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Welcome to Northumberland Heath Primary School
I welcome you to Northumberland Heath Primary School, a safe and happy place of learning and achievement. We pride ourselves on offering a broad and balanced curriculum based on the local community, the United Kingdom and beyond. Our aim is to ensure your children love to come to school and through that, they develop a genuine love of learning.
Our quality of provision in literacy and maths are at the forefront of our educational vision and we recognise the importance of studying science, humanities, computing, MFL and the creative arts. We are committed to an engaging, fun and ambitious extra-curricula programme: we have high achieving sports clubs in a range of different disciplines, including football, cricket, basketball and gymnastics.
We welcome visits to the school and pride ourselves on our parental engagement. Communication is an absolute priority as we want parents and carers to feel fully engaged with their child's school experience. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and we hope to see you soon!
Mrs L Rogers
Apply for 2021-22 Reception Class Now
REMINDER: We’re fast approaching the cut-off date (15th Jan 2021) for families to apply for their child’s school reception place. The Schools Admission Booklet is available online, as well how to apply online. Please remind your families to make contact w...
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Christmas Time at NHP
This morning, the children visited Bella and Dermot and then received a gift from Father Christmas in his grotto. This afternoon, they watched and participated in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Oh yes they did!
Hello Yellow Day
On Friday 9th October 2020 we will be celebrating, and raising money for Hello Yellow Day. Pupils can come to school wearing something yellow.Hello Yellow raises awareness for mental health. Staff will also have donation buckets so that we can raise mone...
Information for Parents
Dear Parents/Carers,Please can we remind you all the importance of socially distancing from each other, especially whilst waiting outside the school on Brook Street to collect your child(ren). The council have kindly painted foot prints for parents to sta...
Jeans for Genes
Friday 18th is Jeans for Genes Day. Children can wear non-uniform as long as it includes jeans or a Jeans jacket. We will not be taking money in class or in the office but you can donate via buckets on the gate in the morning. Please help us to support th...
Relationships and Sex education (RSE)
In line with the government’s guidance, we will commence the teaching of the new statutory Relationships and Sex education (RSE) this term. It is compulsory to teach Relationships Education in primary schools and we will be on teaching the fundamental bu...
Returning to primary school: what parents need to know.
Commendation From The Mayor
Last Few Spaces Available
Reception New Starter Offer
If your child is starting in one of our reception classes this September please do not miss out on this marvellous opportunity to receive a fantastic book to read together, Hello Friend, by Rebecca Cobb.You will also receive a reception ready planner with...
At NHP, Sports Day is one of our favourite days on the school calendar. As we are unable to celebrate the day together in school, we have decided to bring sports day to you!All week we are celebrating ‘Virtual Sports Week’ with loads of competitions, chal...
We loved your photos for the reading challenge?Why not take part in the writing challenge?Send your finished piece of writing or photos of you writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them on our social media.Closing date 24th June - National...
We are so pleased that Ofsted recognised that our school is good in every area. We made a video to celebrate!https://youtu.be/YB0Q3Uc7W3Q
Virtual School Tour
One of the best ways to get to know a school is to visit. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to host visits to the school at this current time.We are however delighted to be able to share with you a virtual tour that we have filmed o...
Letter from the Head Teachers
Treacle is remaining alert when out and about but is also enjoying the odd nap.
New J K Rowling Story and Competition
Read a brand new story - The Ickabog- from J K Rowling! Calling all budding artists!J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day, when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might ...
Hello From Us To You
https://youtu.be/6gea-PC4viAA message to our wonderful children from our staff. We miss you all. We hope you enjoy this.
Year 4 have been reading Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. Mrs Masheder challenged them to create their own musical instruments using objects from around the house. Here are some of their creations.
Mental health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.The theme for this year is kindness and we are proud of the small...
Iron Man Art
Year 3 have been studying The Iron Man. They have been doing so well with their quizzes on accelerated reader and now we are seeing some stunning art!
New Bridge for \london
Year 2, have been learning about London. They have looked at famous bridges in London and have been asked to create a bridge in East London to develop this side of London. Here are some of their fabulous designs.
Treacle and the Terrific Tomato
Mr Sharpe is missing reading to Treacle but Treacle is enjoying some independent reading time. Maybe she is planning a re-write - Treacle and the Terrific Tomato.
Daily Phonics Support
We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive an additional daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part o...
Book of Hope
Please follow the link to read this beautiful book of short stories and story extracts.Edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustratorsCompletely free for all children and families, the extraordinary c...
