In Nursery this week, the children have been developing their fine motor skills by practising using one handed tools and equipment. They had lots of fun creating faces with a selection of different herbs and vegetables! 🌽


Year 1 have made their own salt dough characters this week based on the stories they have been writing in literacy. They used interesting adjectives to describe their characters! 📝


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Thank you to , The Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors for an eye opening presentation on the schools new Sustainability Plan. The children were passionate, inspiring and did a great job of asking some very well thought-out questions.


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This week in science, year 5 have been investigating which materials are attracted to a magnet and are also conductors of electricity 🔌 Did you know not all metals are magnetic?


Last week we welcomed our local MP, Ellie Reeves, to our school. During her visit, she met with both our Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors. They presented our new Sustainability Plan for our school as well as having a question and answer session ♻️


Year 6 have been learning about the C Major Scale in music today. They started off by discussing how Major Scales have a happy sounding tonality and then had a go at playing the C Major Scale on Glockenspiels 🎶


In science this week, year 6 have been learning about Inheritance. They applied their knowledge about inherited characteristics to Mr Men and predicted what they thought the offspring of different Mr Men and Little Miss would look like! 👩‍🔬


We had a very special visitor handing out Principals awards this morning! All of our pupils were very excited to receive a visit from Mrs Elf 🌟


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Yesterday morning we took our nursery children to the local post box to post the Christmas and Winter cards that they have made for their families 📮


Our amazing Wellbeing Warriors are running a bake sale on the playground after school today! All proceeds will be used by the Wellbeing Warriors to host wellbeing events for pupils in our school. Please come along and purchase a yummy cake 🍰


In DT, year 1 have been making their very own moving picture books! They have made their fish move 📚


Today in DT, year 3 have been using fresh produce to create their own salads and salad dressings. How yummy do these look! 🥗


Years 4, 5 and 6 are at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley ready to watch this year's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' 🎭


Thank you so much to all of our staff and pupils for their amazing efforts for Christmas Jumper Day today- we have seen some fabulous jumpers and accessories 🤩 We have also raised some money for the incredible Save The Children charity 🌟


Third stop for year 6: standing on the remains of the very famous Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace Park


Stop two for year 6: Penge East station, which was originally named Penge Lane, opened in 1863. It is a grade II listed building which means it cannot be changed or demolished easily without the correct permission!


Year 6 are on a walking tour of their local area this morning as part of their geography topic. First stop- The Crooked Billet which has been a landmark in Penge since 1601 🏙️


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Welcome to the first half of Spring Term!

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

Tigris class is taught by Mrs Avison-Williams, Nile class is taught by Miss Riani, the Reception classes are supported by Mrs Josipovic, Ms Mariam, Mrs Tadman & Mrs Coulstock. 


Key Times


‘Dip and Do’ – At the end of each half term, the children will be given tasks that link to the different areas of the Early Years curriculum. Please have a look at each task and complete as many as you can during the half-term break! Please bring in the homework the first week of the new half term so that the children can celebrate their work with their class.

Please ensure you are reading with your child every night as this is crucial for the development of their literacy skills. Families are able to loan books from the library trolley located just inside the Reception Area by the gate.


In year R, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Wednesday. Please ensure ALL PE kit is named.


This half-term we are hoping to visit Penge Library.

Key Times

In EYFS, children will start at 8.40am, and children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25pm.


What are we learning?

This term’s topic is ‘We Are Explorers’.

The children will be learning new vocabulary, and they will practise speaking in extended sentences in small group and whole class discussions.  In literacy, the children will be writing instructions, facts and postcards. They will concentrate on using capital letters & full stops in their sentences.

In Maths, the children will be comparing numbers to 5, they will explore numbers 6, 7 & 8, making pairs and combining two groups. The children will also investigate mass, capacity, length, height & time.

The children will be experimenting with different ways of moving, combining movements to create a sequence.  They will be developing their kicking, throwing & catching skills, as well as learning to use scissors with greater proficiency.

We will be exploring healthy lifestyle choices & the children will learn to recognise emotions through body language, expressions & tone of voice.

The children will explore life in other countries, they will learn to ask ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions about the natural world. We will think about ways we can show care for living things and the natural environment.  We are hoping to visit Penge Library as part of our work in key features of our local community.

The children will be drawing representations of people & objects.  They will learn to design for a purpose & complete observational drawings of flowers.  The children will also learn to recognise & mix secondary colours.


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 10 minutes with you. This is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses across the EYFS curriculum. If your child is not yet able to read, please read to them.


Additional Information

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time outdoors. We will go out in all weathers! As the weather gets colder and wetter, please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please ensure all of your child’s belongings have their name in/on them.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Avison-Williams or Miss Riani.