Saving and Budgeting

Today, two employees from Lloyds Bank helped us to learn life skills such as how to economise (save money) and budget effectively.  We learned how to refer to bank statements and looked at ways of cutting down costs so that we could save for something purposeful. We used lots of banking terms such as ‘expenditure’, ‘balance’ and ‘currency’. Children gained lots of positive learning
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Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics! 

Yesterday DBCPS were invited to take place in the Dartford Schools Partnership Sporthall Athletics competition, a competition with schools from all over North Kent working together to improve the athletics we have in school.  It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our athletes and take part in both indoor track and field events and it was so well delivered by the hosts that our
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Festival of Light

For the last few years our Year 4 classes have been taking part in the fantastic Festival of Light in Dartford. This year’s event was even more spectacular as it marked the festival’s 10th anniversary. The children, accompanied be their parents/carers and teachers, took part in a procession alongside other local primary schools. They carried lanterns, made during a workshop with an artist from
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Gymnast Courtney Tulloch

On Wednesday 7th November, DBCPS welcomed one of Great Britain’s gold medal gymnasts – Courtney Tulloch. All of the children in the school were lucky enough to take part in a fitness circuit alongside Courtney, and were then inspired by an inspirational assembly delivered by him. Children were given the opportunity to hold some of his medals, ask questions about the sport and his
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The Big Draw

This year our school, for the first time, took part in The Big Draw festival. We all had a fantastic time trying different art techniques and materials, working together and learning about famous artists. So many different techniques and styles were seen and the children very much enjoyed a whole day dedicated to art. We also had a visit from an architect Mr Doshi
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Raiders and Traders

Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Anglo-Saxons invading Britain’s shores! Wow! What a fun and exciting start to Year 4 we have all had! During this half term we have learnt about the Anglo–Saxon and Viking invasion on Britain. We started by exploring, using online maps, the countries that were involved in the invasion and where the gruesome invaders came from.
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Tudors

Year 5 have had a very enjoyable term! We have learned about the Tudors through the topic “Off with Her Head”.  We have had lots of exciting learning opportunities including a chance to try some bread that was baked using a Tudor-style recipe.  Also, we had the opportunity to learn about rich and poor Tudor clothing and developed our understanding of the technical vocabulary
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People Equal

To celebrate the recent National Poetry Day, David class have been studying the poem People Equal by James Berry. This poem explores mutual tolerance and respect for diversity. Through studying this poem the children have been questioning what the statement means “all people are equal” and this has enabled them to develop an understanding of community, personal identity and show sensitivity to others. The
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Cycling in Ezra Class

I loved cycling, we all got into partners and learnt some spectacular skills on the bike. We learnt how to race our bikes and even learnt how to start off at a 2 o’clock position. The man told us that kids should pedal at least 90-100 times a minute. It was a memorable experience! By Rhys. Cycling was exciting because we learnt many new
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Batik Artwork

Batik artwork is an ancient style of art that originated from Asia. Traditionally, they use wax to draw the patterns. we mixed flour and water to make a smooth paste and piped over our sketch. Once it was dried, we painted our fabrics using fabric dye. By Eloise. The Batik artwork required thorough concentration, but on the whole it was quite enjoyable. I drew a
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