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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

IMG_1426 IMG_1524 IMG_1527 IMG_1525 IMG_1438 IMG_1431For the last 2 weeks, Year 4 at both Snowsfields and Tower Bridge have hosted their Reading Cafes:

“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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Year 2: Reading Cafe

So many parents came to read with their children, we had to borrow chairs from other rooms! Thank you to all who came. It was lovely seeing you spend quality reading time with your children.

I liked reading to my mum. Because it was fun and I liked it. I liked to read to my mum, because at home she reads to me. At home I read to myself. I learned how to say some words.

I enjoyed the book little farmer joe. I enjoyed Harry and the Dinosaurs make a Christmas wish.

I liked to read with my Mummy because it was fun.

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Year 5: Herb Gardening

DSC01417Some of the Year 5 children were asked to help out with the Herb Garden at Snowsfields School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we went to Snowsfields so that we could garden. When we arrived there, we split up into groups of two. The first group planted sage and the second group that I was in, we were planting mint. When we finished planting we joined with the other groups and we all planted broad beans. After we finished, the other group watered the plants, while the group I was with took a photo with the volunteers. Then we said thank you.

Leroy

Today’s trip was really fun and exciting! We went to Snowsfields to do some gardening! We planted some sage, mint and broad beans. We each got some gloves for our hands. When we were ready they gave us each some hand forks and trowels. We got into groups of four and my group planted sage. The other group did mint. Then all of us did the broad beans. We watered the crops and got ready to go.

Aya

Today we went to Snowsfields in order to help with the Snowsfields’ garden. We split up into two groups. The group I was in planted mint. The other group planted sage. After we finished, we planted broad beans. The other group was watering the plants, while we took a picture with the volunteers from Costain.

Emmanuel

Today 8 children from Year 5 went on a thrilling trip to Snowsfields to do gardening with Costain. When we entered the secret garden we explored it. We were given hand forks and trowels to dig the soil. We planted sage plants, mint plants and broad beans. This adventurous trip was amazing. Thank you very much1

Alexis

Today we went to Snowsfields. We did gardening in groups of four and planted sage which was really fun. The other group planted mint and sage which smelt nice for me. Some adult gardeners took some photos of us in a group smiling. My favourite part was when I planted the sage with my partner Denis.

Zaid

We went on an exciting trip and travelled to Snowsfields to explore some gardening. We spotted two frogs emerging from the pond as we walked around the surrounding nature garden. A little while later, we started planting the sage, mint and broad beans. This is where it got messy! We loved all the greenery we had planted. In the end, we thanked the gardeners for helping us all the way. Afterwards, we had to wash our hands and leave the area. I had fun!

Athena

8 people went to Snowsfields and got to garden. Denis and Zaid enjoyed gardening plants and watering them. In groups of 4, the first plant we planted was called a sage. The other group planted mint. Afterwards we planted broad beans next to a stick and then watered the broad bean and the sage. In the beginning, we played hide-and-seek and took lots of photos.

Denis

Last Friday we went to Snowsfields to do some gardening. First we got some tools, which were trowels and a hand fork, and next we went to the mint plant. It smelled awesome. Secondly we dug a hole with our tools and put the plant in the hole. After that, we all gathered up and put some tall twigs into the soil and cut them with some giant scissors. Finally we made a hole with our fingers and planted the broad beans.

Alma

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Year 1: Reading Cafe

Thank you so much to all the parents who were able to come to Year 1 today to read with their children and their friends.

The children enjoyed it immensely!

 

“It was fun; I love the princess and the pea; I learnt what characters I like the best.”

 

I like today because there are lots of adults here to see and support us read. It was fun.

 

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