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Shine Mentors at Snowsfields

shineThe pupils from year 5 and 6 classes met their Shine mentors yesterday!

The project which is organised by Shine Mentoring has been running across the Bridges Federation for several years and has

been very successful.

The children benefit from some 1:1 coaching and mentoring, throughout their last years at primary school. The mentors are all university

students studying at Kings College London.

We are pleased to welcome all of the mentors to Snowsfields and hope that they have a successful time, helping our pupils make progress!

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Rotherhithe Bridge

Andrew Dawes from @ReFormArchi shared with our KS2 classes some interesting facts about the proposed  pedestrian and cyclist bridge which will connect south east London to the Docklands.

Did you know that there are 32 bridges across the River Thames to the west of Tower Bridge and only one to the east?

If the project goes ahead, the Rotherhithe Bridge will be the longest bascule opening bridge in the world.

Click on the link below to have a look at a computer generated animation of the bridge

Rotherhithe Bridge

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It’s a long way to Tipperary…

‘Our assembly was a short reconstruction of what life was like for young Londoners during World War II. Children were known as Evacuees as they had to leave the city and travel to the country side where they were safe from deadly air raids. During the assembly, we shared some facts about what the evacuation process was like. Some children had a wonderful time on farms and villages while others had a really bad experience and only stayed with their host families for a few weeks, before returning home ’ Dayo and J’Cele.

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It’s party time at City Hall

On Wednesday 9th November, many of our Blue class pupils accompanied by their  parents and carers attended the launch party for the Guy Fox 7th book  ‘Saving, Investments and Pensions’. Here is what Martina and Emily had to say about the special evening.

‘We had an amazing time on the 9th floor of City Hall. It started with a quiz about savings, pensions and how to invest your money. Money cannot buy happiness but it can buy you the things you need to survive and help you enjoy your life. The message we have for you the reader is that starting a saving account is the best thing you can do! A saving account is a bank account that allows you to put some money aside and earn some interest on it. Another way to make your money go a long way is to invest it in hope that it will make you more money. As you get older, you need to start putting money in a pot for your old age.

The volunteers from Willis Watson Towers were fantastic and so was the food! We had some scrumptious fish and chips and some delicious mini burgers!

Andy Haldane the Chief Economist at the Bank of England showed us a ONE HUNDRED MILLION bank note! He was really impressed with everything we learnt during the  Guy Fox project. Everyone had a great time and our book look wonderful!

Thank you to Kourtney from Guy Fox for allowing us to take part in the project!’

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Vicious Vikings!

Last week Blue class put together an assembly all about Vikings. We told the story of the legend of Beowulf and Grendel by adding a modern twist and making it look  like a computer game. We were really grateful that so many people enjoyed it as we had so much fun putting it together and rehearsing it. Especially the ‘Horrible History’ clips and the dance at the end. Thank you to all of the adults  who helped us. Lisa and Jarrell

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Remembrance Day

On 11th November Year 5 and 6 from Snowsfields and Tower Bridge School walked to the War Memorial in Guy’s Hospital to take part in the Remembrance Ceremony. Earlier in the morning the Head Boy and Head Girl from each school led an assembly for Keystage Two to discuss the significance of Remembrance Day.remembrance2

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International Week 2016

The last week of half term has been filled with fun because it was international week. Our theme was community and we have been looking at ourselves and what makes us, us. We really enjoyed working together with the Tower Bridge pupils and getting to know them better. The week ended with our spectacular performance at International Evening. Both children and adults wore their best clothes and brought in their most delicious food. Thank you to all the children, parents and staff members who made last night possible.  Head boy and Head girl
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How the World REALLY Works: Savings, Investments & Pensions’

Our current year 5 class took part in a brilliant project run by the Guy Fox Project charity – @GuyFoxLondon. This project is all about Money and the ways that you can use it to make More MONEY!

The children worked with the talented people from Guy Fox and volunteers from Willis Towers Watson to explore saving and investing and to create the 7th book in the ‘How the World Really Works’ series.

 To celebrate the lunch of our book, Blue class children and their parents have been invited to attend a special event at City Hall. We are delighted that Andy Hadane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Neil Coyle our MP will be presenting the children with their well-earned certificates!

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Yellow Class Visit the Tate Modern: 2nd November 2016.

Yellow Class was invited to take part in workshops run by artists at the Tate Modern gallery this week, and we had an incredible time. During the morning, we visited some of the gallery’s most famous artworks, such as Henri Matisse’s The Snail and Monet’s Waterlilies.

After lunch, we began our workshops. Half of Yellow Class worked with cameras and selfie sticks to record videos in response to the art, and the other half of Yellow Class worked with a dance artist to choreograph dances after looking at various paintings and sculptures. The children then performed their dances to music in the middle of the gallery and even paraded through the building!

We all had a brilliant day and hope to return to the Tate Modern again in the near future.

Find out more about the Tate Modern on their website at www.tate.org.uk.

Follow Yellow Class on Twitter @SNSYellow_3.

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Important Dates 2016-2017

Thursday 20th October International Evening

Tuesday 1st November School Photos

Monday 14th November Pupil Review Meetings with Parents – School closed

Tuesday 13th December Christmas Show Key Stage 1

Wednesday 14th December Winter Concert EYFS

Wednesday 14th December Christmas Dinner

Thursday 15th December Class Parties

Monday 6th February Pupil Review Meetings with Parents – School closed

Thursday 30th March Spring Fair

Monday 1st May Bank Holiday – School Closed

15-16th June Year 5 School Journey

12-14th July Year 6 School Journey