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23/11/20

We received a very special visitor today in the form of Little Cracker! We can’t wait for him to finish his ICE-O-LATION to see what fun he gets up too around school. But have the teachers and children been naughty or nice?#elfonshelf https://t.co/uokqb9MAvn

20/11/20

Year 3 explored what bullying is and what is may look like. They explored what roles might be involved in bullying and then used this to create a freeze frame demonstrating these different roles https://t.co/pFZbFOkgme

19/11/20

After a hard week at work, some of our class needed to be put in the recovery position! https://t.co/Y7kxcZgHFp

18/11/20

Mrs Craig and Mrs Robinson taking part in another CDP training session today with https://t.co/rEW7oomzCN

17/11/20

If you are thinking about applying for a place in September 2021, take a look at our video Miss George has created 'A Day in the Life of Panda Class 2020': https://t.co/3K3xelDY0F New admissions, please follow the link: https://t.co/LxU0ORwZ1E

16/11/20

Pupils joined in with odd sock day in support of Anti-Bullying week https://t.co/EWScwPbDco

16/11/20

Year 1 have been learning about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes https://t.co/xLMrf56b6K

13/11/20

Panda Class Remembrance Day 2020 https://t.co/JOc5k2jgbk

13/11/20

Year 3 took part in a Topic day learning all about the Stone Age. They dissected Stone Age “poo” to find out what the Stone Age people ate! https://t.co/KstKhTb05T

09/11/20

Year 2 have been celebrating the Life of Florence Nightingale as part of their history project this term. They dressed up as nurses and soldiers to stimulate their imaginations and create a scene emulating what life would have been like in the 1800’s https://t.co/pHqVO3JrU3

05/11/20

Year One found a mysterious egg on the school playground. They have brought it inside and will take care of it until it hatches. They are hoping it might be a baby Tyrannosaurus Drip from their core text this term! https://t.co/YwV7dHelTA

23/10/20

Each class bubble have been celebrating the in with a disco https://t.co/0zpkS1B3rY

23/10/20

Year 3 have used mod rock to sculpt a truffula tree. They then painted the tree and added feathers to give it’s fluffy effect! https://t.co/etlNCHDISb

22/10/20

We are very proud of Harley, Year 5 gaining his Purple belt at his Karate grading https://t.co/fg7eVJb7Jl

20/10/20

The office is busy making party bags for all those who have purchased tickets for the Halloween disco, what surprise will you have in yours! https://t.co/CUluzQroDZ

19/10/20

As the term is drawing to a close, Year 2 are reflecting on all they have learnt about the plants that they have been growing. This week they will be creating information posters to creatively share their ideas and understanding. https://t.co/mV2DdaGtM3

13/10/20

Year 2 have been learning about how to write in the past tense. With a focus on Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, Year 2’s work will be leading them to the writing of a diary entry through the eyes of Stick Man and his adventures. https://t.co/A6R8egXe0U

09/10/20

All staff at Leybourne Chase were extremely pleased to see this when they walked into the kitchen today Thank you Mrs Robinson https://t.co/2gMfsH9JzD

08/10/20

Year 5 are loving netball! https://t.co/BpLTMTKpcJ

08/10/20

Year 1 had great fun identifying trees from their leaves and being nature detectives! https://t.co/z8It1jxzms

07/10/20

Year 2 have been learning how to use imperative verbs in their writing and getting their bossy hats on! Jason has written some great instructions on how to plant a bean https://t.co/IfkCo08DzF

06/10/20

Mrs Craig and Mrs Robinson taking part in CPD training today, attending the October conference https://t.co/vIBQn2ezk5

06/10/20

Panda Class have been busy celebrating all the wonderful ‘Wow Moments’ they have achieved outside of school. They have managed to fill up their bamboo tree already! https://t.co/1FHDZu97Dt

05/10/20

Year 3 were set the challenge to unscramble and complete a set of instructions for how to draw a smiley face https://t.co/wpkUP76Fyx

02/10/20

Year 1 worked so hard on their remote learning during their time at home, we have enjoyed celebrating their success at school. https://t.co/IbB1vzRcKt

02/10/20

Jake, Year 5 attended county football trials this week and has been selected to play at county level. https://t.co/SXhTTwSlmu

01/10/20

Year 4 decided they didn’t get messy enough last week, so really went for it when creating a replica of the small and large intestines! https://t.co/H5pMQtSDDf

