Fantastic Fundraising

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Marcus, in Year 3, joined his mum and sister at the recent St Nicholas Church Autumn Fayre.  He set up a stall on his own selling all kinds of things including sweets, mince pies, tomato soup and baked beans, to raise money for Bromley Foodbank.  While others his age were enjoying their free time, he gave up five hours of his Saturday to help others less fortunate than himself.  In total he raised £12.00.  As he is only 7 we agree with mum that this is something to be very proud of. 

We are very pleased to know that Tubbenden values are practised inside and outside the school.



In the Nursery…

We have been exploring the topic of ‘Transport’ this week and the children have enjoyed lots of activities including car painting, digger malleable play and bumper hoops (a physical activity in the hall).

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The children fixing the ‘car’ in our Mechanic themed role-play area.


Busy at work with the diggers and the playdoh in the malleable area.


Exploring numbers, counting and problem solving skills using the wooden boats and people.


Making car track paintings and exploring mixing colours and textures.


We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week for lots more fun!

Friendship Week Rap

During Friendship Week, Cara Richardson, Imogen Spear and Ellie Smith from Caradoc produced this fantastic rap which they shared in assembly . Well done girls. A fantastic effort!


A band-aid always helps my skinned elbow or knee,

When I get my feelings hurt it’s not so easy

to forget and get better and say I’m OK,

sometimes hurt feelings just won’t fade away.



Na na na na na don’t tease.


I’m the kid they make fun of who never got picked

to be a member of a team cause I wasn’t all that quick,

put yourself in my shoes and I think you’ll agree,

get to know a person better then you won’t tease.




They say sports aren’t my thing, how right they are,

but you’d like my collection of baseball cards,

yeah, I might not read books as fast as you

but check out the cool pictures of the story I drew.




Words have the power to build us up or tear us down,

soar like an eagle or come crashing down,

everyone’s different, special and unique,

so choose your words carefully before you speak.




Friendship Week

As part of Tubbenden’s Friendship Week the ‘Power of One’ show visited the school and the children in KS1 and KS2 were able to take an active part. In addition they learnt through drama, how bullying can be dealt with in a positive way. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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Merlin & Yellow Colour Celebration

To launch our colour topic this half term, Merlin and Yellow experienced a celebration of colour! Merlin class catered the party by providing their delicious and colourful home made biscuits! As well as eating delicious treats, we also took part in lots of fun activities:




Check out our cool party hats designed and made by Merlin Class!

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We ended the party with some peaceful reflection time using our special candles.

What a fantastic party!

Miss Davison & Miss Clark



Fire! Fire!

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Reception’s topic on ‘People who help us’ was brought alive today when Orpington Fire Brigade came to visit the school.  The children were very excited to see the fire engine drive into the carpark and they all got to sit inside.  They learnt about the special uniform fire fighters wear and the equipment they use to put out fires.  Finally, they pretended to be real fire fighters by spraying water from the hose!

 We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Orpington Fire Brigade for coming to visit Tubbenden and for everything they do to keep people safe.

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A Cold Cross Country Canter at Crystal Palace!

Children in Years 3 to 6 represented Tubbenden in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country Association event at Crystal Palace on Saturday. In all fifty-four schools took part with about 1500 (about 250 in each race) children racing over distances of either 1700 or 1800 metres.

The children braved very harsh weather, but they all gave their very best and enjoyed themselves. What a great way to start the weekend!

Tubbenden’s best performer of the day was Jack, who came 10th in the Year 3 boys’ race.

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Tubbenden Top The Table

The football season has started really well for Tubbenden’s footballers, who have put together a string of excellent results, including away victories at both Warren Road and Green Street Green Primary Schools.

On Friday they played and won their first two matches in the Priory School’s six-a-sides, scoring twelve goals and conceding none!

Their success so far has been built upon superb teamwork, excellent movement and some fine individual skills. They have demonstrated brilliant sportsmanship and a great team ethic. Well done boys!

In the pictures below coach Ben leads a full-time de-brief, making sure nobody gets carried away with the success so far – there’s a long way to go!

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In the Nursery…

We have had great fun in the Nursery this week learning about ‘People Who Help Us’ and the children enjoyed lots of activities including doctor role-play, a visit from the fire brigade in the morning and lots of messy junk-modelling making emergency vehicles.

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The Nursery children making large-scale junk models of emergency vehicles.

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Enjoying a ‘Shape Walk’ around the school attempting to identify shapes in the environment.


Happy Reading!

BooksThank you to everyone who came to the Travelling Book Fair last week, and especially Mrs Toller, Mrs Felstead and the team of parents who helped run the event.  The school raised £1117.41 in commission from the book sales, which means each class will receive £50 to spend on new books for their class library.

 Thank you again for your support and enjoy reading!


Mrs Nash