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16/07/21

We would like to wish you all a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you all in September. https://t.co/aPTC3jbPt4

13/07/21

We have been successful in our application for the Tesco Community Grant Scheme. We are hoping to improve our Early Years Outdoor Area. Voting is now open West Malling. To vote, you need to purchase in store of any value and pop the token in our box https://t.co/1dGHd7eG6L

13/07/21

Year 1 have been creating Matisse inspired art using https://t.co/RXnVr6Jga4. Seth used this technique to create a Matisse inspired dinosaur. https://t.co/IVQqv0DlHS

12/07/21

We are very proud of Inaya in Year 5, who will be performing in Swan Lake with the English Youth Ballet. If you would like to go and watch please book direct with the ticket office https://t.co/fGP4LIc4Ff

12/07/21

Keira from Year 6 2020 Cohort paid a visit to our baby Elmer, Celeste, and sent us this photo to share. Even though Keira is well into her secondary school journey we love she keeps us updated. Thank you https://t.co/RaH6nbSRcE

09/07/21

In Science, Year 2 were exploring the properties of different types of paper and investigated how bending and folding paper can change this material to create a supportive bridge. https://t.co/7VU7I6HfQe

09/07/21

Thank you to for our year 6 virtual Art wellbeing workshop. May has thoroughly enjoyed these sessions. https://t.co/dnLZNhI2px

09/07/21

Thank you to Sugar Blush Cake Company for their amazing donation of this fabulous cake. Children will be playing "Guess how many spots on the cake" Will you be collecting this from our school office tonight? https://t.co/f84urZhCRB https://t.co/umPqfL8sjL

08/07/21

Year 3 sent their art lesson designing Caribbean carnival masks ready for their carnival party on Friday! https://t.co/PuZvDv7fEg

08/07/21

Year 5 have been working on their problem solving and reasoning skills this week – maths treasure hunt. https://t.co/CV1o6yeSlw

08/07/21

Year 5 are really loving exploring the wordless story ‘The Arrival’. This week we have been inspired to create mythical creatures from a strange new land. https://t.co/MflxVfSsRr

06/07/21

Year 4 have been doing a data collection this week in maths and the children decided to collect data on a topic of their choice then represent it using a bar chart https://t.co/HxMDB3V4Vz

02/07/21

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

02/07/21

Phoebe has been awarded a Premier League Primary Stars “be inspiring” certificate for the incredible work that she has done to support other children in her class with their reading. Her thoughtfulness makes her an excellent ambassador for our school https://t.co/ylnllKvpNi

02/07/21

In Science this week, the children in Year 3 have been learning about tendons and ligaments and how they help us move. They used their knowledge to make a model of the human hand, to demonstrate how the tendons and ligaments allow us to move our fingers and make a fist https://t.co/njepef1Ig1

30/06/21

We are holding a transition event on 6 July to help you and your child prepare to move from primary to secondary school. It'll be held in the library of our secondary school, SST Maidstone, from 5-6pm. Find out more details, and book your place here: https://t.co/ScyLCia9EA

29/06/21

Chloe in Year 3 has been busy making they look absolutely delicious https://t.co/rr8XEMMsS9

24/06/21

Year 6 completed their fancy dress race for their final Sports Day https://t.co/ABXnVswMhf

24/06/21

Congratulations to our Maths Whizz winners for achieving the Gold Award for making the most progressions this week.#mathswhizz https://t.co/2dTGtn1sLh

24/06/21

Reminder tomorrow, Friday 25th June, is Staff Development Day. School is closed to all pupils. Children should return to school on Monday 28th June https://t.co/UEeYExy7Gx

18/06/21

Year 3 spent their Geography lesson this week comparing the weather and climate in the UK to that in Trinidad and Tobago. They produced bar graphs to represent the data. https://t.co/ufIqCwPxlg

18/06/21

In English, the children in Year 3 worked in small groups to analyse some travel guides, pulling out the persuasive features that they could recognise. They explored how the travel guides appealed to the audience and how they used presentational features to make them stand out. https://t.co/T17fWmb6MZ

18/06/21

Year 3 enjoyed joining in with Young Voices https://t.co/xQ2SVB4hez

18/06/21

Year 4 were testing different circuits in Science, to see whether they were complete or incomplete. https://t.co/ionmeTg9fO