Reading Challenge Update
We are receiving lots and lots of photos for the reading challenge. Thank you so much; this is the best response we have ever had. We will be publishing them all over the course of the next two weeks.Thank you againMrs Beale
Reading Photos Gallery
Please take a look at our Facebook page to see the wonderful reading photos we are being sent. we are so happy to see so many children and staff taking up the reading challenge.https://www.facebook.com/Northumberland-Heath-Primary-School-671211113008308/?...
Time for a Challenge!
Please take a look at our Facebook page for a great Reading Challenge!https://www.facebook.com/671211113008308/videos/554246412152394/
Reception have been enjoying their learning on Google Classroom.Their phase 3 task was to learn the new digraph ‘ai’ and as one of their challenges they had to write down as many words as they could in 1 minute. Their second challenge was to write a sente...
Praise for Paramedics
We are living in extraordinary times and sometimes our students can truly inspire us. Year 6, have taken part in a virtual careers lesson and we received this stunning piece of writing.
Happy St George's Day
To celebrate St George's Day, Year 4 have created shields and coats of arms. We think a rainbow/England shield is inspired!
Good morning we have now reopened Google Classroom. Each day, we will post work relating to reading, writing, maths and a piece of topic work.We will continue to have our teachers online from 10am until 12 noon to answer questions from the children. If yo...
Draw with Disney
Home learning resource of the day: draw along with Disney. Learn to draw a variety of Disney characters with step by step tutorials.https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/draw-mickey-mouse-at-home-with-a-disney-parks-artist/?fbclid=IwAR0SVE1cCq3t5...
Amazing Writing Competition
Calling our amazing writers of adventure stories. Here is your opportunity to write your own Alex Rider story.The winning story will appear on the Alex Rider website and the winner’s school will receive 10 signed copies of the brand new mission in the Ale...
Playing with Science
Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti.Following the closure of schools across the globe due to C...
Well done to all of you in years 3 - 6 who took Accelerated Reader tests this week. Great reading!You can read any book you may have at home and then see if it has a quiz.Alternatively, there are wonderful stories to listen to on Audible there are stories...
Many children may feel overwhelmed and confused by the current situation. Thankfully, Axel Scheffler has illustrated a new, free, information book all about the Corona Virus, from NosyCrowDownload your copy today!https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-f...
Reading and writing Resources
Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges are available from The Literacy trust.. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.https://literacytrust.o...
Letters of Thanks
It is lovely to see rainbows thanking the NHS on so many windows. The children have also been writing thank you letters and we wanted to share a few with you.
Year 6, were asked to create a piece of art based on spring time. We think you will agree this is stunning.
Busy Spelling Bees
Silver Birch are running away with the Spelling Shed leader board. Can the other classes catch these busy bees ?
Take a look at this great art from year 5. Perhaps you could draw your own cityscape.
Fabulous Year 2 Writing
A fabulous piece of writing here from one of our year 2 children. The children were asked to imagine that they had been given a set of magical chalks and everything that they drew came to life. We are all really impressed with his efforts.
Maths Challenges for Years 5 and 6
Years 5 and 6, if you are looking for some additional maths challenges take a look here.https://www.northumberlandheathprimaryschool.co.uk/assets/Uploads/TES-Doc.pdf
How To Grow A Sunflower
One of the children in year 3, has written a great explanation text based on their science learning. Do you know how a sunflower grows?
Reading at Home
Finished your school reading book? Oxford Owl is currently free to sign up to, and has a huge range of great e-books to access. You can sort them by book band, phonics level, reading age... suitable from age 3 - 11. Happy readinghttps://home.oxfordowl.co....
Games and Videos for Little Ones.
For parents of children in the lower years and nursery there are some great resources and games you can access on CBeebies.https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Awful Ape Attacks
Year 6, are doing some writing based on Anthony Browne's King Kong. We have some great authors!A loud roar filled the air like a lightning strike, Ann was scared, terrified for what may come out of the trees. Kong erupted from out of the trees in a vexed ...
New Numbot Access
Times Table Rock Stars are offering free access to NumBots. Log in to your TTRS account and click NumBots or follow the link below.https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/23216
More Stunning Writing From Year 6
As Ann was carried up the steps, the banging drums beat in sync with her heart and the chanting of the islanders echoed in her ears. Men, dressed as gorillas, circled her menacingly and endlessly. All of a sudden, the dancing and drums stopped; everyone b...
