Hornbeam Primary School



Big Thank you to Parents & Carers (2 images)

Big thank you to parents and carers for the wonderful gifts they organised for staff. It is very much appreciated by us all

Yr 5 South American Dance workshop (18 images)

Year 5 South American Dance Workshop Nov 2020

Year R Diya lamps for Diwali November 2020 (2 images)

Year R have made some amazing diya lamps with clay as part of their learning on Diwali

Year 2 Transport Topic Oct 2020 (16 images)

Year 2 created some fabulous models to accompany their transport topic this term

Celebrating VE Day in Lockdown (2 images)

75 years commemorating the end of WWII.

Tabloid Sports Day 2019 (16 images)

Annual tabloid sports day at Hornbeam

Writers Workshop June 2019 (4 images)

DLA schools took part in a writers workshop at Hornbeam with author Robin Price

DLA Swimming Gala 26th June 2019 (15 images)

The annual swimming gala of Deal schools took place today. With Hornbeam coming first!

Year 6 Visit to the Science Jamboree (9 images)

Annual Science Jamboree at Sandwich Discovery Park

The Great Hornbeam Bake Off 2019 (20 images)

FISH oversaw the annual bake off which this year was biscuits. There were some fabulous entries which made judging difficult!

World Book Day 2019! More photos to follow! (23 images)

7th March 2019 World Book Day : The children had great fun dressing up and taking part in a curriculum based on books! More photos to follow!

Year 5 Cookery at Goodwin Academy (5 images)

Year 5 visited Goodwin to take part in a cookery workshop

M&M Productions presents 'Snow White' November 2018 (7 images)

Following their production of 'the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' last year, M&M productions returned with 'Snow White'. Highlights included some fabulous songs!

Goodwin Football Tournament Winners! November 2018 (3 images)

The football team played incredibly well to win the tournament at Goodwin Academy, all down to nailbiting penalties too!

Robin Hood at Hornbeam! November 2018 (5 images)

Image Theatre were in school on Thursday 8th November for a production of Robin Hood, which included some of the pupils in the cast!

String Quartet visits Hornbeam November 2018 (1 images)

Year 2 were able to learn all about the musical instruments and the rest of the school enjoyed an interactive performance!

McCarthy Football Cup (2 images)

the Mcarthy Cup Final was played on 18th October at Warden House. With Hornbeam coming third! Unfortunately beaten by St Mary's during penalties.

Tag Ruby October 2018 (1 images)

Hornbeam took part in a tag rugby event this term

Football 2018-2019 (1 images)

The football reps for the year. Hornbeam enters many cups and tournaments, with the team already making the final of the McCarthy Cup!

Bowles 2018 (39 images)

During year 5 all students have the chance to attend a residential trip at Bowles near Tunbridge Wells.

Summer Cup July 2018 (3 images)

Hornbeam Competed in the annual Summer Cup at the Downs Primary School

Year 1 Ducklings! (9 images)

Year 1 got the chance to see eggs incubated and hatch within their classroom! Some very cute ducklings were the result

Year R - People Who Help Us Topic (5 images)

Year R leant all about the different people who can help us and had lots of visits from local services. They also got to dress up as their heroes.

Royal Marine's Trail Celebration (8 images)

Children from local school's have been working closely together to contribute to the Royal Marine's Heritage Trail through Deal. There was a celebration and official unveiling of the trail which was attended by many.

Football- The Kevin Edwards Trophy (1 images)

Hornbeam participated in the Kevin Edwards Trophy in Football.

World Book Day March 1st 2018 (5 images)

World Book Day saw the children in their PJ's and onesies, sharing their favourite bed time stories. There was also a competition for the best book cover design for each year group. Every child also received a 1 book token.

Year 2 "Hey Mr Postman" (10 images)

Year 2 have been learning all about the post and writing letters. They were visited by a local postie, as well as taking a walk to post some letters!

DLA Maths Day (4 images)

Children from across the DLA spent the day at Hornbeam taking part in Maths activities with Peter Hall

Palm Orchestra & Antony Brown workshop (2 images)

Following an earlier workshop on Antony Brown's work, the Palm Orchestra came in with Antony's son to perform to the children a piece based on Mr Brown's work.

Handwriting Awards (1 images)

Simon Gregory presided over the selection of the overall winners of the best handwriting for each class from years 1-6. The winning scribes work can be seen on display in school.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2017 (11 images)

The tree is up! The children are busy making decorations for the hall and Santa's elves have been busy getting everything ready for all our Christmas events!

Grammar Bee Nov 2017 (2 images)

Hornbeam took part in the DLA Grammar Bee and won! Well done!

Year 6 at Betteshanger Country Park (4 images)

Every year Yr.6 visit Betteshanger Country Park at points throughout the school year, to take part in workshops and apparently try to get as much mud on them as possible!

6R Egyptian Museum Nov 2017 (7 images)

6R as part of their Topic studies created an Egyptian museum for all to enjoy

6R Cooking at Goodwin (5 images)

As part of transition projects to prepare year 6 for secondary school, they have been visiting Goodwin this month to take part in cookery workshops.

