Tubbenden at the Kent Primary Schools’ Final Gala

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On Saturday 22nd March, swimmers from TPS competed in the Kent Primary Schools’ Finals’ Gala. The team, comprising Zoe, Tamryn, Eddie, Barnaby, Callum and Ryan were competing against the best in Kent but certainly did not let this intimidate them.

First up on the blocks was Callum, followed by Tamryn in the  50m Fly – both gaining places in the final. Eddie, Ryan and Zoe all competed in the 50m Backstroke. All swimmers gave a really impressive performance.

The boys’ Freestyle and Medley Relay teams, comprising Callum, Eddie, Ryan and Barnaby, won places in both finals.

The finals were tense and exciting with the team loudly cheering their team mates on. We are pleased to say that Callum came second in 50 Fly with a Silver Medal, Tamryn received a finalist’s medal for her 4th place in 50 Fly, and the boys won Bronze in the Medley Relay and Silver in the Freestyle Relay.

The swimmers were presented with their medals by the Chairman of the Kent Schools’ Swimming Association.

The boys were delighted that their freestyle team have been invited to represent Kent at the SE divisional meet next month.

A massive congratulations to all swimmers. They did their school proud and really enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Mrs Van Selm and Mrs Baronti for team managing poolside, and to parents and family for their support from the gallery.


Tubbenden versus Redhill

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On the 14th of March 2014, Tubbenden played Red Hill and we won 7-0! Rohan scored first and it was one of his three unbelievable goals. Then Baley scored to make it 2-0. About 5 minutes before half time, Alfie our outstanding keeper, came on.  At half time it was 4-0.  Soon after half time Red Hill got a penalty… and missed it. Baley then went on to score again. Adam Miller went on to score one goal, as did Max Taylor. Thank you to Mr Turvey for refereeing our game.

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We hope to win the oncoming games.

By Alfie, Rohan & Daniel O’Neill

Bromley Schools Cross Country Championship 15th March 2014

Last Saturday, several of the junior children took part in the cross country championships. All are to be congratulated on  their effort and determination and for representing Tubbenden so well.

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Extra congratulations go to Tom and Eddie who came 5th and 10th respectively in the Y5/6 boys’ race. In addition, the Y5/6 boys’ team which consisted of Jack, Charlie, Teddy, Tom and Eddie,  came 6th out of  the 31 teams that took part.

Well done to all the runners!


Mrs Mercer and Miss Tidbury

A Big Thank You

School Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Own Clothes Day. We raised a massive £540 towards helping the Second Chance Animal Rescue at Crockenhill.

The 5 pence Maths Challenge raised £102 and we are donating this also to the Animal Rescue.

Well done to everyone!

We will be having another Own Clothes Day in the Summer Term to continue raising funds.

Thank you to everyone for your support.

School Council

Basic Skills at Tubbenden

Here at Tubbenden Primary we are always striving to improve our practice. As part of this, we have applied for a Basic Skills Quality Mark award. This is given to schools who demonstrate a commitment to providing their children with the appropriate levels of skills in literacy and maths. We have been collating our data and are now awaiting a visit from the assessor.

Watch this space!

World Book Day 2014



Children and staff  had great fun today when they dressed up as book characters for World Book Day.

The whole school listened to the beginning of  a special book which was used to inspire children’s creativity.

In the afternoon,  children had a Book Swap and  could choose a new book, share their favourite book with others and celebrate the enjoyment of reading.

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Mythical Creatures take over Yr 2!


To start our new Mythical Creatures topic, Year 2 dressed up as creatures from myths, stories or from their own imagination! We had great fun showing off our outfits to other classes in the outside area. In the afternoon we made our own mythical creatures out of junk modelling material. We had a fantastic day and can’t wait to learn more about myths and the fantastic creatures in them.


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