Category Archives: School News

From the Chair of Governors

The Chair of Governors writes; The Governors had their first termly meeting of the new school year recently. I was re-elected as Chairman and I am pleased to say Mrs Sue Tunnicliffe was elected Vice Chair. Mrs Tunnicliffe has been on the Governing Body since the school opened in 2009. She is a Community Governor with a vast experience in education and is currently
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2D Shapes

This week in Maths, Reception have been learning about 2d shapes. We have been learning their properties. We then went into forest school and created 2d shapes using things we found. We hope you enjoy our fantastic pictures! Antoni said,  “A rectangle has got 2 long sides and 2 short sides.” Alexandra said, “The pointy bits are called corners.” Lore said, “A triangle has
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Year 7 Mini Reunion

Friday evening saw the return of our July leavers for a mini reunion.  Planned since July, it gave everyone a chance to see each other again and find out how they are all getting on.  We’re pleased to say they are all doing very well in their new schools and managing to keep on top of all the extra homework! Miss Randall arranged to
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Maths Workshop – Key Stage One

On Monday 2nd October we held a Key Stage One Maths Workshop. Parents had the opportunity to come and learn about ways in which the children learn Mathematics at our school. We talked about the emphasis on reasoning and deeper conceptual understanding in the new curriculum, as well as the different strategies that can be used for adding and subtracting. Parents even had a try at some
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Year 6 Prom

Wow, what a great evening everyone has just had!  The year 6 all looked amazing tonight and enjoyed an awesome prom.  Thank you to the parents for getting them all ready for the big night and for supplying all the lovely snacks and drinks.  Thanks also to Mrs Perfect for making a surprise visit (with Krispy Kreme!), Mrs Costin for arranging the super-cool big-wheel
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Benenden Music Experience

After a long journey on the coach (although we played lots of games) we eventually arrived at Benenden where a cameraman was waiting for us! The sun was shining and the place looked like a palace. They have tennis courts, playgrounds, dormitories and a swimming pool. We went to our rest area and then to rehearsals. We went through our pieces then we had
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Peter Pan Highlights

After 6 weeks of hard work, rehearsals, learning songs, lines and stage acting our amazing Year 6 children put on their production of Peter Pan this week; dress rehearsal Monday, an afternoon show on Tuesday and the final, evening performance last night.  Under the direction of Miss Elliott (with some creative support from Miss Gallagher, Mrs Botelho and  Miss Scott), working alongside a team
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Outdoor Theatre Performance

On Friday 23 June our children took part in the performance called Inventing Dartford in the Outdoor Theatre at the Central Park. They were working with professional artists in drama or costume and stage design workshops in preparation for the show. They were extremely dedicated, learnt lots of useful skills and were complimented by the facilitators for their commitment and enthusiasm. The show was
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Multicultural Week

We’re having a very busy term at the moment. Just last week we celebrated multicultural week, learning about lots of different countries, cultures and traditions. We even had an chance to try different foods from different corners of the world! It all came nicely together at the end of the week as we combined both our multicultural week with our summer fair!  Below are
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Music Afternoon

Recently, we had another great music afternoon with Year 3 playing recorder and listening to the choir. We also heard some students who have started learning an instrument either this year or last year and we very much enjoyed seeing the progress they have made. We hope they will inspire many others students. We have three peripatetic teachers at school who offer a range of
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