Friday, 2 April 2021

Well done Bella

Bella is this weeks winner of the E for Excellence certificate for Malta Class. Well done.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Year 2 Awards

 Year 2 have had a very productive and enjoyable return to school this half term. 

We are so proud of all of the children.  

Here are the E for Excellence award winners: Saam(Kenya), Ugo(Egypt) Robbie(Madagascar).

Here are our Star Writers: Amen(Kenya), Kaycie-Jo(Madagascar) and Joshua(Eygpt).

Well done to the children that received reading awards.

A big well done to the WOW certificate winners.

These children completed their trackers.

Finally a big well done to these children for great presentation and handwriting this week.

Today we finished the term off with an Easter Egg hunt in the sun.

Happy Easter everyone!

Year 1 Awards

Year One have had another successful week!

Natalia in Australia, Amber and Amy in New Zealand, and Kajus in Palau received bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Well done to Grace, Aum and Malakai in Australia who received silver reading awards for reading 50 books.

Ria in New Zealand received her gold reading award this week for reading 100 books.

Well done to Rayya and Daisy-Rose in New Zealand, and Taha and Noah in Palau who all received WOW awards this week.

Constantine in Australia class received a handwriting award and Isla received a resourcefulness award.

The Star Writer certificates were awarded to Lenny in Australia, Janvi in New Zealand, and Charley in Palau,

And finally, the E for Excellence certificates were awarded to Lily in Australia, Poppy in New Zealand, and Lexi in Palau.

Well done everybody, we are very proud of you all!

KS2 Mathletics


The winners of Mathletic certificates this week were:

Bronze Awards:

Bogdan, Max, James, Olivia, Sophia and Dev (Scotland), Gabriel and Michael N (Northern Ireland) Kevin (Germany), Kajus (Greece), Andriana, Olivia and Austeja (Canada). ZAhi, Melisa and Louisa (USA).

Silver Awards:

Sophia and Dev (Scotland), Kajus (Greece) Andriana and Olivia (Canada) and Melisa (USA)

An Eruptive Afternoon For Year 3

During the Spring term year 3 have been learning all about volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes within our Geography lessons. Using their new knowledge, the children have also created some superb newspaper reports about disastrous earthquakes in their English lessons.

Today we decided to end our time on this topic with a big bang! The children got the chance to make their very own volcanoes and then erupt them.

We spoke about the chemical reaction that was taking place between the bicarbonate of soda and the vinegar. When both of these things mix a gas is created which pushed up our “lava” and made our volcanoes erupt.

Well done year 3, we are so proud with how hard you have all worked during this topic.



It may look like the year one children are having a just great time in the sunshine (and they are) but they are also improving their skills in many different ways.  The year one outside learning environment is a wonderful place which encourages child-led learning: allowing the children to explore new things and also consolidate learning that has taken place in the classroom.  They are working on their gross motor skills by climbing, balancing, hula-hooping and making assault courses.  Fine motor skills are utilised when constructing marble runs and gravity is explored as the marbles travel down.  The children have recently been learning about capacity and volume and it was lovely to see them using the knowledge learnt when making 'cakes' and 'smoothies' in the sand area.  This knowledge was also secured with water play.  Problem solving and reasoning can be seen happening everywhere, as the children use their initiative and work collaboratively.  These photos  demonstrate that you definitely can have fun and learn at the same time!

Year 5 Certificate Winners

 Well done to our Year 5 certificate winners this week!

E for Excellence: Jack (USA), Jay-Jay (Mexico) and Bailey (Canada)
Star Writers: Lenny (USA), Macie (Mexico) and Georgia (Canada)

Reading Award: Austeja (Canada) for reading 100 books.

Bronze Certificate: Andriana, Olivia and Austeja (Canada) and Zahi, Melisa and Louisa (USA).
Silver Certificate: Andriana and Olivia  (Canada) and Melisa (USA)

Well done to all of year 5 for their fantastic efforts this half term. We hope you all have a lovely Easter break!

We are so proud of you all. keep up the fantastic work :)

Newsletter 01-04-2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you are well and have had a good week. Below are some awards that we would like to share with you and some important information that you should be aware of.

Attendance for this week is 92.5%. This is 3.5% below our targets and a concern. I hope we will see this increase next term as it is really important our children attend school every day.

If you have any ideas as to how we can further encourage attendance or any other ideas that will improve our weekly percentage, please do let us know!

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer. Well done to Zachary (Scotland), Lily (Italy), Nathan N (Jamaica), Lenny (Wales) Janvi (New Zealand), Kaycie-Jo(Madagascar), Lenny (Australia), Charley (Palau), Zion-Elijah (Barbados) Skyla (Antigua), Ugo and Nicolae (Egypt), Seiar (Northern Ireland) Freddie (St Lucia), Nicole (Germany), Mariama (Greece), Georgia (Canada), Sasha (Chile), Harman (Brazil), Anya (Argentina), Lenny (USA) and Macie (Mexico). Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Power Awards

Congratulations to these children who have demonstrated one of our four learning skills.

