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04/06/20

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to The Lenham School. On Wednesday 17 June you will be able to join your form tutor and meet other students in your tutor group. Shortly, we will be sending you an invite to join us on-line. See you soon. https://t.co/sMI2sOHkBL

03/06/20

Many of our Year 11 students engaged with an on-line learning opportunity offered by Eton College. I am delighted to announce that we now have students completing the Eton-X course with flying colours. Well done. Felicity, Year 11 https://t.co/RDRroB7wY9

02/06/20

Welcome back to Term 6. Students and teachers are back working hard. We are excited to now be planning for meeting Year 10 and 12 students on 15 June. Art: 'Drawing from a Window' - Lacey, Year 7. https://t.co/vsDg0tekBt

22/05/20

It is hard to believe that we have completed another term. I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the unwavering support shown by teachers and support staff. Thank you for the amazing work completed by students and for the words of encouragement from parents. https://t.co/Z3XZprqcwf

16/05/20

This week we started the Year 6 Transition Programme. Our Induction Team were able to meet each Year 6 student and their parent/carer for an on-line introduction to The Lenham School. https://t.co/PBxDADNGYv

15/05/20

We are running a student photography competition inspired by life during lock-down... https://t.co/3pJNcXEEZs

14/05/20

After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here: https://t.co/GhAlgbK4B3 https://t.co/dzS1GB2fg0

12/05/20

The Lenham School Bake Off is just one of our many on-line clubs... https://t.co/789jsfG7Dh

07/05/20

We are pleased to report that we have received an impressive response to our Virtual Clubs and Activities Programme. It is not too late to join a club: https://t.co/BV6ndt1eQD https://t.co/r3ZvY3TGZC

05/05/20

The Stay Creative competition winners have been announced! There were over 250 entries which included painting, photography, crochet and digital illustrations - and the standard was amazing! The winning entries can be seen here: https://t.co/aMek8dYp7g Well done everyone! https://t.co/RukuXrF2Xm

04/05/20

Year 13 students have been demonstrating some of their work created during lock-down. Amy has been developing her sewing skills and Hollie has produced fabulous art work. https://t.co/gYavxMCAyH

30/04/20

Many students and staff are missing our regular clubs and activities. So we have decided to launch our own on-line activities/clubs programme: https://t.co/BV6ndt1eQD

28/04/20

Further to the announcement for Year 11 students we are delighted to offer EtonX on-line learning to Year 12 students: Course: Research Skills Available: 4 May Login detail to be emailed to you directly. https://t.co/p4qyUzE8mg

27/04/20

Every Year 11 student will be able to complete a self-study course following the EtonX learning package: Available from 4 May 2020: Creative Problem Solving Access details will be sent to your school email address. https://t.co/VD1ciLnN9K

25/04/20

Many of our students want to express their thanks to the NHS and the vital work that they are doing. I have been asked by Daisy in year 8 to share her message to the NHS... https://t.co/LLYcPzGarQ

24/04/20

As we approach the week-end I thought that it would be useful to share the following resource as a reminder of important pieces of information: https://t.co/Y8l8M1cOIG

22/04/20

Over the last few weeks everyone has, in their own way, tried to support the NHS...Mia-Lilly would like to share her iPad artwork and her appreciation of the NHS. https://t.co/h4R69kZhX9

21/04/20

On behalf of all teachers at The Lenham Virtual School I would like to thank students for their hard work and parents for their continuing support. We miss the daily buzz of a working school but your on-line work is keeping our spirits up Alex, Year 8 James, Year 7 https://t.co/t7WKDU5ObO

20/04/20

I hope that everyone managed to get going again after the Easter break... many teachers have made contact with their tutor groups and virtual classes have been well attended. Students continue to create excellent work... Arabella, Year 11 (horse), Shaunelle, Year 11 (robot photo) https://t.co/11kRzjLTRJ

17/04/20

I hope that you had a safe and healthy Easter break. With the recent announcement that the lockdown will be extended it is even more important that students continue to engage with school and their learning. https://t.co/YX2gUudUkY

16/04/20

As you are aware, all examinations this summer have been cancelled. Many Year 11 and 13 students will want to know how their grades will be awarded this year. The following information was released by Ofqual earlier this week: https://t.co/Mm45LZSaY2

