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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28th November 2019 - Trip to see Invicta at Whitstable Museum






18th November 2019 - Outdoors learning day

 Today we went to the woods. This is our first winter session. Once we got over being cold, we enjoyed a range of activities including making fat balls, stick men, hot chocolate and collages. Of course we also climbed trees and made dens! 





19th September 2019 - Outdoor learning day

 Along with the rest of the school, Trolls class had a fabulous day in the woods, learning a variety of new skills. These included: knots; shelter construction; fire lighting and creative rope work. We're already looking forward to our next outdoor adventure!  





A message from Mr. Kundu – Term 2

Welcome back after a well-earned break. I am looking forward to learning with you this term,

Our Topic until Christmas (sorry!) will be based around Changes. We will be investigating the changes that took place during the industrial revolution and how they affect our lives.


English this term will begin by looking at reports, using Lauren Child's 'The Princess and the Pea' for inspiration. This will be followed by using a contemporary work to develop our skills of setting and character description.

Spellings will be tested on a weekly basis every Friday. To begin the year, both Year Three and Year Four will be revising the spellings from the end of last year.

Spelling lists will be issued weekly on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet, which can be found here.

Spelling test scores will also be included on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet that is sent home on Fridays.

It is important for you to see your child’s spellings, not only to see how much they scored, but also to see the progress in their writing, and perhaps spot some writing problems they are having and possibly help them at home. 

Maths will see the revision of basic number skills, before progressing with new material.

There will be a times table set every week for learning or revision, which will be tested every Friday. The results for this will also be published on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet. As I am sure you are now aware, the school has started using Times Table Rockstars. This is an exciting and competitive way for your children to progress with learning their tables.

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. This homework is designed to consolidate some of the learning from class.

There is also a list of Key recall facts we would expect a Year 3 or 4 to be learning - find it here. Please have a look and feel free to use them to support your child at home.

P.E will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure kit is labelled and present, ready for the lesson.  If you are unsure of the correct kit, you can find the list here. 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 continuing dance with us on a Friday and we will also enjoy Music lessons on Friday afternoons. 

By popular demand, a copy of the poem performed by Trolls, at their recent class assembly, can be found at this link.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Trolls team.