This week in Literacy, year 4 are learning about newspaper reports. They were tasked with writing a catchy introduction in no more than 20 words✒️


Happy everyone 🌈 Tomorrow is so for this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem about wellbeing! We can't wait to see what you come up with 🤗


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Roses are red, 🌹 Violets are blue, 💙 National Poetry Day is on the 1st October, 📜 And we have a blog written just for you 👉


On Fridays, year 6 have been working really hard on their big writes ✒️


In art this week, year 5 have been using one point perspective to create depth in an image. How amazing do these look! 🎨


Year 6 have been using microscopes to look at microorganisms more closely 🔬 .


Year 1 have been doing some fantastic descriptive writing based on Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)- by Simon Bartram🌛


Happy Well-Being Wednesday to you all 🌈 for this week's challenge, we would like to see if you can come up with an alternative use for a hoover! The crazier- the better🤗


Year 6 have started drafting their own narratives today based on the themes in Holes. The children have come up with some imaginative ideas and we look forward to sharing their progress with you🖊️


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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your support with Ginger, hope you enjoy following her Journey to becoming a life changing guide dog 🙌


After being inspired by their reading comprehension this week, Miss Simmons and Year 6 Martin Luther King class have decided to sponsor a guide dog puppy. Meet Ginger! We look forward to giving you updates on her progress🐾


Please remember to send your children in to school on the two days they have P.E. If you are unsure what days they are, please send us a reply on here and we can let you know! 🤸‍♂️


Year 6 have been continuing to experiment with line in their art lessons. Today they have drawn a sculpture with continuous line drawing, blind drawing and detailed drawing ✏️


Year 6 have been learning about classification in science. This morning they have been classifying sweets by their features 🍬


Year 6 have been re-telling the beginning of Louis Sachar's 'Holes'. They have written some captivating, detailed work, with lots of higher-level vocabulary 🦎


6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈


Happy Well-Being Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's challenge: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why? 🤔 We look forward to hearing your answers! 🏝️


Amazing year 1 class displays, with their icons being incredible women role-models ♀️


Today year 4 have been re-writing the beginning of Ted Hughes classic 'The Iron Man'. Can you spot the literary techniques they have used? 🤖


Year 2 have been learning about significant people in the Tudor period today and sequenced them in chronological order 🌹

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1:
Bessie Coleman and Mary Seacole class

Mr Turner is teaching Mary Seacole class and Mr Hayward is teaching Bessie Coleman class. Mrs Learmouth and Ms Bonser are supporting across Year 1.


Welcome to Year 1! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Daily Homework: Spellings (Literacy Planet), Reading at home and Times Tables (2, 5 and 10)

Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on and their DT on Purple Mash


Both Mary Seacole and Bessie Coleman class have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days.


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please be punctual, as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing

What are we learning?


In Literacy we will begin by reading “Bob: Man on the Moon”. We will be focusing on prediction skills and developing our ability to recount a story. We will have a strong grammar focus on capital letters, full stops and fingers spaces – and we will begin to introduce question marks and exclamation marks into our work. Lastly, we will be looking at Beegu and recounting their travels.


In Maths, we will start by recapping our learning from last year and ensuring we have a firm grasp on number to 20. We will then be looking at place value, counting forwards and backwards in twos, and addition.


Plants will be our focus of Science this half term and we will explore how they develop and grow. Furthermore, we will begin to look at the four seasons and their differences. We will also be growing our own plants! 


In Geography this half term we will be looking at our local area. We will be seeing if we can identify different parts of Penge and explain why people why people visit them. We will also touch on compass points.


In History, we will be focusing on what history is and be learning that every day, we are all creating History. We will also be learning the meanings of the past, present and future and be able to use a timeline.


In RE, we will be learning about Christianity, with a main focus on how Christians believe the world was created.


This term in computing, we will be learning how to log on to our computers, use the online resources in PurpleMash and look at being safe online.


In art, we will be learning about drawing, with a focus on artist Pablo Picasso and his work on line drawn animals.




In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.


In PE we will be doing Multi-skills.


Music this term will be completed as home learning.


DT this term will be completed as home learning.   


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 3- 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.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– 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 Mr Hayward or Mr Turner or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office.

Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mr Turner and Mr Hayward