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  • New Job Role - Miss Oliver

    06 July 2020
    Miss Oliver has agreed to become our Environment and Sustainability Co-ordinator to develop and instigate our sustainability strategy, as Sutton Valence School moves to be more environmentally-friendly.
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  • Junior's Drama Audio Production

    06 July 2020
    Rainbow’s Ending is a modern fable which tells the story of a world in the grip of two giants whose insatiable appetites are driving it, apparently inevitably, to utter devastation.
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  • #PinYourThanks Competition

    06 July 2020
    This week Year 3 and Year 4 have been designing a badge for the #PinYourThanks Competition, in their Outdoor Learning lessons!
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  • Guinness World Record Attempt Update

    06 July 2020
    Back in May, the SVPS family joined in the attempt to break the world record for the world's largest-ever online art lesson!
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    Guinness World Record Attempt Update
  • A Star Act!

    06 July 2020
    Year 4 has been a star act in Art and Design Technology; designing and making their own theatres and characters from our superstar lockdown material…cereal boxes!
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  • Compliments from the Creative Cave!

    06 July 2020
    An ordinary room in my house has been transformed into a creative cave – the SVPS virtual art room!
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  • Wise Reflections!

    06 July 2020
    During Leadership in Lockdown English, Year 5 have been applying the wisdom of Super Hoot and reflecting on their learning powers.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 6th July 2020

    06 July 2020
    As we have now completed our last week of this academic year, our Head Boy, Thomas G (Year 6) leaves us with his final message.
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    Message from Head Boy - 6th July 2020
  • Fantasy and Fun!

    26 June 2020
    Year 5 have been reinforcing their drawing skills of basic 3D shapes.
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  • DT is Hot!

    26 June 2020
    Our Year 3 designers have been on fire, constructing fantastic fire breathing dragons in their Design Technology lessons.
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  • Message from Deputy Head - 26th June 2020

    26 June 2020
    'If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly'.
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    Message from Deputy Head - 26th June 2020
  • Junior Science Bee Project

    26 June 2020
    The Juniors have been studying the life of bees. It has been fascinating to think about the different types of bees and the different jobs they do.
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  • New Job Role - Mrs Porter

    26 June 2020
    Following on from last week's announcement of our New Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ellmers, we would like to inform you of the new role that Mrs Porter will be taking on in September. 
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  • Leavers' Service 2020

    26 June 2020
    On Wednesday this week, we were delighted to host a virtual Leavers’ Service for our departing Upper Sixth students as they bid farewell to the School.
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  • New Head of Sixth Form

    19 June 2020
    We are delighted to announce that we have a new Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ellmers.
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  • Equestrian Excellence

    19 June 2020
    This term, Daisy Hills (Lower Sixth) and Maisey Russell (Third Form) represented Sutton Valence School in the NSEA Spring Pop-Up Dressage competition.
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  • Persuasive Power!

    19 June 2020
    In English, Year 5 have been coming to grips with the power of persuasion and identifying and applying persuasive writing techniques.
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  • Tremendous Totems!

    19 June 2020
    Totem poles are symbols of tradition amongst the indigenous people of North America and the word totem means family or clan.
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  • Dragons on the Loose!

    19 June 2020
    Year 3 have been drawing dragons; combining different claws, wings and tails to create their own unique dragon.
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  • Message from Head Girl - 19th June 2020

    19 June 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6), tells us all about her Virtual Induction Day that she attended at our Senior School.
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    Message from Head Girl - 19th June 2020
  • Message from Academic Deputy Head - 19th June 2020

    19 June 2020
    I have decided that this term has been a bit like algebra. With all of us facing a myriad of problems, often new and daunting, we then must seek the possible solutions to solve them.
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    Message from Academic Deputy Head - 19th June 2020
  • MFL Bake Challenge

    12 June 2020
    We bring you two more delicious recipes, both French and Spanish-inspired. Have you ever made Churros or Les Madeleines?
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  • Next Steps Course

    12 June 2020
    We are excited to announce that we are launching a new online course, starting in September.
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  • Monsters in a Jar!

    12 June 2020
    Year 5 have been using their drawing skills to capture a monster in a jar.
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  • Tuesday Challenge - Erupting Volcanoes!

    12 June 2020
    This week's Tuesday Challenge!
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  • SVPS Virtual Soloists Concert

    12 June 2020
    On Tuesday evening, 20 SVPS pupils in Years 3-6 made history, by taking part in the School’s first-ever Virtual Soloists Concert. 
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  • Carnival Time!

    12 June 2020
    4S have been having fun with their mask making skills.
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  • SVPS Virtual Book Club

    12 June 2020
    Since half term, our two new book clubs have started meeting once a week.
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  • Poetry in Lockdown

    12 June 2020
    Traditionally, SVPS would be holding its annual Poetry Speaking Competition this time of year.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 12th June 2020

    12 June 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), tells us how he has been foraging for elderflower, in order to make his own elderflower cordial!
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  • Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 12th June 2020

    12 June 2020
    Change is an integral part of life. This is something that our children have had to learn very quickly over the last three months.
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    Message from Head of Pre-Prep - 12th June 2020
  • Year 1 Poetry Fun

    05 June 2020
    The Year 1 children have each been writing their own verse to the poem, ‘What Shall We do with The Grumpy Teacher?’ by Allan Ahlberg.
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  • Magnificent Masks

    05 June 2020
    Cardboard, colour, composition, creativity and Cantrell were the ingredients for Year 4’s art.
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  • Art Club Is An Eyeful

    05 June 2020
    In Art Club, Year 5 artists have been getting an eyeful of drawing eyes.
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  • Head's Lines - 5th June 2020

    05 June 2020
    This week has seen the launch of yet another kind of School here at SVPS!
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  • Lydia's Lolly Recipe

    05 June 2020
    Our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6) has made the most of the warm weather by making her own delicious ice lollies.
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  • Upper Sixth Sports Leaders

    04 June 2020
    This year, the Sports Department completed the third Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership and we are pleased to announce all 20 who started the two year course in 2018 have successfully passed.
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  • Inter-School Exercise Fixture vs Ashford School

    04 June 2020
    On Saturday 16th May, First to Fourth Form pupils took on Ashford School in an Inter-School Exercise Fixture.
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  • Nutty Tilez Winners

    04 June 2020
    Pupils in the Second, Third and Fourth Forms have been taking part in the Nutty Tilez challenge, where they compete against the clock (and one another) to to test their knowledge of French and Spanish vocabulary.
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  • Understanding Techno Tantrums

    04 June 2020
    During this period of lockdown, the chances are that we have all experienced pupils throwing techno-tantrums. To better understand these, please sign up to this free webinar bt Dr Kirsty Goodwin.
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  • Gracing us with her presence!

    22 May 2020
    DT lessons last Friday held a wonderful surprise for 4A, 4S and 3S as an unannounced visitor graced them with her presence!
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  • Fishing for Compliments

    22 May 2020
    Year 3 have no need to fish for compliments as their fantastic fish mobiles, that they have been designing and constructing in their DT lessons, are fabulous!
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  • Proof in the Pudding

    22 May 2020
    In honour of VE Day, Mrs Harrison’s Year 5 Mathematics class were given the challenge to ‘waste not, want not’ in true WWII style.
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  • Goblin Girl!

    22 May 2020
    Year 5 had an exciting English lesson today when the author of Goblin Girl, Craig Gooding joined the whole year group Zoom!
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  • Marvellous Music

    22 May 2020
    We have been receiving some fantastic musical recordings from our Prep pupils - well done to you all for keeping up the hard work at home.
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  • Having a Whale of a Time!

    22 May 2020
    On Thursday afternoon, SVPS children and their families joined the artist Rob Biddulph in an online Art lesson.
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  • Message from Head Boy - 22nd May 2020

    22 May 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), gives us an update of what he has been doing this week at home, which includes how to look at things differently during this lockdown.
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    Message from Head Boy - 22nd May 2020
  • Funky Farm Animals

    15 May 2020
    Year 5 have been constructing funky farm animal sculptures from cardboard. The design criteria being that: it had to be 3D and stand-alone.
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  • Moving with the Times

    15 May 2020
    Pointillism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Surrealism and Cubism… What do all these words have in common? Art Club artists got moving with the times and its related artistic vocabulary.
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  • Head Girl Update - 15th May 2020

    15 May 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia (Year 6), gives us a lovely update of what she has been doing this week at home, which includes a lot of creative art pieces.
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    Head Girl Update - 15th May 2020
  • Message from our Head of Pre-Prep - 15th May 2020

    15 May 2020
    Well, what an unusual Summer term! It certainly has been very different, how our School life changed.
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  • Inter-School Exercise Fixture vs St Lawrence College

    15 May 2020
    Last Saturday 93 First to Fourth Form pupils participated in an Inter-School Exercise Fixture against St Lawrence College that saw participants having to run, walk or cycle for 30 minutes and cover as much distance as possible.
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  • Break a World Record!

