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Welcome from the
Executive Head Teacher
Miss Claire Ingrams
Northumberland Heath Primary School, and our family of schools, has a duty to provide our children with the tools to access their learning, to grow socially and emotionally as well as academically. Without these tools, the children that pass through the doors of our schools will not have the tools required for the journey that awaits them in their teenage, young adult and adult lives.
Secondary School Offer Day
Writing for Pleasure
The early morning writing club have been writing poems. We have been choosing language to build tension and have added a twist to the tale at the end.
Our year 6 Girls had their 3rd session at Goals Bexleyheath this week and played another 3 schools in competitive fixtures. We did fantastically, beating Sherwood park 4-1, Bedonwell Primary 11-0 and East Wickham 4-0. Which means after 10 games Northumber...
Year Five are learning about the Egyptians this half term and as part of their Big Bang day mummified a tomato. First, we cut the top off and scooped out the "organs". We washed them well in the sacred waters of the Nile (just tap water:-) After that, we ...
Pirates Arrrr Here!
Year 2 in their Big Bang Day learnt all about the Pirate Golden Age. We were surprised to know that lots of things that we knew were only myths. We were excited to learn about the real facts about piracy.
Mrs Tebble heard that Treacle wanted to be involved in Christmas Jumper Day so crocheted this amazing jumper coat.
Treacle has had a nice new haircut. It was her first one and she was so well behaved!
Tree of Knowledge
Last week, the children took part in an amazing project with Arty Party. We asked them for a tree of knowledge to reflect our new bespoke curriculum. Staff and children alike are in awe at the fabulous result. The children had so much fun working in group...
Parent Showcase Wednesday 18th December
As advised in the Newsletter at the end of November, we look forward to welcoming you to the school on Wednesday so that the children can share their learning with you. We have listened to your feedback and made all classes available on the same day. We h...
Festive Reading Festival
Thank you so much to all who attended the Festival Of Reading. We had a great time and hope you did too!
Super Hero Day!
Superhero-day-flyer-2021.pdf On this day the pupils can wear Super Hero Costumes!
Solving A Problem
In year 2, we had to work out a solution to find out how greedy brothers could eat using a meter long spoon. We discussed and shared our ideas as a class. We found out that by taking turns and working collaboratively, we could take up this challenge.
Young Writers Deadline
This term, we are so proud that 400 children have had their poems accepted for publication. If you return the slip, the poems can be published even if you do not want to buy a copy of the final book. We will have copies of the published books in the Book ...
The reception classes have had a brilliant work performing 'A Wriggly Nativity'. The children, teachers and teaching assistants have worked so hard to produce three wonderful shows with twinkling stars, lullabies and dancing chickens. It was lovely to hea...
Christmas Events in Bexley
Check out what's going on in Bexley this Christmas
Children's University December Challenge
Treacle has been back on duty this week. Hurrah! She has enjoyed greeting the children, being walked by those who have earned Treacle Treats and supporting children with their wellbeing.
Christmas Dinner Wednesday 18th December 2019
Museum of London
Silver Birch had a fantastic day at the Museum of London looking at Roman life in London. We particularly enjoyed sketching a real Roman Wall and thinking about why the Romans built it.
Gender Action Award
We are proud to have been awarded this certificate from the Gender Action Awards Team for our work in challenging gender stereotypes.
Books for Home can Benefit the Book Barn
Shopping for books this Christmas? For every £10 spent atTheBookPeople, £1 will be donated to our school!Use the following link and then search for Northumberland Heath Primary: thebookpeople.co.uk/bigbookboost
Treacle will be back on active service this week. She recently had an operation and the children made her a get well soon card. Great to see that caring about well-being includes all of the NHP family.
Book of Hugs
Miss O'Rourke visited the Children's Literary Festival at Knole and met Chris Riddell. She bought a Book of Hugs for the Book Barn which he kindly signed for us. How exciting! We stock an number of his books full of incredible illustrations in the Book Ba...