09/04/20

We have been asked to share the following NHS information with Parents/Carers: https://t.co/MGDTQVqEXx

03/04/20

Will you accept the Easter Challenge? https://t.co/fCKtSdbxmg

03/04/20

Thank you to students, parents and staff for your exceptional support over the past two weeks. As we approach Easter the priority for all of us is to stay healthy and keep our families safe. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Mr Chris Foreman - Headteacher - The Lenham School

02/04/20

Celebrating our talented students with a focus on Art... Ship in a Bottle, Arabella, Year 11 Feather study drawing, Year 7 Cher & I, Hollie, Year 12 https://t.co/U6umwb9JkH

01/04/20

Another busy day for students and staff. Excellent work from Year 10 French students speaking about environmental issues (Ellie, Katie and Lee): https://t.co/UWeGUdG1Q6

01/04/20

Just a quick reminder that every student has a slot on their time-table for physical exercise. Here we can see Olivia (Year 7) following the Joe Wicks daily workout: https://t.co/99lFO6TZSE https://t.co/aVCsXeRdl6

31/03/20

Each day we are encouraging every student to take part in some form of independent activity. Perhaps to develop a new skill or hobby: Finlay has been mastering his football skills... https://t.co/D3V8Qb7aPp

30/03/20

Week 2: The Lenham Virtual School Remember that we will be following revised time-tables, starting today. This is in response to student, parent and teacher feed-back following the first week running our virtual school: https://t.co/X02a8FtaqM

28/03/20

Thanks to staff at The Lenham School for their dedication this week. Some staff needed to be with their families and we have colleagues on-line from France, Ireland and of course Kent. (Miss Goubet supporting students on-line with their French from her family home in France...) https://t.co/sK2YGgeyZu

27/03/20

Congratulations to everyone for making this week a success in such challenging times. We have seen incredible work from our students and magnificent support from parents and carers. Thank you. The Very Spotted Ladybug by William, Year 7. https://t.co/1PpW7LIJpN

26/03/20

Today we were impressed by the number of students engaging with our Virtual School. The range of activities was impressive from Computer Coding by Miles to Baking by Henry: https://t.co/XFolVch3fX

26/03/20

There are many organisations offering free access to resources during the school closure period. The following link will provide free access to a selection of Audio Books: https://t.co/r4V91wt7mk

25/03/20

We seem to be overcoming the early system problems and many students are finding a way of working that best meets their needs. Here we can see an example of a student working in their exercise book before sharing digitally with their subject teacher in BTEC Sport. https://t.co/ucYVcStdA5

23/03/20

What an amazing first day of The Lenham Virtual School. Students have continued their learning with lots of interesting assignments. Subject teachers have been online to support students and parents. Here we have year 7 Maths by Ophelia... https://t.co/geIvYQyYYy

22/03/20

We will be launching The Lenham Virtual School on Monday 23 March. Visit the school website to access Live Support between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

19/12/19

Thank you to all our students and staff who brought in donations for the local food bank to help those in need this Christmas. We really hope these boxes will help spread a little festive cheer. https://t.co/OUI4yeFPKp

13/12/19

Thank you to all our students who voted in yesterday's mock election with and - the Sixth Form and Leadership Team of Prefects did a fantastic job of organising and running the event. https://t.co/orSoXl7d9I

Quality of the Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

To enable students to:

  • understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active compassionate citizens
  • become economically responsible and independent
  • understand and appreciate their own cultures and to respect the diversity of others
  • engage with the world within them as well as the world around them

To create:

Engaged learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and successfully develop their ability to become (Learner Profile):

•              Inquirers

•              Knowledgeable

•              Thinkers

•              Communicators

•              Principled

•              Open-minded

•              Caring

•              Risk-takers

•              Balanced

•              Reflective

 

Year 7 (Term 1)

September 2019 - 2020:

Curriculum Plan

Language and Literature

Mathematics

Science

Arts

Physical and Health Education

Design

Language Acquisition

Individuals and Society

Interdisciplinary Learning

PSHE and Enrichment

 

 

Knowledge /Skills

 

Reading, writing and speaking and listening of the play.

