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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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Y6: The Lion King

After weeks of rehearsals year 6 came together to perform an amazing version of The Lion King.

The preparation began with lots of line learning and mass singing rehearsals. The Circle of Life felt particularly relevant as Year 6 complete their journey through the ranks of Tower Bridge.

We worked a lot on embodying the animals and working out how the different herds interact with one another.

The result was a fully realised cast of characters who truly belonged in the jungle.  Year 6 and the staff of Tower Bridge truly did a brilliant job.

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Special thanks to Michelle and Lisa for the staging and costumes.

Tammy and Ajita for their creative input.

Harry for staging, directing and inspiring the children to put in effort to make the show the success it was.

Year 6 for making sure they worked hard in all their roles to make it the success it was.

 

Thank you too to the staff and parents who supported the show and ensured lines were learnt and the hall was free for rehearsals.

 

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Y2: Sunny Southend!

This week, Year 2 took a trip to the seaside at Southend.

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I had so much fun! I liked putting my feet in the water. –Tilly

 

 

 

 

 

The seaside was very fun! I loved the beach playground and I liked finding seashells and rocks. And I got to put my feet in the water! It was so much fun. –Sophia

 

 

 

 

I loved the seaside because I got to go in the water. I saw a lighthouse, big waves and a really long pier. –Malak

 

 

 

It was excellent! We got to go in the ocean and the water was freezing! My favourite part was finding seashells! -Giorgi.

 

 

 

 

It was so fun! We got to wet our feet and I had lots of fun when I was   playing in the sand and on the       playground with my friends. –Ricardo

 

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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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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

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“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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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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Year 6: F.A.V.S

Last week Year 6 visited London City Mission as part of their R.E and History learning to discover Faith In Action Victorian Style.

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We dressed up like Victorians and we saw old buses and we drank tea. In the Victorian times they would sleep on a rope. we went back in time to explore the 1800s. Aness

On Thursday 18th May, Year 6 went to London City Mission to dress up as Victorian children and went back in time. When I was all dressed up, two of the people said I looked and sounded like Oliver Twist, which I was proud of. While we were there, we tried some foods that children around that time would have had for tea, but it had no sugar! David

On Thursday 18th May, Year 6 went to London City Mission to dress up as Victorians, and we learned a lot about how they sleep. Did you know they got hit when they didn’t do their jobs? They had to go up a chimney and clean it bare foot with a brush. We went into a class and the teachers taught us handwriting. We couldn’t learn with the boys in 1800s. Shannon

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