29/09/20

Our final amount raised for was £392. Thank you to all Parents/Carers who donated/over donated, we wouldn't be able to hold these events without the your fantastic support https://t.co/H8s7HlWuCC

29/09/20

Year 2 made fact files on the different continents in Geography yesterday. In their teams they worked together to write information about animals, countries, human and physical features https://t.co/a2gYBcEPk8

28/09/20

We are holding Open Mornings for prospective parents on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. For availability and to book a space please email the school office: office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/VedqiSmX41

25/09/20

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Macmillan Coffee morning, we raised £360 for Macmillan support. We wouldn't be able to hold these events without the wonderful support of our Parents/Carers. . https://t.co/seedojZliH

24/09/20

We were very impressed with Caia’s thoughtful poem https://t.co/zj9GSsZ1qx

24/09/20

Year 3 have been ordering 3 digit numbers on number lines this week https://t.co/oPMjginXTA

23/09/20

Yeah 2 have been learning to partition 2-digit numbers in different ways. We were very impressed with Sophia’s math’s work https://t.co/0G8WprhjtI

22/09/20

Support with our on Friday 25th September. We will be holding a “cake & squash morning” in our class bubbles, the children can also wear non-uniform. Donation of £2.50 per child by Wednesday 23rd September. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/gAO8E9hx52

22/09/20

Year 4 have had great fun using coke, bread and a sandwich bag to simulate the role of the stomach in the digestive system! https://t.co/g9vgSkUx54

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

Rights Respecting Schools Award

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Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase is a Rights Respecting School.

 

At Leybourne Chase, we are proud to have been recognised for our commitment to educating children about their rights by being awarded the Gold award. Only a handful of schools in the Kent area have been awarded this level and it emphasises the school’s work towards teaching about, through and being ambassadors for the convention and children’s rights. At Leybourne Chase we provide opportunities for children to exercise their rights and to campaign both locally and globally. Being a rights respecting school has positively impacted the whole school community by encouraging a respectful, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment and has allowed the children to become wider thinkers, inspiring them to be passionate about promoting positive change.

A copy of our assessment report can be found here:Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase RRSA Gold report November 2019

What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in their practice to improve well-being and help all children and realise their potential.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18. The Convention is an international human rights treaty which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and ratified by the UK in 1991.

Here are the Rights

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. Schools can achieve a special award. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying. The Award is aimed at schools across the UK.

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover:

  • the leadership of the school,
  • knowledge and understanding of children’s rights,
  • ethos and relationships,
  • the empowerment of children

More information about the award and the convention can be found here:

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Watch our School Video about what we think it means to be a Rights Respecting School!

 

Learning About Our Rights:

Look at our fantastic artwork surrounding our rights and the Sustainable Development Goals - Rights Respecting Art Afternoons 25/1/19 and 1/2/2019.pdf

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Tom Tugendhat at Leybourne Chase!

The children of Leybourne Chase wrote to Tom Tugendhat (MP) to voice their concerns regarding road safety on the estate. In response to their letters, he came to our school and spent an hour with the children in Year 3 discussing this issue.  Following this discussion, members of Year Three walked the estate with him and noted down any areas where safety features such as zebra crossings could be put in place. Following this visit, Tom has expressed his support on social media and has contacted Kent County Council to address these issues. 

Click the following link for the article on Kent Online: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/malling/news/pupils-show-mp-traffic-woes-200792/

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Neighbourly:

The school have signed up the scheme 'Neighbourly' in an effort to help to further support the local community and ensure that the children in our school have access to healthy, nutritious food (Article 24 - children have the right to the best possible health). Through the scheme, the school have access to weekly food surplus donations from local supermarket Aldi (Aylesford) which will be used to ensure that children have healthy snacks. Follow this link to read more about our aims and what we have been doing: https://www.neighbourly.com/project/5d1df510c7ac8e17ec10761a/information

Aldi Food Surplus

Donations of fruit from Aldi (Aylesford) which were shared amongst children in KS2. 

 

Christmas 2019:

This Christmas the children at Leybourne Chase gave donations of presents for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. These presents were donated to give to children who are in need and who might otherwise not receive a Christmas present. 

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https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1205102965796868096

 

Useful Downloads:

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ABCDE of Rights - this document outlines the nature of children's rights. It explains child rights as being universal, inherent, inalienable, unconditional and indivisible in child friendly language. 

UNCRC in Chilld Friendly Language

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