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We do love to be beside the seaside!

The year two classes across the federation had an amazing time at the seaside this week!

Here are some of lovely recounts the children produced in Orange class.

 

‘We got to school at 8:15 and excitedly walked to the coach to meet the children from Tower Bridge school.Then we drove to the beach. When we arrived, we started to play with our buckets and spades in the sand. Next, we had our scrumptious lunch then played for a while. The water was a bit chilly and the adults took photos of us playing in the sea. We had a class photo and everyone was smiling to remember this fantastic trip. Finally, I tiredly got back and felt sleepy. I slept all the way home.’

Ayman

‘We went to school very early and got on the coach. We all went to Southend and got our buckets to make sand castles and some people were finding shells. Next we were so hungry that we had some lunch on the beach. After, we were splashing water! It was fun!

Finally, we were sleeping on the coach because we were so tired after a lovely day.’

Abigail

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EYFS at the Aquarium!

This week Early Years went on a fantastic adventure by bus to the London Aquarium. We were excited to see the sharks, turtles, penguins, jellyfish, starfish,   seahorses as well as a variety of other sea creatures and plant life. We especially loved walking on glass over the shark tank (but some of us were scared!) Afterwards we had a class picnic next to the London Eye. Thank you to all adults who helped us to have a safe trip.

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Year 4 Reading Cafe

IMG_1426 IMG_1524 IMG_1527 IMG_1525 IMG_1438 IMG_1431For the last 2 weeks, Year 4 at both Snowsfields and Tower Bridge have hosted their Reading Cafes:

“I learned a lot today by coming to the Reading café with my son. I get to read with him in his class. And I enjoy it.”

“I liked reading to my mummy, and going through the questions together.”

Impressed by well behaviour of all kids – amazing!”

“It was fun to read with my mum “

 

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A Tale Unfolds filming project with Yellow Class

We have been working really hard with a company called ‘A Tale Unfolds’ on a film making project about the negative impact plastic has on the environment and especially on sea life. Our main objective was to create a film to encourage people to stop throwing plastic and all sort of non-recyclable rubbish. We want people to think how the future will be if the earth surface was covered in refuse. On the 19th June, we went to the IMAX cinema to watch the film we made. We were amazed to see ourselves on the giant screen. We had a great time!
Thank you to Dominic and everyone else.
D and S Year 3
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EYFS at the Sea Life Aquarium

DSC06985The children in Butterfly and caterpillar classes had a fantastic time at Sea Life Aquarium on the South Bank. It has been a very successful trip and a lot of it was thank you to the people who assisted us with our volunteers and adult ratios so a huge thank you – it made the day run smoothly especially when it got really busy!
We had a great trip and we even had members of the public on the bus and bus stops commenting on the children’s excellent behaviour and their knowledge about the sea animals. We staggered our arrival times and we were really pleased to have a bus driver who understood the needs of the children and waited for us all to be safely seated before driving on. The aquarium staff were very welcoming and all the adults who came with us took excellent care of the children and discussed with them the different animals we saw. This was a very rich experience for all the children. I think everyone coped really well with the heat and we had lots of water and shade break too!DSC06982DSC07015DSC_0353DSC06980DSC07009IMG_5744DSC07017DSC07006

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Year 3: Reading Cafe

Both Year 3 classes across the federation recently hosted their reading cafes to parents. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. The children have enjoyed sharing stories and their new books with you.

“I like that Mum sits quietly for longer to listen to me read without my sister chatting at the book.

It’s fun to read with mum. I like reading with mum and my friends.”

“My child reads really well with confident and can retell the story.”

“My child is relaxed, confident and very keen to read – he read the whole book ‘Dino Danger'”

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Huge turnout for the Tower Bridge Election

As part of our learning about life in Great Britain, Tower Bridge held their own mock election on Thursday. The children watched Newsround clips about the main parties and then were taken to the Polling station in the library to cast their vote.

 

Later that day, after the polls had closed, the School Council counted the votes and acted as Returning Officers to announce them to the school.

 

The winner of our general election was Labour with 77 votes, followed by The Green Party with 22 votes.

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Here are some of the thoughts of the children:

On Wednesday 7th June Year 5 learnt about the General Election and why Theresa May broke to 5 year rule. The General Election is when you vote for the next Government if you are 18 or older and if you have lived abroad for less than 15 years. It was called a snap election because it is supposed to be every 5 years but it got cut to 2 years.

Luna and Ella, Year 5

 

When I voted I really felt like a grown up, we children have not voted in a real election yet. It was very tricky to choose who to vote for. I thought carefully about the party that I really liked. If I did a real vote I would know who to vote for, I would always vote for really kind people.

 

Karima, Year 3

 

I know that the Conservatives have the most seats in Parliament, however no-one has won so that means it is a hung parliament. I want Labour to win because Jeremy Corbyn said he would make people age 16 and over to vote and he said we would not pay for university.

Ola, Year 6

 

On Thursday 8th June most British citizens went to vote at the election. Some of these places include schools, churches and town halls. These are called Polling Stations. I feel a bit confused as to why Theresa May would want to hold another General Election in less than 2 years.

Hifa, Year 6

 

 

I enjoyed voting in the election, it felt very real because of the way the polling station was set up (especially the voting box). It was a very hard decision because a lot of parties seemed really good. We watched videos with lots of information about the parties, I finally chose my favourite. 

 

Ilyas, Year 3

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snowsfields General Elections 2017

We have run our own general elections today to decide who the next prime minister will be. We watched the different political party 60 second guides and discussed which party would look after us the best.  In class, we talked about democracy and how important it is to cast a vote. When it was time to vote, the school councillors called our names and gave us a ballot paper. We then went inside a polling booth and chose our party.  The votes were counted and the Labour party won by a landslide! Matan and Abigail Year 4

 

   

 

 

SCHOOL WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will all be aware there was a major incident at London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. I would like to start by saying that all our thoughts and prayers are with those who were caught up in these sad and tragic events.

I know that many of you will have been very distressed by this incident, especially as it happened so close to our schools and to where many of you live.

We expect that some children may be worried returning to school today and I want to reassure you that all school staff will be there to support the children through this. We are a school community and that is what communities do; they come together through the bad times as well as the good. If there is anything you are worried about please come in and talk to us.

The following links from the NSPCC and from BBC Newsround offer some advice you may find useful on how to support children who may be worried.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/news-opinion/supporting-children-worried-about-terrorism/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

We are all proud to live and work in London and be part of such a diverse community. As a school we will not allow these events to stop us working together. We will continue to learn about and celebrate all our religious and cultural differences.

Thank you all for you continued support.

SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 5TH JUNE

Due to the ongoing incident at London Bridge, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary schools will be closed on Monday 5th June. Please check your texts and the website for further information. We will let you know about Tuesday as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding