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23/11/20

We received a very special visitor today in the form of Little Cracker! We can’t wait for him to finish his ICE-O-LATION to see what fun he gets up too around school. But have the teachers and children been naughty or nice?#elfonshelf https://t.co/uokqb9MAvn

20/11/20

Year 3 explored what bullying is and what is may look like. They explored what roles might be involved in bullying and then used this to create a freeze frame demonstrating these different roles https://t.co/pFZbFOkgme

19/11/20

After a hard week at work, some of our class needed to be put in the recovery position! https://t.co/Y7kxcZgHFp

18/11/20

Mrs Craig and Mrs Robinson taking part in another CDP training session today with https://t.co/rEW7oomzCN

17/11/20

If you are thinking about applying for a place in September 2021, take a look at our video Miss George has created 'A Day in the Life of Panda Class 2020': https://t.co/3K3xelDY0F New admissions, please follow the link: https://t.co/LxU0ORwZ1E

16/11/20

Pupils joined in with odd sock day in support of Anti-Bullying week https://t.co/EWScwPbDco

16/11/20

Year 1 have been learning about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes https://t.co/xLMrf56b6K

13/11/20

Panda Class Remembrance Day 2020 https://t.co/JOc5k2jgbk

13/11/20

Year 3 took part in a Topic day learning all about the Stone Age. They dissected Stone Age “poo” to find out what the Stone Age people ate! https://t.co/KstKhTb05T

09/11/20

Year 2 have been celebrating the Life of Florence Nightingale as part of their history project this term. They dressed up as nurses and soldiers to stimulate their imaginations and create a scene emulating what life would have been like in the 1800’s https://t.co/pHqVO3JrU3

05/11/20

Year One found a mysterious egg on the school playground. They have brought it inside and will take care of it until it hatches. They are hoping it might be a baby Tyrannosaurus Drip from their core text this term! https://t.co/YwV7dHelTA

23/10/20

Each class bubble have been celebrating the in with a disco https://t.co/0zpkS1B3rY

23/10/20

Year 3 have used mod rock to sculpt a truffula tree. They then painted the tree and added feathers to give it’s fluffy effect! https://t.co/etlNCHDISb

22/10/20

We are very proud of Harley, Year 5 gaining his Purple belt at his Karate grading https://t.co/fg7eVJb7Jl

20/10/20

The office is busy making party bags for all those who have purchased tickets for the Halloween disco, what surprise will you have in yours! https://t.co/CUluzQroDZ

19/10/20

As the term is drawing to a close, Year 2 are reflecting on all they have learnt about the plants that they have been growing. This week they will be creating information posters to creatively share their ideas and understanding. https://t.co/mV2DdaGtM3

13/10/20

Year 2 have been learning about how to write in the past tense. With a focus on Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, Year 2’s work will be leading them to the writing of a diary entry through the eyes of Stick Man and his adventures. https://t.co/A6R8egXe0U

09/10/20

All staff at Leybourne Chase were extremely pleased to see this when they walked into the kitchen today Thank you Mrs Robinson https://t.co/2gMfsH9JzD

08/10/20

Year 5 are loving netball! https://t.co/BpLTMTKpcJ

08/10/20

Year 1 had great fun identifying trees from their leaves and being nature detectives! https://t.co/z8It1jxzms

07/10/20

Year 2 have been learning how to use imperative verbs in their writing and getting their bossy hats on! Jason has written some great instructions on how to plant a bean https://t.co/IfkCo08DzF

06/10/20

Mrs Craig and Mrs Robinson taking part in CPD training today, attending the October conference https://t.co/vIBQn2ezk5

06/10/20

Panda Class have been busy celebrating all the wonderful ‘Wow Moments’ they have achieved outside of school. They have managed to fill up their bamboo tree already! https://t.co/1FHDZu97Dt

05/10/20

Year 3 were set the challenge to unscramble and complete a set of instructions for how to draw a smiley face https://t.co/wpkUP76Fyx

02/10/20

Year 1 worked so hard on their remote learning during their time at home, we have enjoyed celebrating their success at school. https://t.co/IbB1vzRcKt

02/10/20

Jake, Year 5 attended county football trials this week and has been selected to play at county level. https://t.co/SXhTTwSlmu

01/10/20

Year 4 decided they didn’t get messy enough last week, so really went for it when creating a replica of the small and large intestines! https://t.co/H5pMQtSDDf

29/09/20

Our final amount raised for was £392. Thank you to all Parents/Carers who donated/over donated, we wouldn't be able to hold these events without the your fantastic support https://t.co/H8s7HlWuCC

29/09/20

Year 2 made fact files on the different continents in Geography yesterday. In their teams they worked together to write information about animals, countries, human and physical features https://t.co/a2gYBcEPk8

28/09/20

We are holding Open Mornings for prospective parents on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. For availability and to book a space please email the school office: office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/VedqiSmX41

25/09/20

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Macmillan Coffee morning, we raised £360 for Macmillan support. We wouldn't be able to hold these events without the wonderful support of our Parents/Carers. . https://t.co/seedojZliH

24/09/20

We were very impressed with Caia’s thoughtful poem https://t.co/zj9GSsZ1qx

24/09/20

Year 3 have been ordering 3 digit numbers on number lines this week https://t.co/oPMjginXTA

23/09/20

Yeah 2 have been learning to partition 2-digit numbers in different ways. We were very impressed with Sophia’s math’s work https://t.co/0G8WprhjtI

22/09/20

Support with our on Friday 25th September. We will be holding a “cake & squash morning” in our class bubbles, the children can also wear non-uniform. Donation of £2.50 per child by Wednesday 23rd September. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/gAO8E9hx52

22/09/20

Year 4 have had great fun using coke, bread and a sandwich bag to simulate the role of the stomach in the digestive system! https://t.co/g9vgSkUx54

18/09/20

Year 5 are loving writing and illustrating poetry this term Lost Words https://t.co/soOOYyooqT

14/09/20

Year 3 spent the afternoon investigating the parts of a plant. Jenson did a fantastic scientific drawing of his plant! https://t.co/Zxg31wcTNM

10/09/20

We were very impressed with Jayden's choice of words on his poem https://t.co/UKYO9Qh6TK

17/07/20

Thank you to all our pupils, parents and carers for all your kind words and thoughtful gifts. We wish you all a happy and safe summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in September. Best wishes from all the staff at Leybourne Chase xx https://t.co/1SUHHUHZXT

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: 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
Novel Study
Reading Policy

 

For Accelerated Reader quizzing, please login using the link below: 

https://ukhosted95.renlearn.co.uk/5980237/