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17/09/21

Year 1 are having a scavenger hunt looking for things that make our world special. https://t.co/TnKcRA50Il

17/09/21

Year 2 have been learning about what plants need to grow and survive https://t.co/BFEGeygQJu

17/09/21

We would like to say a very special thank you to The Woodwards for our delicious treats. The staff at Leybourne Chase were very happy to receive these https://t.co/1NVmnMaavr

16/09/21

We are very proud of the artwork our Year 6 pupils have produced this week. https://t.co/kpCQtQgvsK

16/09/21

Our Wellbeing display is based on one of our favourite stories The Colour Monster book by Children have been discussing their emotions and how they make us feel and the importance of showing kindness and friendship https://t.co/7Wxn8pOG9p

15/09/21

Children sharing their ideas https://t.co/l32MsWeywN

15/09/21

Mrs Robinson ready and waiting for the with keynote speech from https://t.co/fCQifRo3zv

15/09/21

We are pleased to announce our baby elmer, “Celeste” has returned home to Leybourne Chase. She is currently living in our Library working her way through all our books https://t.co/QjEvncFcyB

14/09/21

GREAT NEWS.... We have spaces in current Year 4. To find out more information please call the school office on 01732 840908. https://t.co/U31aHUMybe https://t.co/qOUO4pBOCk

10/09/21

Year 5 are learning about life cycles in Science this term and will be observing the life cycles of Triops and Butterflies over time. https://t.co/XkBnzhJdEE

10/09/21

Congratulations to all the children who won this weeks Presentation awards https://t.co/z2ys4yCv0O

08/09/21

We are delighted to announce the return of our Parent, Toddler and Baby Group Every Monday (term time only) 9.10 - 10.40 am £2.00 per Family Refreshments provided https://t.co/vGCvzqM8lI

08/09/21

During the summer holidays Maddison Year 4 and Harry Year 1, completed the ‘Wild World Heroes’ summer reading challenge collectively reading 12 books. They enjoyed visiting the library, choosing books and collecting the stickers for the poster. We are very proud of you https://t.co/Ji0WZSEmYR

08/09/21

This morning the children were surprised with the return of Mr Shepherd who will be hosting our singing assembly every Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed singing as a school again, children were even throwing in a couple of dance moves, we saw you 😉 https://t.co/GX08P3yiOa

07/09/21

Year 3 spent their Science lesson this week exploring the different parts of a plant. They used magnifying glasses and spent time observing different weeds and making hypotheses about what they noticed https://t.co/jwB4Zs4dlf

07/09/21

Panda class have been enjoying their first few days exploring all the new activities the class have to offer https://t.co/4M9YwI5Opd

07/09/21

Open mornings for Sept 2022 intake take place every Tues and Thurs from Sept - Jan These tours are for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in Sept 2022. To book please contact the school office on 01732 840 908 or email office.viat.org.uk https://t.co/VHA0IgfBgG

06/09/21

Warm welcome to our new Panda Class and their families who are joining us today, we are thrilled to have you all with us at VIPS Leybourne Chase. https://t.co/cI5OAj0pLN

16/07/21

We would like to wish you all a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you all in September. https://t.co/aPTC3jbPt4

13/07/21

We have been successful in our application for the Tesco Community Grant Scheme. We are hoping to improve our Early Years Outdoor Area. Voting is now open West Malling. To vote, you need to purchase in store of any value and pop the token in our box https://t.co/1dGHd7eG6L

13/07/21

Year 1 have been creating Matisse inspired art using https://t.co/RXnVr6Jga4. Seth used this technique to create a Matisse inspired dinosaur. https://t.co/IVQqv0DlHS

12/07/21

We are very proud of Inaya in Year 5, who will be performing in Swan Lake with the English Youth Ballet. If you would like to go and watch please book direct with the ticket office https://t.co/fGP4LIc4Ff

12/07/21

Keira from Year 6 2020 Cohort paid a visit to our baby Elmer, Celeste, and sent us this photo to share. Even though Keira is well into her secondary school journey we love she keeps us updated. Thank you https://t.co/RaH6nbSRcE

09/07/21

In Science, Year 2 were exploring the properties of different types of paper and investigated how bending and folding paper can change this material to create a supportive bridge. https://t.co/7VU7I6HfQe

09/07/21

Thank you to for our year 6 virtual Art wellbeing workshop. May has thoroughly enjoyed these sessions. https://t.co/dnLZNhI2px

09/07/21

Thank you to Sugar Blush Cake Company for their amazing donation of this fabulous cake. Children will be playing "Guess how many spots on the cake" Will you be collecting this from our school office tonight? https://t.co/f84urZhCRB https://t.co/umPqfL8sjL

08/07/21

Year 3 sent their art lesson designing Caribbean carnival masks ready for their carnival party on Friday! https://t.co/PuZvDv7fEg

08/07/21

Year 5 have been working on their problem solving and reasoning skills this week – maths treasure hunt. https://t.co/CV1o6yeSlw

08/07/21

Year 5 are really loving exploring the wordless story ‘The Arrival’. This week we have been inspired to create mythical creatures from a strange new land. https://t.co/MflxVfSsRr

06/07/21

Year 4 have been doing a data collection this week in maths and the children decided to collect data on a topic of their choice then represent it using a bar chart https://t.co/HxMDB3V4Vz

02/07/21

Year 4 attended Skiing lessons at Chatham Snow sports Centre on the dry ski slopes. The children had loads of fun. https://t.co/QDYKNBjcSB

