Science Day Tuesday 24th June

Science Day was a fantastic success. The theme for the day was ‘ Be An Inventor’.

Children started the day discussing how important science is in our lives and were amazed to discover that many children as young as six have patented inventions and become millionaires!


Reception children making bank notes after the Bank of Stockholm, who made the first recognisable bank note, similar to ones today!

In Tubbenden Primary School, children were engaged in a range of activities from investigating sound and flight in Reception, to exploring the optimum conditions for minibeast habitats in Year 1 and replicating investigations which led to accidental discoveries eg: plastic, in Year 2.


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In Year 3 children investigated forces and resistance and designed their own weather vane. In Year 4, children had the opportunity to design and test various wing designs and materials, and in Year 6, children created a working model of the Water Cycle.


All the children were inspired by the day and had the opportunity to consider, design and describe their own invention for the 21st century.


Own Clothes Day – Thank You

The School Council would like to thank everyone in who took part in the Own Clothes Day on Friday 20th June 2014. We raised a massive


We will be presenting a cheque to the Second Chance Animal Rescue, Crockenhill, on Saturday 5th July at the Summer Fayre, when the Rescue will be bringing along some animals for us to see.

Year 5 Dragon’s Den

The 'Dragons'

The ‘Dragons’

On Thursday 26th June, Year 5 took part in our very own Dragon’s Den as part of our Enterprise Challenge. Each group of five presented their money-making ideas for the Summer Fayre and the nine winning teams received £30 to spend on setting up their stalls. On the day of Dragon’s Den, a few people were a bit nervous, but most people were calm and organised. When some people went on stage to present their stall it sometimes went a bit wrong but others went well. Everyone really enjoyed themselves!

Thank you to the ‘Dragons’: Mr Turvey, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Spear and Mr Squire for taking time out of their busy schedules to give us advice and select the best ideas. We also appreciated the support of the parents who came along to watch.

Please come along to the Summer Fayre on Saturday to see the results of all our hard work and spend a pound or two on our stalls.

By Aman Pal and Oliver Hijazi

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Athletics Success


On Thursday 26th June, several children competed in the Bromley Primary Athletics event. It was a fantastic day and all the children should be proud of their achievements. Particular congratulations go to Molly, Charlotte, Adam and Tyreece who have all gone through to the finals on July 14th.

Well done everyone!!

Mrs Mercer Miss Tidbury Miss Tanner

A Class Act from TPS

Massive congratulations to the TPS children from ClassACT after school drama club who entered the ‘SEVENOAKS THREE ARTS FESTIVAL’. Everyone did extremely well and all passed with fantastic marks:

Class 101 – Verse-speaking 5 years and under: James – Commended (85%) 2nd place

Class 102 – Verse-speaking 6 years: Sara – Distinction (88%) 1st place

Class 103 – Verse-speaking 7 years: Aiden – Commended (85%)

Class 105 – Verse-speaking 9 years: Rohan – Distinction (88%) 4th place

Class 106 – Verse-speaking 10 years: Scarlet – Performance (80%)

Miia – Performance (80%)

Class 151 – Dramatic Duo/Trio – 11 years and under: Charlotte and Francesca – Distinction (89%) 1st place

Louie and Ryan  – Distinction (87%) 2nd Place


SMILE Celebration


Celebration of the SMILE room took place on Thursday 5th June. Parents and staff who organised the Glitter Ball held in November 2012 to raise funds to install the multisensory interactive learning environment, were invited for a personal interactive sensory experience to showcase this amazing resource.

Both main stream and unit pupils have been using the room to support  learning in different curriculum areas including social interaction and to  ‘launch projects’ for example Year 3 have transformed the room into a tropical rain forest. The resources in the room include  a 360◦ degree projector, programmable sound and lights, interactive switches (Apple iPad and cube cushion) ultra violet lights, a bubble wall and interchangeable seating to create different scenarios. Teachers are able to create their own personalised programmes to support learning.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give particular thanks to Mrs Nye, Mr & Mrs Kenneally, Miss Broadfoot and Mrs Frost for their fund raising efforts and Mrs Hulme and Mrs McLennan for their technical support to give Tubbenden the amazing resource of the SMILE room

Mrs J Maxwell, Inclusion Manager

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K’Nex Challenge Final

Following a whole year group event, a team of Year 5 pupils represented our school at the K’Nex Challenge finals.

This was very exciting as they competed against 13 other schools in Bromley. The challenge was very tricky, as they had to build a mechanism to lift a shoe higher than a piece of A4 paper, which included designing and creating! The judges commented how they used amazing teamwork, and how each member of the group knew what they were doing at each given time. When they presented their mechanism it managed to lift the shoe off of the table!

Well done to the group. They really enjoyed their morning, and represented our school excellently.

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Year 5 Newstead Wood DT Workshop.

Throughout the last few weeks, Year 5 have been taking part in a DT project at Newstead Wood School. The pupils had to design a toy they were going to make, which had to follow a specific specification. They had to use lots of equipment to create the toy, including computers to design their pop up parts and a workshop to create the rest!

Following the creation of the toy, they had to evaluate their day and decide what bits they would change if they were to do it again. It was a fantastic project that they really enjoyed, especially when they were allowed to show off their toys and play!

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