Keeping the Fun in Fit
Good morning. We wonder if many of you are taking part in the P.E with Joe sessions every morning?https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQYou can also visit our sports coaches inspiring fitness in the P.E Google Classroom.To access the PE ...
Covid-19 update to Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers,I hope you and your families are all keeping well.Following the governments guidance on the 23rd March we just wanted to draw out the key messages for our parents and carers.
New News Article
Every day, at 11am you can hear a story read by David Walliams. Previous stories can be accessed via his website.https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
We have received some wonderful messages from our parents and carers about the way in which we have set up Google Classroom and the ways in which we are keeping in contact with you . These messages are hugely appreciated by us all. We will continue to ad...
Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives
Staying in Touch
Dear Parents and Carers, Please can families regularly check their ParentMail accounts for updates and important information in these ever changing times. If you have trouble accessing your ParentMail please contact the school office.
Critical Workers Letter 20.03.2020
Dear Parents and Carers,Following on from Mr Morrow's letter of 18th March with regards to the closure of the school, please see the attached letter for an update on those who are defined by the Government as being eligible to access ongoing provision dur...
Temporary School Closure
There will be a temporary closure all of our schools to all pupils EXCEPT those of key workers from Thursday 19th March until Monday 20th April. Please see attached letter - under "Letters Home".
School Closure - 19.03.20 to 20.04.20
Dear Parents and Carers, 18th March 2020I never expected to write a letter like this, but we all find ourselves in an unexpected situation.You will of course all be aware of the developing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government’s ongoi...
The Science of Seeds
In year 2,we have learned that plants need the right conditions to grow into an adult plant. We have investigated if warmth was an important variable for the growth of a plant. We have started to record our results into a table.
Bulb Reproduction in Year 5
In year 5 (in our science lessons), we are learning about the reproduction of plants. We learnt that some plans reproduce sexually (they need a female and male cell to reproduce) and others like bulbs and tubers, reproduce asexually. This means that they ...
On Wednesday, some of our year 6 boys and girls entered a 12 school tag rugby tournament. On a very wet and muddy playing pitch our team performed valiantly winning their group and really showing their inner champions. The team finished 2nd overall. Narro...
Bexley League Winners!
On Monday, our year 6 girls football team took part in the final round of the Girls’ Bexley League. They played exceptionally well, winning 5-1,5-0,5-1 against Hurst, Barnehurst and STM. The Girls were crowned champions with an "Invincible” record of 14 w...
Speech and Language Workshop.
Speech & Language Support Come and join us on Wednesday 4th March 9-9:30am. All are welcome.We will be hosting a speech and language support session for parents and carers.Session Aim:• What to do if you have concerns• Tips and strategies to promote commu...
Giraffes and Lions Found in France!
As part of their year 3 big-bang/immersion day we learned about cave paintings found in France. Our children were very surprised to see giraffes, rhinos and lions all shown walking around France.We stuck our paper to the bottom of our trays and had the li...
Pancake Flipping Fun
Bluebells had such fun yesterday! They squeezed oranges and lemons and even flipped their pancakes.
Local History Links
Our curriculum is based on the local community, the United Kingdom and beyond. Take a look at this great photo showing the original Northumberland Heath Primary School as attended by some of our staff alongside the current school when it was newly built.
Amazing art from Year 4
For the last half term, Year 4 have been learning about the history of medicine. In art, we looked at some different artists who created works linked to the body. We looked at the work of Julian Opie and Henry Moore using different techniques to create ou...
Mr Cassell and our year 4 netball team participated in the intra-trust termly tournament. They performed brilliantly, winning 3 games and drawing two, topping their group. They were desperately unlucky in the final losing 1-0. It's great to see our childr...
Paws for Applause
Linden class thoroughly enjoyed their opportunity to learn about life as a wellbeing dog. They also got the chance to ask dogged questions but were careful not to hound Treacle. At the end, there was a paws for applause.
Jolly Hockey Sticks
On Wednesday, some of our year 4 and 6 children visited King Henry School to take part in a friendly hockey festival with two other primary schools. Lots of goals were scored and it was a great opportunity to learn some new hockey skills!
Pop over to our Facebook page to enjoy Mrs van Dyk sharing Little Miss Giggles. It's always the right time for story time!https://www.facebook.com/Northumberland-Heath-Primary-School-671211113008308/
Wet Play Fun
It was wet play at lunchtime today. In London Plane, one of the children shared her favourite book -The Paper Dolls .Then we made paper dolls and started to decorate them. It was a great wet play!