02/07/21

Phoebe has been awarded a Premier League Primary Stars “be inspiring” certificate for the incredible work that she has done to support other children in her class with their reading. Her thoughtfulness makes her an excellent ambassador for our school https://t.co/ylnllKvpNi

02/07/21

In Science this week, the children in Year 3 have been learning about tendons and ligaments and how they help us move. They used their knowledge to make a model of the human hand, to demonstrate how the tendons and ligaments allow us to move our fingers and make a fist https://t.co/njepef1Ig1

30/06/21

We are holding a transition event on 6 July to help you and your child prepare to move from primary to secondary school. It'll be held in the library of our secondary school, SST Maidstone, from 5-6pm. Find out more details, and book your place here: https://t.co/ScyLCia9EA

29/06/21

Chloe in Year 3 has been busy making they look absolutely delicious https://t.co/rr8XEMMsS9

24/06/21

Year 6 completed their fancy dress race for their final Sports Day https://t.co/ABXnVswMhf

24/06/21

Congratulations to our Maths Whizz winners for achieving the Gold Award for making the most progressions this week.#mathswhizz https://t.co/2dTGtn1sLh

24/06/21

Reminder tomorrow, Friday 25th June, is Staff Development Day. School is closed to all pupils. Children should return to school on Monday 28th June https://t.co/UEeYExy7Gx

18/06/21

Year 3 spent their Geography lesson this week comparing the weather and climate in the UK to that in Trinidad and Tobago. They produced bar graphs to represent the data. https://t.co/ufIqCwPxlg

Rights Respecting

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Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase is a Rights Respecting School.

At Leybourne Chase, we are proud to have been recognised for our commitment to educating children about their rights by being awarded the Gold award. Only a handful of schools in the Kent area have been awarded this level and it emphasises the school’s work towards teaching about, through and being ambassadors for the convention and children’s rights. At Leybourne Chase we provide opportunities for children to exercise their rights and to campaign both locally and globally. Being a rights respecting school has positively impacted the whole school community by encouraging a respectful, inclusive, safe and nurturing environment and has allowed the children to become wider thinkers, inspiring them to be passionate about promoting positive change.

A copy of our assessment report can be found here:Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase RRSA Gold report November 2019

What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in their practice to improve well-being and help all children and realise their potential.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18. The Convention is an international human rights treaty which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and ratified by the UK in 1991.

Here are the Rights

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. Schools can achieve a special award. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying. The Award is aimed at schools across the UK.

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover:

  • the leadership of the school,
  • knowledge and understanding of children’s rights,
  • ethos and relationships,
  • the empowerment of children

More information about the award and the convention can be found here:

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Watch our School Video about what we think it means to be a Rights Respecting School!

Supporting rights around the world:

After watching Newsround and hearing about India’s rapidly increasing COVID-19 crisis, our youngest children in Panda Class wanted to raise some money to get them more oxygen. The children will be taking part in a sponsored 3-mile walk around our school playground on Friday May 21st, and have placed donation buckets in the local Costcutter, to raise money to support Unicef UK in providing aid to those who need it. 

https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1392821830445146113?s=20​

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors: 

In March (2021), a group of 20 of our children were trained to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Their training was conducted by the Dianna Award, where they were taught how to educte their peers on bullying behaviour. 

https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1376882493551443971?s=20

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Community Links:

In March 2021, Mrs Craig got the very special job of opening the long-awaited Cost Cutter shop at Leybourne Chase. She took some Panda Class children with her for the event and they were all able to choose a free drink from the lovely new shop!

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Anti-Bullying Week 2020

This year, the whole school took part in Odd Socks Day to spread the message that we are United Against Bullying at Leybourne Chase. Throughout the week, the children discussed what bullying was and ways that we can help to prevent bullying in our school. 

Watch our Odd Socks Day school video: https://youtu.be/_yZ07_43mMA 

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Learning About Our Rights:

Look at our fantastic artwork surrounding our rights and the Sustainable Development Goals - Rights Respecting Art Afternoons 25/1/19 and 1/2/2019.pdf

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Tom Tugendhat at Leybourne Chase!

The children of Leybourne Chase wrote to Tom Tugendhat (MP) to voice their concerns regarding road safety on the estate. In response to their letters, he came to our school and spent an hour with the children in Year 3 discussing this issue.  Following this discussion, members of Year Three walked the estate with him and noted down any areas where safety features such as zebra crossings could be put in place. Following this visit, Tom has expressed his support on social media and has contacted Kent County Council to address these issues. 

Click the following link for the article on Kent Online: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/malling/news/pupils-show-mp-traffic-woes-200792/

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Neighbourly:

The school have signed up the scheme 'Neighbourly' in an effort to help to further support the local community and ensure that the children in our school have access to healthy, nutritious food (Article 24 - children have the right to the best possible health). Through the scheme, the school have access to weekly food surplus donations from local supermarket Aldi (Aylesford) which will be used to ensure that children have healthy snacks. Follow this link to read more about our aims and what we have been doing: https://www.neighbourly.com/project/5d1df510c7ac8e17ec10761a/information

Aldi Food Surplus

Donations of fruit from Aldi (Aylesford) which were shared amongst children in KS2. 

 

Christmas 2019:

This Christmas the children at Leybourne Chase gave donations of presents for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. These presents were donated to give to children who are in need and who might otherwise not receive a Christmas present. 

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https://twitter.com/VIPSLeybourne/status/1205102965796868096

 

Useful Downloads:

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ABCDE of Rights - this document outlines the nature of children's rights. It explains child rights as being universal, inherent, inalienable, unconditional and indivisible in child friendly language. 

UNCRC in Chilld Friendly Language