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 4

Welcome to Year 4: 
The Yangtze River Class & The Zambezi River Class 


Mr Ward is teaching The Zambezi River Class this year and Ms Borecka is the class teacher in The Yangtze River 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 organization of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


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


In year 4, the PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. 

Wednesday is swimming, so children will need to bring their swimming costume, a towel, and a plastic bag to put their wet things afterwards.  


We are planning to have the Freshwater Theatre company come in to do a session on earthquakes and volcanoes 

Key Times 

For Year 4, the school day will begin at 8.50, and end at 3.35. 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 “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 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. 


Food, digestion, and healthy-eating will be our focus in Science this half-term; we will start by thinking about our teeth, and move on to food-chains by the end of the half-term.  


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.  


We will be looking at the core teachings of Buddhism, including ideas around suffering, and the five moral precepts.  


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.  


We will be playing netball this half-term, learning about different passes, how to shoot accurately, and the tactics of a team-game.  


Rhythm and untuned percussion (including body-percussion) will be the main focus of our learning in music this half-term. We will also learn how music is written on a stave. 


In DT we will designing, creating, and evaluating packaging for biscuits! 


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. Practising times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4 – in the summer term, they will take part in the Multiplication Tables Check, a national online assessment.  

Children have logins for Purple Mash and Times Tables Rock Stars – 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 Borecka or Mr Ward, or you can arrange a meeting at the school office 


Ms Borecka and Mr Ward