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 5

Welcome to Year 5: 
Amazon Class & Mississippi Class 


Ms Tildesley is teaching Mississippi Class this year and Mr Gallagher is the class teacher in Amazon Class. 


Welcome to year 5! 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, and read for 30 minutes each night 


In year 5, the PE days are: 
Amazon Class – Tuesday and Friday 

Mississippi Class – Monday and Friday 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. 


This half-term we have the year 5 residential journey to a Farm in South Wales. The children at school will also have lots of exciting activities to take part in, including an Adventure Learning Forest School Day! 

We are also planning a workshop with Joseph Coelho, a poet we will be studying in English this year 

Key Times 

For Year 5, the school day will begin at 8.50, and end at 3.35. Please stick to these timings as each yeargroup has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing  


What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “Street Child”. Street Child is an exciting, historical story, based on a true story of an orphan whose life inspire Doctor Barnardo to help street children. We will be using the text as a basis for creating news reports and narrative writing. 


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. 


Space and Earth will be the main focus of Science this half-term, learning about satellites, seasons, day and night cycles, and the planets.  


We will be learning about lines of longitude and latitude, and map skills – this will link in with our work in Science. 


In History, we will be moving on chronologically from year 4, learning about what happened in Britain when the Romans left, learning about the Anglo-Saxons. 


In RE, we will be moving on from learning about Hindu key beliefs, specifically focusing on the River Ganges 


Coding will be our main focus for computing, learning about variables, loops, and contingent statements. 


In art, we will be learning about drawing, with a focus on perspective, and 3D drawing. 


In French, we will start by learning about telling the time in French, and then move on to describing likes and dislikes. 


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, focusing on marking, getting free, and attack and defence.  


Body percussion will be our focus in music, where we will also start to learn about music theory, including how it is recorded and written.  


In DT we will learning about food technology, focusing on soups using local ingredients.  


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. 

Children have logins for Times Table Rockstars 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 Gallagher or Ms Tildesley 


Mr Gallagher and Ms Tildesley