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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

          

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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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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

 

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Churchill’s War Room

On Monday 18th September, we went to the Churchill War Rooms. Once inside, we were shown a video from World War 2. We were handed out some devices that informed us about the different rooms. Interestingly, the people that worked there left the rooms in the same state as when they first went in.  We visited the meeting rooms, the dormitories and even saw Winston Churchill’s room!

When we arrived at the museum, we were given a grid each which needed to be filled in with information on Winston Churchill’s life. After watching a documentary on the interactive board which helped us learn more about the war and Churchill’s history, we visited different sections that covered Winston Churchill’s life; starting from his childhood and finishing off on the day he died. We learnt lots about him. For example, we did not know that he was a fine artist and that he was Queen Elizabeth’s II first prime minister. We have loved learning about his fascinating life and cannot wait to write our biographies on such an important figure.  Lona and Seryn. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LPESSN Awards 2017

This year Adele and Lateefah were nominated for Primary Sports Leader of the year. Sadly they missed out on winning, however we are very proud of all their hard work and the hard work of their fellow sports leaders. Without them the federation would not have won Healthy School of the Year.

We are delighted that we won Healthy School of the Year!

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Splash Project 2017

 

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Last night, the year 5 from the Bridges Federation entertained audiences at the Royal Festival Hall with an outstanding performance. The children have been rehearsing for the past few weeks with the Splash team and their hard work and resilience paid off on the night!

Here is a message from Jo the artistic director on the Splash project:

‘The whole Splash team would like to pass on their congratulations to all the children that took part in ‘How High The Moon’ last night, we all thought they did a brilliant job and sounded & looked fantastic, performing with such amazing confidence & commitment. However, none of this would have been the success it was without you the teachers who supported the team during rehearsals & managed the task of dealing with all the paperwork.’

We are really proud of all the children and teaching staff who made this such a wonderful event!

 

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Y5: Reading Cafe

Our last reading café events were held today in both schools for Year 5 children and parents. Thanks you to all the parents who were able to come and support your children. We had some great comments from you all.

 

I enjoyed reading with my mum coming in my classroom.

I learned that it is very enjoyable reading with your child and I should do it more often at home. It is great to be in the classroom! 🙂

Children are excited and some of them are deep in their thoughts.

I liked reading to my dad and helping my little sister with her reading as well

 

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What a talented team!

We are delighted to share with you some exciting news!

Last night at the Southwark Excellence Teaching award ceremony, three of our talented staff members were nominated for special awards.

Well done to Richard our year 6 teacher at Snowsfields for being nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award.

We were really proud of Emma our year 5 teacher at Snowsfields who received the Teacher of the Year Award.

The awards kept coming!

Our Executive Head Kate received the Special Recognition Award for Services to Southwark schools.

Our children are really lucky to have such committed, creative and simply brilliant educators! 

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