Y6 have been making their Christmas cards for the Bromley Christmas Card Project. They have written kind messages to people who may be lonely at this time of year. This also links to our value of kindness.


Y4 Takin class had a wonderful trip to Pizza Express last week. They made pizzas, thinking about food hygiene, ingredient sources and links to their learning about Italy! 🇮🇹 🍕


Y3 had a fun, engaging and memorable PSHE Education workshops that helped our children to understand the importance of promoting positive behaviour,  mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.


This week Year 5 have refined their chopping skills by learning three new techniques. They learnt how to rough chop, dice and julienne potatoes and carrots 🥕


Nursery have been exploring different materials, developing their ideas of how to use them and what to make.


Reception have been enjoying their new home corner and making some Christmas decorations. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.. 🎄


Y6 enjoyed their time on the Life Bus today, thinking about decisions, influences and good choices around peer pressure.


Y3 had a wonderful trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery last week. They took part in a mark making session in an art studio, as well as observing pieces of art in the gallery. 🖼️🖌️🎨


Y5 have had a great day visiting Tate Modern. They thought about how the art made them feel and what media was used to create them. 🎨🖌️🖼️


We’ve had a wonderful day celebrating children in need, wearing spots and Pudsey colours!


Some children have been writing some beautiful Remembrance Day poems!


Don't forget it is Children in need tomorrow. You are invited to wear something spotty! Reception today made their Pudsey bear hats ready to wear!


Knitting club have started making their scarves, bags and purses. They have mastered the skills of knitting! 🧶


Amazing guys! Thanks for sharing and supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week 2023! 🧦🙌❤️


This week, we are focusing on kindness and anti-bullying. Today we wore odd socks to remind us that differences are good! 🧦


Peace and light to everyone this Diwali 🪔 Reception have been embracing the light of kindness and humanity this week. Kindness is also our value of the term


EYFS have been celebrating odd socks day today, to kick off Anti-Bullying week! 🧦


EYFS celebrating Diwali and embracing kindness week.


Get your best odd socks at the ready as on Monday we will be having Odd Socks Day to celebrate everyone being unique. This day will kick off Anti-Bulling week. We can't wait to see your odd socks! 🧦


This morning we hosted a wonderful maths workshop, where Mrs Bocus spoke to parents about how to support Y4 pupils in preparation for the Multiplication check. 🧮❎

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Homework: Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings which will be sent home on a Monday. The spelling test will then be on Friday. Pupils will have received CGP SATs practice books to complete for homework. Reading comprehension is due on a Friday, Maths is due on a Wednesday. All dates and page details are on the inside cover of the book.

PE : In year 6, the PE day is a Monday for both classes. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform and they will then change in school. It is important that they have their PE kit in school every day in case of any changes.

Trips: This half term we are going to be going for a local walk around Penge and Crystal Palace to analyse how the landscape has changed over time. We also have an exciting trip to Fairfield Halls to see the Christmas pantomime ‘Aladdin.’

Key Times : For Year 6, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.30. Please ensure your child is on time as we complete morning revision each day. All boosters will run until 4:30 and you will be regularly updated via email and letters about these, if your child is invited to them.


What are we learning?

English We will begin by reading “Little Leaders”. This is a biographical book celebrating the lives of influential black women. We will use it as the basis upon which to write our own biographies and autobiographies. We will then read Amari and the Night Dragons. This exciting fantasy book will help us to write a setting description, a story and a persuasive letter.

Maths In maths, we will be focusing on problem solving with a particular focus on multiplication and division. We will also have daily arithmetic practice to revise skills taught in previous year groups.

Science In science, we will be studying the periodic table of elements as we explore the structure of an atom and its composite parts. We will then focus on light and the concepts of reflection and refraction.

History In history, we will be learning about the British Empire, thinking particularly about the slave trade and its impact on the lives of people in the 19th Century.

Geography We will be focusing on our area of study (Penge). This will include its demographics, the use of land and how these have changed over time.

RE In RE, we will be looking at Christianity with special focus placed on Jesus’ mother Mary and the importance of her role.

Art In art, we will be learning about collage, with a focus on the features of the face and how we can explore proportion for effect.

Computing Blogging will be our focus for computing, considering how to make an effective, engaging and appropriate blog post.

Mandarin In Mandarin, we will be consolidating our knowledge from the previous years and understanding sentence structures.

PSHE In PSHE, we will be thinking about relationships with focus on the concepts of respect and marriage.

PE In PE, we will be learning football.

Music For our music lessons, we will focus on musical literacy and how we can talk about music which relates to the seasons.

DT In DT, we will be doing food technology where will be continuing our unit on designing and baking our own bread.