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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 🧪🥼


We had a fantastic world book day on Wednesday, with the author Stella Agwor sharing her journey, hosting assemblies, drama workshops and storytime sessions! 📚🐛


We had a fantastic start to our Mother’s Day breakfasts today- for Nursery and Reception classes. Thank you to all who attended to celebrate this special occasion! 🧁💐


Y6 have been exploring the Natural History Museum today! 🦖🦕


In preparation for world book day, nursery made some caterpillar headbands, to celebrate on of their favourite books! 🐛


Y1 have been learning about toys from the past. This week, they played some games from the past, such as: jumping rope,  hope scotch and rolling hoop.


Today our school councillors and Y6 leadership team took a trip to Bromley Civic Centre to visit the Mayor of Bromley 👨‍⚖️👮‍♀️


We are excited to launch the dates for our Mother’s Day brunches to celebrate a special person in our lives! Please pay via ParentPay for your space 🍰💐


We will be hosting a bake sale on Friday 1st March in the school playground, to celebrate Chinese New Year! 🏮


Y5 WALES TRIP UPDATE: Y5 will be back to school for a 5.45pm pick up.


An amazing week for some amazing - and what a way to end it on that beautiful beach 🌊The donkeys, chickens and new-born lambs miss you already 💚 Come back soon!


Y5 are on their way home from Wales. We will update you later in the day. Pick up from school is 6.30pm. Safe journey Y5! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


Well done to our farmers of the week! 🌾🚜


An amazing week for some amazing - and what a way to end it on that beautiful beach 🌊The donkeys, chickens and new-born lambs miss you already 💚 Come back soon!


That’s a wrap for y5’s visit to the They have had an amazing time and had an experience to be farmers for the week. Memories for a lifetime 🌾🚜


“I thought I wouldn't be strong enough to do activities, but I've proven I can do anything.”An amazing quote from one of the pupils this week at 🌾🚜


The children had a lovely afternoon down by the bay, exploring the Welsh coastline! 🐚🦀


Another fantastic day at the . Wet and windy, but still lots of fun! 🌾


Life at the farm.. 🚜🌾

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Year 4

Year 4 - Spring 2 Term


Mrs Tomkin is teaching Takin Class this year and Ms Bowen is the class teacher in Manatee Class. 


Welcome to year 4! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings, practise their times tables and read for 20 minutes each night. 


In year 4, the PE days are Wednesday and Friday. 


We are having two workshops, one about Shakespeare and one about the Romans.    

Key Times 

The school day will begin at 8.30 and end at 3.30.  


What are we learning? 


In English, we are reading A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, which is a fantastic story about three siblings and their terrible guardian who has an evil plan to gain their fortune. We will be writing a retell of A Series of Unfortunate Events and a persuasive letter. Later on, we will be reading “Ruby’s Wish” to explore Chinese New Year celebrations and we will be writing a diary entry. 


In Maths we will continue learning about multiplication and division. We then move on to length and perimeter and in Spring 2 we will learn about fractions and decimals.   


In Science, we are going to be learning about sound. The key questions that we will be researching are how does sound travel for us to hear it and what impacts the volume? We will be exploring the physical properties of a material that can affect the volume. We will also discover how vibrations can affect pitch. 


We will be developing our knowledge of Italy. Looking into where Italy is, its main physical and human features and why it is at risk from natural hazards. 


We will be developing our knowledge of Ancient Rome. We will begin by looking at the timeline, then moving onto exploring the different periods within Ancient Rome, what life was like in Ancient Rome and what they believed in. 


In RE we will be learning about Islam,  focusing on special journeys. We look into why Hajj is a special journey for Muslims. We will also be looking at what special journeys we ourselves have made and what made them special.  



We will learn about spreadsheets. Children will learn about different formatting tools. to explore a variety of mathematical concep. 



In Art, we will be exploring Girogio Morandi’s contribution to painting, in particular, 

still life and composition. 



In PSHE, we will be thinking about our place in the wider world. We will learn about Member of the UK Parliament and discuss diversity in the House of Commons.  


We will be taking part in dance and gymnastics this half-term.  


We will develop technical control of a recorder. We will start with learning basic BAG notes and later we will add CD notes to perform short pieces. 


 In Spring term, children will think about the materials needed and the process involved to create a night light. 


How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you or on their own but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practising times tables frequently is vital and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of Year 4 – in the summer term, they will take part in the Multiplication Tables Check, a national online assessment.  

Children have logins for Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars – please encourage them to use this frequently as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Tomkin or Ms Bowen or you can arrange a meeting at the school office.