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Sports Day

At home, your local area or in school

As you know we’re in the midst of global pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our Sports’ Day.  I have put together some fun activities you can do at home, in your local area with family or in school with your teachers.


  • There are 12 challenges to attempt
  • A bit like Bingo, as well as the points you will gain for your challenges, you will also gain extra points for completing 1 full row of activities (single line), 2 full rows of activities (double line) and all the activities (FULL HOUSE)
  • Very little equipment is needed for the challenges
  • You can complete them in any order you like
  • The main thing is to keep fit and have a good old laugh whilst doing it


  • Points are awarded as stated on the challenges
  • 10 extra points are awarded for completing a single line
  • 25 extra points are awarded for completing a double line
  • 50 extra points are awarded for completing a FULL HOUSE


  • Please make sure you warm up before completing the challenges that you need to be physically active for
  • If completing any challenges outside, make sure you follow the social distancing rules
  • Make sure the space you are completing the challenges in, is appropriate and safe

Any evidence you take in the form of photos or videos can be sent to with Mrs Milne or Sports Day as the subject. 

Class charters 2019

At Thomas Buxton, we start each year talking about our rights, as set our in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Each class produced a lovely display linked to their class rights and their class artist. Have a look at some of the photos taken by our Year 6 photographer:

Our beautiful book corners

Reading is such an important part of school life for us here at Thomas Buxton. The children love reading and they love going to the book corners to choose a new book or read an old favourite. Have a look at some pictures of our lovely book corners here, taken by our Year 6 photographer:

Thomas Buxton Carnival of invention 2019

To celebrate the wonderful year we have had at Thomas Buxton, we ended with a ‘Carnival of invention’.  Each class was given a colour and a theme and the children created their own incredible costumes.  The children made costumes based on shapes, robots, buildings and living things.

We had a fantastic time parading through Allen gardens with a samba band.  We then made our way onto the playground and enjoyed the samba band before Mrs Flanagan organised a dance competition.  Finally, we were lucky to be joined by the parents for some party food.  It was a day to remember!


Erasmus visit from an EU school

We had a visit from pupils from a school in Italy, near Bari.  They came to find out what schools in London are like.

During the visit, we compared what was the same and what was different about schools in Italy and UK.  The students filmed a tour of the school, made a film comparing schools and made a short presentation to explain the differences.  Watch the videos below:

We really enjoyed hosting the students and hope to see them again in the future.

World Book Day 2019

Have a look at some of our wonderful costumes from World Book Day 2019.

We had a blast dressing up and talking about our books and got to do so much reading.  We wish Mrs Flanagan’s reading alarm happened every day!

Have a look at some of our wonderful photos taken by our new school photographer, Rahmah, in Year 5!

Our school photographer also captured pictures of Heng class’s assembly:

Bravery Day!

We are taking part in the Deep Fear project to help us develop our resilience and improve our determination in our learning.  To start this off, we had a ‘Bravery Day’ to raise money for the charity, ‘Committed Project.’

We challenged the children to dress up as people that they thought were brave.  We had suffragettes, public services workers, superheroes and historical figures.

Check out these pictures of our fantastic children and staff:

What we think about Computing

We have been talking to the children about what they have been learning about in Computing so far this year.  We asked the children what they have learnt about in computing lessons and how to stay safe online.

How do you keep yourself safe online?

We also asked about our focus in computing this year.  This year, we will be focussing on ‘debugging’, which is where we find mistakes in code and fix it to ensure that programs work properly.

What jobs do you think ‘debugging’ would be important for?

It was lovely to hear the children’s thoughts about computing. Have a look in our video below: