On Wednesday 20th March, Year Four performed the musical ‘Porridge’ to their families.  The children had been working incredibly hard on their performance for a number of weeks and the hard work absolutely paid off – they put on a spectacular show!  We want to thank all the parents for their support with costumes and learning lines…

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Year 3 had a fantastic day during their Stone Age workshop. They learnt how to make their own shelters, stalk and hunt animals, throw spears and even made fire!  

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On Thursday 21st March, Chipstead Valley Chamber Choir participated in the 10 year anniversary of Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena. Voice in a Million was set up in 2009, as a promoter of school singing events, with an under-pinning message that raises awareness of the importance of adoption and fostering, both in the UK…

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Year 5 have been working hard in science this week. Pupils learned all about the different parts of a flower and then dissected a range of flowers including lilies, daffodils and alstromeria, making posters to present their findings. Take a look at our beautiful work!

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Chris Taylor, curator of the school museum, visited Year 3 to talk about the Stone Age. He showed them artefacts, which included animal bones, fossils and even a real mammoth’s tooth found in Purley! The children got to learn about them and even hold them. As part of their work on the Stone Age, year 3 also created…

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Year 2 have been hunting for mini-beasts around the school grounds! They found woodlice, worms, centipedes and all sort of interesting insects. They used their observation and recording skills to take notes of their discoveries and used their maths knowledge to create tally charts about what they had found. They had great fun searching and discovering!  

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On Wednesday 13th March all the children took part in a Singup Day. Singup is a resource of hundreds of songs with backing tracks – essentially a giant karaoke! Each class learnt a song with the class teacher (and some did a few dance moves too!) and then performed to the other classes in the…

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Mr Press, a Teaching Assistant in year 6, has written his 4th book! Today, he spoke to years 5 and 6 about how he thinks of an idea and develops it into a story! They enjoyed listening and asking him questions about his process.  ‘Soul Boy’ tells the story of twelve year old Jake Wheeler,…

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Year 2 had the most incredible day, when a life-size T-Rex came to visit them! Both teachers and children were blown away by size of the dinosaur and could not believe it was in their school hall! The children also participated in fantastic fossil digging activities. This enhanced their learning about ‘Walking with Beasts’ as well as inspiring story writing…

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