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Reports and Events 2017-2018


Term 1

Year 6 Residential Trip

Our current year 6 children are on their residential in beautiful Wales enjoying a 5 day trip of rock climbing, kayaking, archery and team building amongst many other activities.  So far the weather has been very kind and they are all having a fabulous time.


Year 1 Beech - Publish their own Books!

The children in Beech Class have been working so hard in term 1 in English.  They have written their own books of The Three Little Pigs and on Friday, 13th October they had a book launch!   Mrs Owen, Headteacher, attended the launch party and all the books were showcased to the chidlren in Reception Class.  Everyone was really impressed! 

"It's literally the best day ever!" said Ava

Well done Beech.

Food and Fashion Festival

On Tuesday, 10th October the school held a Food and Fashion Festival from all over the world.  The children dressed up to represent their choice of country and enjoyed tasting a feast of dishes from the around the world in afternoon.  Thank you to all the staff and parents who made such delicious food.   


Stunning Start in Year 4

On Thursday, 14th September, Hazel and Sycamore classes learnt about the Victorians through dressing up and re-enacting what life was like in a Victorian school. They sat in rows, learnt by rote, got made to write lines if they made mistakes and practised writing using calligraphy.   In the photo below they put on their special grumpy Victorian faces too!


Each year our children in Early Years put on a lovely Nativity and this year was no exception.  Well done to all our little performers you did a great job.  Thank you to all our staff for preparing them so well.  Their performance was enjoyed by all.


Key Stage 1 Art Club have been working so hard to make these advent calendars to count down to Christmas. Benji, Caitlyn, Carys and Addison designed all their pockets and made them out of felt over several weeks. They look amazing! You should all be very proud of what you made! Merry Countdown to Christmas - Miss Goodfellow

Reception Children visit Tunbridge Wells Fire Station

Chestnut Class made a visit in November to Tunbridge Wells Fire station to learn about the job of a fire fighter!   They are learning in class about "People Who Help Us" so this was very exciting for all involved. The Fire Fighters were impressed that many of us knew the magic number 999 but they said that another really important thing to know is your home address.   Does your child know their home address should they need it?  


On Monday 20th November James, Oliver, Edward, Anja, Lakishia, Joshua and Devon represented Bishops Down at the Boccia Competition in Sevenoaks.   They competed against different teams from other schools.

Boccia is a Paralympic sport where you roll a white ball and then try to get your red or blue ball nearest to it.   The team that wins is the school that gets the most coloured balls near to the white ball.  Our children showed great sportsmanship cheering others on and shaking hands and they all had to work together as a team, building great friendships.  Devon and Oliver were our two great team captains.

Mrs Richardson: “I was so pleased at the teamwork everyone showed and enjoyed cheering along."

Anja: “My favourite bit was throwing the balls with my team.”

Joshua: “My favourite bit was winning the game with my team.”

James: “My favourite bit was getting my ball nearest the white one.”

Lakishia: “My favourite bit was getting the ball nearest the white one and winning.”

Edward: “I liked it when my red ball hit the white ball and I won.


Have you heard about All in Club?    All in Club runs on a Thursday afternoon and what a fabulous start we have had looking at hobbies! The children came up with lots of amazing ideas and so far the children have been potters and DJ’s.   Week 3 of term 2  they will become carpenters!   Please check out our "All In" gallery to see what we have been up to!




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