth of herbivores and omnivores.

The eyes are on the side for grazing animals as this helps them see all around, in case of attack and for predators they are at the front, so they can focus on and target their prey.

Esme in Year R donated two shed snake’s skins.

We shed our skin cells every day but with snake it is like removing a sock – in one whole piece, as their skin cannot grow with the snake’s skeleton.

Delicate, patterned and crispy to touch with intricate detailing; nature really is amazing!

Afterwards, the children learned new knots that enabled them to put up swings.

Some had to saw wood for a seat, using the bow saw.


“Today I was resilient. I had an earache, but I put my hood up and carried on.” (Vienna)

“We were tying our using knots to tie our swing. We threw the rope over the branch independently. We learned the timber hitch and underhand knots. We felt proud that we’d persevered.” (Darcy)

“It was challenging but I was determined and I didn’t cry when I felt really frustrated. We persevered because we had to undo the underhand knot a few times because it was either too high or too low. “ (Jayden)