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EYFS children have enjoyed painting, mixing different colours to achieve the desired effect for their art pieces. Take a look at some of our work! 🎨🖌️


Our wonderful Y6 football team played Kent House last week and drew 1-1 ⚽️


In DT, the Y1 children have had lots of fun making prototype puppets. They have used their sewing skills! 🧵🪡


We are so proud of our Y6 pupils, who have completed their SATs tests this week. We celebrated today with an afternoon in Crystal Palace Park! 🎓


EYFS had a lovely day sharing and tasting food from different cultures. They had food from more than 20 nationalities in our Nursery and celebrated that between them, they speak more than 20 languages! Diversity is beautiful!


Y1 have been learning about attachments for fabrics. They have been learning to glue fabrics together, and basic stitching! 🪡


Reception have had an exciting trip to Beckenham Fire Station this half term. They had a tour of the station, the fire engine and even got to practise spraying the hose! 🧯🚒🧑‍🚒


Y6 have been learning about soap carving in their Art lessons this half term!


Last week, Y5 went to visit Westminster Abbey!


Y6 have been making cardboard models in the style of Barbara Hepworth! 🖌️


Today our Y6 football team represented us in their first match against Harris Kent House. Well done boys! 👏🏼⚽️


Last half term, Y1 had a great workshop from Freshwater Theatre about weather and seasons. They also enjoyed acting out different animals found in different area of the world and why they are suited to their environments! 🌧️🌨️🌤️


Last half term, Y3 had an exciting trip to look at London landmarks. They saw Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park!


Y6 have been learning about rotary, ready to think about the mechanisms they will need for their own mechanical toys!


In Science,  KS1 have been looking at different types of weather and discussing with their partners what type of clothes they would wear in those conditions! ☀️🌤️🌨️🌧️


There has been some amazing writing in Reception this half term."Please help us find Evil Pea" 🫛🥔


Early Years loved learning about St George this week.  St George saved our beautiful princess from a Dragon! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Yesterday, Y1 and Y2 had a great day learning how to play the Samba drums! They then performed their music to their parents in the playground at the end of the day! 🥁


It’s comic relief day and we are celebrating by wearing red, as well as telling our favourite jokes and rewarding a ‘humour champion’ 🔴


An amazing session with today to celebrate Science Week 🧪🥼

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Year 1

Year 1 Summer 1


Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings which will be sent home on a Friday. The spelling test will then be the following Friday. Pupils will have to bring back their homework folders and reading books every Wednesday.


In year 1, the PE day is a Monday and Tuesday for Hippo class.

Tuesday and Thursday for Rhino class.  

Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform and they will then change in school.  


This half term we have book a Samba workshop on Friday 24th April.

Key Times 

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.30. Please ensure your child is on time as we start phonics lesson at 8.50am.

What are we learning? 



In English, we will be reading ‘The storm whale’, 'The smartest giant in town’, and ‘Do not bring your dragon to the library’ From this we will be writing a diary entry, a letter and a newspaper,  


In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, with a focus on the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. The children will be creating arrays to support their multiplication and create groups to support their divisions. We will also be looking at fractions. The children will be finding half and quarter of shapes and amounts. They will then start to explore geometry, focusing on directional language.


In science, we are focusing on Seasonal changes and weather. Pupils will learn to:

 •             Identify different types of weather and how they relate to the different seasons.

•              Identify ways to measure the weather.

•              Explain how some plants change across the seasons and how the length of the day's changes in summer and winter.


In Geography, will be focusing on Extreme climates. Pupils will learn to:

  • identify what the Polar regions are and describe what they are like.
  • Identify the hottest places on the earth and be able to describe what deserts are like.


Our topic this half term is ‘What makes a person significant’? The children will learn about 2 significant women in history, answering the following questions.

  • What is a significant person?
  • Who is Mary Seacole and why is she a significant person?
  • Who is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and why is she a significant person?
  • How do we remember Elizabeth and Mary?


In RE this half term, we will be learning Is Shabbat important for Jewish children? Pupils will learn to:

  • Which day of the week is most special?
  • What do Jewish children do no Shabbat?
  • What makes the Shabbat meal special?
  • Why do Jewish children celebrate Shabbat?
  • What challenges are there for Jewish children celebrating Shabbat?
  • How does it feel to share special food together?


This half term the children our topic will be about Coding. Pupils will learn to:

  • To understand instructions and predict what will happen when instructions are followed.
  • To understand and use the 2Code program to create a simple program.
  • To understand and use an event to control an object
  • To begin to understand how code executes when a program is run.
  • To understand and use backgrounds, objects and scale property.


In art, pupils will be introduced to sculpture.  

  • Pupils will understand that SCULPTURE is a process consisting of four key elements: modelling, casting, constructing & assembling
  •   Pupils will use plasticine/clay to MODEL a pinch pot Wild Thing bowl
  •  Pupils will recognise how to manipulate the modelling material to create key shapes: sausage; slab, ball and ball with a hole
  •  Pupils will identify key features of the work of Kathy Jeffers and Paulus Berensohn and use this to inspire their own work
  •  Pupils will be able to use visual elements of FORM, TEXTURE & SHAPE to create sculpture inspired by the featured artists


In Mandarin, the topic this half term is


In PSHE we will be learning about keeping safe and ourselves growing and changing.

Pupils will develop their understanding in:

  • How old is old enough?
  • Who are the people that keep us safe? What can I do if I or someone else has an accident?
  • Which products in our home are not safe or dangerous?
  • What makes me special?
  • How have I grown since being a baby?
  • What can I do for myself?
  • What have I done this year? What will I be able to do next year?


In Spring 1 children will be learning Athletics

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


Our topic this half term is High, Lows and In-betweens. Pupils will be learning to:

•           play tuned and untuned instruments musically

•           listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

•           experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


In DT we will continue our topic, Hand Puppets. Pupils will be taught to:

  • design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
  • generate, develop, model, and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining, and finishing]
  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products.
  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria