Our year sixes have finished baking the bread, and have really 'risen' to the occasion!They've followed the DT process step by step, conducting market research and creating prototypes, and many have spiced theirs up with garlic and paprika!


Step 2 of Year 6's final bread products: seasoning added and bread shaped ready for another prove 🥖


Today Year 6 are making their final bread products as part of their D.T learning this half-term. They have started off with a basic bread dough which has been kneaded and left to prove. Keep checking on here for updates 🥖


Year 3 made their final super salads today to complete their D.T learning for this term! How delicious do these look? 🥗


Year 6 went on a local area walk of Penge today to link in with their geography topic. They stopped at various points to discuss the history and also looked out for some of Penge's famous street art!


We had such an amazing maths week this week, topping it off with a fun maths dress-up day today. Thank you to everyone who took part 🥳🎊


Miss Simmons introduced Maths Week today - our year sixes shared some of the reasons why Maths is so important, and we found out about our Maths competitions for this week!Looking forward to seeing how everyone dresses up for Maths Day on Friday! 🧮➗➖➕


KS2 are having a special e-safety assembly by Jack Fowler on the federation cyber-security team 👩‍💻


Today we are wearing spots in support of Children in Need. Thank you so much to everyone who gave in a donation to help this amazing cause 🧸


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


Today, Year 1 Rhino Class had a great time creating collage poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. They used the techniques they have learned in their art lessons this half term including overlapping, crumbling, and tearing 🎨


Thank you to everyone for wearing their odd socks today to celebrate everyone's differences! What a way to kick off Anti-Bullying Week 🧦


Here are our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors supporting in assembly by reading sharing poetry


This week we are focusing on Kindness and anti-bullying, led by our year six ambassadors. Today we're wearing odd socks to remind us that differences are good!


Look at how exciting our Reception learning is today!


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 week our nursery children have been busy creating their own firework pictures using a range of media and materials 🎆


Look how brilliantly our strings ensemble are coming along!


In art this week, Year 6 created their own photomontages inspired by the work of Deborah Roberts 🎨


In D.T this week, Year 3 have been finding out what makes the best salad dressing by mixing different quantities of lemon juice and oil 🥗

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Welcome to Year 1: 
Hippo Class and Rhino class 


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 


We expect children to be reading daily at home as this will benefit them greatly with all their learning in school.   


Tuesday and Thursday 

Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days and be sure to label all clothes with a permanent marker. 


We are having a walk around our local area to support our learning in Geography this term. We will also be using the experience to write recounts in Literacy. We will be visiting a local church for RE, where the children will make a nativity story, and will be dressing up.  

Key Times 

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3:30.  


What are we learning? 


In Literacy this term we will begin by reading Chapatti Moon. We will continue to develop our prediction skills and our ability to recount a story. We will also continue to use adjectives to make our writing as exciting as possible. We are continuing to consolidate and develop our grammar skills from last year with a focus on full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, question marks and exclamation marks.  


In Math’s this term, we will begin by learning our number bonds to 10. We will learn addition and subtraction facts and how to write number sentences. We will also look at incorporating number facts to 10 into word problems. 


This half term in science, we will be looking at everyday materials. We will look at objects we use every day and discuss what they are made from and what their properties are like. We will look at the best waterproof materials to help us design an umbrella. 


We are learning will be learning all about the United Kingdom. We will look at the four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland their capitals. We look at the flags of the four countries and talk about what it is like there.  


In History, we will be learning all family trees. We will look at how family trees work and talk about our ancestors. We will talk about our great-grandparents and grandparents. Please feel free to bring any old photographs of family members into school. 


In RE, we will be learning about Christianity with a focus on the story of Jesus. 


This term in computing, we will be using Purple Mash to start to develop some basic computer skills.  


In Art, we will be learning about collage, using geometric and abstract shapes to help us create our own masterpieces. 


In PSHE, we will be looking at rules and why it is important they are in place. We will also be thinking about families and the importance of them. There will also be a focus on wellbeing, and we will discuss the importance of being kind to others. 


In PE we will be learning multi-skills with a focus on football. The children will learn how to control a ball with their foot, including dribbling and passing with precision. 


Music this term will be singing, counting-in singing and how to sing along with others. We will explore how we can use our bodies to sing and use our voice in different ways. We will learn songs for our Christmas Nativity also. 


DT involves a focus on moving pictures and the different types of mechanisms we can use to do this. 


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 30 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 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 Miss Ajayi or Mrs Francois or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office. 

Look forward to hearing from you soon, 

Miss Ajayi and Mrs Francois