To view the New Curriculum, which will come into effect from September 2021, for the Lower School (Years 3 and 4), please take a look at our Curriculum Information page which can be found under Information from the Home Page.
Kiwi Class: September 2021 - July 2022
PE Days: Tuesday and Fridays - please send children into school wearing their
Kiwi Class was transformed into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory last week!
The children have been reading the Roald Dahl book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' for English so Miss Galvin and Mrs Moody turned their desks into a factory with sweets and bubbles galore!
This was all to inspire the children with their writing about the journey on the chocolate river.
21 February to 6 March 2022
For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
Well done to Rhys who created this informative PowerPoint slide and presented it to his class today.
Kiwi Class Big Garden Birdwatch
Kiwi Class took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at school on Friday as part of their science work.
They were joined by bird expert Ian Searle, who took them out in the playground birdwatching and helped them identify some of the birds they spotted.
The children were all given sheets of different birds to look out for and learnt all about the local environment and the changing habitats for our birds. They also made special bird feeders from toilet rolls and bird seeds. A big thank you to Ian for coming in and sharing his expertise.
Year 3 Nativity - 7 December
Please see Parent Letters for more information
Celebrating Black History Month
Kiwi Class celebrated Black History Month by presenting an exhibition to Upper School. The children researched inspirational individuals who made and impact on how black people were perceived.
Well done to Rhys in Kiwi Class who was awarded PLAYER OF THE WEEK last week at Canterbury Rugby Club for his effort and improvement. Fantastic Rhys!
As Tuesday 4th May Profile Photographs are due into school to take the class photographs and all children will be required to wear full school uniform to school that day. The PE lessons have been changed for next week only and are as below:
Iris Class: Children to wear PE kit to school on Friday 7th May not Tuesday
Iris class were busy enjoying Food Tech this term and enjoyed creating some delicious looking sandwiches, that they also got to eat at the end of lesson.
Remote Learning Work
The children have brilliantly adapted to their remote learning lessons and curriculum work via Microsoft TEAMS. Mr Hadlow has been in his class with those children in school and together they have all managed to interact and enjoy some lessons together.
It is obviously not the same as all being together in person, but lovely to see the technology working in practice!
Scroll down to discover the children's work, pictures and videos as well as education resources.
The January Times Table Rockstar results are in. Lots of you have been working hard at home and in school to gain as many points as possible and to practise your times tables.
The winning class for January was Tulip Class with an incredible 189,000 coins in one month!
Special congratulations go to our Times Tables King for January - Leo in Tulip Class who helped to accumulate nearly half of their class coins!
Meanwhile the other class champions were:
Bluebell Class - Sam
Dahlia Class - Barney
Iris Class - Amelia
Poppy Class - Lily
Sunflower Class - Ruby
Congratulations to all of these class champions - your teachers are very proud of your efforts on TTRockstars.com
Keep practising in February and maybe there will be a new winning class and Times Tables King or Queen...
Charity Hair Cut!
Darcey was very brave at the weekend and chose to have her very long hair cut off! She had a total of 12 inches cut off, so it can be sent to a charity that make wigs for little girls who lose their hair due to illness. Well done Darcey, what a lovely thing to do.
I just wanted to say a massive Thank you for all your help and support with the Nativity on Friday!
Without your support with costumes, learning lines and songs, it would have been impossible for it to go ahead! The children are an absolute credit to you and I am so immensely proud of everything that they did in such unusual circumstances!
We will be hopefully posting the video of the Nativity on "Teams" tomorrow, all being well! You can all have a well earnt rest from the Nativity now, me and the other staff in Iris class included and we hope that you all enjoy watching it as soon as possible.
Thanks again, Mr H.
During an afternoon of reading and drawing, Iris class enjoyed a Tuesday treat of hot chocolate with marshmallows. What a lovely winter warmer!
Thanks Giving Assembly
A huge well done to Molly who gave us a brilliant assembly to her classmate on Thursday all about Thanksgiving. As her family celebrate it every year, she shared a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and told them all about it.
Does Mr Hadlow find it easier to teach Lynx Class or his own children and what is his embarrassing disco move! Can you guess what Mr Baker's favourite Lockdown Lunch is and what new skill has he learnt. What animal would Miss Braid like to keep as a pet in her back garden and is there a rainbow in her window? To find out, click on Mr Hadlow, Mr Baker and Miss Braid's Quarantine Question Time video as they reveal all!
Quarantine Question Time!
PDFs of activities and booklets you can download and print
We are in the middle of the most significant planet-wide event since The Second World War. Our children are living through a period which will be taught in schools in years to come. And when their own children have 'show and tell' it's kind of both cool and humbling to think of their classmates looking back in time through items, photos and notes deliberately selected by us, right now, as being representative of our hopes and fears and everyday life in lockdown.
Miss Braid has set up an account on the Oxford Owl website. The company that made this site are the people who publish all the "scheme" books we have at school so it will be particularly helpful for those of you that are on stage books. That said, the "e-books" on offer in their "e-library" are appropriate for those up to age 11 so you 'free readers' will find it useful too!
Log in using the username: Endowed Hedgehogs and the password: missbraid (Miss Braid originally set this up for her class before realising how many others may need this too!). You can browse the e-books by age range, series or theme. You can turn the pages just like in a real book, and even have a narrator read along with you! Such a great resource, I hope you get lots from it.
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