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Year 4 have been using spreadsheet tools on the computer, such as formula wizard, formatting cells and copy and paste to present spelling scores as percentages and calculate the class average


Year 5 love boxing, its great for physical and mental health!


Year 5 or city trading room? Year 5 have been learning about international trade; it all got very heated!


The teachers and children at Leybourne Chase have enjoyed using the equipment to exercise and have fun!


We would like to wish all our Parents, Carers, Children and staff a very happy Christmas and New Year. Please stay safe and enjoy this wonderful time with your families.


Year 1 have been busy making reindeer cakes today, these look yummy!


Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase are very proud to have finished the calendar year as the most successful implementation of Maths-Whizz in the UK. Based on the percentage of students making 3 or more Weekly progressions with an amazing 75% of our children doing so


Thank you to everyone who has donated to the My Shining Star Children’s Cancer Charity, Christmas Toy Appeal


Don’t forget you can still buy raffle tickets from the School Office £2.50 for a strip


Year 6 have been busy preparing Reindeer Food for our Christmas Fayre tomorrow, we look forward to seeing you all there 🎅🎄


We cant wait to see you all at the Christmas Fayre this Friday


It was lovely to receive a thank you card today from The Pilsdon at Malling Community for our harvest festival donation.


Year 5 learning objective this term is crime and punishment through the ages


Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase are very proud to have been published in November's edition of Teach Primary, page 28, talking about how we raised the profile of Maths at our school .


Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need and Anti Bullying Alliance today, the children raised an impressive £140 to be split between both Charities.


KS2 watched the annual Big Anti-Bullying Assembly and were inspired to write their own pledges for how they can stand up against bullying


Thank you to for the donation of our beautiful Christmas wreath Bloxhams are holding a Wreath making session at the Community centre on Wednesday 1st December, to book your space visit:


On Friday, KS2 watched a webinar with author Jacqueline Wilson who was talking about her new book “The Primrose Railway Children”. Year 3 then produced their own versions of the front page, using tips from the illustrator of the story to help them!


Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for colleagues to fill a number of positions. You can find all the details on our website!


Congratulations to our pupils for their achievements in football and swimming


Congratulations to our ‘Star of the week’, ’Presentation award’, ‘Maths Whizz’ and ‘Premier League Primary Stars’ winners


As our Christmas fayre fast approaches, tomorrow will be non school uniform day in exchange for Sweets or Chocolate donations 😊


Thank you to Mr Shepherd for leading our Remembrance Service and reading ‘The Fallen’ by Robert Binyon: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them”


Thank you to everyone who took part in Break the Rules day, our library is looking amazing and the children are enjoying our new reading corners


Do you have a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018? Applications to apply for their Primary school place open on Friday 5 November. Make sure you are prepared and aware of the important dates and timeframes for applying online


We hope you all have a relaxing half term break. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Wednesday 3rd November.


Today we delivered all our donated food parcels to The Pilsdon at Malling Community. Thank you to everyone who donated


Today we held 2 Harvest Festival Assemblies. It was wonderful seeing so many parents/carers and grandparents. All food donations will be going to Pilsdon at Malling


We were really excited to welcome Jo Clarke into school today for our meet the author event for our KS2 children. Jo held a workshop with each class talking about her new book, Spellboda.


It was lovely to welcome Year 6 parents into school this morning to watch their class assembly on Fairtrade bananas


We are taking bookings for our open mornings for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in September 2022. These will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning until January. To book your place please contact the school office on 01732 840 908


Year 4 spent Monday afternoon on an invertebrate hunt. This included collecting and analysing specimens from the school field, then classifying their organisms into four main classes of invertebrate: annelids, molluscs, insects and arachnids


Congratulations to our year 3 and 4 team who put down a spectacular performance on Thursday evening and came 2nd in the Cross Trust football tournament. Thank you to Miss. Abbott at Invicta Girls Grammar School for hosting the event and helping to make it such a success.


Thank you to for hosting a Creative Arts Workshop. The children had a great time taking part in Practical Music, Performing Arts and Art & Design workshops before taking part in a showcase performance to parents


We are delighted to learn we have the highest number of average progressions for Maths Whizz in the UK for last week, well done Leybourne Chase


Don’t forget to collect your Grow Token from Morrisons every time you spend £10 online or in store! We can redeem these for a wide range of free gardening and growing equipment for our school. Download the MyMorrisons app to take part or see instore for details


We need YOUR help! We have registered our school for Good to Grow. For every £10 spent in store or online, you’ll get one Grow Token that as a school we can then redeem for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment.


