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Year 2: Reading Cafe

We had an amazing show of parents for the Year 2 Reading Café! It was clear that the children love books and enjoyed sharing them with all the adults.

“I enjoyed reading with mummy.”

“I like reading with my mum because it makes me smart.”

“I enjoyed reading “The Moon Jet” because Kipper used his imagination to see space and I like space.”

“I like reading with you.”

“I learnt new words in all sorts of books.”

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Year 1 Assembly

Last Friday Year 1 performed our class assembly. Our topic is on monsters and we performed a play about a good monster who was judged by the way she looked.

“I played a good monster. I had to go in the cupboard and then Temitayo and Temidayo took me to the zoo. I enjoyed when I came back to my family.” Angelina

“I liked the part when I went to get the banners.” Franky

“I enjoyed it when everyone said yes when Temitayo asked them to get the monster.” Zeinab

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch. It was great to see so many of you and we hope you enjoyed it!​

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EYFS Trip to the Science Museum

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On Wednesday 3rd May Reception had the lovely opportunity to visit the Science Museum! We had a wonderful experience of getting to take the tube and we were very sensible and responsible during our travel. It was very exciting to travel in this way! When we arrived at the Museum we got to visit some interactive workshops, including the Garden and Pattern Pod in which we got to explore patterns in the world and lots of sensory changes and experiences. We had lots of fun investigating a new environment! Well done Reception for not only being really safe on our trip but also having lots of fun and trying out new things!

 

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Potters Fields Herb Garden

 

Ahead of International Herb Day, which took place on Saturday 6th May, a pop up urban herb garden was erected on Potters Fields. The horticultural display celebrated the benefits of growing and cultivating your own herbs. Gardening expert Charlie Dimmock was on hand explaining how to make the most of small spaces and how herbs can be a great introduction into gardening. Our  

School Council members and Science Leaders were invited by Team London Bridge to attend this event and were eager to hear Charlie’s her top tips. 

We are really lucky and extremely grateful to Team London Bridge for donating the Herb Garden to the Bridges Federation. The move will kick start our garden improvement project.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming some volunteers from Team London Bridge and the Belmond Group on 12th May to help us develop our vegetable patch and grow our own produce!’

Humaira and Ahamed Year 6

 

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Ducklings in EYFS!

Caterpillar and Butterfly classes have absolutely loved having the ducks at school.  They enjoyed watching them hatch and were fascinated with them when they were walking around. The children were gentle with them and quiet when they were sleeping and when we got them out.  They loved watching them paddle in the water and have talked about them nonstop. What a wonderful experience it was for them!

‘’When they come out they are all wet’’ Enzo

‘’ They hatch from the shell, they have to work out to get out and then they need a rest.’’ Ridwan​

 

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Count On Us Primary Challenge

On Tuesday 25th April, we were so lucky because we had the opportunity to represent Snowsfields at a math tournament. We were in a team of three competing against other schools doing many math challenges. Our favourite challenge was game 24. In game 24 you have to use all different operations and numbers to make the number 24. It was very exciting. We had a successful day because we were able to beat a lot of other schools. We had a good day hopefully we can go next year!

By F.G Year 5

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Year 1: Reading Cafe

On Friday morning, Year 1 held a reading café where parents were invited into our class to read with the children. It was a fantastic opportunity to choose a range of books from our book corner and to have fun reading!

 

The children loved having the parents in their class and were excited about reading with them. It was a great opportunity to listen to the children read and talk about the books.

 

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EYFS: Garden School

It has been a busy week in EYFS. We have been lucky enough to watch eggs hatch into ducklings as well as invite our parents and friends and parents from Tower Bridge to join us in our ‘Federation Garden School’.

 

When we arrived at the garden we made a large circle. We counted how many people were there before recalling how to stay safe at Garden School. After this, we invited our parents to join us in a trail around the garden. We were given a map and five special clues to read and follow. At each location we found out about plants from around the world.

 

Once we had completed the garden school challenge we spent time exploring the garden and joining in activities with our parents and friends. We created dishes in the mud kitchen, made sculptures from natural objects, painted still life, planted seeds, watered the garden, weaved ribbons, created fairy homes, investigated mini beasts, created observational drawings, whittled sticks, collected different amounts of objects, balanced on the P.E. equipment, communicated with our new and old friends as well as reading non-fiction books.

 

We all kept busy, had lots of fun and had a lovely morning in the sunshine. We would like to say thank you and well done to the parents who joined us to celebrate this special day. We hope that you didn’t get too muddy J!!

 

In the evening, we celebrated the Federation Garden School and EYFS with thirty plus teachers from Southwark. We took them to the garden, explored the classrooms and displays, looked at work in our beautiful folders and taught others how to use QR Codes to showcase what the children can do. All agreed that the Federation Garden School is an amazing resource to promote learning in an outside environment.

 

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Books, Books, Books!

Last week we celebrated World Book Day across the federation.

All the children spent the day making their reading and book corners more inviting and engaging with the new books they had chosen. Thank you to our partner,  Norton Rose Fulbright for donating money towards this treat.

The employees of Norton Rose Fulbright will be voting for the best book corner transformations over the next few week, the winning classes will win a special prize.

Here are some of the things the children and staff had to say at Tower Bridge:

I had fun on World Book Day. We did lots of reading as this is what World Book Day is about. I dressed up as Batman! We got new books for our classroom. I felt so excited because there were books I hadn’t read and there were some I didn’t know. I took one home and shared it with my mum.

Leroy

Everyone’s costumes were stunning. I was Harry Potter. He’s my favourite character. I had so much fun.

Marwan

Last Friday everyone in school dressed up as their favourite book character. We had a chance to read spectacular new books. World Book Day is about celebrating all the memoires, novels, non-fiction and fiction books around the world having fun just while reading them. It is very important to read books because they can help you improve on your speech and writing during school and in life.

Hannah and Alexis

On World Book Day I was Mrs Twit and helped organise the book corner. We even got to make our own book marks which was so much fun. Then we coloured butterflies different colours and we got our new books. The books were delivered and wrapped up. We had Horrid Henry, Roald Dahl, Jeremy Strong and David Walliams. We all got to take a new book home to read.

Sharon

Children were happy to get new books. They were excited to put their own ideas into the class book corner.

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The children all looked fabulous! They enjoyed making their props to decorate the book corners.

Lisa Rowland

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Digital Leaders Lead Safer Internet Day

 

This week we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Classes took part in a range of activities to support the e-safety we already embed into our curriculum. We are very lucky to have 4 amazing pupils who support all the staff and children as their role as Digital Leaders. They planned questionnaires and tasks as part of a makewav.es badge that Year 5 and Year 6 completed. At the end of the day they lead a whole school assembly.

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Here is a blog from one of our brilliant digital leaders:

Safer Internet Day is all about how to be safe on the Internet. If we do not make safe decisions then people could be harmed. Many children around the world are affected by cyberbullying because some people do not care who they hurt. That’s why we celebrate Safer Internet Day – to teach everyone how to stay safe while using the Internet. Here at Tower Bridge, the digital leaders have performed an assembly to help teach our fellow school mates about the importance of Internet Safety. By Hannah, Year 5

Parents were invited to attend a workshop with PC Williams and our ICT Technician who helped advise on safer settings on devices in the home. Thank you to all the parents who came and asked lots of great questions.

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“I’m glad I attended the workshop. Lots of information that I can use to secure using internet. Thank you.”

If you were not able to attend and would like more information, please click on the links below:

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