Cross Country

Cross country 2    X country 1   x country 3

On Saturday 23rd November, several children from Y3-6 took part in the Primary Cross Country Event at Crystal Palace. Everyone ran really well and all credit to their gallant efforts. An extra well done goes to Tom and Eddie who came 7th and 12th respectively. This was a fantastic result against more than 200 competitors!!

Cyber Safety Week

Last week, all the children were involved in Cyber Safety Week. The week started with a KS1 and a KS2 assembly to get the children thinking. Children in KS1 enjoyed watching a cartoon video clip illustrating how to stay safe on the internet. In addition, they learned a cyber safety song. Throughout the week they embarked on various role play activites and made ‘Power of One’ wristbands.

KS2 had a similar assembly which was based around internet safety, then followed up the week thinking about how we communicate with each other and how inappropriate messages are as bad as face to face bullying. The children also considered what was impersonal and personal information to them and what people they would give the information to.

The week ended with a ‘Power of One’ show which was drama based activities about different types of bullying e.g. cyber, face to face, exclusion and verbal. The children then had follow up discussions in class.

Year 4 trip to Southwark Cathedral


On Tuesday 19th November, Year 4 travelled to Southwark Cathedral, in London, to learn more about Christian places of worship as part of our studies in RE. We had a wonderful time walking around the building, looking at the features and decorations whilst learning all about the signs, symbols and celebrations. The wonderful staff made us feel very welcome, showing us around and teaching us about the role of cathedrals and churches in the community. Amongst the fun activities, we had the chance to dress up as religious figures and  make our very own stained glass windows.


It was an entertaining and educational day, with an additionally exciting event. Whilst waiting at the traffic lights near London Bridge, we looked up to discover one of the cyclists was Boris Johnson!  He was happy to talk with some of the children from 4S, and even laughed when they said he was the man famous for getting stuck on a zip wire!


A Fantastic Response from our Community

As you know we have been collecting money to raise funds to purchase two ‘Shelter Boxes’ for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. Each box costs £590.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to inform you that at the time of writing our collection has so far raised a magnificent: £1,382.25, meaning that we can pay for at least two boxes! There is still more money to come!

Well done Tubbenden Primary School!


Lots of children took action to raise extra amounts.

In 6S Charlie raised over £20 by pestering his family and neighbours, Leah raised £15 and Luke, after placing a bucket and appeal poster in his parents’ shop, raised £157.89!

Children in 6T also got stuck into fundraising by selling cakes and biscuits around the school, raising £71.19.



Book Fair

A Big Thank You to all the parents that helped run the Book Fair last week:

Angela Haughey, Gill Verrill, Val Rogers, Emma Whitlock, Claire Bluemel, Becky Spillett, Carol Blackburn, Mandy Baronti, Lorraine Miller,Tara Wall, Jenny Howard, Mandy Baker, Emma Toller

and a special Thank You to Mrs Barnes who organised the rota.

We sold  £1,900 worth of books which meant we had just over £1,000 to spend on books for the classrooms. It was great to see the children so enthusiastic about books and reading.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a book at the fair and contributed to raising this fantastic amount.

Mrs Gray











Thank you to everyone who purchased a book  at the fair and contributed to raising this fantastic amount.

Mrs Gray

Tubbenden’s Marvellous Mathematicians!


 On Wednesday 13th November,  four of Tubbenden’s mathematicians, Daniel, Timur, Kaajana and Hannah, took part in the first round of the National Young Mathematician’s Award at the Explore Learning Centre in Orpington.  The children had to work together as a team in a systematic manner to find as many solutions as possible to a challenging problem involving dice.  Scoring an impressive 93 out of 100, the children have made it through to the next round of the competition!

If they are successful at the next round, they will be one step closer to the national final at Cambridge University!

Watch this space!

Miss Wollaston

High Five Netball at Newstead

Before half term, seven Year 6 children went to Newstead Wood School to take part in the Bromley Borough Netball Tournament.  We played against five other schools in a round robin event.  In our first three matches we lost, but we won the final two matches – well done Hannah Lewis and Hattie Bailey for scoring a goal each – this took us into finishing in fourth place overall.  The whole team played well and we had many shots at the goal but luck was not on our side and it just wouldn’t go through the hoop.  A special mention should go to Emily Richardson, who showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament and kept the team positive.

If any Year 5 girls are interested in joining the netball team, come along on Wednesday lunchtime at 12:15 and learn more about High Five Netball.

All Dressed Up

As part of Year 1’s topic ‘All dressed Up’, the children have been learning about different outfits for different occasions and how materials are selected to suit a particular purpose.

‘The Year 1 children performed on the catwalk to the parents. Some of them were nervous. We dressed up in different costumes. I really loved the catwalk. I was dresed as Alice in Wonderland. It was very lovely on the catwalk.’                                                           Lea Ehui Manalang

Administration Matters

From time to time, we need to share more general  information which may not be appropriate to the Blog news format, such as reminders about an Own Clothes Day, clubs, or general administration items. For this purpose, we have created a section on the Blog, entitled ‘Administration Matters’. You can access this via the blue information line at the top of the title page of the Blog, or via the ‘Useful Information’ tab that runs down the left hand side.

We hope that you will find this a useful addition to the site.



Snow Friends

We are trying to establish a group of ‘Snow Friends’ to help clear snow (should it arrive)at the school this winter. Last year we had a good response to requests for help. This year we would like to collect contact details of those who might be able to help in advance. If you are able to help, please give your name and mobile phone number to the Admin Office.

Many thanks for your help.