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02/04/20

There is no specific Home Learning tomorrow as it’s a Staff Development Day. Please do have a look at the many links and activities in our Additional Links and Resources section on this page to keep busy! https://t.co/XOslQKizMb

02/04/20

Some lovely writing about the Colloseum . Well done Halle! https://t.co/kzDxzDrT7d

02/04/20

Well done Charlie - 19 out of 20 in this week's spellings! Mrs Wahl is so proud of you! https://t.co/NIBMRJuMbK

02/04/20

Taylan's step by step guide food poster. Looks yummy! https://t.co/hZZwCr6GAt

02/04/20

Remember to enter our competition at https://t.co/wS91CgG48G and enter the password stayingcreative. The deadline for the competition is 10 April 2020 https://t.co/Zy6uG96CVb

02/04/20

Eden's family have a new house guest. A rescue owl!🦉 https://t.co/1lw4QkZFqA

02/04/20

Chase and Shelby have worked very hard writing their newspaper reports this morning. Big smiles all round! Well done 😀 https://t.co/S5JwFsvgIc

02/04/20

Jayden has really enjoyed making his Anglo-Saxon brooch. Great work Jayden! https://t.co/VBWZjcvYE1

02/04/20

Emilie celebrated her 8th birthday yesterday. We hope you had a lovely time and ate lots of that amazing cake! She even managed to get her work done - well done Emilie! 🎂🥳 https://t.co/CJw7oSyuya

02/04/20

William has been busy today making a police car in preparation for his presentation. Can you guess what he wants to be when he grows up? https://t.co/Mi0E3J6bsg

01/04/20

Blake has really enjoyed doing his own Bayeux Tapestry today. Fabulous work Blake! https://t.co/B3VSYICuOy

01/04/20

Year 3 produced Wanted posters advertising the capture of Boudica on Purple Mash. Here is some of their fantastic work! Keep up the amazing effort everyone - Miss Carlow 🙂 https://t.co/tzW9SWuV6B

01/04/20

Issy is hard at work! https://t.co/i42H3ciFED

01/04/20

The importance of looking after others, by Matilda 🥰 https://t.co/PMGSGan2sk

01/04/20

Wow! Amazing work Keira!! https://t.co/AO14fej2AU

01/04/20

Lots of activities are being enjoyed by Keira, Jake and Mason 😀 https://t.co/SV6gekiBA0

01/04/20

Jack has been practicing his number writing 😀 https://t.co/Swdd8i12NS

01/04/20

Teddy is being very productive! He has made his own shop, done some patio art and practiced his phonics and literacy https://t.co/hsM4QADSHD

01/04/20

Well done to Ruby for her fantastic kenning poem. Great work! https://t.co/aambLV6t8I

01/04/20

Well done to Finley for all his hard work. He has has enjoyed making his Mrs Gren poster and loved making the bug hotel! https://t.co/VFtFyjPuqu

01/04/20

It looks like Will is enjoying his work today! https://t.co/VNG6P7CfJw

01/04/20

Panda class have been very busy! Megan made her name using objects from around the house. Oscar is learning how to program and control his robot. Taya has been working hard at home by learning her sounds. Finley went on a 3D shape hunt around his house. https://t.co/GKIgFueL0w

31/03/20

Taylan has worked very hard on his Life poster. Fantastic job Taylan! https://t.co/IK1lkPeO2D

31/03/20

Hollie and Taylor have been working on their division skills. Keep up the good work! https://t.co/bJaKReZjzS

31/03/20

Henry did some cooking and made some energy balls. Are you using that energy to fuel your workout Henry? https://t.co/x40d3F3vzK

31/03/20

Taylor has been working hard on today's maths challenge! https://t.co/eXBKdikray

31/03/20

Well done Archie - 100% on his reading quiz! Keep up the hard work https://t.co/PbQ1rHVvPq

31/03/20

Stanley is having a very busy day! https://t.co/qXOTKgQCF7

31/03/20

It looks like Felix particularly enjoyed yesterday's maths challenges; measuring with rulers, weights and comparing mass. https://t.co/2xShUmLFgK

31/03/20

Good morning all! Some lovely pictures from Panda class: Reece made his speaking and listening project at home and then recorded it. It was all about his Mum and Dad's wedding. William made a very colourful Minion Easter bonnet. Mason enjoyed practising his pencil control skills. https://t.co/gZo0zbKWky

30/03/20

Well done for Kian for getting 10/10 on his spellings! https://t.co/zlviZMGopO

30/03/20

Henry has made an amazing poster all about the seven life processes and how we know if something is classified as Living, Not Living or Never Been Alive. Well done Henry! https://t.co/RMSIEgege4

30/03/20

A lovely story from Brandon in Year 1 all about 'MonsterLand'. https://t.co/7tUIVfc8Sc

30/03/20

James has been working hard in his curriculum challenge today for Miss Carlow. He has drawn a Roman centurion and labelled what they wore. He loves drawing! https://t.co/Wk5DzTZDZH

30/03/20

Well done to Emilie for her creative approach to completing her Maths work! https://t.co/go6Ay0nbej

30/03/20

Mrs Mills has been busy creating story spoons. Can you name the stories? https://t.co/lDYovo2dq9

30/03/20

Bethany and Holly are working hard. But there is still plenty of time for smiling! https://t.co/XOfenK8Ogr

30/03/20

Eden has been being a scientist this morning, using resources in the home to create a periscope. She even had help from her trusty assistant Seth in making it look pretty! https://t.co/whtnt8mjUJ

30/03/20

William has made a delicious chocolate cake this weekend. We wish we could share it with him! https://t.co/zrDGLwprKE

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

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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