Take a look below at all of our lovely paintings and drawings on display around the classroom. We have been working very hard on our fine motor skills.

This week in nursery, the children have been learning about the habitats of jungle animals and what kinds of animals might live in the jungle. They have been painting different animals that live in the jungle and acting out as gorillas, lions, and monkeys. They have enjoyed learning about the special features of these animals and have been designing their own animal masks. The children have also been working hard on their counting, cutting out different animals, and writing different labels/captions. The children are working extremely hard on their early sound recognition every morning in phonics. Please continue to help your child form letters at home and continue practicing writing their names. We would also appreciate it if you could read them a story every night before bed to help with their listening and comprehension skills.

Thank you for your continued support and help.



The 2024 Summer Olympics, which will be known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in France.

To represent Team GB is to stand on the shoulders of giants, each athlete laying a stitch in a tapestry of triumph and adversity lasting 126 years and counting.

For more than a century, Black British athletes have been blazing a trail and iconic figures like Daley Thompson, Anita Neil and Kelly Holmes have emerged.

Miss Angie has put together this amazing display, showcasing some of the UK talent in the field of athletics.  She has also set a competition for the children, for which they will need to undertake some research.  There will be prizes or those who submit the correct answers!

If you are on school site – do come and have a look at the board.

There is a special addition on the board – see if you can recognise who it is – here’s a clue – it is someone from Oliver Goldsmith School!!


Little Wandle Phonics

I can read the following words – I can sound out the word / I can read the word by sight.




Please don’t forget to check your allocated time for Parent/ Carer Meetings as we are running these on multiple days.

We are looking forward to seeing you to discuss your child’s learning!

We’d like to gently remind you that meeting slots are not flexible as we have so many lovely parents and carers to see – if you feel your meeting needed to go on longer than the allocated 15 minutes, do just ask to make another appointment. Please make sure you arrive five minutes before your meeting time.

Thank you,

The Reception Team

This week in Year 5

This week in Year 5 we are continuing to study The Great Plague in out LAC lessons. As part of this work we have been doing an extended write where we are writing a newspaper report imagining that it is May 1665 in the middle of plague in London. Children have applied a range of skills to draft, edit and publish excellent newspaper reports.

Also this week the children have been learning about their emotions and how to regulate them in a program of learning run by external professionals called Brain Buddies.

This summer term we are lucky enough to have coaches coming into the school on Friday afternoons to teach the children cricket skills.



Parents Evening on the 15th of May with some meetings being held on other days during the week

PE kits needs to be brought in but not worn on Tuesdays and Fridays

Reading Records need to be brought in Monday and Friday with 3 tasks being completed each week. Children should be practicing their reading every night and benefit from discussing what they are reading with adults.

We are looking forward to meeting with you all over the next few weeks. Every child has been given an appointment – it is very important that you attend to discuss your child’s progress and attainment. A list of times will be displayed at the Reception entrance to remind you of your slot. Please make sure you look at this to check your time.

Year 6 have been taking part in a health project run by Millwall over the last 6 weeks, learning about physical activity, the benefits of moving, how to keep hydrated and have a balanced and varied diet.

Sessions also included weekly physical activities with coaches.



This half term, our topic is Saving Planet Earth. We will be learning about how our world is changing due to factors such as global warming, deforestation, burning of fossil fuels and plastic pollution. We will also be learning about climate change activists and the ways in which we can combat environmental damage and help endangered animals.

In English, we have been reading The Promise which includes important messages about the environment. We will writing our own narrative based on this book. In Maths, we will continue to focus on decimals and then money at the end of this half term. In Science, we are looking at forces.

Save The Planet Background 2058654 Vector Art at VecteezyThere is no planet b print poster eco conscious message - Etsy.deDarnhall Primary School: Fox Class (Year 5)


PE Days

Hubble – Wednesday

Pioneer – Friday


Iftar is the fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan at the time of adhan of the Maghrib prayer. This is their second meal of the day; the daily fast during Ramadan begins immediately after the pre-dawn meal of suhur and continues during the daylight hours, ending with sunset with the evening meal of iftar.


We had a wonderful evening, enjoying Iftar together as a school community – we thank all the families for their contributions and presence