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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

17/12/21

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. https://t.co/XAAo2TcDom

17/12/21

Year 1 have been busy making reindeer cakes today, these look yummy! https://t.co/HWUD6qX8HA

14/12/21

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 https://t.co/3YlkvL79rc

07/12/21

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the My Shining Star Children’s Cancer Charity, Christmas Toy Appeal https://t.co/Xt6XQizEF0

07/12/21

Don’t forget you can still buy raffle tickets from the School Office £2.50 for a strip https://t.co/dJfQ3md70o

02/12/21

Year 6 have been busy preparing Reindeer Food for our Christmas Fayre tomorrow, we look forward to seeing you all there 🎅🎄 https://t.co/cM5ASBAabt

30/11/21

We cant wait to see you all at the Christmas Fayre this Friday https://t.co/cUoGNJNxvk

30/11/21

It was lovely to receive a thank you card today from The Pilsdon at Malling Community for our harvest festival donation. https://t.co/laLI2mM0Fa

19/11/21

Year 5 learning objective this term is crime and punishment through the ages https://t.co/nEtCL5KZx7

19/11/21

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 . https://t.co/eDaGHgwoq3

19/11/21

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. https://t.co/Ep97P3nisH

18/11/21

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

16/11/21

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: https://t.co/nwrnME4euH https://t.co/KMlqtu9PMz

15/11/21

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! https://t.co/KbjI1Xpwda

12/11/21

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! https://t.co/NPKxiMjjlq https://t.co/ONyND3lUYA

12/11/21

Congratulations to our pupils for their achievements in football and swimming https://t.co/ADQ4jWa6Gx

12/11/21

Congratulations to our ‘Star of the week’, ’Presentation award’, ‘Maths Whizz’ and ‘Premier League Primary Stars’ winners https://t.co/nCQwTeiJ9h

11/11/21

As our Christmas fayre fast approaches, tomorrow will be non school uniform day in exchange for Sweets or Chocolate donations 😊 https://t.co/Vv79dXGxw5

11/11/21

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” https://t.co/KUuZ5FsHa5

04/11/21

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 https://t.co/Izy4T8Rcex

02/11/21

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 https://t.co/qILvDaXMj9

22/10/21

We hope you all have a relaxing half term break. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Wednesday 3rd November. https://t.co/oi6T1ErM1J

22/10/21

Today we delivered all our donated food parcels to The Pilsdon at Malling Community. Thank you to everyone who donated https://t.co/xiInVJIKD1

20/10/21

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 https://t.co/RO9uzwwB3g

18/10/21

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. https://t.co/s5qgYHXZT0

14/10/21

It was lovely to welcome Year 6 parents into school this morning to watch their class assembly on Fairtrade bananas https://t.co/cCA9rFsh6b

14/10/21

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 https://t.co/iX3Wyo7QLz

12/10/21

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 https://t.co/xN1xs6UgSp

11/10/21

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. https://t.co/w3o9smrSJE

08/10/21

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 https://t.co/aKHwNWoo8v

08/10/21

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 https://t.co/fMTzXyJSBX

04/10/21

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 https://t.co/FupgF9ESG1

30/09/21

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. https://t.co/2qz0rHlr8Q

28/09/21

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. https://t.co/Sw4aENxEKN

28/09/21

We love receiving feedback from our Grandparents. Thank you for the thank you! It makes all the effort of Grandparents Day worthwhile 😊 https://t.co/qBy7JSPnAS

Promoting British Values

The DfE states that there is a need, "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase our aims are to:

  • Celebrate diversity and promote inclusion and equality of opportunity so that pupils are well prepared to become active citizens in the diverse society of modern Britain.
  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination and harassment by developing positive attitudes and enabling pupils to deal constructively with any challenges they may encounter.

To foster good relations by actively promoting British Values at Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase for all the school community.

Through mutual exploration and understanding, staff and children have agreed class charters. Enabling children to distinguish right from wrong, the charters also secure a safe and enjoyable learning environment with children encouraging respect for each other.

These are values which are important within our school community and which will be important throughout life. In all that we do we strive to share, encourage and demonstrate positive values with our children, in order that they understand them and strive to live by them.

Through promoting these values, we aim to achieve:

  • A welcoming environment,
  • Positive behaviour and attitudes,
  • High standards of achievement,
  • A calm and purposeful environment,
  • Positive relationships,
  • A range of learning experiences which will enable our children to grow  and develop into reflective and responsible learners.

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we are committed to the development of positive community links and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. We are also committed to responding to community concerns in a positive way which supports British democratic society.

We believe that sharing our values with parents, carers and our community is essential in supporting the children through their journey in school and life. We acknowledge and understand the importance of the role that our community has to play and appreciate the need to inform them of the values work that we do. We do this through our school website and newsletters, school collective worships and assemblies, and inviting parents and carers to share in the life of the school.

Here are some examples of how we promote British Values within our pupil’s school experiences:

Democracy is embedded within Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase with both adults and children respecting the right for individuals to have their voices heard. Our School Council (which consists of two elected members from each class from year R-6), reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. They meet regularly to discuss a range of issues. These issues include social and moral elements of school life, matters concerning our school work/projects, charity fundraising and modelling positive behaviour to their peers. The areas for discussion are then fed back to the rest of the class, when all children share their views and thoughts.

The Rule of Law is included implicitly in our Behaviour Policy, with each teacher discussing these rules with their pupils at the beginning of every academic year. A code of conduct for each class is devised with the children. These rules are revisited regularly through PSHCE lessons and assemblies, and there are clear sanctions for broken rules. We ensure that children understand that school and class rules are there to protect us and are essential for our wellbeing and safety. Elements of the history also enable children to explore the roles of law and authority in the past. The children are taught the value and reasons behind laws that govern and protect us and the responsibilities and consequences when laws are broken. Every child discusses and signs a Pupil e-Safety Acceptable Usage Pledge. We encourage visits from community authority figures such as the Local Police and Fire Service, who all help to reinforce this message. We have a restorative approach to pupil behaviour.

Individual Liberty – we encourage our children to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Through our PSHCE lessons we encourage children to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms. The children are advised how to exercise these safely. Adults in the school revisit these themes through assemblies. The importance of making safe choices when using the internet is explored regularly through the computing curriculum and shared with the whole school and stakeholders in the school newsletter, on our website/learning platform and assemblies. Children are invited to make choices within the curriculum around challenge, recording methods and homework.

Mutual Respect – our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make. Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. The importance of working together is stressed in all that we do. Children are encouraged to respect each other throughout the day. Mutual respect and fair play is also discussed within sports based activities.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs – all different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies, RE sessions and a variety of visits and visitors into school. The children are taught that people have different faiths and beliefs and that we should respect each other. Children within our school are encouraged to share their experiences and traditions. Discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been promoted through PSHCE and Anti-Bullying weeks, as well as taking opportunities to tackle this during every day school life. The curriculum includes faith stories and texts from a range of cultures to further raise children’s awareness of different cultures, faiths and beliefs. Through this, the children gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.

See our British Values poster here.