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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

 

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Cross Country Running

For the past year, children have been running everyday for 5 minutes at the beginning of morning play. They have been building up their stamina and resilience – some are even running a mile each morning!!!
Last week some of the Year 5 and 6 pupils went to Southwark Park to take part in a 2km cross country run, and that afternoon we were treated to an assembly from parkrun junior to inspire us even more1

“The race was very tiring but I still had a lot of fun!” Ahmed
“This was fun and it was tiring!” Sophie
“The race was fun but it took out a lot of my energy!” Hannah
“Today I felt that the race was good and I tried my best.” Faith
“This was a great experience because we got to work as a team and develop our running skills.” Victoria
“First I came first then third! We all tried our best.” George
“I was happy because I wasn’t losing any energy so I love the running!” Zach
“It looks easy, however pushed hard to get through it. We worked well as a team and came 5th out of 300 people!” Adam
“I felt like I was going to lose, but I came 7th!” Michael
“Today’s running was tricky.” Rubie
“Running is fun.” Amina

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IntoUniversity Week

Year 6 spent a week working with IntoUniversity, a local learning centre which runs workshops and projects inspiring young people to achieve a higher education.

Purple class were lucky enough to visit HMS Belfast and visit Trinity College in Cambridge! Such wonderful opportunities to start their journey in Year 6.

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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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EYFS: Graduation

On Tuesday 11th July EYFS had a special ‘Graduation’ with our friends and parents. We were really excited to show our families our good behaviour, fabulous singing and also celebrate our excellent year of learning together. We sang ‘Baby Shark,’ ‘I Can Count to Twenty’ and enjoyed collecting our certificates whilst wearing our special, handmade graduation hats. At the end we sang ‘Dynamite’ and showed photos of all the fun learning we have done this year. After the Graduation ceremony we went to our classroom and had a refreshing drink and a biscuit with our families. We had a really lovely time and it we were so happy to see ALL of our fabulous families. We would like to take the time say a big thank you for supporting and celebrating with us. Thank you.

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Scarlett “I liked it, we all did the graduation together”.

Saraea “I love the song, it the baby shark one”.

Syan “I like the mummies and daddies watching us and they took some pictures of us”.

Amani “I love when we put on our hats”.

Saira “I like the certificates”.

Mohammed “I like getting my certificate”.

Stefany “I loved the song and I like going on stage”.

Rabia “I like when we get our certificates”.

Sian “When I sing Baby Shark Song”.

Nathaniel “I liked when I was singing the shark song”.

Matthew “I liked when we sing I throw my hands up in the air”.

Zakir “My favourite part was putting my hat on”.

Lukas “I liked it when Nursery got their certificates”.

Al-Hassane “I like the baby shark song”.

Ava & Lola “I liked it when we got our biscuit and our drink”.

Simra “I liked when Nursery got their certificate”.

Salma J “I like the baby shark song”.

Ilias “I like when we singing Baby Shark”.

Amina “I like singing”.

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Race for Life

Last Friday we joined together at Southwark Park to take part in sports activities and Race for Life. Staff, children and parents all joined in—as you can see we had a wonderful time!

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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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