In Nursery this week, the children have been developing their fine motor skills by practising using one handed tools and equipment. They had lots of fun creating faces with a selection of different herbs and vegetables! 🌽


Year 1 have made their own salt dough characters this week based on the stories they have been writing in literacy. They used interesting adjectives to describe their characters! 📝


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Thank you to , The Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors for an eye opening presentation on the schools new Sustainability Plan. The children were passionate, inspiring and did a great job of asking some very well thought-out questions.


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This week in science, year 5 have been investigating which materials are attracted to a magnet and are also conductors of electricity 🔌 Did you know not all metals are magnetic?


Last week we welcomed our local MP, Ellie Reeves, to our school. During her visit, she met with both our Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors. They presented our new Sustainability Plan for our school as well as having a question and answer session ♻️


Year 6 have been learning about the C Major Scale in music today. They started off by discussing how Major Scales have a happy sounding tonality and then had a go at playing the C Major Scale on Glockenspiels 🎶


In science this week, year 6 have been learning about Inheritance. They applied their knowledge about inherited characteristics to Mr Men and predicted what they thought the offspring of different Mr Men and Little Miss would look like! 👩‍🔬


We had a very special visitor handing out Principals awards this morning! All of our pupils were very excited to receive a visit from Mrs Elf 🌟


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Yesterday morning we took our nursery children to the local post box to post the Christmas and Winter cards that they have made for their families 📮


Our amazing Wellbeing Warriors are running a bake sale on the playground after school today! All proceeds will be used by the Wellbeing Warriors to host wellbeing events for pupils in our school. Please come along and purchase a yummy cake 🍰


In DT, year 1 have been making their very own moving picture books! They have made their fish move 📚


Today in DT, year 3 have been using fresh produce to create their own salads and salad dressings. How yummy do these look! 🥗


Years 4, 5 and 6 are at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley ready to watch this year's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' 🎭


Thank you so much to all of our staff and pupils for their amazing efforts for Christmas Jumper Day today- we have seen some fabulous jumpers and accessories 🤩 We have also raised some money for the incredible Save The Children charity 🌟


Third stop for year 6: standing on the remains of the very famous Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace Park


Stop two for year 6: Penge East station, which was originally named Penge Lane, opened in 1863. It is a grade II listed building which means it cannot be changed or demolished easily without the correct permission!


Year 6 are on a walking tour of their local area this morning as part of their geography topic. First stop- The Crooked Billet which has been a landmark in Penge since 1601 🏙️


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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6: 
Loire Class, Yukon Class and Parana Class 


Miss Simmons is teaching Loire Class this year, Mr Griffin and Miss Fifo are teaching Yukon Class and Miss Field is the class teacher in Parana Class. 


Welcome to year 6! 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 will be given maths, reading and English homework on a Friday. This will be due on the following Wednesday. 


For all year 6 classes, PE is now on Monday’s and Friday’s. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. The children may sometimes do PE outside, so please make sure they have a warm PE kit and appropriate shoes for these sessions.  


For our history topic, we will be having a WWII themed day where children will be invited to dress up and fully immerse themselves in what life was like for children during WWII. A follow up letter will be sent out about this.    

Key Times 

For Year 6, 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 where possible. 


To ensure we are being as safe as possible in the current climate, we consistently have windows open in our classrooms. Please ensure your children are in full uniform, with a jumper or cardigan, with extra layers underneath if they wish to.  


What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we will be reading The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall which is a historical fiction text based on children finding a crashed German aircraft with a machine gun shortly after The Battle of Britain during WWII. Our writing focus will be diary entries, recounts, and dilemma narratives.    


In maths, we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to geometry, particularly angles in shapes.  


Evolution and inheritance will be our focus in science, thinking about what evidence we have for evolution in plants, animals and humans, what selective breeding and variation are, as well the main theorists behind evolution.    


We will be looking at different settlement types, looking at patterns within settlements and how physical features affect where people live.  


In History, we will be learning about how life in Britain changed during WWII. We will look at the impact on key groups of people including women and children. 


In RE, we will be exploring the notion that belief in Akhirah (life after death) helps Muslims lead good lives. 


We will be focusing on spreadsheets in computing, using them to plan events.  


In Art, we will be learning about painting, being able to identify the different types of paint and techniques that can be used for the different mediums.    


In French, we will start by learning how to talk about towns and cities in French, before moving on to talk about French festivals.   


In PSHE we will be exploring why slavery was abolished in the British Empire and the impact it had on different groups of people.   


In PE we will be doing gymnastics and dance.  


For our music lessons, children will be learning about major, minor and pentatonic scales and will be composing their own.  


In DT we will designing, making and testing our own utility belts.      


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. 

Children have logins for Times Table Rock Stars 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 Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin, Miss Field or Miss Fifo, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom. 


Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin, Miss Field and Miss Fifo.