Learning Power



Ian (Italy)


Barbara (Italy), Isla (Australia)


Deimantas (Italy)


Aamreen (Italy)

Tracker Awards
Congratulations to the latest children who have achieved their Tracker Awards. We are very proud of their achievements!


Alexander, Paulina and Daniel R (Madagascar)

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Aiden (Scotland), Constantine (Australia), Frankie (Italy) Arya and Victoria (Wales), Alesha, Maathumai, Ty and Hazel (Egypt) who have presented their work beautifully.

Reading Awards
Reading is one of the most important skills we can teach our children. We are very proud of the children below who have demonstrated a real commitment to their reading. Well done!

10 books read. 

They receive a bookmark.

Lottie, Elizabelle, Freddie, Zach and Aiden (Scotland), Blessing (Jamaica) Daniel, Sidrah and William (New Zealand)

25 books read. 

They receive a Bronze Reading Award.

Katherine, Bentley, George, Rio and Bogdan (Scotland), Aleeza (Jamaica) Amber and Amy (New Zealand), Natalia (Australia), Kajus (Palau), Faith and Zofia (Barbados) and Clovis, Eden and Henry (St Lucia)

50 books read.

They receive a Silver Reading Award and a £5 book token.

David, Sophia, Rio and Olivia (Scotland), Alice(Madagascar), Grace, Aum and Malakai (Australia) and David (Northern Ireland)

100 books read. 

They receive a Gold Reading Award and a trophy.

Max (Scotland), Theodora, Merkhima, Janisha, Daniel K and Daniel R(Madagascar), Ria (New Zealand), Akhila (St Lucia),  Antony (Kenya) and Austeja (Canada)

Mathletics Award
Yet more fantastic achievements, this time for Maths. Excellent work!

Bronze certificate

Bogdan, Max, James, Olivia, Sophia and Dev (Scotland), Rayan, Aayan and Zakariya (Antigua), Milena, Olivia Ho, Amirah, Domas, Zelda, Ruby and Sebastian (Barbados), Jessica B, Nancy, Nathan K, Matteo, Sienna, David and Mahir (Jamaica), Eden, Oguzcan, Lenny L and Akhila (St Lucia), Aisha, Poppy, Isla, Damira and Aum (Australia), Amelia, Domas, Izabela, Ignacy, Dora, Zuzanna, Shayan and Ella (New Zealand), Nuhaa, Moksha, Emma, Mia-Monroe and Taha (Palau), Daniel K and Majus (Madagascar), Maryam (Egypt), Eduard, Kaden and Anna (Kenya), Gabriel and Michael N (Northern Ireland) Kevin (Germany), Kajus (Greece), Andriana, Olivia and Austeja (Canada). ZAhi, Melisa and Louisa (USA).

Silver certificate

Sophia and Dev (Scotland), Manha (Antigua), Emilia (Barbados), Tejan (Jamaica), Callum, Justas, Amelia and Lenny M (St Lucia), Logan, Grace, Hollie-Rae, Andrey, Leya and Shay (Australia), Merkhima (Madagascar), Isabel (Egypt), Elda (Kenya) and Kajus (Greece) Andriana and Olivia  (Canada) Melisa (USA)

Gold certificate

Daniel R (Madagascar)

WOW! Award




Reading 75 books.

Rayya and Daisy-Rose (New Zealand)

Super sound work in Read Write Inc.

Taha (Palau)

Moving up a book band.

Noah (Palau)

Reading 75 books.


Extra science research at home.

Matthew, Aayan, Vikte, Amira, David, Nicolas, Jessie and Harrison 

Moving up a book band. 

Sarah, Daniel G, Daniel B and Louie 

Moving up a book band. 

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.





St Lucia




New Zealand









Jack and Joshua



N. Ireland


























Key Information and dates

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Thursday 1st April  -Final day of the Spring Term (normal home time)

Monday 19th April -Back to School

Monday 3rd May School Closed - Bank Holiday

Thursday 6th May School Closed - Greater London Elections.

We plan to open for Key Worker children. Details to follow after Easter.

Thursday 27th May - Final day of the half term

Monday 7th June- Back to School

Thursday 22nd July- Final day of the Summer Term

It has been fantastic to have been able to welcome back the children this month. We have been really pleased at how the children have quickly slotted back into school life and are ejoying time with their friends and resuming their learning as a class.

Thank you for your support this term and for what you have done for your children; we really do appreciate your support. Take care, enjoy the Easter weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 19th April.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield
Executive Headteacher