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23/01/20

Retweeted From VIAT

Are you a primary school teacher looking for a new challenge? Come and join our brilliant team! https://t.co/SO3Qs70MVy https://t.co/wTnc30jRoq

23/01/20

We are in position for a night of singing at Young Voices!! https://t.co/12vfNgfztO

23/01/20

Unfortunately we are cancelling Parent and Toddler group on Monday 27 January. It will return the following week.

13/01/20

This is the last week to collect 's 'Books for Schools' tokens. Please hand them into the school office asap!

07/01/20

Happy new year! It was lovely to welcome the children back this morning and we look forward to a bright 2020 with lots of exciting opportunities.

18/12/19

Thank you to everyone who has attended our Christingle service. It was a lovely end to our festive events https://t.co/9M9oW3bXTi

16/12/19

Congratulations to Mr Terry and Scotney house for their victorious X-mas Factor performance of 'Last Christmas'. https://t.co/Avrd9rEUqi

16/12/19

Thank you to Mrs Hawkins for co-ordinating the Christmas Present Appeal. They have all been collected and passed on to the appeal. Thank you to everyone who has donated. https://t.co/YyBZH32ttB

13/12/19

Christmas lunch was lovely. Thank you to Mel, Della and the Contract Dining team. https://t.co/6K6mWQxhMO

12/12/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Tomorrow is the last day to deliver presents to the school. Thank you also to for their donations. This will go along way to help families who are less fortunate that ourselves this Christmas. https://t.co/boNjsCuVuw

10/12/19

Come and work with us! We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and professional teaching assistant for our SRP. If you would like to join our great team, you can find more information here: https://t.co/NPKxiMjjlq https://t.co/hWDrCnFlbP

10/12/19

Just one glimpse of our 'Around the World' Nativity. Tickets are still on sale in the school office for £2.50 each. https://t.co/YvJVMSTVZz

10/12/19

We have been awarded a resilience and wellbeing award from Congratulations to our team for all their hardwork! https://t.co/hnVH9W0f7h

09/12/19

Thank you to all the children who sang at the Christmas Market. Well done everyone for a lovely event! https://t.co/n1xZ3eMzbu

06/12/19

Our magical Christmas grotto is open! https://t.co/BoKSG6aQHr

05/12/19

Only one more sleep until Father Christmas comes to Leybourne Chase... https://t.co/0SZzDvyuYK

02/12/19

Thank you for a fantastic performance of Peter Pan. The children loved it! https://t.co/9VqTQCJQwk

02/12/19

Christmas is coming! Remember to buy your tickets for our Leybourne Grange Carol service. Thursday 5 December at 6pm. £2. https://t.co/wWV0tVEe8j

29/11/19

A sneak preview of our Tolerance and Social Justice art exhibition. Come and join us at 3.20pm today to see all the fantastic work the children have been creating this term. https://t.co/mhMhoYdAIk

28/11/19

Thank you to and for this fantastic event. Look out for our Year 5 class in the video. https://t.co/kniwQc30iT

28/11/19

Its official!!! 🥳🥇 https://t.co/8klF0Nncuy

26/11/19

We are looking for Governors to sit on our Local School Board. Would you like to join us and help make a real difference? If you are enthusiastic, committed and have a passion for education, please contact our Trust Clerk, Ruth Hinckley, for information: https://t.co/a60IE25ZRl

25/11/19

Year 5 had a lovely time meeting today. If you are saving the Books for School tokens please give them to the school office to help us receive a FREE box of books containing more than 100 titles, worth £600! https://t.co/rWEoh6W76P

22/11/19

Congratulations to Lyla and Christopher who took part in the Southern England Championships in Irish Dancing. Christopher won under 9 Boys Championship for the Southern Region and Lyla was placed in her category. We are extremely proud of both children! https://t.co/GwRVjvMGeP

22/11/19

We are looking for a local artist to judge our Art Exhibition on Friday 29 November. Please contact the school for more information on 01732 840908

22/11/19

A special visitor came to see us today! https://t.co/cyHPuBCBHH

21/11/19

Remember to look out for our kindness pebbles around Leybourne Chase and tweet us using the hashtag https://t.co/WjPsoMBPNK

21/11/19

Quote of the week from Miss George https://t.co/XaC6LhSQz3

18/11/19

Our Art Exhibition will be on Friday 29 November where you can view the excellent work by the children on 'tolerance and social justice'. Well done to Evie for this fantastic piece! https://t.co/7Wph4QrGst

18/11/19

A lovely thank you from one of our lovely families to recognise our Gold Rights Respecting Award. https://t.co/9dystolMGM

15/11/19

The children have loved working with Big Bubble Theatre Co today, as the final part of stay safe week https://t.co/w2KxlH5WFB

14/11/19

Thank you to Charlotte and Courtney from the London Ambulance Service for their presentation to our children. We have been learning about being a paramedic and to put others into the recovery position. https://t.co/4Ru995uwXN

13/11/19

A sneak preview of some you might find https://t.co/JTEbUPazxR

13/11/19

Today the children are making kindness pebbles to scatter some kindness around Leybourne Chase. If you find one please tweet us with a picture and use . Happy hunting! https://t.co/sl0xJNssqD

13/11/19

We are proud to announce that we have been granted the Gold Award for Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme. This is a huge achievement for our school and testament to the hard work of all the pupils and staff.

13/11/19

Good luck with your fundraiser Year 4 ! https://t.co/1e4Lm4Myr5

12/11/19

Retweeted From Tate Kids

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07/11/19

Reminder: Our Remembrance Service will take place on Monday 11 November at 10.45am. Unfortunately we will not be able to hold Parent and Toddler group, but this will return next week.

07/11/19

Great news! Our funding application for HeadStart Kent’s Pay it Forward scheme has been granted and we are going to receive £1000 to create a sensory garden.#HeadStart

Reading Scheme

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase we believe that 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
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.

Pic 1

 

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.

 

Pic 2

 

To support parents with the pronunciation of the letter sounds that children learn in school, please take a look at the short video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlpsmpWOUFY

Further parent support can be found at http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

A short clip about the National Phonic Screen can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

Parents may find this website useful (free resources available): http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

100 books to read before the end of Primary School

https://teachersfirst.com/100books.php


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