Thank you to everyone who donated/attended our Coffee Morning and Grandparents Day to help raise money for . We raised an impressive £620. It was lovely to see our parents/carers and grandparents back in school enjoying themselves.


We love receiving feedback from our Grandparents. Thank you for the thank you! It makes all the effort of Grandparents Day worthwhile 😊

School Curriculum

Curriculum Intent at Valley Invicta at Leybourne Chase.

The curriculum at Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase is designed to ensure that children leave our school in Year 6 as independent enquirers, creative thinkers, reflective learners, team workers, self -managers and effective participators. The curriculum is devised into key concepts and themes that immerse our children in high level language, rich texts and relevant topics that intertwine weave and grow knowledge as the children themselves develop and flourish. Coupled with this is the belief that children should have a wealth of real -life experiences such as high- quality trips, visitors and opportunities to perform in front of a wide range of audiences.

In addition to this we wholeheartedly embrace the UNICEF Rights Respecting School agenda. We use the principles of the United Nations Conventions for the rights of the child and sustainable goals to educate our children into thinking as global citizens. This is the bedrock of our citizenship work.

Through this engaging and thought -provoking curriculum we are confident that the over -arching vision for our school ‘Chase your dreams, inspire others, achieve all’ will be realised and achieved.

Implementation of our Curriculum

At Leybourne Chase we designed our curriculum by firstly deciding upon the themes that we would like to focus upon. The decision for this was based around the activities, trips and events that we had previously held and taken part in throughout the school year. For example , Sustainable Development links succintly with Harvest and Tolerance and Social Justice has a connection with Remembrance and Christmas.

Our whole school themes are;

  • Sustainable Development
  • Tolerance and Social Justice
  • Interdependence and Globalisation
  • Conflict
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Inspiration and Aspiration.

Each theme runs across one school term and is built upon each school year so that the children re visit the same theme at the same time each academic year, therefore remembering and knowing more.  When designing sequences of lessons across the curriculum we use a teaching backwards approach. At the heart of teaching backwards is a thinking process that enables our teachers to plan and teach from a clear and well -defined destination. We then decided upon relevant and interesting texts that would accompany and work well with each theme for example for Sustainable Development in Year Two the children read the text ‘The Last Tree.’  Finally, we used the National Curriculum Document and broke down the curriculum objectives to ensure that we cover all the teaching requirements of the document in detail and in a progressive systematic way. Effective formative assessments ensure children make progress from their starting points - therefore remembering and knowing more.

Some subjects are taught discreetly such as Science, Maths, MFL, PE and Music, we are supported with this by our sister schools in the Valley Invicta Academies Trust along with a plethora of additional resources.

Impact of the Curriculum

Through authentic outcomes, pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate the progress the knowledge and skills they have acquired.

The pupils’ books will clearly demonstrate the progress they have made and the knowledge they have gained. We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line, or exceeding, their potential.

Children will be able to talk clearly and knowledgeably about their learning and make clear links between pieces of learning across the curriculum.

Pupils will continue to make good progress and attain well at the end of each Key Stage.

Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills for life. Adapted learning resources ensure that they can fully engage with learning intention.

Pupils are able to use what they have learned and can show that they remember what they have learned in a variety of ways.

Pupils who do not have age appropriate reading fluency, number or writing skills will be heavily supported to narrow or eradicate gaps in their learning.

We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.

Pupils transition confidently to secondary school as they will be self-reliant, know how to organise their learning and manage their time, how to research, evaluate and identify the next steps in their learning journey. Through leadership roles, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility.

Curriculum and Schemes of Work
Curriculum Statement
Y2 SATs Information for Parents
Y6 SATs Information for Parents
Useful Acronyms
Foundation Stage
Reception Class Curriculum Overview
EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning
Key Stage 1
Year 1 Yearly Overview - coming soon
Year 2 Yearly Overview - coming soon
Key Stage 2
Year 3 Yearly Overview - coming soon
Year 4 Yearly Overview - coming soon
Year 5 Yearly Overview - coming soon
Year 6 Yearly Overview - coming soon

For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher. Or you may access details of the full National Curriculum HERE