Girls Gain Goals
Recently, our year 6 girls football team played their first round in the Bexleyheath Goals Girls Football League. Northumberland Heath played 3 games against Danson, Upton and Our Lady OTR. We played exceptionally well and won all 3 fixtures with score-li...
Year Four had a fantastic day learning about the Vikings.They learnt the story of Beowolf and Grendal and created their own story maps.They then went on to learn about how the Vikings lived and acted out the Battle of Maldon.
Who can I talk to if I have a problem?
Children in Need - 15th November 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,On Friday 15th November 2019 our school will be turning into a zoo to raise money for BBC Children in Need.Children are encouraged to come to school in fancy dress costumes as an animal of their choice for a £1 donation. Please rem...
A Wonderful Read
Ms Bailey recommends. Wonder by R J PalachioA wonderful book which shows us the beauty within a person, The first times I read it I cried, and the second time too... "When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."
This week in year 5, we have been using tree maps to generate exciting vocabulary to describe characters. Mrs Pickles definitely wants to know more about the alien that Tyler in Pine described. He also made sure that his handwriting and presentation were ...
Friend or Foe?
Riley in Maple is really loving this term's wider curriculum subject of Friend or Foe. They are looking at the lives of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. As part of his homework, Riley created an amazing round house using many materials including bark and str...
Colouring for Calm
Our children, are really enjoying our new mindfulness colouring board, set up by our fantastic wellbeing team. All of our children, are free to use this as a way of keeping calm and mentally healthy.
Our teachers have been sharing "Science Selfies" to share science outside the classroom. We would now love to receive Science Selfies from the children and parents which we can publish in our Newsletter or even on our Science Selfie board! Please take a s...
What would you like to read?
During conversations with parents, we are often asked what they can do to support their children with their education.Daily reading with your child is part of our home school agreement and has a huge impact on their education. Reading is a crucial life sk...
We will be selling Remembrance poppies and other items in the playground before and after school from Monday 4th – Friday 8th November. Poppies will also be brought round by the ambassadors to classes if children would like to buy one.Remembrance Day is M...
Autumn Dress Up Day
Today we are celebrating the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness dressing up in clothes relating to: autumn and the harvest, Diwali or Halloween.
Factory Visit Fun
Mrs Griffin recommends Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This book has been a childhood favourite of mine and brings back fond memories of bedtime stories. I love the rich imagination in this story and how Roald Dahl brings the lovable char...
Dress up Day
Dress Up Day Wednesday 30th October 2019When we return to school on Monday 28th October, we will be truly immersed in autumn, with misty mornings, leaves crunching underfoot and dark mornings and evenings. Many of the children will be excited about Hallow...
Wow, take a look at this amazing homework. For their Art and DT Silver Birch had to design a Roman mosaic based on an activity they enjoy doing outside of school. She chose gymnastics.
Hockey Tournament Happiness
Last week, our children participated in a hockey tournament at Sporting Club Thamesmead .We drew the previous year’s champions and runners up; but seeking the positive we viewed it as an opportunity to see the standard we would aim to reach with some trai...
The day I Was Erased
This week's recommendation is from Miss Gunner who suggests - The Day I Was Erased byLisa Thompson.“ A story of family, friendship and finding your place in the world.”
The Tempest Approaches
Last week, our children who are taking part in the Shakespeare School Festival participated in an exciting cast workshop at the Mick Jagger Centre. They worked with theatre professionals and children from Marlborough School in Sidcup. We were so proud of ...
On Friday, we played in an inter-trust tournament against teams from Peareswood, Willow Bank and Knockhall Primary Schools. Our children represented the school with great courage and determination and finished with a very respectable second place.
It Is Fun To Have Fun But You Have To Know How
Miss Nashad recommends "The Cat In The Hat"The Dr Seuss books contain all of my favourite quotes, and this story in particular reminds me of my bedtime stories with my dad! I love the consistent rhyming words, and the illustrations always bring a smile to...
NHP Win A Prestigious Reading Award!
This week we were privileged to received a prestigious award from the Society of Authors!Children’s author, Ian MacDonald, returned to Northumberland Heath Primary School last week to present a special award. Ian nominated the school for The Reading for P...
Mental Health Awareness Day is Thursday 10th October 2019 and we want to show young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health. Statistically, according to Young Minds, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental he...
Year 3 Journey Through Time
Yesterday, Year 3 experienced the life of an archaeologist. They had the opportunity to dig for real life Roman artefacts, analyse them and draw their beautiful features.We also made a human timeline, starting from when the Romans invaded Britain in 43 AD...
Fabuous Flamenco Fun
The children and staff had a great Spanish day practising the language, learning about the country, trying Spanish inspired food and learning how to dance the Flamenco.
A Frolic in a Forest?
This week's book recommendation comes from Miss Hill - Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. I love the fact that this book is filled with suspense and intrigue. As the reader, we become connected with the main character who journeys through a spooky forest....
Spanish Day Menu 26th September 2019
Join us tomorrow for a journey through Spanish culture, and a Spanish inspired lunch! Pupils should order School Meals with their Teacher on Thursday morning if they would like to participate.Paella Inspired Chicken with savoury riceSpanish Omelette Veget...
This Week's Book Look
This week's book recommendation is: Room on the Broom. I love reading this book to children including my own grandchildren. I love the rhyming in it, which makes the book flow so smoothly. I like to use different voices for the characters and to see the c...
Wellbeing Workshop - Tuesday 24th September
Bexley's Public Heath Advisor, Pascale Berthellet, will be running a wellbeing workshop on Tuesday 24th September at 2pm. Please contact Miss Fernandez on Monday 23rd September to book your place.
Book Of The Week - A Farm Yard Fluster
Our Diaries Delight
The results are in for our KS1 writers! We have 102 children who are being published. What an amazing achievement!
Fairies Found in Forest School!
Year One had an extremely exciting morning foraging in forest school. They were able to prove that faeries are living in Northumberland Heath.
Dahl Day Delights
Dahl Day was an absolute delight. We had a multitude of Matildas, various Verrucas and obvious oompah loompahs.Lots of children borrowed Dahl's books from the Book Barn. Have a great weekend reading!
Time Capsule Tudors
Year 5 had a brilliant Big Bang Day with Time Capsule Education bringing history to life and launching our Tudor topic. Can you name all of the wives of Henry 8th and discuss their fate? Can you imagine what is must have been like to be a part of the cour...
Year 6 Spies Check for Lies
On Friday, Year 6 had an exciting Big Bang day based on their new topic 'Spies and Lies'. During the day, the children completed a range of spy based activities including code breaking, problem solving and data collecting. The children particularly enjoye...
Welcome to the new academic year from the Heads of School.The first day of a new year is always an exciting time and we look forward to welcoming our new starters and all of our children back for a September start. This will be an exciting year with the l...
Reward Day has started with the children bouncing in small groups on covered bouncy castles. We will then make sure they sit and chill with a cool drink. Congratulations to Bussell house who are this year's winning house.
Admission to Secondary School
Parents of year 5 children, you can access the booklet with all of the details about applying for secondary schools at https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/secondary-schools .
Mrs Beale's Book Barn Opens
This has been an extraordinary week for reading last night we held our inaugural festival of reading and today we celebrated the opening of the book barn. This is a brand new non-fiction library for the whole school and a fiction lending library for KS2. ...
Celebrating our family of Schools – Well done Peareswood Primary School!
Leader Appointment Letter
Avid Travel Agents
Year 4 have been looking at some of the physical features of the USA. They looked at: the Niagara Falls. the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi and the Everglades. Following all their research they planned using a circle m...
Teach Cancer a Lesson!
Dear Parents and Carers,We are very excited to announce that this year every child in the Woodland Academy Trust will be given the opportunity to take part in a Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK.To make this the most successful event possib...
Free School Meal Information
Teach your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. The games can be played for free on a PC. All of the children in Reception and Year 1 have been given a log in. It is wonderful to see how man...
Patron Of Reading Inspires Our Writers
The children in years 3 and 4, have had a wonderful time writing books with our patronofreading Ian MacDonald. They have also made covers and illustrated the books.
Fantastic storytelling !
Please do watch this video of the fantastic storytelling of Nick Butterworth to Acorn Class ! What a fantastic experience for our children.https://vimeo.com/326166947
Counting on Success !
Team NHP had a great time at the Mayor of London's Count on Us maths competition yesterday. We knew we could count on them to work collaboratively and make us proud!
Fabulous Story Writing in Year 6
Year 6 have been reading the book "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan. They have then written their own stunning stories.
Volcanic Eruptions at Northumberland Heath !
Last week in Science club, year 6 made their own composite volcanoes. The children created a chemical reaction by mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar which represented the volcano erupting.
Original Artwork comes to Northumberland Heath !
We are so proud to have received a piece of original art work from Nick Butterworth when he visited our school. There are only two of these in existence! We will be framing it and making sure our whole school community can enjoy it.
KS2 mathematics SATs Support
Please find attached useful tools and information on how your child can prepare for their KS2 mathematics SATs whether they are in Year 5 or 6, using resources available on the attachment. For Year 6, there are topic boosters and past papers with video tu...
Nick Butterworth comes to our school !
Today was a day that will stay in the minds of our children, parents and staff for a very long time. Nick Butterworth told stories that entertained the children and the parents. Thank you to all our parents who attended the book signing it was wonderful t...
Our children win a visit from an exciting author !
Thanks to Buster's Book Club we have won a visit from the author Nick Butterworth. He will be with us on Thursday 21st March to share a story time with KS1. At 2.30, parents are invited to come along for a parent talk. After school, you will be able to bu...
Developing Lifelong Readers and Writers
We are delighted to have set up a training partnership with Just Imagine to develop training across the South East. Just Imagine works extensively with schools in the UK and internationally to develop outstanding reading and writing schools, where stories...
What parents need to know about MOMO
It's important to note that new challenges are arising on the internet all the time. This guide has been created by National Online Safety to raise awareness of the issues and offer advice on helping parents to talk to their children about making safer de...
Lights ... camera ... action - Thinking Hats Video !
We are delighted to share a video, starring our very own children and staff, to explain how we use the “Thinking Schools” approach to our children’s learning. Across our schools we use the Six Thinking Hats and maps where both children and staff learn how...
Upcoming delicious special menu days
Why not see if your child would like to have one of these delicious menus? For more information, please ask at the front office.
Tribute to Mr Alan Russell, former Chair of the Woodland Academy Trust
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mr Alan Russell. Alan joined our Trust family in June 2014 and was a strong supporter and advocate of our schools.Alan left school with no qualifications, aspirations or a role model. Over time he returned...
Admissions Consultation 2020-2021
Dear Parents/CarersWe are consulting on a proposed change to the Woodland Academy Trust School Admissions criteria with effect from September 2020. The proposed change would affect all schools in the Woodland Academy Trust.The Governing Body has considere...
Calling all Parents - we need you !
We are excited to be setting up a brand new School Advisory Panel and we need your help.There will be five School Governors on the Panel including two Parent Governors. The Panel will be looking at how the school and community can work together to support...
School Re-Opening 5th September
We are excitedly preparing for the return of our children to school on Wednesday 5th September 2018. We have missed their smiles and cannot wait to continue watching them grow in their thinking, learning and feeling together. We look forward to revealing ...
Week ending 17/01/2020
Week ending 17/01/2020
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