Our year sixes have finished baking the bread, and have really 'risen' to the occasion!They've followed the DT process step by step, conducting market research and creating prototypes, and many have spiced theirs up with garlic and paprika!


Step 2 of Year 6's final bread products: seasoning added and bread shaped ready for another prove 🥖


Today Year 6 are making their final bread products as part of their D.T learning this half-term. They have started off with a basic bread dough which has been kneaded and left to prove. Keep checking on here for updates 🥖


Year 3 made their final super salads today to complete their D.T learning for this term! How delicious do these look? 🥗


Year 6 went on a local area walk of Penge today to link in with their geography topic. They stopped at various points to discuss the history and also looked out for some of Penge's famous street art!


We had such an amazing maths week this week, topping it off with a fun maths dress-up day today. Thank you to everyone who took part 🥳🎊


Miss Simmons introduced Maths Week today - our year sixes shared some of the reasons why Maths is so important, and we found out about our Maths competitions for this week!Looking forward to seeing how everyone dresses up for Maths Day on Friday! 🧮➗➖➕


KS2 are having a special e-safety assembly by Jack Fowler on the federation cyber-security team 👩‍💻


Today we are wearing spots in support of Children in Need. Thank you so much to everyone who gave in a donation to help this amazing cause 🧸


Amazing guys! Thanks for sharing and supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week 2023! 🧦🙌❤️


Today, Year 1 Rhino Class had a great time creating collage poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. They used the techniques they have learned in their art lessons this half term including overlapping, crumbling, and tearing 🎨


Thank you to everyone for wearing their odd socks today to celebrate everyone's differences! What a way to kick off Anti-Bullying Week 🧦


Here are our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors supporting in assembly by reading sharing poetry


This week we are focusing on Kindness and anti-bullying, led by our year six ambassadors. Today we're wearing odd socks to remind us that differences are good!


Look at how exciting our Reception learning is today!


Get your best odd socks at the ready as on Monday we will be having Odd Socks Day to celebrate everyone being unique. This day will kick off Anti-Bulling week. We can't wait to see your odd socks! 🧦


This week our nursery children have been busy creating their own firework pictures using a range of media and materials 🎆


Look how brilliantly our strings ensemble are coming along!


In art this week, Year 6 created their own photomontages inspired by the work of Deborah Roberts 🎨


In D.T this week, Year 3 have been finding out what makes the best salad dressing by mixing different quantities of lemon juice and oil 🥗

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Year 6

Autumn 2
Welcome to Year 6: 
Hammerhead Shark Class, Blue Whale Class and Green Turtle Class

Miss Simmons is teaching Hammerhead Shark Class this year, Miss Mills is teaching Blue Whale Class and Mrs Borecka is the class teacher in Green Turtle 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 Thursday. This will be due on the following Wednesday. 

This will start in week 2. 



The P.E days for Hammerhead Shark Class and Blue Whale Class are Monday and Friday. The P.E days for Green Turtle Class are Monday and Wednesday. The children may sometimes do P.E outside, so please make sure they have a warm PE kit and appropriate shoes for these sessions. 


This half-term we will be going on a local area walk as part of our geography topic. We will also be going to this year’s pantomime at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. A letter will follow soon.  

Key Times 

For Year 6, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.30. Pupils can arrive at school from 8:30 to come in for a soft start activity. If a child arrives after 8:45, they must be taken round to the school office.  


What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we will be starting the term with a non-fiction unit based on the ‘Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History’ book. Pupils will be writing biographies and autobiographies. For the rest of the term, we will be reading Amari and the Night Brothers which is a fantasy novel about a young girl who finds out she is a magician Our writing focus will be narratives, persuasive letters and poetry.    


In maths, we will be focusing on Multiplication Division and fractions. We will also continue to address any arithmetic gaps from missed learning.   


Light will be our main focus in science, thinking about what light is and what it is made up of, the components of the eye and how we see, and the processes of reflection and refraction.   


We will be looking at different settlement types and how geography changes over time. Our key areas will be Penge and Ilminster.   


In History, we will be learning about the British Empire, thinking particularly about how the Empire impacted the lives of people in the 19th Century. 


In RE, we will be exploring the significance of Mary as Jesus’ mother.  


We will be focusing on Blogging this term in computing. We will be planning and writing blogs, working collaboratively to do this.   


In Art, we will be learning about collage, using the medium of photomontage and we will be creating mixed media images.   


In French, we will start by learning how to talk about countries in French, including their flags, what they are famous for and their physical geography.  


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


In PE we will be doing football and gymnastics.  


For our music lessons, children will be learning about music inspired by nature: Storms, Winter and Earth. We will be expressing our opinions on pieces of music and will be composing our own.  


In DT we will learning how to make bread.     

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, Miss Mills or Mrs Borecka.  


Miss Simmons, Miss Mills and Mrs Borecka