Our favourite things this term has been the memorial experience and Hugo Cabret by Ismail and John 5F

John say: ” The reason why I enjoyed  the memorial experience because we got to show to our parents all we have done in this term. It was nice to see the parents impressed with our work . It made me feel proud and made me want to continue with my learning and working very hard.”

Ismail says: “The reason why i enjoyed reading and watching  Hugo Cabret  is because it made me feel emotional  and really understand how it would feel to be him.”







Designing For Life

Our highlight of our topic, Designing for Life, was the LEGO workshop. We were visited by Derek Speed on Monday, who brought with him boxes and boxes of LEGO. He explained to us that we would be split into groups. Together, we would need to build a small village including: an area of water, roads, cluster of houses, a few taller houses, a train track and a bridge. Once a house had finished being built, Derek reminded us how wire a simple circuit, complete with a switch,and instructed us to put a circuit in each house so that once  the city had finished being built, it looked like it had proper lights.

Maya and Ivy

Lego city/town by Jason and Lyon

In year 5 we made Lego Cities /Towns we also had to make circuits to make the city light up.  We were made up in group’s of 7 and the people who worked there taught us how to light up are houses and to make flats by sticking are houses together we also got train tracks and made the trains move to make sure the Lego people could travel.  We had been given two cars to put on the train track because.

6 + 1 makes…

…. for a happy memorable event!

This afternoon, our oldest children combined with some of the youngest children in the school, to share Year 6’s work on habitats and adaptation.

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Year 6 created clues and took the Year 1 children on a hunt around the school grounds.

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We then shared some of our fantastic animals, that we had created in our English work.

The children worked really well together and cooperated beautifully.


Cheers – the Year 6 Team : )

Favourite Children’s Books

Over the Easter Break, we are researching the greatest children’s books of all time.  We are going to be interviewing as many people as we can to find out what books they enjoyed as children and the reasons why, so that we can make a definitive list to help Year 5 to make more informed choices in the future.

We will return to school on Thursday, 20th April with a presentation, in the format of our choice, to share with the class.

The Book Trust’s Top 100 Children’s Books

If you don’t have the opportunity to share your favourite children’s book with our class, then please comment below so we can learn what your recommendations are.


Remember, children are also expected to be practising their target times-tables and reading regularly with an adult each week.  Also, children can help continue with the fantastic progress they are currently been making by continuing to access MathleticsBug Club and Languagenut over the holidays.


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We are going to have a Bring and Buy Sale to help people affected by the famine in East Africa.

When there is famine, people don’t have enough food to eat.  They may not also have enough water or medicine to keep them healthy. Every day children are dying from starvation, dehydration or sicknesses.

So, the School Council decided to do something about it and they want you to help.

They have organised a Bring and Buy Sale. This will be on Friday 21st of April at 3:30pm.  Each class will have their own stall.

We would like you to bring good quality items to sell at the fair that other children would like to buy.

  • Do you have any brilliant toys, books or games that you no longer use, that you think other children would like to buy?
  • Would you like to buy something little to donate from your own pocket money?

Please bring your donations to school on the first day back.

Please remember to bring some money to school, so that you can buy something from the sale on Friday 21st of April.

Have a good holiday.

By Maia and Jiya, School Councillors

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Calling all cavemen (and women!)

Wow! Year 6 had a great day today at the Wide Horizons centre in Eltham.

We made a human timeline, spanning from the palaeolithic period to the present day…


Made cave paintings…

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Met some of the local wildlife…

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Used our bare hands (almost) to make fire…

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And, finally, built our own shelters…

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…all in the glorious spring sunshine. A really enjoyable day and the children were fantastic.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful Easter break.


Mr Absolom