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Thank you everyone for all your incredible hard work and perserverence in the last year. Its the end of an era for Year 6 today. Thank you for making primary school such a special and positive experience.


Thank you so much for your kind words. We will pass on the message to the children! Take Care


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Thank you for a fantastic virtual visit! It was a total pleasure to chat with your brilliant young readers and writers - please wish them happy reading and happy writing from me!


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this academic years final challenge, we would like you to write a poem or song summarising your school year. We can't wait to hear them 🎶


Yesterday year 4 had a virtual visit by Varjak Paw Author, S.F Said. Year 4 pupils love reading his books and were so excited to meet the brilliant and inspiring author in person! 📚


Year 6 are enjoying a virtual tour of the British Museum, learning specifically about the Ancient Greeks 🏛️


Thank you for sharing with us!


Happy Wellbeing Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create your own England football chant, poem or poster cheering them on for tonight or celebrating how well they have done in the Euro's so far🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


We have grown a beautiful bumper crop of strawberries in the EYFS garden this year 🍓


Year 6 have been learning about climate graphs in maths and have created their own based on a destination of their choice 📊


Year 6 have been exploring Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection by using different utensils to represent different bird beaks to see which are best adapted at picking up seeds 🌿


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 In the spirit of the Euro's, today's Wellbeing challenge is to design a new football kit for England ⚽ We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Year 6 have been enjoying their daily Drop Everything Read sessions 📚


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to draw your idea of paradise! Think about what relaxes you and what makes you happy. Remember this could be different for everyone! We look forward to seeing what you come up with 🏖️


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We have spaces available in our Junior Singers at Anerley Town Hall on Wednesdays (4.15-5.15). For current years 3,4&5. Email for info. Start this week!


The book fair is at Kent House again! 📚 Our pupils are enjoying having a look at the books on offer. Parents and carers, please see the letter attached with details of how we are making it Covid-safe


Year 6 have produced some fantastic end of term learning summaries for history, focusing on how London has changed from The Romans, up until the Georgians 🌟


In art, year 6 have been creating their own sculptures based on the work of Patrick Cabral. They worked in pairs to create their animal themed interlocking cardboard sculptures🎨


Happy Wednesday everyone🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem based on the theme of nature to fit in with this year's theme for 💚 We can't wait to see what you come up with


🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚

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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 


Homework consists of: 

Daily Reading 

Weekly Spellings 

Times table Practise of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.  


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


We will be having a class trip to Crystal Palace Park at the end of this term.  

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 this term, we will be looking at the book ‘10 things I can do to help my world’ by Melanie Walsh.  We are going to be discussing and writing about why we should save and protect our planet, and after this, will move onto looking at and creating our own riddles.  


In Maths, we will be focusing on mass and volume, time and problem solving. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.  


In Science, we will be revisiting our plants topic from the beginning of the year. We will be paying close attention to the structures of plants and trees and discussing why we need them. We will also start to look at the role photosynthesis plays in plant development.  


Our focus in Geography this term will be the globe, we are going to be focusing on what the globe looks like and tells us. We will also be identifying the different parts of Earth, for example: north and south pole, continents.  


We will be focusing on significant women throughout History. Our focus this term will be researching the lives of Sophia Duleep Singh and Lilian Bader and how these women helped advanced equality and diversity in our world.  


We will be carrying on with our focus on Judaism this term and will have a specific focus on Chanukah and why this is celebrated. We will also discuss why celebrations are important.   


Our topic in computing this term is discussing the technology in the outside world. We will be focusing on how technology plays a big role in our life, from escalators to a car.  


In Art this term, we will be undertaking a textiles project, where we will be focusing on Anni Albers work on looming. We will attempt to create our own piece of loom work – any donated materials would be greatly appreciated.  


Our focus this term in PSHE will be ‘Ourselves, Growing and Changing’, with explicit reference to how we have grown since a baby and how we understand what we like and dislike as individuals.  


This term in PE, we will be focusing on the key areas of catching and throwing, we will be building our strength on throwing tennis balls, cricket balls farther.  


In Music, we will be covering a wide of songs, for example ‘Hey You’, ‘In the Groove’. We will be performing, identifying instruments and keeping in the rhythm.  


In DT we will have a textile focus and will be making hand puppets out of different materials – any donated materials would be greatly welcomed.  


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 Times Table Rockstars, 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