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Year 5 pupils plan and lead the Word on Wednesday assemblies for KS2


Creative Photography Club

The amazing Art Exhibition was organised by our Creative Photography Club. All pupils achieved Grade 1. Edward, Mario, Annabelle, Millie, Gabriel, Frida, Louise, Aidan, Christina, Max and Betsy all exhibited their work and staff and invited guests were astonished at the standard of photography. Well done Everyone!​

Year 6 pupils successfully participate in the Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round!

68,000 pupils across the country entered the Primary Maths Challenge in November organised by the Mathematical Association. 3,288 pupils were invited to take part in a Bonus Round in February 2018. Congratulations to our Year 6 pupils who took part and achieved bronze and silver awards! We are proud of you!


Healthy Pizza!

This term we have been designing and making healthy pizzas for our DT topic. We have learnt all about a balanced diet and how putting chocolate on a pizza would definitely not make it healthy! We can all now make wonderful healthy pizza!


Year 4 Science

In Year 4 we have been looking at habitats in Science, we went out (in the snow) to have a look at the different types of habitats in our school grounds! In Maths, we scaled the solar system down so we could re-construct it on our playground.



On the 28th February Year 3 enjoyed a visit from an RSPB volunteer to help them locate animal habitats in the school grounds. They would have been easy to find, except on that day we had a thick blanket of snow hiding many habitats. However we valiantly ploughed through the snow and identified areas of interest on a map. It also made us think about how we could improve our school grounds to encourage more wildlife.

Forest School 2018


Spring Walk 2018

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Year 3 in the Autumn Term 2017

Year 3 enjoyed a trip to The Royal Naval College in November. It helped us to begin to learn about the Ancient Greeks.

We climbed over 70 steps to look at the ceilings of the Painted Halls and were very lucky to be able to get so close.

We also used the Victorian Skittle Gallery for a quick game before lunch. In the afternoon we made masks that represented some of the characters from the Greek Myths we are learning about now in class. Come in to our classroom to see them as they are currently on display!


Year 5 at the London Planetarium

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NSPCC workshop with Year 5 and Year 6

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"The Passage"

A representative from The Passage visited KS2 children to talk about the charity that we were able to support at Christmas. The RE Ambassadors were able to present them with a cheque for £852.95 from collections raised at the KS1 Nativity Play and the KS2 Advent Concert. The charity's aim is to provide support to homeless people to help them transform their lives

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Faith In Action Award

The Faith in Action Award is launched for a second year by the Bromley Deanery!

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Hindu Speaker

Teacher of the Hindu Faith visits St James'

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Onesie Day

St James' supports Diabetes UK with Onesie Day!


Our School Garden

Jo Johnson, our local MP, visits St James' and opens our new school garden.

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KS2 Advent Concert at St James' Church

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Year 2 Forest School

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Year 6 Explore Learning


Year 6 CAFOD Visit


Year 6 at Aylesford Priory


What we are doing in Reception Class

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Year 4 Autumn Term 2017

In Year 4, our Topic for the autumn term was the Roman Empire. We learnt about Roman housing, how they lived and all about the significant impact that they had on Britain and the way we now live. We went on an amazing class trip to The Lullingstone Roman Villa to help develop our understanding and this was a great success!

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17.10.17 Lisa Weeks - Good Morning from Liddington!



Dear Parents,
We have all been having a fabulous few days with lots of exhausting activities! There have been huge achievements made by so many children, many laughs and loads of memories made.
Today, like yesterday, is going to be a soggy one so please be prepared when it comes to washing this weekend!! Despite the rain, everyone has kept smiley and determined.
We don't want to tempt fate, but for the last two nights every child has been in bed and asleep by 10pm and slept through until we have been forced to rudely awaken them in the morning at around 7am (and that bit we secretly enjoy!)
See you all tomorrow afternoon - We will start the cascade when we are about an hour away with an eta!
Bye for now!
Mrs Connolly, Mrs Wakefield & Mrs O'Neill


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Year 6 were all asleep by 10 and they all slept well. They are looking forward to raft building today. Weather is good.

Year 6 have left for their residential trip. We hope they have a great time.

Year 5 enjoying breakfast.

Year 5 singing songs around the camp fire.

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