Year 1 Spring 1

February 19, 2018

Well, what a start to the year we have had in Year 1! The children have been working extremely hard with their phonics, those alien words are no trouble for us!

We’ve been learning about lots of different things in maths, including; measuring, weighing, adding and even fractions! We also saw some amazing, Magical Maths on Numbers day, who knew Miss Bahra kept so many coins behind her ear!

As part of our religious studies, the whole of Year 1 got to visit a local church. We had an interesting introduction about the church from the Priest, Tony and then we had a tour of the beautiful church.

Our Space topic has probably been the most enjoyable topic so far in Year 1… it was out of this world! It started with an energetic space workshop, where the children were aliens and had to trick Dr Zardox. The children were inspired when they learnt about the famous astronauts and saw videos of them in action in Space!

We ended the half term with SPACE DAY! The children and staff looked amazing and the day was full of fun Space activities. To end our Space topic we decided to put on a Mini Astronaut Training Academy for the children for all of their hard work. The children walked on the moon with special moon boots, escaped a laser beam maze, rode moon buggies and refuelled with special space snacks. We definitely have some future astronauts among us!

Finally, a very heartfelt thank you to all of the parents and carers for your efforts with the children’s costumes and their eye-catching Space projects. It is greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to another exciting half term, ending with the… SPRING SING!

The year 1 team 😊


Reception Spring 1

February 9, 2018


The Reception Team would like to welcome everyone back after a lovely Christmas break. The children have all returned to school happy, full of exciting stories and ready to learn.

This half term we have had fun learning about food. We have been reading lots of books around food and we especially enjoyed reading the series of ‘Oliver’ books by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French.


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First we read ‘Oliver Vegetables’ and then tasted lots of different vegetables, such as radishes, peppers, onions and beetroot.






Next we experienced ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ and we chopped and mixed fruit to make our own fruit salad. Finally, in the series, we read ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’ and we made delicious banana and strawberry shakes.










The children have been working very hard in their phonics groups, learning new sounds. We are all extremely proud of what they have achieved so far and they are enjoying using their phonic knowledge to write words and build sentences independently.

We hope you have a wonderful half term.


A Midsummers Night’s Dream

February 9, 2018

Rounds of applause are still echoicing from the halls, and so they should be. Year 5 showed us their fabulous acting skills to end the term! They worked incredibly hard all term learning their lines, knowing when to stand, when to sit! All of the teachers are incredibly proud of them!

Somehow in between the rehearsals we managed to find some time to explore what materials are in our everyday life and what their properties are. We investigated what the word Viscosity means. Ask your child if they can explain it to you! Remind them about ketchup bottles!

We looked at long and short division in maths! Some children showed great perseverance when remembering all the steps involved! We really appreciate when you help out with your child’s homework, especially as this is their chance to show you what they can now do independently.

Well we hope you have a lovely, fun filled week off! Hard to believe we are halve way through the academic school year!

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Valence Primary choir visit the 02 for Young Voices!

February 6, 2018

On Wednesday 31st January 40 year 5 and 6 children from both sites went to the 02 for the young voices concert.

We had the opportunity to perform with over 6000 other children from the London area. We all had a great day and loved performing with the live band.

We had great seats and could see the conductor very well. ​ There was a band who made the music themselves, by beat boxing. There is a short video to watch.

Valence Primary at Young Voices 2018

Year 4 spring 1

February 6, 2018

What a very quick half term that was. Year 4 have done lots during this time. All 6 classes went on a school trip  to Valence house where we found out more about the Romans and some of us became important roman figures.  The Romans has been an interesting topic and we have enjoyed learning the songs the teachers have taught us.  We linked Romans into maths and did some work using roman numerals.


Year 2 Spring 1

February 6, 2018

Welcome back. Year 2 have had a great start to the new year and all of the children are working hard and enjoying their lessons.

This term we have been looking at the author Roald Dahl. We wrote our own marvellous medicines, we thought of our own pranks for Mr Twit and we painted some characters in Art.

In Science, we have been learning about how to stay healthy. We have thought about the different foods we eat, what happens when we exercise and keeping our teeth clean and healthy.

15-01-2018 102508Niamh and Lexie showing us how to brush their teeth!

In Maths we spent some time learning about money. We looked at different coins, how to add money and how to choose the correct coins to pay for items.

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We would like to say a huge well done to all the children who have completed a piece of creative homework this term. We have seen a range of fantastic family trees, family photos and family fact files!

Well done to all of year 2 for all of their hard work! Enjoy the half term break 🙂

Year 6 Winter Wonderland – Spring 1

February 2, 2018

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

This half term saw the introduction of a new text which was all about Sir Ernest Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica. The children have shown a real interest into this extraordinary voyage and have enjoyed producing CVs, factfiles, newspaper reports and explanation texts.

In Art, the children created winter paintings using various materials.

The children have produced fantastic Winter Wonderland projects which are showcased along the Year 6 corridor. Their effort and high standard have been praised by many children and teachers around the school.

This half term, the children also enjoyed participating in NSPCC Numbers Day. During Numbers Day, the children worked through various mathematical activities that made them really think about the process of maths. We were extremely lucky to have a Math-magician come visit our school. The children also discovered a proof for 1 + 1 = 1.

This half term, the children have proved that they are well on their way of being successful students. Well done for all the hard work. Enjoy the half term break. 🙂


Year 3 Spring 1

January 29, 2018

Dear Blog,
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays. The Year 3 Team hope you had a wonderful break!

This half term we have had great fun reading the story, ‘James and the Giant Peach’. In the first week we listened to the first two chapters and drew the images that we imagined in our minds.


We have learnt more about shapes, position and direction this half term. We now know what the words obtuse, acute and right angle mean. We applied our knowledge to different investigations during our maths lesson. We had a lot of fun!

During our geography lessons we have been learning about ‘Our Local Area’. We went on a walk to find out how our land was being used. We found 2 churches, a park, shops, houses, flats and a doctors surgery. On our walk we felt that the local area was full of litter.

Merry Christmas from Year 2

December 20, 2017

Wow! The term is over and everyone is feeling festive ready for the Christmas break.

Year 2 have worked so hard this term. We have learnt about the great fire of London, adding on a number line and lots more.

We had so  much fun putting on our Christmas production. A big big thank you to everyone who helped and watched us perform.

We would all like to wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

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Autumn 2 in Year 1

December 20, 2017

We have had yet another exciting half term in Year 1. For our topic of toys, the children got to design and make toys, as well as learn about how they are made. They were also lucky enough to bring in their own toys to share with their friends on the special ‘Toy day’.

The last two weeks have been action packed with Parties, Performances, Bands, Santa visits, Christmas dinners, Carol concerts and they really enjoyed laughing at the teachers in the Valence Pantomime!

We look forward to seeing you all again in the new year for more learning and laughs! 😁

From all of the Year 1 team, have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year!IMG_0323.JPG