Able Writers Day Nov 2017 (5 images)

Children from throughout schools in the DLA came to Hornbeam to enjoy a day of writing and imagination with author Sam Gayton

Football- Girls match Oct 2017 (3 images)

The girls played extremely well for their first tournament of the year. We look forward to seeing what they can achieve as they build the team!

McCarthy Cup 2017- Football (1 images)

The boys played extremely well to make it to the McCarthy Cup final! Well done!

Harvest Festival 2017 (1 images)

The children donated a wonderful amount of food to Deal Food Bank and celebrated in a special assembly.

Mr Newton says Goodbye (13 images)

Mr Newton is off to pastures new from September and enjoyed a very lovely, touching leaving assembly today. He was presented with a Hornbeam tree, an appropriately dressed gnome and every child has received a cupcake with his face on it!

End of term July 2017 (3 images)

Year 5 received dictionaries from the Rotary Club and the children with 100% attendance or Reading achievements were awarded their certificates.

Summer Cup July 2017 (6 images)

Every year all the Deal Primary Schools take part in the Summer Cup.

Sports Day July 2017 (18 images)

The annual Race Day.

Swimming Gala June 2017 (6 images)

Annual Deal Schools Swimming Gala held at Hornbeam.

Superheroes June 2017 (11 images)

The children dressed up as Superheroes in aid of the Deal Foodbank, raising over 200 to a very worthy cause.

Kwick Cricket June 2017 (1 images)

The team took part in a tournament over at Betteshanger Cricket Club against other local schools. We may not have won but the children had a great time!

Year 2 Chocolate Workshop 2017 (10 images)

Year 2 are doing a topic on chocolate and the lucky things got to take part in a workshop all about how chocolate is made!

Year 5 Bowles Residential Trip 2017 (18 images)

A small taster of the pictures from Bowles. CD's for parents will follow.

Year 6 Greek Feast 2017 (5 images)

As part of their topic on the Greeks, Year 6 held a feast for parents and governors!

Year 4- Betteshanger Park 2017 (5 images)

Year 4 visited Betteshanger Country Park as part of their topic on Mining.

Rugby 2017 (2 images)

The annual tag rugby tournament took place, with Hornbeam putting on a great show.

Year 2 Hall of Fame March 2017 (15 images)

Year 2 have been learning about famous figures from history this term. On Wednesday they dressed up and had a display in the hall of all their work.

Red Nose Day March 2017 (6 images)

Crazy hair was the order of the day at Hornbeam today and it was all in aid of Comic Relief! The children did brilliantly fundraising.

Dinosaur Mayhem! (7 images)

Year R and 6 were visited in school by some impressive Dinosaurs!

Brian Moses visit (3 images)

Write Brian Moses visited the school. The children were enthused to get on with some writing!

2nd March 2017 World Book Day (32 images)

Children undertook an Extreme Read challenge this year. Unusual places to enjoy a book!

Spelling Bee January 2017 (3 images)

KS2 took part in a spelling bee against local schools. The Year 3 & 4 team won this round with the Year 5 & 6 team coming a close second to St Margaret's.

String Trio (5 images)

Year 2 had a workshop on different string instruments of the orchestra, before the whole school was treated to a performance.

Ice Skating- years 4,5 &6 (8 images)

Dover Port's Winter Wonderland offered the opportunity for years 4,5 and 6 to try ice skating

Road Safety Magic Show (3 images)

The children enjoyed an educational road safety workshop

Year 2's Transport Exhibition 2016/2017 (3 images)

Year 2 put on an exhibition in class for all the parents and visitors to see following their topic on Transport.

2015/2016 Chickens visit year R (4 images)

Local smallholder Charity Weatherall popped in to year R with a chicken, a chick and a cockerel for the children to see up close.

Harvest October 2016 (1 images)

The children donated this years harvest collection to the food bank.

Year 6 try Archery and Fencing (7 images)

Year 6 got to try out archery and fencing on the school field this term. It got a big thumbs up all round.

Year 2 Dress up through the decades! (6 images)

Year 2 wore costumes from the last 90 years as part of their topic studies. They all looked amazing!

Swimming Gala 2016 (4 images)

Hornbeam held the annual Deal Schools Swimming Gala on 29th June. After a tough competition Hornbeam were crowned the winners! Well done team!

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations- Kite flying (8 images)

Let's go fly a kite! Children got to assemble their own kites, fly them on the field as well as buy patriotic cupcakes and wear Red, White &/or Blue!

Oral Hygiene - nurse visit (2 images)

The children had a visit to learn all about their teeth, dental health and how they can protect their teeth

DLA Football Tournament- Winners! (4 images)

Hornbeam took part in the DLA Football Tournament at Warden House and after a tense penalty shoot out, became the eventual winners!

FISH Cupcake Challenge! (10 images)

FISH hosted a bake off where children baked 6 cupcakes. 1 was judged and 5 were sold to raise funds for the school. Over 100 was raised and 64 cupcakes judged!

