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🌈Enjoy making things? Love arts and crafts? Check out some of arts and crafts tutorials here, and make something exciting from things found around the house


In literacy this week, year 6 have been writing an advert for a new product to get rid of malodorous feet 👣


A quick bit of Halloween artwork on a whiteboard by one of our very talented year 6's 🎨🎃


She sounds fantastic 😊


That's a good idea!


Year 6 Martin Luther King Class have come up with: Olive, Digit or Parallela 😊


We will get our year 6's on this this morning!


Happy everyone 🌈 For this week's well-being challenge, we'd like you to tell us your best joke! 🃏 We look forward to hearing them


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We are in love!!😍 Sharing this post so we can get this gorgeous pup a name!


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✒️ A poem for the clocks going back. Good to kick start the half term with a reflection on how we spend our time. Carol Ann Duffy.


Great to see Kofi Annan class have understood the meaning of the word 'malodorous' and have put it in context 🗑️🚮


Oh I definitely will! They mention you a lot🌟


Year 6 have produced some incredible Pumpkin Art this afternoon 🎃


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A reminder to our year 6 families: Bromley residents should make applications now for secondary transfer school places for September 2021. Online applications need to be submitted by midnight on Saturday 31 October 2020 at:


We loved having our year 6's back in today🌟 In history we were looking at crime and punishment during the Victorian times and we created a graph to show the data 📊


🚨Year 6 Parent Reminder The deadline for secondary school applications is next Saturday 31st October. Please follow the link here and let us know if you need any assistance.


We are looking forward to seeing our year 6's on Monday for October School. The day starts at 9am and finishes at 3:30pm 🌟


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🚨 Parental reminder 🚨 Saturday 31st October at 23.59 is the deadline for secondary school applications for pupils currently in Year 6.


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💙 Happy half term to you, all our & our wider


Happy everyone 🌈 This weeks well-being challenge is just simply to do something fun/ something that you enjoy! We hope you are having a lovely half-term 🤗

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4:
 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class & Malorie Blackman Class

Mr Ward is teaching Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class this year and Ms Tildesley is the class teacher in Malorie Blackman Class.


Welcome to year 4! 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


Daily Homework: Spellings (Literacy Planet), Reading at home and Times Tables (7, 9 and 12)

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


In year 4, the PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. They are not required to wear their school uniform 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 4, 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. If your child has a sibling within Kent House, please follow the new collection procedure to avoid bursting bubbles.


What are we learning?


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “The Iron Man” which is a fantastic story full of myth, imagination, and tricky philosophical questions! We’ll write our own chapters and plan our own survival guides and manuals. We will be developing narrative writing; composing a newspaper report and penning a persuasive letter.


In math’s, 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.


Electricity will be the main focus this term. We will be constructing simple electrical circuits, recognizing that a switch opens and closes a circuit and recognizing common conductors and insulators. We will also ask questions and use different types of scientific enquiry to answer them.


Tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanoes will be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be using maps and atlases to locate countries and describe their features, as well as looking at the physical and human geography of earthquake prone areas.


In History, we will be moving on chronologically from year 3 to explore Ancient Greek civilization. We will be delving into myths and legends; using artefacts to investigate what life was like in Ancient Greece and digging into archeological sites to understand the importance of religious and political practices.


How special is the relationship Jews have with God? This is just one of the many questions we will ponder and attempt to answer in our R.E lessons this half term. Pupils will discover traditional religious practice in Judaism, noticing similarities to other religions or world views.


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, with a focus on Leonardo Da Vinci. We will focus on the visual element of tone, using a range of sketching techniques to indicate light and dark allowing objects to appear 3 dimensional.


In French, we will be learning classroom instructions, dates and birthdays.


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


In PE we will be doing Netball.


On Charanga, children will be learning about pop music focusing on the songs created by ABBA including classics such as, ‘Dancing Queen’.


In DT we will learning about Shell-structures including computer-aided design – packaging.


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. 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 Ms Tildesley or Mr Ward, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.


Ms Tildesley and Mr Ward