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Ishan's in Year 3 first recital of Jain stotra: Bhaktambara. He learnt 48 verses in a period of 3 months. These verses are in Sanskirt and read in hindi. We are very proud of his dedication and willingness to learn, well done!


Year 5 have been replicating Galileo's 1589 investigation into gravity. Sadly, they couldn't get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa so had to be creative 😊


Year 4 have been writing a recipe for a potion in English using time conjunctions and imperative verbs. This is what Emilie produced once she had written up her recipe.


In English this week, Year 3 have been writing non-chronological reports all about Volcanos. Good work Year 3


Yeah 5 have been learning all about Chinese New Year, Phoebe presented to the class and showed them her Chinese dress she wears


For this week's primary challenge, we asked pupils to draw a picture of what they're missing about being in normal school lessons, as well as what they like about learning at home. Jack drew a picture of himself and his friends playing football which he really misses!


Louis in Year 5 created his poem "COVID LIFE" about the highs and lows of Lockdown life and performed it as a rap.


Year 1 had a great time playing in the snow!


Year 1 had a great time playing in the snow!


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Year 3 have been advertising the town of Volcanius – a town that is home to the volcano Eruptalot. The children have written posters advertising the benefits of living in Volcanius.


Is it time for lunch yet? These fabulous photos of our pupils' culinary creations has made us very hungry! Well done to everyone who took part in this week's primary challenge!


In Science this week, Year 2 have been testing which materials would be most suitable for a house in 1666 during The Great Fire of London. Great work!


Inaya, Sam and Lily in Year 5 took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend and recorded their results using a range of different graphs and charts


Year 4 created Newspaper reports based on a fairytale (Jack & the Beanstalk/Three Little Pigs). Great work Year 4!


Year 2 bubble have been writing fact files on the Great Fire of London, and have also made crowns and written some rules imagining they were the King and Queen!


Here is our Year 2 bubble enjoying some chocolate cake for Eedie's birthday today


The Primary Weekly Challenge this week was to see how many star jumps you could do in one minute... well done to everyone who took part! Our star jumping champion is Henry who managed to do 99! Amazing!


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Emilie in Year 4 undertook a science challenge to investigate reversible and irreversible reactions. She made predictions about which reactions were reversible/irreversible and then tested her predictions. Good work!


Sianne in Year 3 presented to the rest of the class about a volcano La Soufrière in Guadeloupe, Caribbean where her Grandmère and Pépé live. Sianne shared lots of photos from her visits and a wonderful poem she wrote inspired by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.


Jayden in Year 5 has written a Non-chronological report about Pandora’s mysterious creatures. Well done!


Year 4 were given the challenge to become a reporter for English Taylor did his on the 3 Little Pigs


Christopher in Year 5 wrote a really interesting Non-chronological report.


Year 3 have been writing volcano poems this week, working hard to include figurative language such as onomatopoeia, personification, similes and metaphors. Jack has worked hard to try and include all of these in his writing.


Jake in Year 4 reading the introduction to a newspaper report. Well done Jake!


Louis in Year 3, did a fantastic job of solving some missing number calculations to crack the code!


William and Hector in Year 3 have worked very hard on their Volcano poems. Well done, keep up the good work


Year 1 held a live debate on Teams to discuss whether it was a good idea for Zeraffa Giraffa to be sent as a gift to the King of France. Our adjudicator Mia decided that giraffes definitely belong in Africa!


Year 5 are studying the work of Gaudi. Ibukun and Christopher in Year 5 have worked hard recreating some of Gaudi’s most famous architecture. Well done


Chloe in Year 3 has been working really hard on her math's task and hasn’t given up even when she has found things difficult. Well done Chloe.


This week in Literacy Panda Class have been learning about key workers that help us in the community. A special thank you to PC Hawkins and team from the MET-Peckham Police Station for making Panda Class a very informative and exciting video to explain all about the police force


Favourite book alert! This is what William had to say about his collection. "My favourite book so far has been “That Dog” as it reminds me of my dog, Poppy."


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Year 5 have been working hard on their written work, here are some lovely examples from Harley and Jayden. Well done!


Year 3’s taskmaster challenge had the children choosing the most unusual places to read. Looks fun!


Year 4 had lots of fun conducting a science experiment which involved measuring the weight of gases in fizzy drinks.


Well done to Emme in our Year 1 Key Worker bubble for her independent writing


William is so proud of completing his writing task independently. We are all very proud of him too! Great job William!


Charlie has been finding various compositions of 5 each time the wavy sea throws the teddies off of the pirate ship. This looks like great fun!

Reading Scheme

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Throughout the school, a love for reading is nurtured through the use of good quality texts which are used to develop language and writing skills, alongside reading skills.

In Key Stage 1 we encourage variety, and try to cater for individual tastes, by using a range of reading schemes including:

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Snap Dragons
  • Fireflies
  • Song Birds
  • Glow Worms

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Recommended Reading:
Reception Class
Year 1
Year 2

In Key Stage 2 we encourage children to read a variety of high quality texts.  During whole class reading sessions teachers develop reading skills in line with the National Curriculum Expectations.

Recommended Reading
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


Phonics Scheme

We teach Phonics using Read Write Inc. an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. The programme, developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics.  Each Read Write Inc. lesson meets the higher expectations of the National Curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child’s progress.

In Reception the children are introduced to the phonemes (letter sounds) and graphemes (letter shapes) on a daily basis. The children progress through sets of sounds known as the simple speed sounds.

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In Year 1 and Year 2 children begin to look at the complex speed sounds and the alternative ways to spell the sounds. All children take part in the National Phonics Screening at the end of Year 1.  In Year 1 children have daily phonics lessons and in Year 2 children have daily spelling lessons which help them learn to read, blend and segment words allowing them to become confident, fluent readers and writers.


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To support parents with the pronunciation of the letter sounds that children learn in school, please take a look at the short video clip:

Further parent support can be found at

A short clip about the National Phonic Screen can be found here:

Parents may find this website useful (free resources available):

100 books to read before the end of Primary School

Accelerated Reader and Novel Study

To ensure we prepare children to meet the high expectations of the National Curriculum we are introducing two new approaches to reading this academic year in Years 2 - 6, Accelerated Reader and Novel Study.
These approaches to reading build on the amazing progress the children make in their early education, learning to read words and spell with Read Write Inc. Accelerated Reader and Novel Study build on the word reading skills the children are secure with and develop their comprehension skills.

Accelerated Reader - Parents Guide
Accelerated Reader - Introduction Letter
Novel Study
Reading Policy


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