We are talking about mental health... Looking forward to parents joining us for a special assembly then staying for coffee on Thursday


Our first ever Star of the Week lunch! Roast dinner with Mrs Venn, enjoyed by all. Who will get lunch next week? Find out Friday in assembly...


Due to wet weather, parents please collect your KS2 children from their partner KS1 class or back stairs. Thank you.


A few members of the fabulous PTA - thank you, ladies!


Some pictures from the spooky disco


Thank you to the fab PTA!


Disco time!


So proud of the team from Haling Park who represented us in the Croydon x-country race yesterday!


Thank you for having us - we had a great time!


So proud of all the children and parents at Haling Park! A fantastic Harvest collection successfully delivered to a grateful Croydon Food Bank today. Well done everyone.


We are just about to start! First new tweet coming up!


WORLD BOOK DAY!!! These are pictures from our first stop and read!


AKA Big Shaq! Monaé in Wren class has been learning some QUICK MATHS! Would you give her a shout out? She’s only 4 years old!


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School is OPEN! We have all our staff!!! We put the NO in SNOWDAY!


SNOW!!! Mr Hollis is very excited!!!


It’s that time of year again!!! The kitchen staff served up an excellent Christmas lunch. Great job!!! It certainly kept Mr Hollis quiet!


Haling Park Values! We want your opinion once again! Take our survey and select three values for our school.


If your child took part in this year’s Christmas card design, look out for your child’s artwork in their book bags this evening. Order now at The unique code is on the back of each card design.

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Year 4

Class Teachers: Miss Buckley & Miss Mensah

Teaching Assistants: Ms Bazely

PE day: Ravens (Wednesday afternoon) Toucans (Friday afternoon)

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 15-20 minutes a day reading. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime.

Key Spellings/spelling patterns for the term: Children will receive a set of spellings for the half term. These should be practiced every day at home. There will be a spelling test the every Friday.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term:

  • recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 and dividing tenths by 10
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundreds
  • round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • add numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition where appropriate
  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation
  • solve addition two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence


English overview:

Our topic for this half term is ‘Explorers’. We will begin by reading the book ‘Johnathan Swift’s Gulliver’. We will be focusing on recounts using a range of descriptive language and writing our own exploration stories. Later in the half term, we will then look at non-fiction writing linked to our second book, ‘Shackleton’s Journey’.

Maths overview:

During this half term, we will be focusing on understanding place value in 4-digit numbers including decimals (tenths and hundredths). We will also be learning decimal and fraction equivalents. We will be looking at mental calculation strategies and begin to use written methods for both addition and subtraction. In Geometry, we will be learning about the properties of shapes, sorting and classifying shapes, symmetrical patterns and translations.

All other subjects

Art and Design: Claude Monet – Landscapes.

Science: Animals including humans.

PE: Athletics and swimming.

Geography: Climate zone and mapping using the geographic coordinate system. 

ICT: E-safety, collecting data and presenting information in bar charts.