6R’s visit to Moon Lane Books

Dear Sir,

I wanted to write and commend you on the outstanding behaviour of your year 6 class when they visited Moon Lane Books for storytelling this morning.

 The children both listened and managed their own behaviour exceptionally well and were a credit to your calm, warm and highly engaged staff.

 I was also impressed by the children’s excellent manners and their ability to move around the shop and line up with respect for one another and their surroundings.

 It was a great pleasure to have members of your school visiting Moon Lane Books and we look forward to welcoming other classes.

 With many thanks and warmest wishes,

Tamara Macfarlane

 Co-founder, Moon Lane Books and Tales on Moon Lane

 Moon Lane Ink CIC

Tales on Moon Lane

The Children’s Bookshop


Moon Lane Books visits

For Reception to Year 6.

We aRE ARRANGING VISITS TO Moon Lane Ink Bookshop, 300 Stansted Road, Forest Hill.

tHESE VISITS WILL COMPRISE a 30 minute storytelling session at 11am. ON A Topic APPROPRIATE TO THE CLASS.


Date Class/Teacher Topic

14th Nov

Reception   – Ms Asamoah Festivals/Celebrations
15th Nov Reception – Ms George Festivals/Celebrations
28th Nov 4J – Miss Johnston World War 2
29th Nov Reception – Ms Mustafa Festivals/Celebrations
30th Nov 6R – Miss Rizou Victorians
4th Dec 3D – Ms Alavi Egyptians
5th Dec 4W – Ms Williams
6th Dec 5D – Miss Diaz Caribbean
7th Dec 5T – Ms Thomas Caribbean
11th Dec 2GH – Ms Herbert Old/New toys
12th Dec 4A – Ms Akhtar World War 2
13th Dec 2DA – Miss Dale Old/New toys
14th Dec 2D – Miss Dyga Old/New toys
15th Jan 2019 1M – Mr Monahan Houses & Homes
16th Jan 2019 1H – Mrs Hunter Houses & Homes
17th Jan 2019 3J – Mrs Jones Stone Age
18th Jan 2019 1W – Miss Wells Houses & Homes
23rd Jan 2019 4W – Ms Williams
24thJan 2019 3M – Ms Murrillo Stone Age


Kingswood Friday


 The final day and two more activities to complete.

All is quiet as we wake up the children. Last night was the disco and fun was had by all!

Aiden and Rahmel were showing off some cool moves.

Ms Wallace has arrived and she has been with my group. Yesterday they took the leap of faith and Eden and Checkwu were very brave always striving to do their best.

The children also took part in the climbing wall.

Disco photos and more will be posted on the blog by Monday once we have worked out how to remove them from the new camera.

After breakfast, we have high equilibrium and Laser quest before lunch and the bus ride home.

The school will contact you all when the bus leaves so that you can be ready when the bus arrives in Penerley Road.


The children are looking forward to seeing you all again…

Kingswood Thursday



Yesterday was action packed. For some of us the day started with Archery. Jackson was a natural and hit the target with ease every time.

After that we made our way to the giant 3G swing. The children were a little apprehensive to start but then took it in their stride, developing their teamwork so that everybody got a turn.

Destiny was the greatest screamer on this activity and was proud of herself for taking the risk.

Jacob’s ladder was next and Keira shot up as high as she could helping Debbie along the way. They have no fear!

Mr Macho and I also had a go on this…we did not do too badly with the support of the children.

After a hearty lunch, we did some environmental art. Check out the photos they are very impressive.

Later on, we had the assault course where the children had to use their initiative as well as strength to get around it as a team. All the children helped each other well and we all got drenched as the heavens opened.

After dinner, we had a quiet night and the children played with their gifts from the shop.

One more night to go…


I will update you tomorrow morning and give you an estimated arrival time once we leave Kingswood.

Kingswood – Wednesday



6.30am and all is quiet. The children are settling into the routine and are realising that staying up late is not a good idea…

Yesterday was fun packed starting with problem solving activities and then moving into night line, where the children have to guide each other blindfold through an assault course. This brought out the communicators in the team and everyone completed the activity even though they got muddy.

I am very proud of all the children who completed the zip wire, especially Angel, who was a little apprehensive but made it in the end.

The abseiling was fantastic and the children had no fear even when racing Mr Long to the bottom.

All the children are eating and sleeping well and are getting along in their teams.

Ms Wallace arrives today so they will be excited and they are looking forward to Archery, Leap of faith (which Ms Jones spectacularly completed with her team yesterday) and the campfire amongst others.


Let’s hope the rain eases.


More photos have been added and there are more to come.

More news tomorrow…


Kingswood Tuesday


We all arrived safely yesterday and all the children are settled in their rooms. Last night, three groups took part in a Team Tech challenge where the children had to make robots which had three key functions. This proved popular and brought out the leaders and ideas people within the teams. Ms Jones’s group braved the 3G swing in the dark. We were not sure if the screams were from the children or the seagulls; however, the group came back with beaming smiles.

After a hearty lasagna meal, we then ventured off to the scrap heap challenge. Here the children made innovative costumes for their own Superhero made from recycled materials. There were some interesting designs on the catwalk.

The children had a quiet nights sleep and are refreshed ready for the new day.

Breakfast now and then off to Aeroball and Problem solving.

Further updates to follow…


2018 Rushey Green Chess Tournament

2018 Rushey Green Chess Tournament

Many Year 6 pupils, last month, took part in the 2018 Rushey Green Chess Tournament. In the finals, after a tense game where stalemate forced a draw, there was a rematch (see link below). Kelvin, from 6W, won the game  – playing white (for those who want to watch the game). Well done to all the 32 players who took part and especially the semi-finalist and finalist who received trophies in assembly: Kelvin, Haydn, Sophia and Rashard.




Mr. Rowbotham

Beckenham Place Park summer activities

Activities for children in Beckenham Place Park


Dear Lewisham schools,


Attached and below is information about free activities that are taking place in Beckenham Place Park over the summer, particularly in the first week of the school holidays. I would be grateful if you are able to share it with students/parents at your school.


There is also the LBMX club every Sunday, 12-2pm, at the BMX track by Old Bromley Road entrance. Bikes and safety equipment available to borrow and a qualified coach is on site to help beginners get started or give tips on improving. Just turn up. First session free, donation of £2-3 thereafter.


Plus Saturday 18 August, guided bike rides at the park (see attached) – free. All welcome. Just need to book on Eventbrite as numbers limited.


Finally, Nordic walking are running a free taster session in BPP on 27th July 2.30 – 4pm.

Meet behind the mansion. Everyone welcome.  This is an event as part of London National Park City week. More info at: http://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/events/nordic-walking-beckenham-place-park/


It would be wonderful to have lots of Lewisham children making the most of the largest green space in Lewisham over the summer holidays. The park’s postcode is BR3 1SY and it is easily accessible on the bus eg 54 or trains to Beckenham Hill, Ravensbourne or Beckenham Junction.

Any questions please ask!

Thanks and kind regards


Community Engagement Officer (Beckenham Place Park)
Regeneration and Asset Management
London Borough of Lewisham
4th Floor | Laurence House | Catford | London SE6 4RU
Tel: 0208 314 7017