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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

17/07/20

Well done to Luke and Ceira for their artwork. we hope you like them too 😀 https://t.co/KFgCm7yR8l

17/07/20

Halle-Dee has been hard at work again! Well done for all your hard work throughout lockdown 😀 https://t.co/AI7gXhQtQs

15/07/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

There's a new computer science workshop on our Year 6 transition page. It shows you how to make a simple computer program. Have a go! https://t.co/8GstEnLJAT

15/07/20

Thank you to all our lovely parents for your very kind gift. We really appreciate your support and patience during this difficult period. 🥰 https://t.co/mNGTH1blos

14/07/20

It was lovely to welcome so many children back for their transition session. We've really missed you and we hope that the time spent in school will help your return to school in September. We look forward to seeing more of you during the week. 😀

09/07/20

It's nearly time to say goodbye. https://t.co/aiBeWj4xbW

09/07/20

Please see our Year 6 Leavers Service on our Facebook page https://t.co/TiYiKILlyS

09/07/20

Emilie has been very busy - well done Emilie! We look forward to seeing you for your transition session next week 😀 https://t.co/Mxx2wFnjQK

09/07/20

Some interesting fashion choices! https://t.co/xEKCOU3cad

09/07/20

The gift goddess (Mrs Robinson) has been hard at work preparing surprises for the Year 6's https://t.co/VfUZTSElN2

09/07/20

Eden has thoroughly embraced Miss Carlow's balance challenge. Well done this is very impressive! 🤩 https://t.co/lAtTsmWyRV

09/07/20

As an extra challenge Taylor completed 25 miles of cycling in five days. This is a fantastic feat and we are all so impressed. You should feel so proud of your achievement Taylor 🤩 https://t.co/OV8zAZAYsk

08/07/20

Thank you to Carly, Maddison and Scarlett for our wonderful cream tea! This was a lovely surprise and has really brightened our day. Thank you for this very kind gesture and your appreciation at this difficult time 🥰 https://t.co/j8RphaPvjI

08/07/20

Flashback! Some of our current Year 6's horse riding in 2018. Looking much younger! 😀#year6 https://t.co/HI5HfcFB3p

07/07/20

Our lucky Year 6's have had a water fight this afternoon. 😀#year6 https://t.co/ae9fswPrNy

07/07/20

Halle-Dee has amazed us all with her balance skills in response to Miss Carlow's Y3 balance challenge. Well done Halle-Dee we are so impressed! 🤩 https://t.co/b7IpiZeoyG

06/07/20

Year 6 have been having a great time quizzing today. They have lots of fun activities planned for their last week 😀#year6 https://t.co/IOtf7UK3zw

03/07/20

Congratulations to Izzy and her Pony Teddy who have been selected for use on the front page of the Lockskinner Cross Country course website 🥳 https://t.co/XYgrwcUfmq

03/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

✨It's Maths Challenge Day!✨ We've partnered with to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! 👉 https://t.co/TiBklwUgV4 https://t.co/NVBiP6a3Ne

03/07/20

Well done Taylor for completing your topic work 😀 https://t.co/tiAOjcZMCW

02/07/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Want some fun over the summer? Why not try these activities? https://t.co/wAMEVN3jaJ https://t.co/abVCvvN7nS

02/07/20

Well done to George for getting stuck in to the Summer Reading challenge 😀 https://t.co/3qxa2qlGar https://t.co/QrCBbjgG4e

30/06/20

Halle-Dee has had a great time putting this piece of work together. Well done! https://t.co/ekxQfrWpfQ

30/06/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Sir David Attenborough is back on Bitesize today! He is helping kids aged 5-7 understand dinosaurs and fossils! 🦖🦕. 📺 Watch from 9am on BBCiPlayer and Red Button 👉 https://t.co/zZOO8liYWB 💻 Finished watching? Check out our online Daily Lessons 👉 https://t.co/eemHEmxpM2 https://t.co/NZTARDJ7Jz

30/06/20

Year 1 have been enjoying a mini sports day. Each class will be participating in sporting activities through out the week in their 'bubble' groups. https://t.co/pfg794iytj

26/06/20

Well done to Harley for his top times tables score! 🥳 https://t.co/5lh5YDdrbV

25/06/20

It's a lovely sunny day to be playing with water 🌞#pandaclass https://t.co/tevL782ebD

25/06/20

Reminder: Our transition form closes today, Thursday 25th June at 5 pm.If you are planning to send your child to their transition appointment please accept their place in order for us to complete the necessary risk assessments due to COVID-19. Please see ParentMail for more info https://t.co/y8Y9EBIMMK

24/06/20

Year 5 are enjoying being back and have loved using the robots in class🤖 https://t.co/qUGv9HSpyl

22/06/20

We are pleased to announce that Valley Invicta Academies Trust has committed to the 13–19 July being a Transition Week for Years R - 5. Please check ParentMail for information & to accept your child's slot. Please reply to the form promptly, to allow us time to put plans in place https://t.co/kWIvkQuYFc

19/06/20

Faye in Year 2 has worked all week on adding detail to her artwork. Well done to Faye 😀 https://t.co/8WHilIedM2

18/06/20

We may not have been able to have our Sports Day today, but Panda Class have been keeping the spirit alive! https://t.co/w8p1EyfsaD

18/06/20

Retweeted From Tes Resources

Did you miss the assembly with the Duchess of Cambridge? 👇 Fear not, you can still watch the video on the link below.

18/06/20

Well done to James in Year 3 for his artwork. We love seeing your work so remember to send it in to us 😀 https://t.co/2AU9AOcy1t

18/06/20

Taylor's Tasty World Tour! Well done Taylor😀 https://t.co/AAgJhap8FH

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