World Book Day 2016 (27 images)

Children and staff dressed as their favourite characters from books. With the best home made costume winners receiving a book as a prize. All children also receive a book token to mark World Book Day.

Chris Cook Visit February 2016 (14 images)

Commonwealth Gold Medallist and Olympic Swimmer Chris Cook visited the school again in the lead up to this years games in Rio. Chris led a whole school assembly where he talked to the children about goal setting and being ambitious. He then worked with different classes and groups of children helping them boost their confidence and develop leadership skills.

Sgts Mess Panto cheque presentation, Royal Marines Association (1 images)

Deal's RMA holds an annual pantomime through which they raise an incredible amount for good causes. Hornbeam football team were lucky enough this year to receive a donation towards a new kit. Many thanks to all at the RMA involved in the Sgts Mess Panto.

Amazing Animals 2016 (19 images)

Year R, along with some other lucky classes, got the chance to get up close to some amazing animals! Including a squirrel monkey, boa and penguins!

Shine Star, Shine Year 1 & 2 Christmas Production (5 images)

Year 1 & 2 enjoyed packed out productions of their Christmas Production "Shine Star, Shine!"

The Astor Theatre, Year 1 & 2 2015/2016 (10 images)

Years 1 and 2 got the chance to visit the Astor Theatre and see a real working theatre in action. Including the sound studio which will soon see the launch of Deal Radio!

Forest School 2015/2016 (7 images)

All the children get the chance to take part in Forest School activities with Mr Lees. This includes learning about nature, outdoor cooking and the changing seasons.

K'Nex Challenge (8 images)

Pupils from year 5 and 6 took part in the K'Nex challenge at the school. With 3 pupils going on to take part in the regional final where they won! Well done girls!

Diwali Drumming Workshop 2015/16 (8 images)

Classes got a chance to learn all about drumming as part of their Diwali studies.

Harvest Festival 2015/16 (4 images)

The children collected a bumper harvest this year in support of the Deal Food Bank. Preston also did a sponsored cycle ride raising over 200 for the food bank. An amazing achievement! Well done to all the children.

Celtic Yarn-spinner 2014/ 2015 (2 images)

Children had an opportunity to learn all about the Celtic tradition of oral story telling.

Stagecoach visit Year 2 2014/15 (3 images)

Year 2 got the chance to learn about public transport with a visit from Stagecoach

P & O Visit Year 2 October 2015 (3 images)

Natalie Hall from P & O visited the children in Year 2 as part of their transport studies. They learnt all about the different roles on a ferry, its facilities and how it works.

White Mill Year 4 trip Term 6 2014/2015 (6 images)

Year 4 visited the White Mill, Sandwich

Hornbeam's Swimming Pool (8 images)

A few years ago the school rebuilt it's swimming pool thanks in part to some amazing fundraising events. Here is the journey from old pool to new.

Chris Cook visits Hornbeam 2015 (4 images)

Olympic and Commonwealth Swimmer Chris Cook visited the school and gave an assembly, showing the children his gold medal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Year 1 were also lucky to get some tips for their first swimming lesson of the year.

Moragalla School Sri Lanka (6 images)

For a few years Hornbeam has exchanged letters with a school in Sri Lanka. They sent us some photos to see what their school was like.

Mosaic Project July 2015 (7 images)

The children helped design and make a mosaic to welcome parents and children to the school, at our Glack Road entrance.

Diwali 2014/15 (6 images)

Classes had a chance to take part in a workshop explaining Diwali (the festival of light and Hindu New Year).

Science Week 2015- Science Fair (12 images)

Science week culminated in our Grand Science Fair in the hall. Where children got to show parents everything they had learnt and the designs for Mr Lees pointless invention competition were on display.

Science Week 2015- Zoolab (11 images)

Children were treated to a show of different animals and got the chance to get up close to them.

Science Week 2015 - Air Show (7 images)

As part of Science Week 2015 the children enjoyed a workshop on the many different ways air can be manipulated.

Shadow Puppet Theatre 2015 (11 images)

Indigo Moon Theatre Company came into school to present a show to the children and they even got to have a go themselves.

Red Nose Day 2015 (4 images)

A day of fundraising: the children took part in a sponsored assault course, had a Red Nose themed tuck shop, bid for a teacher to get their face painted for the whole day, dressed up as secret agents and raised over 1000! Mrs Adams was the lucky recipient of the face painting bidding war and teachers got into the spirit by dressing as the children for the day

Geography Quiz 2015 (5 images)

Hornbeam undertook a whole school Geography Quiz this term. Each year took part with overall Geography champs being decided.

Spelling Bee, Deal Learning Alliance (4 images)

Sholden, Deal Parochial, St Faith's at Ash and Hornbeam all took part in a Spelling Bee at Hornbeam.

Year 3 Alice in Wonderland Day - October 2014 (11 images)

As part of their literacy topic, Year 3 spent a day as characters from Alice and Wonderland!