18/06/21

Year 2 have been doing an experiment to test the absorbency of materials in order to clean up a big mess in the staff room! They made a hypotheses about which material they thought would be most absorbent and timed how long it took to clear up a puddle of water in the classroom. https://t.co/biWmhzvunM

17/06/21

Our Year 2 children took part in a Football tournament between the primary schools in the Valley Invicta Academy Trust at Aylesford. Despite the heat, Leybourne Chase battled hard to gain 1st place with 15 goals scored. https://t.co/0ZnbOdG4Dj

17/06/21

We are very proud of Inaya, Year 5 for gaining a place as a Junior Associate at The Royal Ballet School for the Academic Year 2021/22

17/06/21

The results are in, Panda Class have made their donation to the UNICEF INDIA COVID-19 CRISIS. In total Panda Class managed to raise and donate a staggering £2981.25!! We are super proud of these heroic members of our local community https://t.co/i90qqYtJ2f

16/06/21

Thank you Wilkinson Construction Consultants for supplying each class with a Euro's wall chart as well as providing each child a version to take home https://t.co/JENl9tIIs0

15/06/21

Mr Holt, joined in with the mile run last week dressed in his armour! https://t.co/Znqk6BP6jb

11/06/21

Year 4 taking part in the golf circuit on Thursday morning https://t.co/Ry2FMPrM53

11/06/21

The children took part in a virtual golf competition on Thursday this week. They spent the lesson trying to putt and chip the ball towards various targets in order to score points. Their results will be sent off and compared to other schools in Kent. https://t.co/ZmxrNJ7LKw

24/05/21

Would you like to join our friendly team of staff? We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant - you can find all the details, and apply, here: https://t.co/NPKxiMjjlq https://t.co/bKgR4MY8RV

21/05/21

Year 5 have been exploring the pH levels of various substances and creating chemical reactions in science this week. We had great fun exploding sandwich bags! https://t.co/PZntzOMugF

21/05/21

Year 2 created their own Hamsas when discussing the question ‘How do Jewish symbols represent Jewish people’s special relationship with God?’. The children learnt about how the hand and eye represents how God protects them. They also added important Jewish symbols to their design https://t.co/g9rBmm4onS

21/05/21

The latest edition of our Trust's Online Safety Newsletter is now available. This edition covers information and issues including: keeping your child safe online, social media, fake news, online grooming, protecting your privacy and online gaming. https://t.co/xijcxS5siZ https://t.co/Iwtsnj82Xj

21/05/21

Year One have been learning about Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. They plaited and tasted traditional Challah bread. It was very popular 🙂 https://t.co/T27svcwCmF

18/05/21

Georgia in Year 1 has done some fantastic work on materials. She investigated which materials would be best to build the house for the Three Little Pigs and has written her evaluation. https://t.co/BzGtFAcz4O

14/05/21

Please can every one fill in the form for VIPS at Leybourne Chase Win £5,000 for your school's library! Nominate your school to win and you could take home £100 of National Book Tokens just for you! https://t.co/V7JG99xOyf https://t.co/lzX2ramgAv

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.

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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!

Supporting rights around the world:

After watching Newsround and hearing about India’s rapidly increasing COVID-19 crisis, our youngest children in Panda Class wanted to raise some money to get them more oxygen. The children will be taking part in a sponsored 3-mile walk around our school playground on Friday May 21st, and have placed donation buckets in the local Costcutter, to raise money to support Unicef UK in providing aid to those who need it. 

https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1392821830445146113?s=20​

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors: 

In March (2021), a group of 20 of our children were trained to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Their training was conducted by the Dianna Award, where they were taught how to educte their peers on bullying behaviour. 

https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1376882493551443971?s=20

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Community Links:

In March 2021, Mrs Craig got the very special job of opening the long-awaited Cost Cutter shop at Leybourne Chase. She took some Panda Class children with her for the event and they were all able to choose a free drink from the lovely new shop!

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Anti-Bullying Week 2020

This year, the whole school took part in Odd Socks Day to spread the message that we are United Against Bullying at Leybourne Chase. Throughout the week, the children discussed what bullying was and ways that we can help to prevent bullying in our school. 

Watch our Odd Socks Day school video: https://youtu.be/_yZ07_43mMA 

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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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