Big thanks to Charlotte for raising the issue of single-use plastics in our kitchen. After a few emails this practice has now been stopped. A suggestion box is on order to make it easier for our amazing pupils to let us know their ideas for making changes for the better!!


Results for the KS1 inter-school sports hall athletics tournament are in Proud and delighted to hear our Year 1s got first place and our Year 2s came third!


Come along to our fabulous Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June between 12 and 3pm.


Thank you for supporting our cleaner air initiative with a generous donation of air purifying plants for our classrooms


Thank you to Year 2 parent, Emmanuelle, for leading our assembly. Important issues discussed and lots of discussion about changes we can all make. Here is a clip Emmanuelle shared


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An amazing job for a Mandarin HLTA working with and I. Tell all your friends!


A community feast to mark the end of our International Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who contributed a dish from around the world!


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Thank you - it was great fun! We are acting out Hokusai's here 🌊


This week, every child took part in a workshop in which they were encouraged to observe & explore the world around them & to think creatively & critically. They looked at a range of art related to their topics. Thanks Alison


Well done to our Year 3 cricket team today for making the semi-finals and, in true HPAD style, winning the team work award!


Good luck Harry and Meghan from HPAD!


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On the way back in high spirits, if a little tired.


Fantastic teamwork in action - helping to identify the next footholds to use, to get to the top.


Precision required.


Scaling the climbing wall in the sunshine!


More awards - the most considerate dormitory shown by getting to sleep quickly and keeping voices down in the morning.


Award presentation for the tidiest dormitory - a hard decision as lots of very organised and responsible children.


All ready for another activity packed day after a great night's sleep and delicious pancakes for breakfast.


Quick trip down the A2 to spend a lovely evening with Year 3 around the campfire. All bursting with stories to tell about their day. So impressed with their bed-making skills as well. Have fun tomorrow Year 3 - see you on Wednesday. Ms Conduit

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YR2 - Learning Overview Summer 2 2018

What are we learning?

This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Beachcombers’ and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this:

As Scientists, we will be thinking about what would make a good home for a hermit crab. We will explore different habitats and see how creatures are suited to where they live.

As Information Technologists, we will be starting to learn about coding and debugging programs on a computer or iPad.

As artists, we will be working on a Let’s Play project that will allow us to perform our end of year play and achieve an Arts Award Discover from the National Theatre.

As we will also be moving to Year 3 in September, we will also be working on transition activities, such as writing to our new teacher and explaining to the younger children how super it is in Year 2.

In addition:

In English, we will be researching and writing all about issues that affect the seaside. As well as continuing our story writing, we will also be learning about how to write persuasive letters, such as one to Greenpeace, and writing all about our favourite things that have happened in Year 2, to coincide with our transition work.

In Maths, we will be consolidating all of our learning from the year – time, measuring, fractions, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We will be delving more into mathematical problem solving which will require us to bring together all of our learning.

In Mandarin, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary and extending some of learning from earlier in the year on hobbies and animals.

In Philosophy for Children (P4C), we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.

In Music, we will continue to develop our musical skills using percussion instruments, body percussion and our voices. Please ensure your child brings in their recorder every Wednesday.

In RE, we will be learning about the similarities and comparisons between different religions.


Key information:

Uniform:  Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.

PE Kit: PE is on Tuesday and Friday for Buttercup Class and Tuesday and Thursday for Primrose Class; please ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Monday and it will be returned to you on Friday to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.

Reading Books, Records and Targets: Children read daily in school; please make sure your child’s book, reading record (yellow book) and targets are in their bags each day. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record.

Spelling Books and Practise: Please continue to revise the words covered in the red spelling logbooks each week, alongside the Common Exception Words for Year 2. It is really important that the children have their logbooks every day; please encourage your child to organise themselves to bring these in.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for all the wonderful home learning projects we have seen this year. Whatever the size or format, we really do love sharing them with the class. It has been great to see some children even making them in Early Bloomers! We will collect and share projects on week commencing Monday 16th July. Our topic this half term is ‘Beachcombers’, so think seaside microhabitats, seashell patterns, natural sculptures and recounts and reports on seaside towns and visits.


Other Events:

4th June – Buttercup Class visiting Dulwich Library.

8th June – Trip to Botany Bay.

18th June - Primrose Class visiting Dulwich Library.

Week beginning 4th June - Parents evening (No clubs this week).

Week beginning 2nd July - Enterprise week

6th July - Sports Day.

9th July – 13th July Swimming Week (more information to follow)

19th July - End of year performance at Alleyn’s School Theatre (times TBC)

20th July - End of term 1.30pm finish