 

Decimals – all operations

Standard form

The Periodic Table, Group 1 elements, Group 7 elements, Group 0 elements

 

Developing Performance Skills

Developing drawing skills

Football - Dribbling and control of the ball

Netball – Footwork and passing

Rugby – passing and catching

 

PD- Producing a design brief and specification

 

FD- Weighing and measuring, lighting ovens and hobs

Name, age, numbers in French/German

Organise information chronologically and reach a reasoned judgement.

 

Teambuilding

Opportunities

Behaviour codes

Self confidence

 

 

Inquirers

Research Gang-Culture in preparation for context application

 

NRich tasks as extended start to lesson at the end of the week

Predict trends and patterns in the periodic table.

Investigating ways to develop characters

Investigating and experimenting with techniques and materials

 

Research task into past and present designers

Use Ipads to access interactive MFL games

Students use Ipads and QR code to investigate the four contenders following the death of Edward the Confessor. 

 

 

Inquire into new opportunities at secondary school

Students nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. Students know how to learn independently and with others. Students learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable

Context of the time, social, historical and cultural – Violence, social, gang-culture. Reading of the play

 

Using Primer Factorisation knowledge to solve HCF and LCM

Develop conceptual understanding of how atoms, elements and compounds are linked.

Performance skills; tableaux, split staging, characterisation

Considering the work of other artists

The importance of warming up

FD- hygiene and safety in the kitchen

Memorise accurate pronunciation and spelling of numbers 1 - 31

Sequencing activity of the events.

Ability to read direction and scale from a variety of maps.

 

Gain knowledge of expectations at secondary school

Students develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. Students engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi­ficance.

Thinkers

 

Mid-term assessment – extract and analysis question

 

NRich tasks as extended start to lesson at the end of the week

 

Predict trends and patterns in the groups of the periodic table.

Devising own theatre pieces and their structure.

Using knowledge and new skills to create own interpretations

 

E-safety – reporting abuse – analyse and take responsible actions on problems - CS

Match written descriptions to images using creative thinking skills

What makes a good King?

 

 

Considering new challenges and opportunities at secondary school

Students use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. Students exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

 

Debate who is to blame

 

Converting Fractions and Decimals into one format

Working in groups to model principles of atoms, elements and compounds

Group communication building of paired work

Group and peer assessment

Question and answer in feedback sessions

 

Email French students in a partner school

Group activity to recreate the design of a Motte and Bailey castle.

 

Teambuilding opportunities

Students express themselves con­fidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Students collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principled

 

Why did they do what they did?

 

 

 

Constructive criticism of each other’s work. Sharing resources and valuing materials.

 

 

Take responsibility for regular vocabulary learning at home to reinforce language learnt in class.

 

 

Understanding why behaviour codes are needed and self regulation

 

Students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. Students take responsibility for their actions and their consequences.

 

Open-minded

 

Statement and discussions in writing a speech using persuasive techniques.

 

Practical group work evaluating different points of view

Discuss art concepts and value different approaches.

 

 

Explore the differences between students’ family units

 

 

Open to others’ views

Students critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. Students seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and they are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring

 

Watch a video / read account. Write a restorative justice letter.

 

Peer-assessed, Independent mini tests to assess progress on each topic,

 

 

Peer support in reviews + reflection

Peer support when evaluating work.

 

 

Peer assessment and guidance

 

 

 

Respect towards each other

Students show empathy, compassion and respect. Students have a commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them.

Risk-takers

 

 

Acting the play out

 

Independent mini tests to assess progress on each topic

 

Performing

Experimenting with techniques and materials. Making mistakes.

Exploring various shooting and scoring techniques

 

Carry out a role play in the target language with a partner

Writing an essay

 

Making informed decisions

Students approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; they work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Students are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced

 

Hot seating each character

 

 

 

Teaching and learning techniques from each other each other

 

 

Group work tasks

 

 

Respecting the views of others. Listening to peers

Students understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for themselves and others. Students recognise their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.

Reflective

 

Directed Individual Reflection Time. End of term assessment and DIRT

 

 

 

Self assessment and reflection of process.

Self, peer and group assessment.

Self-assessment on skills covered

 

Self-assessment

PEE paragraph to make a judgement on which they think is the best person for king.

 

Reflect on their behaviour and the impact on others

Students thoughtfully consider the world and their own ideas and experience. Students work to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support theirr learning and personal development.