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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

28/09/21

Panda Class have been on a discovery walk, searching for signs of Autumn to take back to the classroom to explore. https://t.co/XuvCNqY47C

27/09/21

Panda class have been learning all about plants and the rainforest. They drew pictures to show why we shouldn’t chop down trees and the importance of saving our rainforest https://t.co/UPWEgmia95

24/09/21

We are pleased to announce Silva-Rene is the winner of our cake raffle https://t.co/JKPyfbSQlW

24/09/21

Thank you to Marcelas Crafted Desire for your wonderful cake donation. We are also running a raffle for your chance to win this amazing cake so please purchase your tickets at the school now. https://t.co/6Qy3tJzeSa

24/09/21

Our Macmilan coffee morning is now open, please join us for some tea/coffee and cake. Thank you to who have donated these wonderful cupcakes. We are currently running a raffle for you to win these cakes, come and purchase your tickets. https://t.co/XRe88oiOSB

23/09/21

In PHSE, Year 5 continued their mindfulness scavenger hunt and finished with some cloud gazing. ? https://t.co/NP5zNnmzkW

23/09/21

Year 5 witnessed the final butterfly emerging from its chrysalid this morning https://t.co/2epsj9LWq0

22/09/21

Year 6 taking part in Bikeability Cycle Training and learning vital road safety skills https://t.co/OFXbRzH0h4

22/09/21

Year 5 have two new members today https://t.co/dlpstDzDu4

21/09/21

The Students and teachers at Invicta Grammar School, part of the VIAT trust have made this video about ‘Life at Invicta’ and what its like to be part of the school. To book on an open day at the school, please click the link: https://t.co/xKEzsKICpu https://t.co/VNXRG06j4r

21/09/21

We were very lucky to have Tamsin Ritchie, Environmental Projects Coordinator for Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council come and speak to the children today about recycling, including what it is, what happens to our rubbish when it is recycled and why recycling is important https://t.co/zv1JkkfxEP

21/09/21

Help support our Macmillan Coffee morning by donating cakes and make it our BIGGEST one yet! Please deliver any cake donations to the school office from the morning of Thursday 23 September. https://t.co/HM7xQTXLXC

21/09/21

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Caretaker to work at our fantastic school - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/OWH8EIjrPQ https://t.co/kLxMchFZhk

17/09/21

Year 1 are having a scavenger hunt looking for things that make our world special. https://t.co/TnKcRA50Il

17/09/21

Year 2 have been learning about what plants need to grow and survive https://t.co/BFEGeygQJu

17/09/21

We would like to say a very special thank you to The Woodwards for our delicious treats. The staff at Leybourne Chase were very happy to receive these https://t.co/1NVmnMaavr

16/09/21

We are very proud of the artwork our Year 6 pupils have produced this week. https://t.co/kpCQtQgvsK

16/09/21

Our Wellbeing display is based on one of our favourite stories The Colour Monster book by Children have been discussing their emotions and how they make us feel and the importance of showing kindness and friendship https://t.co/7Wxn8pOG9p

15/09/21

Children sharing their ideas https://t.co/l32MsWeywN

15/09/21

Mrs Robinson ready and waiting for the with keynote speech from https://t.co/fCQifRo3zv

15/09/21

We are pleased to announce our baby elmer, “Celeste” has returned home to Leybourne Chase. She is currently living in our Library working her way through all our books https://t.co/QjEvncFcyB

14/09/21

GREAT NEWS.... We have spaces in current Year 4. To find out more information please call the school office on 01732 840908. https://t.co/U31aHUMybe https://t.co/qOUO4pBOCk

10/09/21

Year 5 are learning about life cycles in Science this term and will be observing the life cycles of Triops and Butterflies over time. https://t.co/XkBnzhJdEE

10/09/21

Congratulations to all the children who won this weeks Presentation awards https://t.co/z2ys4yCv0O

08/09/21

We are delighted to announce the return of our Parent, Toddler and Baby Group Every Monday (term time only) 9.10 - 10.40 am £2.00 per Family Refreshments provided https://t.co/vGCvzqM8lI

08/09/21

During the summer holidays Maddison Year 4 and Harry Year 1, completed the ‘Wild World Heroes’ summer reading challenge collectively reading 12 books. They enjoyed visiting the library, choosing books and collecting the stickers for the poster. We are very proud of you https://t.co/Ji0WZSEmYR

08/09/21

This morning the children were surprised with the return of Mr Shepherd who will be hosting our singing assembly every Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed singing as a school again, children were even throwing in a couple of dance moves, we saw you 😉 https://t.co/GX08P3yiOa

07/09/21

Year 3 spent their Science lesson this week exploring the different parts of a plant. They used magnifying glasses and spent time observing different weeds and making hypotheses about what they noticed https://t.co/jwB4Zs4dlf

07/09/21

Panda class have been enjoying their first few days exploring all the new activities the class have to offer https://t.co/4M9YwI5Opd

07/09/21

Open mornings for Sept 2022 intake take place every Tues and Thurs from Sept - Jan These tours are for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in Sept 2022. To book please contact the school office on 01732 840 908 or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/VHA0IgfBgG

Science

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, we recognise the importance of teaching Science in a way that encourages pupils’ natural curiosity about things they observe, experience and explore in the world around them. We recognise Science as one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools - it is a fundamental part of our weekly curriculum, and pupils enjoy a full afternoon of Science every week. Pupils learn to make sense of, explain and think critically about key concepts through inquiry-based learning.

The experience of pupils using scientific methods of investigation should develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment, and provide opportunities to develop children’s questioning. The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the Science curriculum taught throughout the school, which is linked into our knowledge-based curriculum learning. We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of education and adulthood.

The teaching sequence in Science

In Science at Leybourne Chase, like all other subjects, we recognise the importance of the methods and practice of teaching (the pedagogy). The Science schemes of work outline the ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Working Scientifically’ skills as defined by the National Curriculum. In order for pupils to know more, remember more and do more in Science, these aspects must be evident in the implementation of the Science curriculum throughout school. The following approaches will be used, and be evident in pupils’ books, in order to ensure that the Science learning opportunities are as effective as possible and that pupils progress throughout the year and across year groups during their history experiences in school.

For more information on the teaching sequence, please click here.

Assessment

Teachers record pupil’s attainment through a variety of methods such as observations, photographs, written feedback, questioning and class discussion. We assess using a combination of task based materials from the PIXL website, concept cartoons and short quizzes rather than using test papers.  To ensure children have a good understanding of the components, teachers provide opportunity throughout each lesson to reflect on their learning and recall facts.

Science curriculum intent, implementation and impact

The intent of our Science curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Through their learning of key scientific concepts, pupils are able to understand and think critically about each unit of learning and make links to day to day life; this ensures the Science curriculum is contextual, meaningful and purposeful for all pupils. As a result of this they will:

  • Develop an enjoyment and interest in Science, their outdoor environment and health.
  • Develop an understanding of key scientific concepts and scientific skills.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries.
  • Be able to effectively communicate scientific ideas by using scientific vocabulary.
  • Develop positive attitudes which encourage collaborative learning and perseverance.
  • Develop an awareness of how science influences and affects our everyday lives.
  • Develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.

For more information on Intent, Implementation, Impact, please click here.

Science Curriculum Overview - click here for more information.

Progression in Science across the curriculum:

Do you want to know more?

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk

https://www.developingexperts.com/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/science-at-primary-school/

Spark your curiosity:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://attenboroughfilm.com/

Great Early Years Investigations:

https://www.science-sparks.com/early-years-science-themed-activities/

Scientists who inspire us:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/famous-scientists/

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