Author Archives: Dartford Primary Academy

Exploring Colours

Photo of pupils exploring using different colours and mixing them together.

We have been reading the story: ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?’ We looked at the different animals and colours and drew our own representations of the characters. We made sure we selected the correct colour to draw our favourite character from the story. Extending from this, we explored colour mixing. The children […]

World Nursery Rhyme Week – 15th November 2021

World nursery rhyme week logo

Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight. – Mem Fox, Reading Magic. Listening to music and singing with young children is not only fun, but can play […]


Dartford Primary pupils learn about Fireworks Night in class.

Last week the children were very busy! They learnt about Diwali, fireworks and Remembrance Day! The children started the week by telling their friends about all the fireworks they saw at the weekend. We discussed the different sounds and colours they saw and heard in the sky. We looked at different stories about the fireworks […]

Steven Vinacour Visits Black Footed Ferret Class!

Steven Vinacour, an author stood in front of a group of students

Last week, the children in Black Footed Ferret class received their Buster’s Book Club prize from the KM Charity. Their prize included a visit from Steven Vinacour, the author of ‘Ted and his Time-Travelling Toilet: Roman Rewind’! The children got to hear Steven read two chapters of one of his books and took part in […]