Our Girls Remain Unbeaten!
Our year 6 girls and Mr Green had the chance to represent Welling United this week at Bromley FC stadium. The 6 best teams from South East England played against each other. The girls, who remain unbeaten, finished with 4 draws and 1 win, taking third pla...
Holding out for a Hero!
This term, nursery have been learning about our everyday heroes. To celebrate this, the nursery staff have transformed the nursery into all of the different 'jobs' we have been learning about. The children are using what they have learnt about each profes...
Young Voices 2020
On Monday, 24 of our children had the amazing opportunity of performing at Young Voices 2020 (listed as the world's largest children's choir) at the O2 arena, London. The children from years 3, 4 and 5 have been busy learning all the songs since September...
500 Words Competition
This week, the children will be re- introduced to the 500 words story writing competition. We will be submitting all stories that are written over half term. Such an exciting opportunity to take part in a national competition. Last year, a number of child...
NSPCC Number Day
We are seeing numbers everywhere! NSPCC number day is off and running. Bluebells have your number!
Goals for the Girls!
Mr Green and our year 6 girls football team recently attended a competition at Cleeve Park School. The winners from which would go on to represent Welling United F.C in the National League Under 11s competition. After battling through a tough group, and m...
We look forward to welcoming you to the school on Wednesday so that the children can share their learning with you. Following the positive feedback we received we are running the day in the same way.KS2 parents can come in via the office at 9 am until 10 ...
Parent / Carer Survey
We are giving you the opportunity to express your opinion on parent and guardian engagement at Woodland Academy Trust and your overall confidence in the school’s strategy. Our goal is to open up a communication channel where your voice is heard and organi...
National Storytelling Week
As it is National Storytelling Week, we have been using story cards to help us make up our own stories. The children have been using their imaginations and stories they already know to entertain each other.
Year 3, have been learning about natural disasters. As part of their homework they had to build a volcano and experiment to see if could get it to erupt. Silver Birch watched the volcano erupt using baking soda, water, red food colouring and vinegar.
Welling Utd U11 Cup Winners!
Mr Green and our year 6 girls football team recently attended a competition at Cleeve Park School. The winners from which would go on to represent Welling United F.C in the National League Under 11s competition. After battling through a tough group, and m...
A Recommended Read
Mrs Beale recommends reading Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away From The Circus (And Joined The Library) by A.F. Harrold. If you would like to hear an extract take a look at our Facebook page.
Yesterday, as part of our topic, Disasters, Silver Birch learnt about how fossils were formed. To help us understand the process, we made our own fossils using play dough and PVA glue. We can't wait to peel away the glue today to see our fossils formed!,
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...
Week ending 06/03/2020
Week ending 06/03/2020
Whole School Attendance
31st December 2020
School re-opening in January 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
I hope that you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas, notwithstanding the Covid-19 restrictions that we are all living with.
As you know, we have worked incredibly hard since the start of the pandemic in March to keep our school as safe as possible, and that work has continued over the Christmas holiday period. I would like to thank our incredible staff for their commitment and professionalism, which has seen many working over the holidays.
My letter today includes important information relating to when your child will return to school at the start of this coming term.
The Government has announced that while most primary schools will re-open as planned on Wednesday 6th January 2021, there are some areas of the country where this will not be the case and where schools will re-open later, because of high rates of Covid-19 transmission. Northumberland Heath Primary School, as it is in Bexley, is one of those areas.
This means that:
• If your child is classed as vulnerable or if both parents are key workers (or one parent in a single parent household), then your child will return to school on Wednesday 6th January
• If your child is not classed as vulnerable and if parents are not classed as key workers, then your child will not return to school until at least Monday 18th January, although the Government has not set a date for our school’s re-opening and is keeping this under review. Your child is expected to engage fully with their remote learning during the weeks of 6th January and 11th January (and beyond if our school opens later than 18th January) so that they keep up with their education. I will of course let you know as soon as the Government decides that the school can re-open to all pupils, including your child.
As before, a great deal of planning and risk assessment has gone into ensuring that our school continues to be as safe as for pupils and staff, in line with latest Government and Public Health England guidance. We will continue to take decisions in the best interests of our pupils, working with you and keeping you informed every step of the way.
You may also have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms will be conducted in some schools this term. However, this relates only to secondary schools and therefore we are unaffected.
I hope that the information in this letter is helpful and clear but if you have any questions, please do email these to email@example.com
In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year. Please do continue to take care and stay safe.
Mrs L Rogers