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Welcoming all Year 6 students to our Taster Day! Looking forward to meeting you all!


Did you know World Singing Day was yesterday?! Y5 joined over 300,000 pupils singing across the world organised by the Big Voice from the O2. 🎼🎶🎙️


Going going gone!! Ms Tarr with 2 lovely little helpers set up an ice pop stand to raise funds for extra bits for WRAPZ - by the time Ms Stickland made it out there at 3.40 it was sold out! They will be back tomorrow so make sure you have your 50p! 🍦


The Reception gardening club have been doing a great job at caring for our plants in this gorgeous weather. We have now extended the invitation to the children in KS1 to water the plants and vegetables at break time through a rota 🌾🌻


What better way to start the weekend than taking off you shoes, putting your feet up and watching a film! How lucky are our Wrapz pupils!!! Happy Friday everyone!


Newsletter Error - Unfortunately we have written the incorrect time for pick up for the Tuition Groups. Pick up time from Monday WILL NOW BE 4.30pm for ALL pupils in Y1-Y6. Reception will continue to finish at 4pm. We hope you have a lovely weekend ☀️


Tuesdays: 3:30 - 4:30 Oliver soloists 3:30 - 4:30 Y6 Strings Continuers Weds: 3:30 - 4:30 Existing choir members from Y4, 5 and 6 can attend choir for this half term. (In September, choir will resume for Y3 - 6 as well as Chamber choir) Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 Y5 Strings Continuers


After a long hiatus, we're delighted to get Music after school clubs back up and running! There will also be weekly after school rehearsals for Year 6 soloists in preparation for Oliver!


"Please, sir, I want some more" - some more of this fabulous acting! Y6 are excelling in their rehearsals for their end of year production Oliver! We are over the moon with them and can promise it will be a show not to be missed!


Y5 are out and about!! They have ventured to Alexandra Palace today to sketch the Victorian architecture and London Skyline followed by a picnic in the sun!


In Cooke Class we have been reading the story Naughty Bus. This week we changed the story - changing the character and the plot. Fran and Gabriella have created independent story maps for the Naughty Book - look how good they look!


Reception are so excited about Sports Day in Summer 2 that they wanted to get ready for their events now! We found a break in the rain to practise the egg & spoon race & the space hopper race along our running track. We've got some terrific athletes developing at PL!


Y1 were very excited about their first opportunity to play the tuned percussion this week. They worked brilliantly and learnt the basics of how to make a good sound & they even accompanied themselves singing one of their favourite songs-Okki Tokki Unga. Great job Y1!


FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD! Year 6 have started rehearsal for their production of Oliver! this week and already we can tell you are in for a treat! Check out some of the behind the scenes action below! !


Mr Kernkraut did a Q and A with Y3 who are studying Judaism and it was a fantastic opportunity for the children to get an insight and ask questions to Mr K who was more than willing to help answer any and all sorts of questions! Thank you Mr K!


Very much appreciated! 👍🏻


They then went to their gardening area to do some weeding and wildlife spotting, after the rain. They found plenty of minibeasts, no doubt they'll be friends with the butterflies Reception release next week! 🦋🦋


Reception Waddell class were busy yesterday afternoon! They planned, designed and tested boats, their own River Thames flotilla! They tested and improved them, discussing why some floated and others sank ⛵️🛶


Our latest London landmark creation in Reception Cooke Class. It's the London Eye - full of tourists, including the Queen! Our little Artists are excelling and we couldn't be prouder of their creations! ✂️🖍️📏


HAPPY EID!🎉 To all of our Muslim pupils, colleagues and friends - we wish you a very happy, joyous Eid.

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 for Summer 2 term everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to our final half term in Year 4. With the weather turning warmer, please remember water bottles and sun cream! We are also planning trips - watch this space for more details.

Last term, we studied time in Maths. This is a perfect topic for parents to help at home! Encourage your child to tell the time throughout the day. We also learnt some helpful tips for remembering how many days are in each month. Keep testing each other until it sticks!


In English, we are going to start by reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverley Naidoo. We will describe characters, settings and key moments from this moving story. Focus AP sentences for the term include ‘if, if, if, then’ and ‘the more, the more’.


We are going to start with a Statistics unit, looking at pictograms, bar charts and line graphs. Then we move onto Geometry: properties of shapes, angles and co-ordinates.

In the summer term, Year 4 children across the country sit a times table test. It is an online test that consists of 25 questions to see which times table facts they can recall. For each question there is a time limit of 6 seconds. Practise makes perfect! To prepare your child for this, they need to go on Times Table Rock stars every day. Check your child knows their login details and ask us if not.


In Athletics, we are going to develop our accuracy and power with shots to win points.

Please ensure children have full PE kit in school every day. It should only be taken home at the end of each half term.


We are learning all about sound, including volume, pitch and how the auditory system works.


We are going to study the role of trade in the expansion of the British Empire in the 1700s. We are going to look at the Battle of Quebec and the importance of the Royal Navy.


The school focus for this half term is ‘Geographical Skills and Fieldwork' and we are focusing land use, particularly in London. We will look at how the Docklands have changed over time.


In RE, we are going to examine the big question ‘How do I change?’ This will focus on Christian ideas of sanctification and being ‘born again’.

Art and Design

This half term, we are going to sculpt using clay and mouldable materials.


We are going to look at a romantic composer.


Reminder about key expectations:

  • Year 4 still arrive in school 8:10-8:20am
  • Year 4 are now collected at 3:35pm unless they are invited to boosters
  • School learning starts at 8:30am.
  • Everyone needs to wear the new school uniform, including smart black shoes. No trainers.
  • No jewellery except for watches and small stud ear rings.
  • PE kit must include appropriate footwear and be kept in school. Please ensure every item of clothing is labelled.
  • Strings lessons are on Tuesdays for 4D and Thursdays for 4L
  • PE Days have changed! 4L: Monday and Friday, 4D: Thursday and Friday
  • Each week we set homework to consolidate current learning and to revise previous topics taught. Homework will be on Purple Mash, Mathletics & Times Table Rockstars. Daily reading and handwriting practice are essential as well. Spelling tests usually happen on Mondays - the words are also found on the Year 4 Homework Blog on Purple Mash.