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 1

Posted: Nov 23, 2022 by: Tara (Tara) on: Forest Blog

What an exciting day!

It all began with a letter from Little Red Hen, that we found on the Talking Tree.

She was asking for help as she had made bread for our chickens (to welcome them into their new home) but someone or something was eating it before the chickens even got a munch or a nibble.

The children were unanimous, “We’ll help!”

What could it be?

“It could be a magic fairy that makes itself invisible?” (Quinn)

“I think it was a fox and it magicked the door open.” (Seb)

“I think it was my dad. He is soooo greedy!” (Anonymous)

What should we do?

“Something sneaky ate the bread when no-one was looking. We need to look for things that are suspicious.” (Benji)

“We could peak through the window and see who it is and set a trap.” (Aiden)

“I’m going to make a trap and tie it to the bench and the tree so whoever is eating the bread will trip on the rope and the bag will fall on its head.” (Alfred)

“We could set up the nocturnal camera.” (Lacey)

“I have found something suspicious….it is a bone. Maybe, whatever it is, is leaving clues for us to find. Listen! I heard something tumbling on the roof.” (Quinn)

Off they went armed with magnifying glasses, binoculars, clip boards and pens to look for anything suspicious.

Would they find any clues in the chicken shed?

Eyes were on stalks and mouths open as they noticed bread crumbs, warm eggs and red feathers.

After discussion they decided to: set up the nocturnal camera; carefully observe the chicken shed; leave letters for Little Red Hen and set up humane traps.

What on Earth (or beyond) will Friday bring?

Today was also Children in Need and Takeover Day.

“I enjoyed showing the little ones the chickens and looking for clues.” (Leo, Year 6)

“I enjoyed showing the Year 1s how to use a bow saw and how to pick up a chicken.” (George, Year 6)