After the votes were counted in , the results were announced. Lots of happiness erupted and they couldn’t wait to get going. The new house captains have been speaking and helping their teams. Here are the names, Pankhurst: Patrick, Flo, Lewis and Kate. Nightingale: Aiden, Naledi, Josh and Esther. Wilberforce : Tiago, Joella, Alfred and Lauren. Darwin: Harry , Amber, Jack and Caroline. To show their importance they each have badges and special coloured ties according to their own house. A huge well done to all these people! Keep up the good work !!👍
On the 3rd of November all children who got 99-100% attendance last year, got to watch a movie (Despicable Me 3). We are extremely proud of all the children, we hope they all enjoy this reward. We have had many children who got invited to see the movie after school. We put these rewards in place to encourage them to come to school every day. We hope that everybody who attended it had a fantastic time.
By Hansika and Anna
Since school has begun, Tubbenden have had brand new updates adapting the school. In every building of the school we now have soundproof and fireproof doors. Now that we have had a new class joining us, Mr Turvey has ordered a temporary classroom on the field. While they stay and settle in there, the team are making a permanent building which will probably eat in to summer next year. In the Grand hall we also have a new ceiling with sun lights and bright L.E.D lights. An extra notice is that the tech team have introduced new chrome books which have Word Microsoft a touch screen and Google Classroom. A huge congratulations to the Tubbenden TFA and building team for bringing these new updates to our school.
By Jaydee, Joana and Harry
Mrs Davey has taught the Tubbenden staff all about Seesaw. Seesaw is an app/website that allows children to share their work with their parents. All the classes now have their accounts – everyone is really enjoying using it.
On the 5th of July, an assembly with a difference was performed in the junior hall. A group of year five first aiders made a video of what you would do in different situations e.g. If someone was choking or bleeding. They taught us the different techniques in order to save someone’s life.
On the 15th of May, Chris Connaughton visited our school to teach the children about heroes and villains; he started the day with an exhilarating tale which you may know as ‘Perseus and Medusa’. He acted this out with great skill and immersed the pupils in fear, dread and excitement. We made a word bank of excellent vocabulary to describe the hero and villain before we were assigned a project. We wrote astounding stories and had an amazing time. Thanks once again Chris.
On Wednesday the 17th of May, the juniors gathered in the main hall to witness the many students that had achieved 100% attendance last term. Firstly year 3 got their well-deserved certificates and crowded the awards box, hungry for toys to play with. Claps and cheers echoed around the hall as the pupils were crowned with their awards. An astounding amount of students were devoted to their work and wouldn’t miss a second.
Pankhurst’s Perfect House Captain’s Assembly 👌👌👌
On the 23rd of March, the studious Pankhurst house congregated into the main hall for the second house captain’s assembly of the year. The topic was interesting and conveyed in bizarre, humorous way. They used a YouTube video to show the theme and used a word puzzle for the reveal of the word: teamwork. They first showed and discussed the video and gave a word puzzle about teamwork. We were dismissed and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and we thank the house captains for arranging the experience.
Wilberforce House Assembly
On the 23rd of March everyone separated into their houses for a house assembly.
Everyone in Wilberforce was ushered into the music room for a speech performed by the house and vice captains. The year 6 talked about teamwork and how we could work well together to achieve success and victory for our house. We then watched a video about giraffes who helped each other dive into a swimming pool. Many of the students laughed as the animals performed tricks and flipped into the air. All the children participated well with their answers and really inspired many of their fellow teammates. This was another great house assembly and we hope that everyone in Wilberforce continues to earn many house points and continue producing more wonderful ideas.
Darwin house assembly 👌😀
A different assembly took place in Excalibur class. All of Darwin huddled in and the vice and house captains taught them a very good lesson.👍 Team work was the topic and they watched a video about giraffes using their buddy to practise their diving. I think everybody has learnt how they could earn house points by working hard and working together.
Fantastic Nightingale Assembly👍👌✅
On Thursday the 23rd of July, the Nightingale house (and so did the other houses) gathered in a particular part of the juniors to talk about how they could improve in terms of house points and sports day. Nightingale presented their assembly in the ICT suite; it was hard to get the whole Nightingale body into a small space, but eventually they huddled in. As the assembly got started, the house captains showed a video about a group of giraffes that worked together to practices diving. Not only was it hilarious, but it shared an important messages: Teamwork. So Nightingale learnt that all they needed to have was teamwork to, accomplish many things…
On the 6th and the 7th of March, Spotlights – a drama, music and singing company – came in and graced the student body with a wondrous workshop. They based this workshop on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for the Infants and ‘Gangsta Granny’ for the Juniors.
During this we made still scenes from ‘Gangsta Granny’ and played some fun drama games.
Thank you to Faye from Spotlights for coming in to Tubbenden.
On the 3rd March, various students were summoned to the front of the main hall during assembly to share wondrous Book Week learning that they had produced. Each and every piece of work was linked to a brilliant book called The Lost Thing; this was written by Shaun Tan. The book is a deep and complex story following an object which goes missing. Each year group were set various tasks to enjoy based on the book. For example Reception and Year 1 made models, and Year 6 innovated the book about a lost or abandoned plastic item which had been washed up on shore.