TBP’s Reading Sleepover – Thank you National Literacy Trust!

This Monday evening, some lucky children in Year 3 and 4 were able to stay late in school for a reading sleepover!

The children were able to join in with four different activities: a Reading Quiz, a Nonsense Word Hunt, Book Character cake making and choosing their own books to keep (all thanks to the National Literacy Trust and their Young Reader’s Programme!)

At the end of the night, the children all piled into the Junior Hall and settled down with some lullaby music and their new books – so snuggly!

We had so much fun and were blown away by the quality of the books we received – we can’t wait to get our hands on our second books!

Check out some pictures of our night below!

Spanish Buzz Day – Computing Session!

During Spanish Buzz Day, pupils in Year 5 and 6 programmed some very special translation games.

We learnt some new Spanish vocabulary and even challenged ourselves to write Spanish sentences and conversations.

Have a look at some of our games below. Which Spanish words do you know?  Which words are new to you?







Harry Potter Night 2017!

This week, a wonderful evening of wizardry occurred in our school.

Pupils from Year 5 and 6 grabbed their tickets and boarded the Hogwarts Express!

The newest students of Hogwarts experienced a Potions class, a campfire in the Forbidden Forest and revised for their O.W.L. exams with a quiz!

Here are some photos from their time at Hogwarts:



The Tower Hamlets Book Awards!

Today, a small group of avid readers from TBP made the short trip to Canary Wharf to attend the Tower Hamlets Book Awards.

We all had a great time and some of us even met the author Jo Cotterill!

She ended up winning the award so we decided that we are all really good friends with a major celeb!

Take a look at some of the pictures from our day below.

Keep on reading!


National Poetry Day

This Thursday the 29th of September it was National Poetry Day and so at Thomas Buxton, we celebrated like the best of them!

The theme this year was ‘Freedom’ and each class competed within their phase to deliver the best poem in a whole school assembly.

Thursday’s assembly kicked off with a bang as Year 1 recited some beautiful poetry, really setting the bar high for everyone to follow. Luckily, Year 2 and Year 3 were able to keep up the high standards until…a cliffhanger! We had ran out of time!

The next day, all was resumed and Years 4, 5 and 6 demonstrated a fantastic mastery of the spoken word!

After much deliberation, the judges decided on winners for each phase, who were:

Key Stage One: Thailand class

Lower Key Stage Two: Cuba class

Upper Key Stage Two: Kenya class

These classes will all receive special book tokens and certificates to exchange for prizes next week.

However, as all classes put such a magnificent effort in, the judges decided each class will receive a special book token.

Check out the online versions of the poems below!

Well done TBP!


Reading Sleepover and D.E.A.R at TBP

At TBP this year, we have really been focusing on our reading!

Thanks to a great offer from the National Literacy Trust, we have been able to offer children a choice of free books for them to take home and keep!

As part of this offer, we have organised two in-school events to celebrate the children’s reading.

Firstly, children from years 4, 5 and 6 attended a reading sleepover, where they enjoyed activities such as: a campfire with Mrs F, choosing books with Mr Downs and Mrs Milne, creating book-related cupcakes with Miss Maynard and Miss Turnbull and quizzing a quiz with Miss Dwyer and Miss John!

The children also enjoyed a Drop Everything And Read session with all of KS2, where older pupils swapped classes with younger pupils and read with them. The children all loved it and the teachers said it was great fun!


KS2 Singing Celebration!

Our last half term of the year had a harmonious start with Key Stage 2 showing off a range of musical talents.

Each class took to the stage to demonstrate a musical skill they had learned over the course of this year.

There was a range of activities to show off various concepts such as: pitch, tone, dynamics, rhythm and beat.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us in the audience.

Maths Buzz Day 2017

This half term we had a gr-eight day for Maths Buzz Day! We were able to put our problem solving skills into action and had some fantastic discussions using our reasoning skills. We learnt about the problem solving process and took our time to reflect on different ways of finding resolutions to problems. We considered the mathematical vocabulary that we were using and applied it to the different problems.


Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight commenced last week! The pupils at Thomas Buxton gathered for an assembly to introduce Fairtrade.  Throughout the week, pupils watched and discussed informative videos detailing the importance of Fairtrade Products.  Many of us were surprised to learn that you can purchase Fairtrade footballs!


At the end of the week, we completed quizzes to test our knowledge of all things Fairtrade!

After working so hard, pupils were able to buy some delicious, healthy Fairtrade snacks after school, prepared and sold by our Super Health Team!

Safer Internet Day 2017

On Tuesday 7th February, TBPS participated in Safer Internet Day, a campaign to raise awareness of online safety issues.

We kicked off the day by sharing our smiles as part of the nationwide #giveasmile campaign.

We also thought about the first impressions that photos shared on the internet can give and how best to present ourselves online.  We considered the differences between how photos used to be stored and shared and the possibilities that are available through technology now.

Here are some of the emojis we created to encourage everyone to use the internet responsibly: