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
Learn more


Pine Cones

In Science, Ahlberg class have been investigating how pine cones change according to the weather. We predicted what we thought would happen when a pine cone was put into a cup of water, wondering how the shape, size, colour and texture might change. The children then observed the pine cones carefully using a variety of senses as they carried out the experiment. We noticed
Learn more


Harvest Animations

Year 6 have been busy exploring and creating amazing animations using Mr Clegg’s new Zu3D software. We began by checking out what the software could enable us to create, before making our own fictional scenes using the jungle and spooky backgrounds. Once we got the hang of it, we had a lot of fun! After break we began planning and creating our Harvest animation
Learn more


Girls Football Tournament

Following the success of our Year 3 and 4 boys last week at their football tournament we headed back to Dartford FC today, this time taking a selection of our Year 5 and 6 girls ready to test their skills against other local schools.  We were in the 7 a side tournament and faced 4 local teams in a battle to win the tournament
Learn more


Silk River Project

On the 20th of September, all of the DBCPS Year 5 students had the opportunity to be involved in the Silk River project. The project explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through a year’s artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and Hooghly River. A group of walkers have been making their way along the Thames, and their path took them
Learn more


Football Feast!!

Wow last week saw a fantastic football festival event with both Years 3/4 and Years 1/2 entering football competitions.  On the Thursday we took 8 footballers from Years 3 and 4 to Princes Park, home of Dartford Football club, to take part in the annual football festival. The boys were absolute role models for the school in their teamwork and manners and were highlighted
Learn more


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
Learn more


iLeaders Visit HugGroup

Last week we received an invitation from a local technology company, HugGroup, to come to their offices and learn about their new school trip safety system called ClassHug. Today we took the short walk down to the Nucleus, on The Bridge, to visit the two company directors and their team and to meet local MP Gareth Johnson who was also visiting.  A local news
Learn more


Hever Castle

Last week year 2 went to visit Hever Castle as part of their topic: ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’.  Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Bolyen, one of the wives of King Henry the Eighth. The children loved exploring the different parts of the castle and were amazed by some of the beautiful ceilings and walls. Lots of pupils took a particular interest
Learn more


Kingswood Day 5

Abseiling The day began by donning a harness and helmet followed by a descent down the abseil tower, one of the most challenging activities this week. Taking that first step off the edge was nerve wracking, but with encouragement and nerves of steel lots of us managed to lean back and walk off the edge. Low ropes A less daunting activity, but one that
Learn more