The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Elf Class (Year 1 and 2) 

Spring Term 2020

World Book Day 

Well done everyone - we are amazing super heroes

Trip to Kent Life

 We went to Kent Life to support our learning about the Great Fire of London. It was very cold but good fun.





Our Topic until Easter will be based around Where We Live. We will be discussing the areas we live in, the features of the local community and school, and comparing them to other areas and areas in the past. 

English this term will be looking at traditional tales, writing instructions, and a recount of an event. 

Spellings will be tested on a weekly basis. They are following the ‘No Nonsense’ scheme for spelling, high frequency words will still be learned, but as part of the Phonics lesson. This can be found in their spellings books (in their homework folder), in which you will also find their spelling test from the previous week, and their result. It is important for you to see their spellings test, no only to see how much they scored and got on, but to see the progress in their writing, and perhaps spot some writing problems they are having and possibly help them at home. 

Times tables will be set on Times Tables Rock stars. these can be accessed at home and in school. 

There will be a piece of either Maths or English homework set each week as well.  This will be set on a Friday and is due back in on Wednesday. Homework will always come back marked. Please ensure homework folders are brought back in. 

 There is also a list of Key recall facts we would expect a Year 1 or 2 to be learning - find it here.

P.E will be on a Wednesday. Please ensure kit is labelled and present ready for the lesson.  Sport is central to our curriculum, and Andy does a fantastic job of teaching the key skills the children need. Rethea Coles will also be doing dance with us on a Friday, and we will also have Music on Wednesday afternoons. 

Show & Tell will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays, please do not bring in anything on other days unless told otherwise, as it's more of a distraction than it is an interest. It's more  than fine if they want to bring something in on a Monday and leave it at school until Wednesday, but to avoid possible loss in the to-and-fro, please leave it to Wednesday or Friday. 

The week ahead sheet can be found here: 


There will be parent meetings at regular intervals and appointments to speak with us or other members of staff on other occasions can be booked through the school office.

Previous fun we have had

 Outdoors day Nov 2019 





 Outdoors day Sept 2019