Chris Connaughton

On the 15th of November a guest Actor, Story teller and Author came to Tubbenden School. He kindly related all his amazing stories and performing to year 6s linked to their topic WWII. Despite the tragedy of war, the children learnt a lot about it. With a real meaning of the destruction and deaths Chris told the children a well-known poem called ” Dulce et Dercoum est pro patria Mori.” He hopefully will be returning and using his excellent skills to excite the children again. We extremely hope that all the children had a great time and were amazed by him.

Written by Jaydee

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House Captains

After the votes were counted in , the results were announced. Lots of happiness erupted and they couldn’t wait to get going. The new house captains have been speaking and helping their teams. Here are the names, Pankhurst: Patrick, Flo, Lewis and Kate. Nightingale: Aiden, Naledi, Josh and Esther. Wilberforce : Tiago, Joella, Alfred and Lauren. Darwin: Harry , Amber, Jack and Caroline. To show their importance they each have badges and special coloured ties according to their own house. A huge well done to all these people! Keep up the good work !!👍
By Joana






Book Fair📚

Thank you to everyone who supported the Travelling Book Fair this year. The children were excited to view the books during the day and we really appreciate all those who came and purchased a book after school. This year we sold £1766.59 worth of books, which means each class will receive £45 in commission to spend on books for their class book corners (£25 each Unit classes).

Thank you so much to Mrs Toller and Mrs Felstead who once again helped to organise and run the event each day, and the team of parent helpers who came after school. This would not have been possible without you!

Rachel Nash

National Young Mathematicians’ Awards

On Wednesday 8th November , Tubbenden competed in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards(NYMA). Our team consisted of two boys and two girls : Patrick,Harry, Naledi and Joana. The team faced a never-seen-before question, set by ENRICH, which included 3 challenges. After an hour of working in Explore Learning the team nailed it down to the last 10 seconds. Even though Tubbenden won’t participate in the semi-finals Miss Venn was very proud .

By Joana and Harry


Armistice Day🥀🌹

We would like to say a respectful thank you to all the soldiers of the wars. The children of Tubbenden have respected this and sat 2minutes silence. Throughout the school, classes have been thinking and working on Remembrance Day. We would like to say thank you for all the soldiers fighting for our country.

By Jaydee and Joana


Yr5 & 6 Netball Tournament 🏐

On the 31st of October Tubbenden’s netball team played a tournament . Over all the girls lost but won a few games as well, the girls tried hard and did succeed in a few games so their heads weren’t left in doubt. The girls will be sure to train hard and play more games and become the best that they can be.

By Carter and George



Popcorn Night 🍿

On the 3rd of November all children who got 99-100% attendance last year, got to watch a movie (Despicable Me 3). We are extremely proud of all the children, we hope they all enjoy this reward. We have had many children who got invited to see the movie after school. We put these rewards in place to encourage them to come to school every day. We hope that everybody who attended it had a fantastic time.
By Hansika and Anna


On the 31st October and the following Wednesday, several pupils took part in bikeability. On Tuesday they trained and took 2 tests to make sure they can ride a bike safely on the road. Then on Wednesday they took to the roads of Orpington and practiced a safety procedure. It was a lot of fun and a huge congratulation to any one who got a chance to compete at cyclist of the year. We hope that all the children really enjoyed it and learnt how to ride safely on the road.
By Harry





School Updates

Since school has begun, Tubbenden have had brand new updates adapting the school. In every building of the school we now have soundproof and fireproof doors. Now that we have had a new class joining us, Mr Turvey has ordered a temporary classroom on the field. While they stay and settle in there, the team are making a permanent building which will probably eat in to summer next year. In the Grand hall we also have a new ceiling with sun lights and bright L.E.D lights. An extra notice is that the tech team have introduced new chrome books which have Word Microsoft a touch screen and Google Classroom. A huge congratulations to the Tubbenden TFA and building team for bringing these new updates to our school.

By Jaydee, Joana and Harry