    15 May 2020
    Mascalls Academy has been selected as an Art World Records Ambassador, and they would like to invite us to be part of breaking the world record for the largest online art lesson!
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  • NHS Volunteer

    08 May 2020
    Our own Hannah Walters, who is a vital part of our Catering team, has been volunteering for the NHS and Royal voluntary service.
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  • The Show Must Go On!

    08 May 2020
    In a challenging time for all industries, where all facets of life have had had to adapt quickly, Drama is no different.
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    The Show Must Go On!
  • La Cuisine Française / La Comida Española 

    08 May 2020
    Every fortnight the MFL department will be posting two different recipes for you to try out; one from France and one from Spain.  
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  • Familiar Cover Star

    08 May 2020
    Some of you may have seen the cover of Radio Times this week.
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  • Non-Fiction Fun

    07 May 2020
    Year 1 has been learning about non-fiction books and studied different machines, each day they focused on a different learning intention so their finished books contain connectives, adjectives, punctuation and they even word-processed some pages.
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  • Zooming in on Paper People

    07 May 2020
    Year 4 has been focusing on figures in their Art lessons. 
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  • Marvellous Map Skills

    07 May 2020
    Mrs Colwell has loved looking at all the marvellous maps from Prep’s Outdoor Learning lessons this week.
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  • Fantastic 'Fantastic Beasts'

    07 May 2020
    In English, Year 5 has been immersing themselves in a literary world inhabited by fantastic beasts!
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  • Full STEAM Ahead

    07 May 2020
    Over the last few weekends, Harry H (Year 5) has designed and created his own mini carousel as an extension to the STEAM course he has been doing.
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  • Happy 18th Birthday Millie!

    07 May 2020
    Team Owls had an exciting week getting ready to throw a surprise 18th birthday party for Millie, one of our lovely Australian Gaps.
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    Happy 18th Birthday Millie!
  • Message from Head Boy - 7th May 2020

    07 May 2020
    This week, our Head Boy, Tom G (Year 6), gives us a lovely update of what he has been doing this week at home, including creating a fun stop-frame animation film with his dad.
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    Message from Head Boy - 7th May 2020
  • Message from the Head - 7th May 2020

    07 May 2020
    According to UNESCO, as a result of the measures taken to stop the spread of Covid-19, more than 1.5 billion learners worldwide are currently unable to go to School or University.
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    Message from the Head - 7th May 2020
  • Message from Deputy Head - 1st May 2020

    01 May 2020
    We've been operating our virtual school for over two weeks now. All of us, both adults and children alike have learned plenty of lessons throughout this process.
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    Message from Deputy Head - 1st May 2020
  • More Minibeasts!

    01 May 2020
    We have been so impressed with your Outdoor Learning creations, we wanted to share some more.
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  • Time Machines

    01 May 2020
    Year 1 have been designing and constructing their own time machines.
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  • A Cup of Fantasy

    01 May 2020
    Year 5 have poured cupfuls of creativity into their Art.
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  • Beau Creates

    01 May 2020
    Beau A (Year 4)  has created a series of Pop Art using the app Procreate.
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  • Wise Owls

    01 May 2020
    Year 3 have made use of resources at home to design and construct friends for Superhoot, our wise School owl.   
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  • Key Worker Children - 1st May 2020

    01 May 2020
    For the first time since Schools closed, this week we have had to contend with wet break times!
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    Key Worker Children - 1st May 2020
  • Message from Head Girl - 1st May 2020

    01 May 2020
    This week, our Head Girl, Lydia A (Year 6), gives us an update of her week, including learning the Cat's Cradle. 
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    Message from Head Girl - 1st May 2020
  • Community 2.6 Fundraiser

    01 May 2020
    As a School, and a community, we are raising money for the Pahar Trust in Nepal. 
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  • Theatre Productions at Home

    01 May 2020
    Mr Fewson, Head of Drama, has collated a fantastic list of theatre productions, recommended for home viewing. You can find the recommendations below. 
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  • Anzac Day 2020

    01 May 2020
    With various members of staff originating from Australia and New Zealand, it is usually tradition to celebrate Anzac Day.
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  • Saracens Rugby Interview

    01 May 2020