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01/06/20

*School Closure Tuesday 2 June* Unfortunately the problem with our boiler is ongoing and school will remain closed tomorrow. Please see our website for more details. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. https://t.co/Eh8ivMPHRN

31/05/20

School Closure - Monday 1st June (Classes R, 1 and 6). Please see the announcement on our website https://t.co/dvjSNZV4ux Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

27/05/20

There have been some amazing entries for the VIAT Transition Project! You can see all the submissions so far, from the pupils joining VIAT's secondary schools in September & find some inspiration to create your own, on the dedicated website. Details here: https://t.co/QPtehnO7hr https://t.co/TDBrx8Sa2d

22/05/20

Fingers crossed for continued good weather next week. There is no specific Home Learning set for half term, so please do have a look at the many links and activities in our Additional Links and Resources section on our website https://t.co/XOslQKizMb 😎☀️ https://t.co/EioH90lls4

22/05/20

Matilda chose to do her art project on people who inspire her. She chose Mrs Munn and Mrs Mills. Well done Matilda! 😀 https://t.co/vkTIhyXeiD

22/05/20

A great day for Aston who also got 10/10 on his spellings! 😀 https://t.co/PEIeC1aj6R

22/05/20

Well done to Chase and Shelby for getting 10/10 on their spellings today! 🥳 https://t.co/zCp105eqzU

22/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Friday is CHALLENGE DAY on Bitesize Daily! 👊 We've partnered with to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. 🤔 Each one gets a bit more difficult, let us know how many you and your family can do! 👉 https://t.co/4hY4bBQzi7 https://t.co/9F37y7jw2l

21/05/20

George has created his own planet 🌎. Great work! https://t.co/tg4AbjUW0g

21/05/20

A wonderful water cycle project. Well done Inaya! 😀 https://t.co/8kh8jaLEHR

21/05/20

Sophia's art project - her dream is to be a ballet teacher & her inspiration is her ballet teacher, Miss Beverley. When she's older she wants to perform on stage. She has made a stage with both herself and Miss Beverley teaching her with a dream of one day doing this herself. 😊 https://t.co/OZi07VGM83

20/05/20

Thank you to all our staff. You are ALL amazing! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 https://t.co/NQrI8sHKLH

20/05/20

Taylor's colour chart 🎨🖌️🌈😀 https://t.co/eSzaQdyNlj

20/05/20

After a lot of planning, watching the general lockdown inspiration videos, James has produced a fantastic lockdown story about a SuperCat. Miss Carlow is also very happy with the descriptive writing James has used in this story. Well done James! https://t.co/mEaVYPOelT

19/05/20

A fantastic lunar creation by Taylan! Well done 😀 https://t.co/PPYZuTg5QZ

19/05/20

Emilie has written her own 'Lockdown' acrostic poem for the Generation Lockdown writing competition. Well done for your super work Emilie! https://t.co/5liJUcIBzx https://t.co/YmRMkB9S8s

18/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

This week is and the theme this year is 👫💛 Now more than ever, being kind to our friends, family, community, and ourselves is incredibly important. Need inspiration? Look no further! 👉https://t.co/ptFJjq7669 https://t.co/n0K84OXvnU

18/05/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Kingshill

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response https://t.co/Oeqpoe7hbP

15/05/20

Taylor has been busy learning all about the Egyptians. Here is his history presentation with a homemade cake with biscuits pyramid😀 https://t.co/pwCyeHvgqG

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/S4BXttSIMV Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/DQNteWK6d8

14/05/20

Well done to Blake who has been working hard on his 3d water cycle 😀 https://t.co/QiKHjMvTxW

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/wVVRS31Sgy https://t.co/JN5TlCDTfF

14/05/20

Emilie is thoroughly enjoying learning about Egypt, she designed her own Egyptian Goddess.😀 https://t.co/SS0xImCBhc

13/05/20

Another fantastic astronaut poster - well done Emily 👩‍🚀🚀 https://t.co/btIVd61hGz

13/05/20

Well done to Chase and Shelby have been working hard on their astronaut challenge 🚀 https://t.co/zIuScQtAg7

13/05/20

Well done George. Some more excellent work! 😀 https://t.co/3tzy63jq6Q

13/05/20

Wow! Taylan this work is 'out of this world'!! 😀🚀 https://t.co/mE7rwafEM1

13/05/20

Another excellent result for Phoebe. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/3RghglPyPH

13/05/20

Wonderful work from Rohan. He has worked hard to draw a picture of an astronaut and has really enjoyed creating this picture of darkness. We love seeing all your pictures. Please do keep sending them in to us. 😀#HomeLearningUK https://t.co/Ccv5VHimLR

12/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Today is 's 200th birthday! 🎉 Learn all about the inspirational social reformer, statistician and pioneer of modern nursing! https://t.co/WC3G5aMCQg

12/05/20

Retweeted From Tate Kids

While Tate galleries may be closed, https://t.co/b2euLZInTB is always open, full of art activities, games, quizzes and other art fun for the whole family! ⭐🎨🖼️🎞️💗‍ https://t.co/uQInZSRlYI

11/05/20

Lovely work from Aston. His ideas of what an astronaut is and what they do 😀 https://t.co/wTECDzPwBU

11/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

There’s one thing you can do every day to boost your vocab, keep your 🧠 active AND relax and unwind… READING 📚 This week’s very special Big Read for 11 to 12's is ’No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ by Catherine Bruton, read by 🌈 Catch it here 👉 https://t.co/NEGlvrwqbl https://t.co/TutOjN3KTz

09/05/20

We are proud to be supporting . The VIAT Leadership Team have put together this fantastic video of them sharing a cup of tea! https://t.co/C6XYiY7XQX https://t.co/k8hHwk0nYf

07/05/20

Reminder at tomorrow is a bank holiday....😎☀️

07/05/20

Taylor's Inspiration poster 😀 https://t.co/YWRo9WSw0g

07/05/20

Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase needs your help! Help us win £5,000 of get £100 for yourself! Enter online, it only takes a minute to complete the form. Anyone can enter so please ask grandparents/friends to help!https://t.co/V7JG99xOyf

07/05/20

Well done to Emilie for spending 1 hour 45minutes creating a Passover information leaflet yesterday. She was rewarded with a certificate!😀 https://t.co/eZvG8jszCg

07/05/20

Aston's guide to Leybourne Chase for Beegu 😊 https://t.co/HnlfyySEh0

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