Autumn Term 1 2018

October 22, 2018

We have had a great start to the Autumn Term thanks to our organised staff and parents and some very enthusiastic pupils who have either moved up a year group or just joined us. For parents of those who have moved into year 6 remember the closing date for your online application to secondary school is 31st October.



We have also kicked off the year with some awards too. Hard work from the PE team, science team, IT team and the EYFS team who have picked up the School Games Gold Mark Award, the Primary Science Quality Mark, the 360 degree safe Online Safety Mark and the Schools for Success for EYFS Maths Skills. Well done to all involved!

As a further indication of our total commitment to encouraging health and fitness at Valence, we topped the league last year in the number of borough competitions that we entered. Out of the 17 borough competitions, we entered 16.

The charitable nature of parents, carers and pupils has been displayed this term through our Macmillan Coffee mornings that we held across both sites. All involved helped raise the bar this year raising over £700 from cake sales.

I am sure that Bonham parents have noticed the work done on the house that used to be the caretaker’s residence. We have refurbished the house and garden and are very excited about the opportunity we have to use it as a place to support families.

Our Friends of Valence group is growing in size, this group is open to parents, carers and friends of Valence who are eager to support the school in a variety of creative ways, such as helping to organise a summer fete, arranging a Christmas disco, helping in the libraries, suggesting fund-raising ideas, etc. You are welcome to hand in your name to the offices or attend one of the coffee and cake meetings:

  • Wednesday 7th November 9.00am St. George Performing Arts Hall
  • Thursday 8th November 9.00am Bonham dining hall

If you would like to be involved in developing the use of the Bonham house for the benefit of the whole school community, please come along to find out what we can offer.

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We are always open to help from parents, carers and the local community, if you would like to volunteer at school, please give your name to the offices. It may be that you can help in class with your cooking, art, design or creative skills. Or, if you would like to hear pupils read, this is a great help to those children who need a little extra adult time.

We have had a great start to the year, let’s keep that momentum up as we continue to push forward.


Mr November: July 2018

July 20, 2018

What a fantastic end to the summer term we have had. A huge thanks to all who have helped with fetes, assemblies, residential trips, productions, proms and farewell gatherings.

We are sadly saying our goodbyes to several members of staff who will be greatly missed:

  • Mrs Roberts
  • Mrs Lloyd
  • Ms Tinney
  • Mrs Liddard

We are grateful for their years of dedicated service to the pupils of Valence and for the difference they have made in their lives.

Over the break, please encourage your children to spend a healthy amount of time with friends and family outside and away from screens. More information about balancing screen time with your child is available from the e-safety section of our school website.

Speaking of which, the fundraising and support of Lisa Adams and her drive to renovate Valence Park has been inspirational. If you would like a better play area for children to play and integrate in Valence Park show your support via social media ( Here you can find further details to help spread the word.

Have a great summer break and good luck to all of our year 6 leavers who we are proud to pass onto secondary school with our Valence values.

Year 1 Summer 2

July 20, 2018

What a year it has been!

We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the children grow and develop into independent learners. It was very emotional saying goodbye to the children today we will miss them dearly.

Their year 2 teachers are very lucky to have them and we wish them the best of luck.

Have a lovely, restful summer!

The year 1 team 😊

Year 4 Summer 2

July 18, 2018

Wow! Year 4 has flown by. We have now finished this accedemic year. This half term has been very busy with Sports day, International day and some of us were lucky enough to go to Stubbers.  

Some of us were selected to go to Stubbers. We were in school very early and got back to school very late. 

We all enjoyed making the raft and being able to jump in the water after. ( worried teachers were watching in anticipation) 

International day. 

We had a great day learning about art from all over the world.

Sports Day

The FINAL countdown! Summer 2 for Year 6!

July 18, 2018


This half term has been super BUSY for our lovely Year 6s.

Our Year 6s held an extremely successful fete where they showed great maturity and creativity.

