Valley View Primary School
“To be an outstanding school where all children reach their full potential and are ready for the next phase of their journey”
We believe Valley View Primary School is in itself a ‘family’ where children are respected, nurtured, encouraged, supported and challenged to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.
Ethos and Values
- We believe in being an inclusive school which treat all children and adults with respect, regardless of ability, race, background and beliefs
- We believe it is our duty to change our practice to support each individual and recognise and cater for their strengths whilst removing the barriers to their success
- We believe all children should have the opportunity to thrive- educationally, socially, morally and culturally.
- We embrace the local community understanding that the best way to support children is through partnership with parents, carers, families and the community in which they live.
- We believe children and adults in school should feel safe and cared for at all times. We aim to achieve this through caring and considerate staff who care for each individual.
- We believe in preparing our children for their future through high expectations of achievement, presentation, manners and communication.
- We believe in ensuring all children gain a high level of basic skills in literacy and maths to prepare them for their comprehensive educational and their future.
- We believe children and adult alike should have a voice which is listened to.
- We believe in outstanding teaching and learning for all.
- We believe in children gaining a ‘love’ of learning through a stimulating, relevant and engaging curriculum.
- We believe in praise and encouragement for our children and aim to ensure they learn socially acceptable behaviour through outstanding role models in both staff and other pupils.
We encourage our children to demonstrate four key values:
Respect Resilience Responsibility Engagement
Children are rewarded for demonstration of these values in school. We hope to instil these values in our children to enable them to become independent, well mannered, confident, responsible and engaged young people and adults.
Year 2 visited our Forest School to be inspired by the campfire. They collected vocabulary to write bonfire poetry with language such as, “Cinders floating in the air like a wild spirit.” (Sophie, Y2)
Happily they toasted and ate marshmellows after discussing fire safety.
They collected leaves of different shapes and colours to collage a bonfire picture.
The children discussed the amounts of ingredients in grams needed for the recipe and ordered them from lightest to heaviest.
They used scales to weigh them out and followed the instructions to make their biscuits. They discussed the shapes they would cut out and how long they would take to bake.
Y2 had fun in the snow, they built an igloo like the Inuit people and had a snowman competition. We thought about how cold it would be in the Arctic.
Today the children enjoyed a Yoga session as part of our Anti-Bullying week. The Year 1 children felt very relaxed.
Y2 have been looking for signs of Autumn in Valley View Park. they collected leaves to make Autumn creature pictures. All the children played beautifully in the play park too. They really enjoyed hot chocolate back at school!
After 12 outstanding years, it is Mrs Davison’s last day! I know you will all agree that she has been absolutely fabulous and will be missed dearly. We wish Mrs Davison all of the luck in the world and thank you very much for all of your hard work!
A huge thanks to Northumbria Water for today’s performance. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot of new ways to save water! They can’t wait to show their parents the free water saving kit online!
Thank you to the children and their parents for time and effort when creating the homework projects. They’re absolutely amazing!