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!

Forest Blog

Year 5

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Amazing perseverance from Lucas who spent a few weeks sourcing, sawing and lashing together wood to make a camp table.

Year 4

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It really is amazing what small creatures you can find in the smallest of ponds.

The children identified a rat-tailed maggot, the larvae of some hoverfly.

In the main pond they found palmate newts and smooth newts and learned about different food chains.

Alex made an ingenious grinder from wood.

He used it to crush plantain before applying it to a sting.

Year 3

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The children have been investigating what plants need to grow as part of their Stemterprise project.

They have also been creating natural art, after looking closely at patterns in nature.

This extends on the work in class based on the American artist Fred Tomaselli.

Year 5

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This term Year 5 will be getting to know kindles and cameras for their photography badge as well as their subject: birds, including chickens.

They will learn about eye level, getting up close, rule of three, creating lines and how to be quirky and creative.

There will be a focus on invertebrates, as we carry out surveys as part of the Campaign for Insects with Kent Wilder Awards.

Year 4

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Badges this term will be: conservation, naturalist and advanced gardener.

We will be preparing for the farmer’s market in July, continuing to create diverse habitats and monitoring the fauna.

We will be consolidating some science learning in class, such as predators, prey and food chains and there will be an art and nature focus, in the style of Huang Yan, a Chinese multimedia artist they are learning about in class.

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