Also this half term, a group of children went on a fabulous week away to Trewern where many conquered fears, tried something new and made life-long memories. The days were filled with lots of activities such as Bush Craft, Muddy Puddle, Rock Climbing, BMX cycling, Gorge walking, Canoeing and Caving.  Those children who stayed at school were also very busy as they went to Kidspace, Hainault Forest and Golfing.

As a treat for all their hard work, Year 6 went to Adventure Island for the day. The weather was fantastic and the children had a blast!

Other events that took place this half term:

Sports Day

Pirates of the Curry Bean Production


It’s been a fabulous year and we wish all our Year 6s a fantastic summer holiday and good luck in secondary school.

Year 6 Team

Reception Summer 2

July 11, 2018

It is so hard to believe that the children have finished their Early Year’s education already and are now moving off into Year 1. They have had a busy few weeks and are now eager to meet their new teachers.

The children have enjoyed planting and growing flowers and vegetables in the garden.


They have taken their time to water them and look after them over the past weeks. Look how they have grown.








Over the past week the children have been harvesting their produce. They pulled up potatoes and picked sugar snap peas. The children enjoyed looking at the how they had grown.


As the children had such ‘green fingers’ we decided to enter the ‘Sunflower Competition’ and we were over whelmed with the response to this. Lots of children took part and enjoyed showing off their prized sunflowers. All children that entered were presented with a certificate for their fantastic efforts.

The judge then looked at our EYFS garden environment and we are pleased to announce that we won a DOUBLE GOLD award!! One for the beautiful flowers and vegetables and one for the garden environment as a whole. We are all very proud of this achievement!!!

We also took part in a very successful sports day. All children participated in the events and were very excited to see everyone there supporting them.







Finally all classes enjoyed performing the ‘Summer Sing’ concert to their grown ups. The children worked extremely hard to remember all the songs and rehearsed their lines for the big day. A big well done to all of the children for fantastic performances!!

From all of the Reception Team, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU for all of your hard work over the past year and we have enjoyed helping your children learn and grow!

Good luck in Year One and enjoy your summer holidays!!

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Year 3 Summer 2

July 10, 2018

Dear Blog,
I cannot believe we are in our final half term and that the children will soon be in Year 4!

Year 5 Summer 2

July 9, 2018

What a year it has been! It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of year five. Children have enjoyed the activities, despite the heat, including: sports day, visitors/workshops and Kingswood.

As the year draws to a close our last major activity is a science-based one wherein the children have been learning about life cycles and are now observing the process in duckling eggs. we are patiently waiting for our duckling eggs to hatch across both sites.

We wish all of the children a restful summer holiday and we’ll see everyone back again in September!

The Year Five Team

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Year 2 Summer 1

May 25, 2018

Wow! This half term has gone super fast! Year 2 have been working really hard learning lots about :

  • nocturnal animals
  • plants and habitats
  • being a good friend
  • using the 4 operations in maths
  • writing for a purpose.

We are so proud of each and every child who put their very best effort into completing their SATS. The children worked so hard and were ready to show off everything they have learnt!

This term, we enjoyed planting our own seeds and watching how different plants grow. We have practiced telling the time and some of us are experts now! We were very lucky to be able to celebrate the royal wedding and wear red, white and blue. Everyone had a fantastic day.

We also enjoyed reading the diary of a killer cat. The children were excited to see what mischief Tuffy the cat would get up to next!

We are looking forward to the final half term with our current year 2. We have lots of things to look forward to 🙂

Have a lovely  break.

Year 2 🙂

Mr November: May 2018

May 25, 2018

We are halfway through the Summer Term and the year 2 and year 6 SATs are over, well done to all for all the hard work and effort involved from staff and pupils alike. We can now look forward to the second half of the summer term and all the fun that comes with it.

The Friends of Valence group has started!  This is open to parents, carers and friends of Valence who are eager to support the school in a variety of creative ways, such as helping to organise a summer fete, helping in the libraries, etc.  Our current focus is the summer fetes, which are being held in July on both sites (3rd July for Bonham and 4th July for St. George’s).  If you would like to be involved, please come to the organising meetings:

Bonham site: Tuesday 5th June 9.00am Gym

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