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Every year students perform a showcase to celebrate their work in Performing Arts. This year is no exception. Through their determination to perform they found a way to create the 2020 Summer Showcase...


Today we were delighted to welcome Year 9 students back to The Lenham School. Thank you to parents and students for respecting the social distancing measures that we have in place. We had a very productive day with students enjoying their return to the classroom.


How wonderful to welcome Year 8 students back to The Lenham School. Thank you to parents for helping to make the whole process run so smoothly. Year 8 students enjoying a return to face-to-face teaching:


We are now only one week away from re-opening our doors to Years 7, 8 and 9. We will continue to work with Years 10 and 12 until the end of term. Please see Edulink for full details.


Congratulations to Primrose, Year 11. Well done on gaining the EtonX Self-Study Award for Creative Problem Solving.


Welcome Back For the first time since 20 March we were able to welcome students back to The Lenham School. It was lovely to see our Year 10 students and we made good progress in English, Mathematics and Science lessons as well as offering tutorial support.


We have been listening...In response to your feed-back we have launched a series of video clips to assist with frequently asked questions about our digital tools and Virtual School.


I am delighted to be welcoming back students from years 10 and 12. We will be offering a reduced time-table to meet social distancing and safeguarding requirements. Students intending to join lessons on Monday must have received a personal letter allocating them a teaching group.


One of the things that I really miss is the creativity of our students. However, with our Virtual School students have continued to find new ways to express and share their creative ideas. Thank you James, Year 7...


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


We are running a student photography competition inspired by life during lock-down...


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:


The Lenham School Bake Off is just one of our many on-line clubs...


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:


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: Well done everyone!


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.


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


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.


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.


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...


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:


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.


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


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)


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.


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:


We have been asked to share the following NHS information with Parents/Carers:


Will you accept the Easter Challenge?


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


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


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


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:


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...

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




Physical and Health Education


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.




Behaviour codes

Self confidence




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.


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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.




Acting the play out


Independent mini tests to assess progress on each topic



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.



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.



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



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.