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Lantern Parade 2016

On Monday 5th December, the federation choir and Year 5 from Snowsfields and Tower Bridge gathered to parade their lanterns from Potter’s Fields to Hay’s Galleria. The Mayor of Southwark turned on the lights and we all sang carols, led by the choir. We certainly caught the attention of people leaving their offices and tourists by the river. It was a wonderful event. Thanks so much to the children, staff and parents who came. Thankyou to our partners –  TeamLondonBridge and Potter’s Fields for giving the children such a wonderful opportunity.

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Keep on Shining

Year 5 and Year 6 have met their Shine Mentors for this year. Students from Kings College sign up to mentor a pupil over the academic year. They support in lessons and give up their valuable time each week to check in on pupils in school. Here are some of the children giving a grand tour.

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Choctastic!

Year One were invited to Potter’s Fields to learn about how chocolate is made by Divine Chocolate. They also received an advent calendar.oct_6815 oct_6820 oct_6831

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Viking Invasion!

On 25th November, the school was held to ransom by Viking Invaders! Year 5 have been learning about the Vikings all term. They presented us with artefacts and a retelling of the famous story Beowulf! Well done to all the children, Ajita and Ben for their hardwork. Thanks too to all the parents who came to watch.

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Year 4 Go Roman!

On Monday 21st November, year 4 went to Lullingstone to visit the Roman Villa and see the artefacts there as part of their topic work on the Romans. Here are some of their diaries from the day:

On Monday, Year 4 went on a trip to Lullingstone Roman Villa and it was really fun. We couldn’t go straight inside because we waited for Snowsfields to arrive. As soon as they did, we went inside to watch a clip about how the Villa looked back in AD 100. We could see in front of us the ruins of the Villa now in 2016. After a while, we looked around for about an hour then went to have a nice peaceful lunch. We had lunch for half an hour and then looked around some more before having to head back to school. We got back to Tower Bridge just in time for assembly.  By Zachariah

On Monday we went to see Lullingstone Roman Villa with Snowsfields in two coaches. When we got there we had to go upstairs to watch a clip about how Romans lived back in Roman Britain. We had some research books so we could take detailed notes and sketch during our visit. After lunch (I had a cheese sandwich) we had one more hour to find out more about the Villa. Then it was time to get back on the coach and go back to school. By Amina

On Monday we went on a coach to see Lullingstone Roman Villa. When we got there, we watched a film about the Romans in Britain. I saw some Roman rings, bracelets and cloths and I also saw the remains of the Roman Villa. It was great.  By Ruby W   

On Monday, Year 4 went on a trip outside London in Kent, to see one of Britain’s oldest monuments – Lullingstone Roman Villa.  Lullingstone Villa was built in Roman times. I’d rate the trip 10/10 mostly because of the luxury coach we travelled in!  by Samuel

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Children In Need Assembly

On Friday 18th November, the School Council spoke to the whole school in an assembly to explain what Children In Need to and why we are raising money.

Children have donated £1 to wear pyjamas to school. They have also donated cakes for a bake sale in the afternoon. We will reveal how much we have raised next week. Thank you to all the children, parents and staff for making the day a success.

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Teddy Bear Hospital

On 16th November, children in Nursery and Reception bought their teddy bears to the Teddy Bear Hospital. Medical students from Kings College University helped the children learn about how to look after their teddies, what to give them to eat and how to clean their teeth.

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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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Year 5 Visit the Science Museum

dsc00416On 7th November, Year 5 went to visit the Science Museum as part of their Science work about forces. Here is a blog of the trip by Adele and Alma.

When we got inside the museum, one of the things we saw was a piece of the moon. The astronaut David Scott was the first one to find it and bring it back to earth. The space exhibit was really fun to look at and it had lots of stuff to do. When we went to modern world exhibit we saw “Miss England”, Britain’s fastest speed boat. Instead of having a propeller it had an aircraft engine that made the boat faster. After that we explored the red mill steam engine that made power for cotton factories. Then we saw a Ford Diesel lorry. We looked at the seven tyres made of rubber which have deep treads to increase friction. The last thing we saw  was a super marine sea plane. The plane was the fastest vehicle on the planet in 1931 that could take off on land and water.

Throughout the whole trip we discussed gravity, air resistance, friction, aerodynamics, weight, mass and upthrust. The whole trip was a fantastic forces trail.

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International Evening 2016

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On Wednesday 19th October we welcomed families in our school to share food and enjoy entertainment provided by the choir and drumming groups. This was the third year we have held International Evening, and each year it gets better and better.

Thank you to all the parents and children who supported the staff in making it a success.

Important Dates 2016-2017

Wednesday 19th 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 Class Parties

Thursday 15th December Christmas Dinner

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

Wednesday 29th March Spring Fair

Monday 1st May Bank Holiday – School Closed

15-16th June Year 5 School Journey

12-14th July Year 6 School Journey

Our Ducklings

Have a look at our ducklings who were born today, Friday 13th May. One of them has been named Jim after our Premises Officer.

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