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Children's Mental Health Day 

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The children were all invited to wear their uniform inside out for the day to support Mental Health Day and asked what it made them think about and if they had noticed people being kind over this week, their comments are below:

“I felt comfortable and I felt respectful of those in need.”  -  Brooke 

“I felt sorry for people who are going through depression and anxiety and they should not be treated unkindly or badly.” – Dobrilla 

NSPCC Number Day 

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The children were able to wear their own clothes displaying numbers to support the NSPCC Charity.  We have raised a total of £130.21!

The children commented about the events they have taken part in:

“We’ve been designing clocks in Year 3 today.” – Conor

“We have been learning about problem solving, mainly multiplication problems.” – Summer 

“We made a board game and drew a number picture.” – Billy 


Pancake Day

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TEMPO held a successful pancake sale in the hall on Tuesday after school.  The children were offered pancakes with a variety of toppings including marshmallows, strawberry or chocolate sauce, maple syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles!  Our Head Children, Emily and Thomas, spoke with many of the children to gain their feedback which included:

“They were fantastic!  They were probably the best pancakes ever!” – Ciaran

“They were good, the toppings were nice too!” – Conor

“The whipped cream was really nice.” – Lily-Rose


Snow Showers


Yesterday saw the first snow fall this year in school.  We had some very excited children and Reception Class even ventured out for a short time to experience the snow.  Our Head Pupils, Chloe and Freddie, interviewed some of the children to find out their thoughts which included:

“Everyone started to shout it was snowing and raced to the window to see.” – Luke

“In the hall everyone went crazy with excitement but we didn’t get to go outside this time.” – Grace

“We got to go outside in it and play, it was fun!” – Alex


Rosie, our newest member of staff!

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Mrs White and Rosie the dog from Pets As Therapy have visited the school this week. On Monday, they both came to our assembly to meet everyone. The children listened really well as Mrs White explained Rosie’s job, they also got the chance to ask some questions. Mrs White and Rosie also went to Butterfly Class and then met with some individual children. Mrs White and Rosie will be spending an afternoon a week with us so we would like to welcome them to the Temple Mill team.

Freddie and Chloe, our Head Pupils, researched Rosie’s visit and found out:

“Rosie’s lovely, she goes to people to see if they are ok.” – Mae

“We enjoyed meeting her, she was being very good.” - Bobby

School Library Transformation!


The library area will be taking the theme of an Enchanted Garden and is currently under transition – if you have any unwanted garden items, that are in good condition, such as wind chimes, plant pots, green plants (non-flowering) etc that you would be happy to donate, would you please drop these into the school office.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Kent Fire & Rescue 

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James from Kent Fire & Rescue visited the whole school this week to talk about fire safety in our home environments, in general and what to do in an emergency.  He spoke about the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of keeping safe, about the ‘Stop – Drop – Roll’ method if our clothes happened to catch fire and how to call 999.  The children also had the opportunity to wear some firefighting equipment.

Freddie, Emily and Thomas, our Head Pupils spoke to the children throughout the day and found out:

“We have to stay low if there’s a fire because of the smoke.” – Josh

“Fire is more dangerous than I thought it was and now I know more about what to do in a fire.” – Ruby

“I enjoyed it when James showed the video of when a fire happened and what they do.” – Brooke

World Book Day 

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Today we have had Harry Potter, Spiderman, Matilda, Princesses, Mr Men, Mr Stink, Mrs Trunchball, Miss Honey, Little Red Riding Hood and A Giant Strawberry in school to celebrate World Book Day.  The children have had time during the day to share their books and have some quality time reading.  Each child has been given a World Book Day £1 voucher to bring home for when they visit their book store in search of their next read! (more photos will appear on the website shortly)

Thomas, our Head Pupil spoke to many of the children to find out their thoughts about today:

‘I’m dressing up as Mr Bump from the Mr Men. I’m very excited!” – Trey

“I’m Aladdin, it’s been fun to see everyone’s costumes,” – Oscar


Harvest Time - Autumn 2020

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Over recent weeks the children have considered those in need and to think about where our food comes from.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the food collection. We have been overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and generosity, particularly at this difficult time. Your donations will be passed on to Medway Foodbank.


Remembrance Day 2020 

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Remembrance Day - the children in Year 5 have made their own poppies and formed a display in their classroom.

The Head Pupils rang a hand bell at 11am to signify the start of the two minutes silence held by the whole school.

Lest we forget!

World Diabetes Day 2020

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The children and staff were invited to wear something blue today to raise awareness and hopefully generate conversations aroud this potentially lifelong condition.

Anti-Bullying Week 2020


It's been anti-bullying week across the school and the children in Year 6 were introduced to the idea of a Secret Agent Friend.

At the start of the week they were all given the name of someone in their class to be kind to. At the end of the week, everyone had to guess who their Secret Agent Friend was with 13 of them guessing correctly!

Next week, they are going to see if they can beat this score.

Remember to be kind to everyone and have a lovely weekend.

School Council Equipment Fundraiser

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Earlier this term, the School Council agreed that yesterday would be a dress down day for the whole school. They wanted to raise funds for some new play equipment. They managed to raise £107.

Virtual Assemblies 

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We had our first virtual assemblies this week and so have had double Headteacher awards to celebrate. We followed up anti-bullying week with a set of Kindness awards and then a set of Being A Good Friend awards. Well done and thank you to our winners, you are all helping Temple Mill to be a fabulous place to be!

Friday Afternoon Club Artwork 

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Our Friday afternoon club children have been getting festive and working hard over the last few weeks to brighten up the dining hall. We think you'll agree, they've done an amazing job!

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day 2020

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The children raised £171.09 for this charity by dressing in their Christmas outfits.

Show Days February 2021

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