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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

English

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase, children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills across the curriculum.  

We intend for pupils to be able to speak, read and write to a high standard to enable them to reach their full potential in the world of work and as global citizens. We consider reading to be the key to success and place huge importance and emphasis on the teaching of reading and on nurturing a life-long, love of reading.  

Children at Leybourne Chase are exposed to a diverse, exciting and stimulating array of literature that encourages children to question, consider, wonder and learn about other people, issues and places, as well as themselves. They are taught how to use this knowledge and their growing vocabulary and informed opinions to write in a range of genres and for different purposes and audiences. They plan, revise and evaluate their writing. To be able to do this effectively, we focus on developing effective transcription and effective composition. We intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent and legible handwriting. 

Teachers show pupils how to understand and remember spelling rules, the relationships between words and how to understand nuances in meaning. Children learn to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language. Pupils are also taught how to work out and clarify the meanings of unknown words and words with more than one meaning. Children at Leybourne Chase learn to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English. 

Reading Aims 

  • To raise the profile of reading in order to encourage and promote a life-long love of reading; 
  • To ensure that all children develop the ability to read easily, fluently and with good understanding;
  • To allow children to know, remember and understand more with regards to their reading skills; 
  • To allow the children to acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language; 
  • To develop in our children the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information;
  • To develop an appreciation for our rich and varied literary heritage;
  • To develop a broad range of reading skills that can be applied to a wide range of reading text types and genres across the whole curriculum;
  • To provide children with opportunities to experience reading in a range of contexts, including independent reading time, being read to and reading aloud;
  • To enable our children to be competent in the arts of speaking and listening; making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate;
  • To commit (finance and time) to providing pupils with a range of resources to stimulate their desire to read;  
  • To create confident, independent readers;  
  • To prepare pupils for the next stages of their education.

Progression of Literal Understanding and Retrieval

Progression of Inferential Reading Skills

Progression of Response to Text

Progression of Fluency and Phrasing

Writing Aims 

  • To design an exciting and engaging curriculum that provides regular opportunities for pupils to use and apply the writing and spoken language skills they have acquired from the English Curriculum;
  • To create an interest in words and their meanings in order to broaden vocabulary and the ability to use it in the correct context; 
  • For children to write for a purpose and to have clear intentions of the impact of their writing on the reader, through careful planning and consideration; 
  • To develop a broad range of writing skills that can be applied to a wide range of text types and genres across the whole curriculum;
  • For children to be able to articulate their thoughts orally and to be able to use a strong grasp of grammar and spelling to write with confidence and clarity in all subjects;
  • Children are taught letters with entry and exit lines from EYFS. They begin to join these letters to form a neat, cursive script in Year 2 and all teaching staff model this consistently. It is expected that writing is beautifully presented in all books and for all display work.