Year Group News

Y4 – Tag Rugby

May 18, 2023

Rugby’s a big hit at Beaumont!

On Tuesday 16th May, supported by The Croydon Sports Partnership and the wonderful weather, Year 4 had a fantastic morning, in the sun, playing Rugby.

In the first session, the children focused on the core skills of Tag Rugby and they built on their previous experience of the game, which they gained over the Winter in Pe.

In the second session, they took part in a mini-competition with a series of intra-class matches. I was very proud of the children’s sportsmanship and the quality of the Rugby on show. We look forward, in the future, to playing other schools and demonstrating our expertise.

Many thanks must go to Mrs May and the Sports Partnership for putting on this exciting event.

Mr Rosenthal


Y3 visit the Whitgift Almshouses

April 27, 2023

On Wednesday 26th April, Year 3 went to a trip to Croydon to explore the Whitgift Almshouses. This is linked to our History topic ‘Who was John Whitgift and what legacy did he leave in Croydon?’ We have been learning all about the life of John Whitgift and the charity he founded- The Whitgift Foundation.

 We were amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was inside the almshouses- even though it’s in the middle of busy Croydon! We really liked learning about the history of the building and exploring the chapel, gardens and audience chamber. We spied lots of hidden details- like John Whitgift’s initials hidden on the outside of the building!

Y4 visit the Museum of Docklands in London

March 31, 2023

Friday 24th March 2023

On Friday the 24th of March, Year 4 enjoyed a fascinating and fun-packed day at The Museum of Docklands.

One of the highlights was travelling, by boat, along the river Thames between London Bridge and Canary Wharf. The children took in the various sites, identified warehouses, cranes and other relics of London’s trading past.

In the museum, during our self-directed visit we discovered more about London’s past as a port and trading centre. We visited Sailortown (a recreation of a dock street in Victorian Rotherhithe) and researched the various jobs that people connected to the river would have had.

We returned by boat and then took the train back to Reedham. We had some interesting conversations about our visit, although, towards the end of the journey there were many tired people, not only the children!

Many thanks to the Staff who accompanied my self and the class and very special thanks to our Chair of Governors, Mr Fisher, for sharing his Geography expertise with us and assisting on the excursion.


Mr Rosenthal


March 27, 2023

Friday 24th March 2023

Croydon Borough Primary Schools Finals 2023.

Lucas in Y6 qualified for both the 25m Breaststroke and 25m Butterfly finals at Trinity School pool. He won the breaststroke with a wonderful time and came second in the butterfly race. What a fantastic achievement!

Here is the winner with his medals.

Y5 visit the British Museum

March 21, 2023

Monday 20th March 2023

Year Five visited the British Museum yesterday to see the wonderful Egyptian historical artefacts. They had a fantastic day and enjoyed the activity pack. Take a look at some of of their photos.

Year 6 Eco Griffins

March 3, 2023

Year Six today started – as part of their geography lesson – to understand the importance of recycling and litter collection. In our case, it was litter picking. We checked all of the back and lower playgrounds and started to find small bits of paper, wrappers etc. We then travelled down to the field and the outside of the school and our bags immediately filled up! With protective gloves and grabbers the class were able to successfully collect five full bags of rubbish from our site. This in turn will now allow wildlife to thrive and for our school site and surroundings not to be covered in litter. Well done Year Six with your first outing! Have a look at the photos below.

Croydon Primary Schools Swimming Association 2023

February 27, 2023

On Friday 24th February, Lucas in Y6 took part in the first stages of the Croydon Primary Schools Swimming Competition for 2023. This was the first time the competition had run since 2019. He entered the 25m Breaststroke and 25m Butterfly. He won both of his heats and we now wait – fingers crossed – that he has made the finals. Our of three competitions, the fastest six swimmers in each age group and event go through to the grand final. More news to follow.

Y6 visit Westminster Abbey in London

February 2, 2023

Monday 30th January 2023

Westminster Abbey

Year Six set off for our first trip of 2023 to the famous Westminster Abbey in London. We arrived at Purley Station to start our journey to London Victoria. As soon as we had arrived, the children set off for the Abbey. What a wonderful sight! Most of the class had never seen the ancient church before. Our visit started in the Education Department of the Abbey. There we were introduced to our guides for the day. To begin with, we all looked at photographs of the Abbey and discussed its importance within English history. The pupils were extremely good at answering questions and were commended for it. Our trip this year was linked to our learning on British Values and the role of the current monarch. We saw the Abbey where the late Queen Elizabeth II was coronated on 2nd June 1953. This year on the 6th May, HM King Charles 111 will be crowned King at the Abbey.

The children are now fully prepared with ‘sticky’ knowledge all about British Values and the role of the current monarchy.

Mr Hatton


New term sees Y5 start their weekly swimming lessons

January 19, 2023

Year 5 have started the new term with a PE focus on swimming. By the end of KS2 (end of Y6) the national expectation is that all primary school children leave Year 6 being able to swim 25m on their front and back. Y5 have had a great start to the swimming term.

Robin Hood Panto

December 15, 2022

Thursday 15th December 2022

Robin Hood came to Beaumont Primary! A wonderful pantomime this afternoon for the whole school.