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15/01/21

Year 3’s taskmaster challenge had the children choosing the most unusual places to read. Looks fun! https://t.co/W4274yV8WR

15/01/21

Year 4 had lots of fun conducting a science experiment which involved measuring the weight of gases in fizzy drinks. https://t.co/eqr9Pj7kuH

15/01/21

Well done to Emme in our Year 1 Key Worker bubble for her independent writing https://t.co/5iz8XUV2ZO

15/01/21

William is so proud of completing his writing task independently. We are all very proud of him too! Great job William! https://t.co/hK6tLimfnw

15/01/21

Charlie has been finding various compositions of 5 each time the wavy sea throws the teddies off of the pirate ship. This looks like great fun! https://t.co/I8Vef1qgNo

14/01/21

Year 3 have been taking part in daily challenges. On Monday they had to make an aeroplane out of resources they have at home and see how far they can throw it. Each day they complete a challenge they get a point, at the end of remote learning we will crown a task master champion! https://t.co/kwTSymcasL

14/01/21

Thank you for the treats and - they really cheered us up! https://t.co/lXyFo1Ock5

14/01/21

Zain has been busy making porridge to taste just like in the story of 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears'. He used his list of ingredients to support him. Zain then thought of some describing words like sweet and hot to put into sentences. Good job! https://t.co/ZbY3BuItBl

12/01/21

Year 1 have been cooking along with Mrs. Wahl's video for West African banana fritters. Reece has been busy measuring out the ingredients and making the banana fritters. We bet they taste yummy! https://t.co/3XK064EKo1

12/01/21

Just a few of the VIPS Leybourne Chase nature photos submitted as part of the VIAT Primary Weekly Challenge - aren't they great? https://t.co/I7E1njGhVL

11/01/21

Year 5 have been working hard. Jake has been writing all about Earth and the Solar System in Science. Ruby has written about her favourite Hindu goddess and Harrison has written about The Hexapod in English. https://t.co/tBMRvRCHp5

11/01/21

William has been working hard on completing his 2x tables activity in school. He was very focused and very chuffed with himself! Good work William. https://t.co/VbD57KrNCs

10/01/21

Year 5 have produced some lovely work this week. Well done to Sam for all his hard work, Henry for producing a lovely diagram of the Solar System and Inaya's introduction to a non-chronological report. Keep up the great work Year 5. https://t.co/jPRIN2au8K

09/01/21

Jack has been working hard on his sentence structure. Well done Jack! https://t.co/5EGeJtr2ly

09/01/21

Year 3 have been working very hard this week. Louis has been doing some great work in math's and Zoe produced an amazing diagram labelling the layers of the Earth. Great work! https://t.co/sSCKHsiGWJ

09/01/21

Year 2 had a lot of fun investigating Superheroes for the day. They thought about what superheroes do on a daily basis, what their personalities are like and, finally, drew their perfect lunch. Who knew that Batman’s favourite snack is chicken nuggets! https://t.co/arlytWV1h9

08/01/21

Fantastic adding by counting on from Harley in Year One. Great work! https://t.co/sfqNppcvtk

08/01/21

Panda class have been really busy this week. Logan has been trying to find ways to represent the number 0 in Math's and Eleanor produced a very detailed story map of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/iOGZVHlkPT

05/01/21

Well done to Inaya with remote learning today. This piece of work is beautifully presented https://t.co/uR0ze8G2tq

15/12/20

Each class has received a Portable North Pole message from Santa, Year 3 were very excited to find out they are currently on the nice list! https://t.co/VzUsRWVaeC

14/12/20

Little Cracker appeared in Year 2 today and asked the children to make Lolly stick Christmas tree decorations https://t.co/Iq0bCImVAY

14/12/20

Everyone looks very festive in their Christmas Jumpers today https://t.co/AYn6os8C5A

14/12/20

Year 3 have had great fun investigating which materials are magnetic https://t.co/cUcIMmm79U

11/12/20

We would like to say a very special thank you to at Kings Hill for their kind donation for our class bubble Christmas parties. We are truly grateful https://t.co/wH2jliQfzx

11/12/20

Little Cracker has made a right mess of the school office this morning. Mrs. Craig and Mrs. Robinson were extremely shocked to find glitter thrown across their desks and toilet roll strewn everywhere! https://t.co/AbAxH3pNOu

10/12/20

The School hall is looking very Christmassy set up for today's Christmas dinner https://t.co/Rxncb4P0Kw

10/12/20

Little Cracker has stolen Mr Holt’s chair and favourite coffee mug and is hiding in the school. Mr Holt is unable to find Little Cracker and is not very happy! https://t.co/o7BaTym35r

09/12/20

Little Cracker made a mess in Year 3 today making hot chocolate and decorating the class room with toilet roll and Christmas decorations. Miss Carlow was not impressed https://t.co/0g0e1nwXyf

08/12/20

Little Cracker has caused quite a buzz in school this morning hiding from the children https://t.co/8irfNTWuZ6

07/12/20

Year 1 had lots of fun this morning making Snowmen with Little Cracker! https://t.co/OtydjOwmeu

04/12/20

The office has busy making up popcorn and sweet goodie bags for all those staying for the film night tonight https://t.co/TkGkf9hiNM

04/12/20

We were very impressed with Phoebe’s work on Magna Carter https://t.co/MbfdzzOyLp

04/12/20

Little Cracker is in his pyjamas ready for stories and film night https://t.co/lXm741XMUP

04/12/20

This week in Panda Class we have been very busy filming the Nativity. Here is a sneak peek... https://t.co/jsPVTqrYmS

03/12/20

Little Cracker has caused a noisy stir in Year 4 this morning. To stay off the naughty list Mr. Terry has to blast out the children’s favourite hits! https://t.co/HAnj0K5ale

02/12/20

Little Cracker appeared in Year 5 this morning causing trouble by pouring coffee all over the Children's English Books! https://t.co/YFryeGnnOI

01/12/20

The children in Panda class have been busy making snowflakes following this morning’s exciting visit from Little Cracker! https://t.co/yAEagyZlv1

01/12/20

Little Cracker caused quite a stir in Panda class this morning making a mess and getting up to mischief! https://t.co/TtqLLdwDDl

30/11/20

Little Cracker has been keeping a watchful eye on the children today, ready to report back! https://t.co/bHi9TBvcCm

30/11/20

We are excited to announce we have teamed up with Eden Estates to host a children's Christmas Colouring Competition. To enter simply follow on Facebook, like their page, find the competition post and upload your drawing in the comments. https://t.co/FUsP1Il6gt

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.

Progression in Science across the curriculum:

  • Biology (click for more information)
  • Chemistry (click for more information)
  • Physics (click for more information)

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