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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!


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.


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.


All staff at Leybourne Chase were extremely pleased to see this when they walked into the kitchen today Thank you Mrs Robinson


Year 5 are loving netball!


Year 1 had great fun identifying trees from their leaves and being nature detectives!


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


Mrs Craig and Mrs Robinson taking part in CPD training today, attending the October conference


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!


Year 3 were set the challenge to unscramble and complete a set of instructions for how to draw a smiley face


Year 1 worked so hard on their remote learning during their time at home, we have enjoyed celebrating their success at school.


Jake, Year 5 attended county football trials this week and has been selected to play at county level.


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!


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


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


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:


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. .


We were very impressed with Caia’s thoughtful poem


Year 3 have been ordering 3 digit numbers on number lines this week


Yeah 2 have been learning to partition 2-digit numbers in different ways. We were very impressed with Sophia’s math’s work


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.


Year 4 have had great fun using coke, bread and a sandwich bag to simulate the role of the stomach in the digestive system!


Year 5 are loving writing and illustrating poetry this term Lost Words


Year 3 spent the afternoon investigating the parts of a plant. Jenson did a fantastic scientific drawing of his plant!


We were very impressed with Jayden's choice of words on his poem


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


Well done to Luke and Ceira for their artwork. we hope you like them too 😀


Halle-Dee has been hard at work again! Well done for all your hard work throughout lockdown 😀


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There's a new computer science workshop on our Year 6 transition page. It shows you how to make a simple computer program. Have a go!


Thank you to all our lovely parents for your very kind gift. We really appreciate your support and patience during this difficult period. 🥰


It was lovely to welcome so many children back for their transition session. We've really missed you and we hope that the time spent in school will help your return to school in September. We look forward to seeing more of you during the week. 😀


It's nearly time to say goodbye.


Please see our Year 6 Leavers Service on our Facebook page


Emilie has been very busy - well done Emilie! We look forward to seeing you for your transition session next week 😀


Some interesting fashion choices!


The gift goddess (Mrs Robinson) has been hard at work preparing surprises for the Year 6's


Eden has thoroughly embraced Miss Carlow's balance challenge. Well done this is very impressive! 🤩


As an extra challenge Taylor completed 25 miles of cycling in five days. This is a fantastic feat and we are all so impressed. You should feel so proud of your achievement Taylor 🤩


Thank you to Carly, Maddison and Scarlett for our wonderful cream tea! This was a lovely surprise and has really brightened our day. Thank you for this very kind gesture and your appreciation at this difficult time 🥰


Flashback! Some of our current Year 6's horse riding in 2018. Looking much younger! 😀#year6


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.


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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