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, 19th October

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

After a nature walk to find interesting and unusual natural objects to print with, the children learned about relief printing.

This involved carving a potato, to leave the raised ‘relief’ and scribble, scratching and carving into polystyrene and then printing.

The children explored different paints and discussed what methods worked best and which ones they preferred.

“I did a relief print of a flower in a window. The last one was perfect!” (Fergus)

“I made a wooden sculpture with wooden discs. Look, it lifts up!” (Adam)

Some of the children made bows and arrows:

“First we used a bow saw to cut the hazel wood.” (Eleanor)

“It was flexible but not too flexible. We measured our arm and it also needed to be the thickness of our thumb.” (Jessica)

“We tied paracord to each end of the stick after we’d made a hole and pulled it tight. So, the perseverance of this is…don’t give up when your bow and arrow doesn’t work, just try again! The further back you pull the further it goes and the more momentum it has.” (Florence)

Zienna and Honey banged heads today. “We have been resilient because we both hurt ourselves. Even though it hurt we still carried on.”

“No pain, no gain!” (Vienna)

“Even if you have pain, you can focus on the good stuff and know it won’t hurt for long. That made us feel better. We can distract ourselves. Maybe look at nature?” (Darcy)