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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, 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.