Class A’s Trip Under the Ocean


On the Thursday before half term Class A made their way to London to visit the London Sea Life Centre.

After an exciting trip up on the train, we arrived at the Sea Life centre to be greeted by a glass floor with sharks, rays, eels and more swimming under our feet!  It was fascinating, although some of the teachers seemed to walk across very quickly!  We made our way through the exhibits, watching the octopus feeding time, seeing menacing sharks, colourful tropical fish, glowing jellyfish and having rays popping up to say hello to us.  I think a class favourite was the penguins and the sharks.

Although we trooped back to school a very tired class, I think I can say with confidence we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Class A


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Year 4 chocolate 7   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA            Year 4 enjoyed their International Primary Curriculum (IPC) exit event by making chocolate. A variety of delicious ingredients such as fudge and popping candy were added to the melted chocolate. Whilst it was setting they made square based pyramids in which to take the chocolate home.


The Aztecs pots, made from clay, have now been painted and varnished. Take a look at some of them.

Young Gardeners Scheme

Coolings CompetitionWe are happy to say that we have registered with Coolings ‘Busy Bees’ Young Gardeners Scheme to collect vouchers for the school that we can spend on equipment.

Next time you make a purchase at Coolings, request the vouchers at the till and send them into the school. They will issue one voucher for every £5 spent.

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Bromley Swimming Gala

On Tuesday 22nd October, a group of Year 6 and Year 5 children took part in the Bromley Swimming Gala at Eltham College.  After competing in the individual swimming events, Callum Baronti, Eddie Sellar, Ryan Mansbridge, Charlotte Connelly, Zoe White and Tamryn Van Selm took Tubbenden into first place.  As we had some illness, unfortunately points were not counted for one of our relay races. This resulted in us coming fourth overall, but only two points behind the third placed school.

At the event we also saw an elite Olympic swimmer called Natasha Coe-Sinah.The children were really impressed as she swam in our lane to show her medley relay skills and she also brought her Olympic Torch which was shown to the children. We wish Natasha all the best as she trains for the Olympics in Brazil.

Thank you to all of the parents who helped transport the children to the event, as we could never had attended with your help.  Thank you also to the girls who had to step in and take on extra races at the last minute.

William Ware Workshop

For our World War topic, Year 6 visited the Museum of London, Docklands on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October. As part of our William Ware workshop, we learnt all about William’s childhood and his style in painting.

William’s childhood was mainly spent in hospital until the age of ten. For his tenth birthday he received a colourful set of paints, which inspired him to use the many colours in an effective way. However, he was extremely wonderful at painting. During our workshop, we studied his paintings in advance of using his style to paint our own version.


Our paintings look amazing now that we have added the foreground detail in William’s style.

By Annabel Pradic and Josie Regan, 6S


Children in the shelter, thinking about what they might have seen when emerging from a bombing raid.                        

Welcome to the seaside!

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For the past few weeks, Year 2 have been learning about islands and island homes. We have learnt about Katie Morag and her life on a small island in Scotland and about other sea side places around the United Kingdom. This week we have been making lighthouses to help guide ships safely into our island harbours! We have used our knowledge of 3D shapes to create strong structures and we have decorated them like real light houses. We have also been exploring electrical circuits and have made our lighthouses light up.

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TPS Football Team Look Set For A Successful Season

Football Tournament

On Friday 4th October 2013, the Tubbenden Football Team played a tournament at The Priory School, winning 1, losing 1 and drawing 1.

We started our first game well, dominating possession and keeping the ball in their half, looking likely we were going to win. Unfortunately, the other team scored from a corner and we lost the game.  In the second game, Adam skilfully beat a player and smashed the ball into the top corner from long distance.  The final game, the toughest of all, we played against Highfield, and with a few magnificent saves from Alfie, we left the game as 0-0.

Well played boys, good luck for the rest of the season!

Match report by Adam Miller and Max Taylor.

Footie 3           Footie 1  Footie 2

 Tubbenden Primary School v Warren Road Primary School 

On Wednesday 9th October 2013, Tubbenden Primary School played Warren Road in a home league game.  The final score was 5:3 to TUBBENDEN!  We went 2-0 up in the first half with our striker Rohan scoring both.

In the second half, we made two subs, we brought on Nanak and Arun and took off Tom and Max.  Warren Road suddenly made it 3-2 but, with a stroke of luck, Adam scored two goals to make it 4-3 followed by Arun scoring to make it 5-3, and that was how the game ended.

Match report by Rohan O’Dea and Dan O’Neill.

TWIG Clear Up

We’d like to thank everyone who came to help clear up the TWIG garden on Saturday 12 October, especially Graham Bridgeman of New Leaf Garden Services and Mrs Maher.

We will probably have another tidy up at the end of February and the end of May. We’ll let you have the dates nearer the time.