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.

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Wednesday, 19th April. Year 3

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The children worked so hard to remove the weeds and prepare the soil.

They also planted some red onions in sets and made labels for them.

This involved using a bow saw to saw discs of wood, a palm drill to make holes and string to tie them to sticks.

Wednesday, 15th March Year Six

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We went to the allotment by the Preparatory School; we had to turn dirt over with spades and forks, dig some sheep manure to add nutrients to the soil, we chose this because it had no seeds added to it. It was very fun because we got to touch the manure (with gloves on of course). Emily also found some bones in the manure, we took them to Mrs Bell to identify which animals the bones belonged too. Georgina and Cherise worked out what the area of each plot was (helped by the teenagers from Sutton Valence Preparatory School: Til, Lara and Sam). They also helped find the PH of the soil to see whether it was acidic or alkaline

8th March, Year 6 Forest School

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First of all, we had a 'Lost At Sea' challenge! Water was coming into the yacht and the group needed to be rescued as soon as possible. Our aim was to order 15 items, considering their importance. We learned how different equipment will help us and how we can use things like mirrors (to reflect sunlight and, hopefully bring help) and plastic sheeting (to collect rainwater and to protect and shelter us). We worked well as a team, discussing each picture/image.

Outside we were using a bow saw to saw wooden discs to make plant labels for our allotment. Some people were working in teams to make rope swings.

by Lacie Rae Jones and Lauren Sturgeon

Wednesday 18th Jan

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Storytelling stones and a stone age shelter

Friday 13th Jan 2017

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Extreme weather fun!

Jackson Pollock style on a giant canvas of snow surrounded by snow sculptures

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