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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

Term 4

Welcome to term 4!


We are looking forward to this term’s history topic - the Terrifying Tudors. In science, we will be studying our first biology unit - Bones, muscles and nutrition. And, Ms Leigh gets to try out an AR body mapping app on the class...

Week 1


This week, we started our topic with a reenactment of the Battle of Bosworth. We had King Richard and Henry Tudor's troops battle it out in the playground and the Tudor Welshman won! All hail King Henry VII.


In Science, the children became personal trainers - advising their 'clients' how to live a healthier life. We also discussed what types of food animals and humans eat and the difference between a carnivore, omnivore and an herbivore. 

Week 2 - Book week


The children had a lovely week exploring the theme of the Wonders of our World. They had drama and art workshops based on the story of Leaf and the Little Penguin, and wrote some brilliant stories. 


And well done to our amazing class Spelling bees.


Friday was Costume parade day, and there were some amazing costumes. Well done Oak Class for a great Book Week!

Drama Leaf workshop video.MOV

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Video of the conservation debate

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The children debated whether to build a hotel in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Week 3


This week we have been learning about Roman numerals! It will help us with our Tudor history and telling the time. We have also been studying Tudor portraits and starting to draw and sketch features. 


As Spring is apparently here, we have started work on our allotment. We 'planted' our allotment sign and Miss Lucas went with some of the children to plant our early potatoes. We are looking forward to eating them already!


The children ran a mile for Sports relief on Friday - and well done to those who did 8 laps of the playing field! And for raising money for the Sports Relief charities. 


And finally, as always, we have had some amazing homework this week - including lots of Tudor houses to display!

Sports relief runners

Puppet club


Miss Leigh also runs a puppet club after school, on Fridays. 


The children have been progressing really well and have now moved onto making their own marionette puppets. Well done puppet club!

Week 4


We were sad that our school trip to Penshurst Place had to be cancelled this week. So, instead we held our own Tudor day in class. 


Highlights included our Tudor masque ball and banquet, and watching year 1’s Tudor houses burn down in a recreation of the Fire of London in 1666. Well done Oak Class for managing the disappointment so well. 

Tudor jesters

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Our three court jesters juggled for King Henry VIII, followed by some jokes. Some less funnier than others. The King was not amused and so it was off to the Tower with them all.

Tudor dancers

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What entertainment would the King want now?

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Tudor day photo slideshow

London’s burning, London’s burning!

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Saying good bye 😢

Fudge’s holiday home!

Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH