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22/02/21

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! https://t.co/V5ePKxbBJS

14/02/21

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 😊 https://t.co/2RDzh4pvni

13/02/21

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. https://t.co/7sl6tUbbnF

13/02/21

In English this week, Year 3 have been writing non-chronological reports all about Volcanos. Good work Year 3 https://t.co/ZnM8CpCNLE

12/02/21

Yeah 5 have been learning all about Chinese New Year, Phoebe presented to the class and showed them her Chinese dress she wears https://t.co/oZpBSsILpl

12/02/21

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! https://t.co/9V1Z3XdXfw

09/02/21

Louis in Year 5 created his poem "COVID LIFE" about the highs and lows of Lockdown life and performed it as a rap. https://t.co/u1lZLSOnKr

09/02/21

Year 1 had a great time playing in the snow! https://t.co/zBF2tmd2Yl

09/02/21

Year 1 had a great time playing in the snow! https://t.co/doUgyCANqh

09/02/21

Retweeted From Childnet

Today is Safer Internet Day! Keep your eyes peeled on the account and the and hashtags throughout the day to see all of the things happening across the UK https://t.co/JD37nnB6sD https://t.co/u5dvxAMC9Y

04/02/21

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. https://t.co/fFS0CM5CZZ

03/02/21

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! https://t.co/jxmUKmIya3

03/02/21

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! https://t.co/vYrxe78oVF

02/02/21

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 https://t.co/THVNYKhqV3

31/01/21

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

29/01/21

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! https://t.co/VKK7JiVO7n

28/01/21

Here is our Year 2 bubble enjoying some chocolate cake for Eedie's birthday today https://t.co/WcX0A0zfBe

28/01/21

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! https://t.co/tkQAT80BJl

28/01/21

Don't miss the latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter - it's full of really useful information, hints and tips! Find it here: https://t.co/RngUuIM6Tj https://t.co/BK7DphvvJX

27/01/21

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! https://t.co/zk2nuiIlew

26/01/21

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. https://t.co/mWq3fs743Q

25/01/21

Jayden in Year 5 has written a Non-chronological report about Pandora’s mysterious creatures. Well done! https://t.co/MtQvKeeHAN

25/01/21

Year 4 were given the challenge to become a reporter for English Taylor did his on the 3 Little Pigs https://t.co/SKk0qoNTWg

23/01/21

Christopher in Year 5 wrote a really interesting Non-chronological report. https://t.co/v1AOrDTY0N

23/01/21

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. https://t.co/l0WMDsI3nA

23/01/21

Jake in Year 4 reading the introduction to a newspaper report. Well done Jake! https://t.co/AKM46hE9lO

22/01/21

Louis in Year 3, did a fantastic job of solving some missing number calculations to crack the code! https://t.co/DM37dOsOTh

22/01/21

William and Hector in Year 3 have worked very hard on their Volcano poems. Well done, keep up the good work https://t.co/ZGzqghF1fi

22/01/21

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! https://t.co/NbKMSrQVM9

21/01/21

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 https://t.co/UTDgXRFmFl

21/01/21

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. https://t.co/kpPU8CtgXv

21/01/21

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 https://t.co/TYqWO3ekWo

20/01/21

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." https://t.co/oQui6hfegP

19/01/21

We are currently looking for a Parent Governor - do you have a passion for education and would you like to help make a difference? Find more details here: https://t.co/pDYmWrR4fE

18/01/21

Year 5 have been working hard on their written work, here are some lovely examples from Harley and Jayden. Well done! https://t.co/3CDwdYIO1s

15/01/21

Year 3’s taskmaster challenge had the children choosing the most unusual places to read. Looks fun! https://t.co/W4274yV8WR

15/01/21

Year 4 had lots of fun conducting a science experiment which involved measuring the weight of gases in fizzy drinks. https://t.co/eqr9Pj7kuH

15/01/21

Well done to Emme in our Year 1 Key Worker bubble for her independent writing https://t.co/5iz8XUV2ZO

15/01/21

William is so proud of completing his writing task independently. We are all very proud of him too! Great job William! https://t.co/hK6tLimfnw

15/01/21

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! https://t.co/I8Vef1qgNo

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/