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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

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

From September 2020, all primary schools are required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education.  

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, our RSE/PSHE curriculum aims to enable the children at our school to become healthy, responsible and respectful members of society. Through the curriculum and the school’s engagement with the Rights Respecting School’s Award (RRSA) programme, the children are encouraged to become wider thinkers, allowing them to tackle a number of the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The aim of the curriculum is to provide our children with a ‘safe’ environment where they can learn about relationships, being healthy in mind and body, staying safe and what it means to be part of a community. Engaging with this curriculum, and developing their understanding of their rights set out within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), should encourage our children to recognise their self-worth, foster critical thinking skills and empower them to speak out on local and global issues, developing well-rounded, respectful global citizens. 

Relationships Education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including: 

  • Families and people who care for me; 
  • Caring friendships; 
  • Respectful relationships; 
  • Online relationships; 
  • Being safe. 

Health Education focuses on teaching children about their physical and mental health and well-being and providing strategies to support healthy, positive development, this includes: 

  • Mental wellbeing; 
  • Internet safety and harms; 
  • Physical health and fitness; 
  • Healthy eating;
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco; 
  • Health and prevention; 
  • Basic first aid; 
  • Changing adolescent body.

If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click below to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”. 

At VIPS at Leybourne Chase, we have been delivering Relationships and Health Education within our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum.  We have reviewed and re-written our PSHE curriculum ready for September 2020, to make sure that our lessons meet the requirements that the government has set out for the content of Relationships and Health Education.  

We have also updated our PSHE/RSHE policy to reflect the new statutory status for Relationships, Sex and Health Education, which can be found in the links on this page.

In order to develop our curriculum, we ran a parent focus group in February 2020 to discuss the proposed curriculum as part of our policy consultation process.  

Links to our curriculum and other resources that we think may be useful can be found below. As with all areas of your child’s learning, if you have any questions about the curriculum please contact the office, or ask to speak to Miss Carlow (PSHE Lead).  

Useful documents:

Parent booklet - talking to your child about periods

Student booklet - Periods

Department for Education - Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child's primary school - a guide for parents

Parent RSE Training September 2020

RSE and PSHE Curriculum

Useful link:

Information from the Department for Education about the introduction of compulsory Relationships Education and RSE from September 2020