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20/05/22

Thank you to for hosting the Year R Balance Bikes competition this year, we are pleased to say Leybourne Chase came away with 1st place https://t.co/K2opUBqiWl

16/05/22

Thank you to for delivering a Gangs and Weapons awareness workshop today. Year 6 really enjoyed the sessions and found them very informative. https://t.co/jqS963pp4w

13/05/22

Miss George put Panda class through their paces today with super hero camp https://t.co/kr3CMevTrF

12/05/22

Last day for Year 6 SATs breakfast who face their final day of exams. Well done to you all, you have achieved so much and no matter the outcome we are proud of everyone of you. https://t.co/AKMCh3onHG

09/05/22

Year 6 enjoyed a hearty breakfast this morning ahead of their SATs. The children had the chance to socialise with their peers and teachers and are feeling relaxed and focused ready to go. Good luck everyone! https://t.co/GuOA9zaAtu

28/04/22

Our Year 4 children have had lots of fun attending Skiing lessons at Chatham Snowsports Centre on the dry ski slopes https://t.co/lAN1AuiMBY

27/04/22

Year 5 Sports Festival at Invicta Grammar School on Thursday 16 June https://t.co/en1cAuiX9S

26/04/22

The children have been creating their own Mondrian abstract art in afterschool art club https://t.co/u7l0EdLWWO

24/04/22

Good luck to all our runners this morning, its not to late to join the running team. If you see any of our runners along the route please cheer them on and if you can send in photos, Cheer point at the Duke of Wellington pub in Ryarsh https://t.co/Ddj0WdGuWy

22/04/22

Year 1 have got off to a 'flying start' reading their text for this term BEEGU by Alexis Deacon https://t.co/TaQ0fFRmAA

21/04/22

Galloping Grandads Marathon! Sunday 24th April at 9:30am. We would love you to join us whether walking or running for some or all of the route. There will also be a cheer point at the Duke of Wellington pub in Ryarsh The run finishes at the school where there will be a BBQ https://t.co/TvUp2bB9eg

19/04/22

Congratulations to all our winners of the poster competition, to promote our Family picnic for The Queens Platinum Jubilee on Friday 27 May. Well done. We look forward to seeing you all there https://t.co/tISiH6epPx

31/03/22

Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their swimming lessons at Larkfield Leisure Centre https://t.co/kgpo0wzdYQ

31/03/22

Our 2nd group of Year 4 children have had lots of fun attending Skiing lessons at on the dry ski slopes https://t.co/t7yKowpKUu

21/03/22

We would like to thank our parents for their amazing input during science week. Allie Woodward, Veterinarian, delivered a brilliant workshop on the care of small animals. Followed by a game of identifying animals from their x-rays. https://t.co/doz8SNxtts

21/03/22

We would like to thank our parents for their amazing input during science week. Matevz Papp-Rupar, plant pathologist, introduced the children to the wonderful world of plants and microbes https://t.co/fg8MkgmR39

17/03/22

On Friday we wore Yellow and Blue to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal. Year 2 have been writing about why they felt it was important https://t.co/hVqAk7Hzly

16/03/22

Free, Fun & informal courses. To book a place please go to https://t.co/vaZEDNOuPU and click on Course Areas then Family Courses. https://t.co/YGdXHrAZM5

15/03/22

The children in Year 3 visited the Museum of for a Roman Theme Day, where they spent their time learning about life in Roman Britain. The children all had a great day. https://t.co/keQZITX1q2

14/03/22

Retweeted From Valley Invicta Teacher Training (VITT)

Are you considering a career in teaching? Or are you already a teacher? We are offering the opportunity to visit one of our primary schools on Thurs 24 March 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm so you can see what we have to offer first-hand. Book here: https://t.co/ANKi3OvBIO

10/03/22

Thank you to Joanne the Educational officer at , for speaking to the children this afternoon about the fire service and how to stay safe. The children had a great afternoon learning🔥🔥 https://t.co/df7GDJrIPt

07/03/22

As part of our world book day celebrations year 5 and 2 teamed up to do some 'buddy reading' https://t.co/koRuOSdjD5

04/03/22

Thank you to Our PTA and all our parents for your donations of sweets to help us support children in Ukraine with Type 1 diabetes https://t.co/ZxPVWrcC55

04/03/22

Thank you to Gianna Pollero Author for coming into school and talking to KS2 about her new book Monster Doughnuts - Cyclops on a Mission! Gianna prepped us ready for our world book day celebrations today Piccadilly Press https://t.co/2vrXfuJj88

01/03/22

We cant wait to welcome author for our KS2 meet the author event on Thursday 3rd March. Gianna will be talking about her book Monster Doughnuts - Cyclops on a Mission, the sequel to Monster Doughnuts! To purchase your copy please make payment via ParentMail. https://t.co/GHk4fCNe4E

28/02/22

Year 6 have been studying Ancient Greece this afternoon. Mr Holt took this lesson literally and even completed the bleep test dressed as Greek soldier https://t.co/t0zCLOothT

28/02/22

We are very proud of Oliver in Year 1, who has been offered and accepted a place to play for Maidstone United’s U7 football team next season. Congratulations Oliver. https://t.co/nJGfql0GNh

25/02/22

Thank you to Valley Park School for hosting a drama workshop. The children had a great time performing a dance to 'consider yourself' from Oliver https://t.co/7BDLqF2VCS

25/02/22

Year 3 have been enjoying learning Spanish https://t.co/JVch9hVQB3

24/02/22

Our books have arrived! Don’t forget to purchase your copy via ParentMail for our Meet the Author Day. https://t.co/EXJPqvDn1v

24/02/22

Year 4 attended Skiing lessons at Chatham Snow Sports Centre on the dry ski slopes. The children had lots of fun https://t.co/w49CPKxUAs

11/02/22

Panda Class have been Mediating and learning how to relax https://t.co/MpzJJDFaIN

11/02/22

Thank you to for delivering a 6 week Move and Learn programme. Year 3 enjoyed learning about a healthy balanced lifestyle https://t.co/arcWnbzELE

04/02/22

Congratulations to our group of Year 3 and 4s who took part in the very first VIAT Primary Times Tables Competition. Our team displayed wonderful teamwork and significant times tables knowledge to be crowned champions! Really well done to all who took part! https://t.co/KZ48625xzS

28/01/22

Congratulations to all those children who worked hard to achieve this week’s awards in today's celebration assembly. Green were victorious claiming the House Cup over the last fortnight! https://t.co/lQJMCA9CLH

20/01/22

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 https://t.co/WXAFw5Lr6z

14/01/22

Year 5 love boxing, its great for physical and mental health! https://t.co/brFxLTsSPD

14/01/22

Year 5 or city trading room? Year 5 have been learning about international trade; it all got very heated! https://t.co/8DwFpv7237

14/01/22

The teachers and children at Leybourne Chase have enjoyed using the equipment to exercise and have fun! https://t.co/1egpW5t1oh

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