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People who help us!

Last week, as part of our people who help us topic, we had the police and firefighters visit our school. The police talked to us about their job and how they keep us safe in our community and what number to call if we are in trouble. The firefighters showed us all their equipment they use to help people in trouble, talked to us about the importance of smoke alarms in our homes and we even got a chance to use the fire hose and sit inside the fire engine! It has been a very interesting week for Caterpillar and Butterfly class to ask lots of questions and learn new information.

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The Bridges Running Club- for parents, carers and staff!

In September 2016 we introduced the ‘daily mile’ for the children at the Bridges Federation. We noticed that this had a brilliant impact on the children’s health and well-being. They were more resilient and focused in class too.

Following this success we wanted to include our parents and staff too. We knew that many of us wanted to run, but we didn’t for a range of different reasons. Maybe we lacked childcare in the evenings, maybe we didn’t feel confident or maybe we just didn’t know where to start! So the Bridges Running Club began.

On January 5th 2018, full of new year resolutions, a small group of staff and parents met in the playground nervously, ready to begin a journey from ‘couch to 5km’. The group successfully completed week 1 of the NHS programme and the word started to spread.

The group has grown each week as we welcome new members and we are continuing our running journey- walking, running and meeting new faces. At the end of each session we are all still smiling!

If you would like to join us, we meet every Friday at 8.55am in the school playground. You do not need to be experienced, everyone is very welcome. If you have any questions about the group, please feel free to ask a member of staff and we’d be happy to help!

As we progress over the term we hope to take part in a parkrun at Southwark Park, or maybe a Race for Life in the summer.

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Lantern Parade

It has come to be an annual tradition where year 5 have been involved with the Lantern Parade at Potters Fields and Hay’s Galleria, kindly organised by Team London Bridge.

Helen Harrison runs the lantern making workshops and always manages to think of wonderful Christmas themed things that can be made into lanterns. This year we made penguins, candles, robins and holly.

It takes around three days for the children to make the lanterns and the process starts with using bamboo sticks to create the basic structure and shape. Once this has been done, tissue paper is then used to create the exterior of the lantern using a large amount of glue to strengthen the layers.

Once they are dry, Helen is able to insert the battery powered lights ready for the parade.

At the parade, the lanterns are carried along Potters Fields to the stone steps where the choir sing some songs while the lanterns are held above them. From there the children walk to Hay’s Galleria, accompanied by those who have come to watch, to see the Christmas Tree lights  being officially turned on. The choir then finish the evening by singing a few more songs under the tree.

It is always a special and magical evening which the children love being part of. The current year 4 are already excited for their turn…

Click on this link to watch a short video of the parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMOgs5P6Rfw

          

2017 Road Safety Campaign

https://www.think.gov.uk/education/resource/crossing-the-road/

We are really proud of our year 1 and 2 children who took part in the 2017   THINK! logo road safety campaign!

‘I was asked to take part in a road safety film and I loved it! My favourite part was when the director gave me a microphone then he could hear me talk to him when he was wearing his headphones. I had to be really loud so all the people who watched the video could hear me!’ P.V Y2

‘The road safety day was really fun because we got to dress up and sing a song about being safe when crossing the road. I learned how to keep myself safe and said some important lines when I was dressed up as a police officer.’ L.F Y2

The Latimer group were commissioned to make two short films to educate children on the right way to cross the road. The Bridges Federation students helped to demonstrate and explain how to cross the road. The department for Transportation and Latimer wish to pass on huge thanks to the schools for their support!’
Stephanie Wrate
Head of Production

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Blue Class: Lanterns of Light

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

This week we had a lantern workshop. We had to make them for a lantern parade!! First we put ourselves in two groups. I was in the Berry group. On the first day we met Helen who was our teacher. First we made the shape with bamboo. The next day we covered it with strong tissue. Then we stuck on paper.

Aya

For the last three days we have been making lanterns for the up-coming Christmas parade on 30th November. It will be dark so we are going to light them. Helen (an artist) helped us make them. We made them with: bamboo, sticks, strong tissue paper and coloured tissue paper.

