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Celebration Assembly


Our next Celebration Assembly will be Friday 23rd March.


Forest School

Our Forest School dates for Term 4 are:


Tuesday 27th February 

Tuesday 13th March

Tuesday 27th March


Term 3




This term, it has been our responsibility to look after the chickens. Each day we have had to collect their eggs, give them fresh water and check they had enough food. At least once a week, Miss Perkins cleaned the chickens out with some help from some of the Dolphins.






Forest School


In one of our Forest School lessons this term we have measured objects in and around Forest School. We used our hands, feet and wooden discs to find how long objects were. If we used the discs, we had to make sure they were all a similar size.






In Computing, we have been learning about algorithms. Algorithms are a set of instructions. We created algorithms to direct the Bee Bots around different maps.




If you would like to watch our Bee Bot video, please watch it further down the page.


Our walk through Aldington


This term in Geography we have been learning all about Aldington. We used Google Maps to identify where Aldington was and as we zoomed in further, we started to recognise places in the Village such as the Village Hall, The Walnut Tree and the Post Office. 


After looking at Aldington on different maps, we ventured out into the Village. We wrapped up warm and braved the cold January weather with Miss Jackson, Miss Perkins, Mrs Rawling, Mr Russell and Mrs MacCourt. We started on the school side of Roman Road and walked all the way down to the Post Office stopping at different points to consult our maps. We drew on some of the buildings we saw along the way. We then walked back up the other side of the road.


Thank you very much to Mrs Rawling, Mr Russell and Mrs MacCourt for giving up their afternoon to accompany us. We had the best time!




Jack and the Beanstalk


This term we are learning about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. So far we have listened to the story and helped Jack to decide whether he should swap his cow Daisy for some magic beans. We were very convincing! We have also acted out the story in groups. We hope you enjoyed our retelling in assembly.






This term in PE, we have been developing our dance skills and our dribbling skills through football. In Dance, we have been learning about dynamics, rhythm and travelling. Within football, we have been learning how to dribble the ball and how to pass the ball with control. 




Term 2




In class, we have been making fruit rockets. We planned our rockets the week before and thought about which fruits we could use. 


When it came to making our rockets, Miss Jackson brought in strawberries, bananas and pineapples. We used the knives to slice the fruit into the right shapes. 









Forest School


On Tuesday 14th November, we received a letter in our register tray. It was from Ted! He thanked us for helping him find the perfect material for an umbrella but now he had another problem. His house had blown down in the wind.




Ted asked us to make a new house for him. We decided to do this in Forest School.


The next morning, when we came into the classroom, Ted had left us some pictures of him trying out our houses.








In PE this term, we are going to be doing Archery and Curling. In our first lesson, we learnt how to hold the bow and how to release the arrow. Martin told us to pull the string back as far as we could, we had to be very strong!




Some of us even hit the target on our first go!


We have started using the curling stones too in PE. We have to make sure we are sitting in the correct position and use enough power to get it to the target.



Term 1




In English, we have been basing our writing around a book called 'The Train Ride'. We went on a train ride to London and thought about what we could see out of the train window. 




Here are some of our sentences:


A shiny, red tractor. That's what she sees.

Molly likes to eat sweet strawberries.

They saw an enormous balloon floating by.

The clouds were like a fluffy pillow.




Floor gymnastics


In PE, we have been learning about Gymnastics and have been developing our throwing and catching skills.


In our Gymnastics lessons, we have been learning movements to create a routine. So far, we have learnt the stretch position, straddle, tuck, a back stretch, back rocks and a jump. We have loved learning these movements.




In our throwing and catching lessons, we have been playing games to help us improve our accuracy and control. We have learnt which position to stand in to help us aim.


On the apparatus


We have been using the apparatus to help develop our gymnastics skills.




Forest School


In Forest School, we read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. We then created our own Leaf men and women with the fallen leaves. We talked about the seasons and the reason why the leaves were on the floor.




We also found a very long branch. It took 5 of us to carry it!



We have been creating art with leaves in Forest School. 




Roald Dahl day


On Wednesday 13th September, we participated in Roald Dahl day. In the morning, we split up into our houses and explored different stories written by Roald Dahl. These are the books we all looked at:


Bodiam - George's Marvellous Medicine

Dover - The Twits

Lympne - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Walmer - Matilda


Check out some of our outfits:




When we went back to class we carried on the Roald Dahl fun. We had a brilliant day!


Our Bee Bot Video

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We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.


Go to and log in using the desktop log in boxes:



Letter-join works best on browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.



Go to and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:


Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L

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