In Geography today, year 6 have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest, and how this supports biodiversity 🦜


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to write a poem around the theme of Halloween 🎃 It can be any style of poem: rhyming, Haiku, narrative etc. We can't wait to hear what you come up with!


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Can’t believe how well these sweet peas are doing! Well done to the young farmers of who sowed all these a few weeks back. We’ll keep you posted with their progress throughout the year.


Wow they are looking fantastic! That is amazing how well they are doing! Thank you for the update 👨‍🌾


In science today, year 6 have been learning about reproduction in flowering and non-flowering plants. They then dissected a flower to identify the different reproductive organs 🌺


Amazing generosity from our school community to donate food to our local foodbank - thank you!


This week in Nursery, we have been reading the book 'This is Our House'. We have thought about our own houses and homes, exploring different ways to join materials to create our own collages 🏠


We are very excited to announce the dates for our open days this year! Follow the link to book your space and watch out virtual tour:


Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to take part in a virtual talk by incredible writer Joseph Coelho this morning. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about how to become a writer and are looking forward to having a go at writing some poetry 📝


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own Halloween scene🎃


Mysterious book corner break-in in year 5! Both classrooms targeted. Suspect as yet unknown.. Young detectives are writing a newspaper report to help try and catch the culprit. Watch this space for updates 👀


Thank you to the staff and students from Harris South Norwood Clock Tower for coming to to talk to our year 5's and 6's about going to secondary school 🏫


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own car! You should come up with a name for it and label its features 🏎️


Year 6 have been using their knowledge of circuits and electricity to design their own torches which are fit for purpose. We had some designed for the general public, children, and even the military! 🔦


In art, year 6 have been drawing what they can see out of their classroom windows 🪟 They have been doing this in the style of Stephen Wiltshire, showing the texture and tone of what they can really see


Coming through Croydon at the moment, eta closer to 16.15 now


Still on for 16:00


Our year 6 Victorian children are taking part in a typical 'Drill' lesson which was the Victorian equivalent of PE


Break for lunch, now back on the road, still on track for 16:00


Some nonsense poems written by our Year 6's inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'The Jabberwocky' which was written during the Victorian times 📝

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3: 
Congo Class and Missouri ClassShape 

Mr Lawler is teaching Congo Class this year and Mr Hayward and Ms Ali are the class teachers in Missouri Class. Ms Warren and Ms Sheperd will be supporting across Year 3.  


Welcome to year 3! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings, practise their times tables, practise their joined-up handwriting and read for 30 minutes each night. 


In year 3, the PE days are Wednesday and Friday for both classes.  

Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform and they will then change in school.  


We are planning on having a visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company, who will be performing: Ages of Early Man – Stone Age.   

Key Times 

For Year 3, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.30. Please stick to these timings 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 “Ug: Boy Gernius of the Stone Age” Which is a graphic novel by Raymond Briggs. This is a fun story about a Stone Age boy, which also ties in with our learning in History. We will be looking at character description, newspaper reports and writing rules. 


In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown. 


Forces will be the main focus this term. We will be performing experiments to explore how forces have a different impact on objects and then we will introduce the study of magnets and what forces they use. 


Reading and understanding maps will be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be using Ordnance Survey maps to locate human and physical features and we will be locating places using compass points and co-ordinates. 


In History, we will be exploring the Stone Age. We will be looking at the tools from the period and we will examine the role of archaeologists in learning about ancient civilisations.  


In RE this term we will be focusing on key Hindu beliefs, and also the festival of Diwali and the stories behind it.   


Coding will be our main focus for computing, learning how to design and create algorithms and programmes. 


In art, we will be learning about drawing, Exploring different methods and techniques. We will focus on the Italian technique of sgraffito, which involves using different tools and mediums to scratch and engrave an image.  


In French, we will be learning basic vowel sounds, words associated with them, and fundamentals of French including greetings.  


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


In PE we will be doing rugby. 


On Charanga, children will be learning about underground music, focusing on ostinatos, where they will create their own piece about underground station names.  


How can I help at home? 

One of the keyways 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 25 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. Practising times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. 

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 Lawler, Mr Hayward or Ms Ali, alternatively, you can arrange a meeting via the school email. 


Mr Lawler, Mr Hayward and Ms Ali.