Mohammed

 

We made a lantern we loved it and did it in 3 days. We are going to light them up when it is dark. We had help from Helen – she is a very good artist. We had to use lots of tape and glue.

George

This week we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

Raphael

Raphael

Raphael

we spent 3 days working on lanterns for the up-coming parade. We first started with a circle and ended with a bird. The tricky thing was bending the bamboo sticks. Me and Camilla had some help from Helen. I think it will look nice for the parade.

Amina

This week we have spent three days making robins (a bird) and holly (Christmas flowers) lanterns. We put lights in them so you’ll definitely spot us when we’re going to Hay’s Galleria on the 30th November on Thursday. We spent a lot of time on these so please come.

Musa

This week we spent 3 days making lanterns for the parade on 30th November. We have been using bamboo for the sticks and using strong tissue paper. The person who helped us is a great artist. It was truly fun and I hope we do it again.

Raphael

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International Week 2017!

We had an amazing time during International Week!

We learnt about very famous and inspirational scientists while having the most fun ever!

Joshua Year 5

This week we have learnt about Black History Month.  This poem is inspired by what happened in the past.  I hope this poem can change the way we live.

Imagine

Imagine being forced to exile your homeland,

Imagine seeing your ancestors getting beaten and mistreated,

Imagine using an old, scruffy sink when people with a different skin colour use a gleaming, clean sink,

Imagine being ashamed of who you are,

Imagine being surrounded by people who don’t accept you,

Imagine regretting the colour of your skin,

Imagine how happy we could be if we all accepted each other,

Imagine what a wonderful world we could have if our hearts were all connected.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

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Paddington!

Some of our children were lucky to be invited to the official launch of the new film: Paddington 2!

 

They went to meet Paddington at MoreLondon, who happened to bring another star of the film, Hugh Bonneville as well as the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The children behaved beautifully, even though Paddington was being a little bit naughty.

Here is a link to the event. The children had an amazing time!

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2017!

International Week celebrated Black history Month with a special focus on scientists and inventors.

The children have spent this week writing biographies, creating portraits and writing poetry to be read aloud at International Evening.

We had learnt about Bessie Coleman as part of Black History Month. On Tuesday and Wednesday we made portraits of her in the morning. In the afternoon we made models of planes on foam. We cut out the pieces and painted them. After that we came to International Evening. We ate food and I did the drumming performance. At the end I took a picture with my family and went home. Akilah

This year’s International Week was sensational. Year five learnt about Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the world! The thing that stood out for me was International Evening. The drummers that had been practising for that very special evening also there was various types of foods like: bread, cake, chicken and lots of snacks. During that week we made portraits of Bessie Coleman, made mini planes in honour of Bessie and flags for International Evening. Zaki

At International evening I ate mouth-watering food. Then we had to do a drumming rehearsal and that was great. We were very nervous if anything went wrong. The audience came down and watched us do the show. First drumming, and there were no mistakes. Then me and Samia read Imagine. The choir sang amazing and tuneful songs. The fashion show started and I was first to pose. We had to walk across with our stunning outfits and show off. Overall I was glad to participate. Safaa

 

 

 

 

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LPESSN – Girls in Sport Week

The LPESSN (London PE and Sport School Network) held some events to celebrate Women in Sport. Girls from the federation took part in American Football and Boxing.

On Monday some of us went to learn how to play American football. First we learnt what the people were called and we played. I was partnered up with someone from another school. It was tricky at first. I think we should play more of it in the school and I am sure other children in the school will enjoy it, but during it we needed to use tags as barging at each other is not allowed. We learnt how to kick the ball over the cross bar. It was the best day and we were given badges.

Aya, Year 5

We went to Bacon’s college to play   American Football. We were in two teams. The first team was attacking and the other team had to defend. We had so much fun it was the best day. We also did some warm ups and other games. We had tags around our waists—the other team had to get them.

At the end of playing football the lady gave us badges.

Faith, Year 5