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A Tale Unfolds filming project with Yellow Class

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We have been working really hard with a company called ‘A Tale Unfolds’ on a film making project about the negative impact plastic has on the environment and especially on sea life. Our main objective was to create a film to encourage people to stop throwing plastic and all sort of non-recyclable rubbish. We want people to think how the future will be if the earth surface was covered in refuse. On the 19th June, we went to the IMAX cinema to watch the film we made. We were amazed to see ourselves on the giant screen. We had a great time!
Thank you to Dominic and everyone else.
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EYFS at the Sea Life Aquarium

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DSC06985The children in Butterfly and caterpillar classes had a fantastic time at Sea Life Aquarium on the South Bank. It has been a very successful trip and a lot of it was thank you to the people who assisted us with our volunteers and adult ratios so a huge thank you – it made the day run smoothly especially when it got really busy!
We had a great trip and we even had members of the public on the bus and bus stops commenting on the children’s excellent behaviour and their knowledge about the sea animals. We staggered our arrival times and we were really pleased to have a bus driver who understood the needs of the children and waited for us all to be safely seated before driving on. The aquarium staff were very welcoming and all the adults who came with us took excellent care of the children and discussed with them the different animals we saw. This was a very rich experience for all the children. I think everyone coped really well with the heat and we had lots of water and shade break too!DSC06982DSC07015DSC_0353DSC06980DSC07009IMG_5744DSC07017DSC07006

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Year 3: Reading Cafe

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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

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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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snowsfields General Elections 2017

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We have run our own general elections today to decide who the next prime minister will be. We watched the different political party 60 second guides and discussed which party would look after us the best.  In class, we talked about democracy and how important it is to cast a vote. When it was time to vote, the school councillors called our names and gave us a ballot paper. We then went inside a polling booth and chose our party.  The votes were counted and the Labour party won by a landslide! Matan and Abigail Year 4

 

   

 

 

SCHOOL WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

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Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will all be aware there was a major incident at London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. I would like to start by saying that all our thoughts and prayers are with those who were caught up in these sad and tragic events.

I know that many of you will have been very distressed by this incident, especially as it happened so close to our schools and to where many of you live.

We expect that some children may be worried returning to school today and I want to reassure you that all school staff will be there to support the children through this. We are a school community and that is what communities do; they come together through the bad times as well as the good. If there is anything you are worried about please come in and talk to us.

The following links from the NSPCC and from BBC Newsround offer some advice you may find useful on how to support children who may be worried.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/news-opinion/supporting-children-worried-about-terrorism/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

We are all proud to live and work in London and be part of such a diverse community. As a school we will not allow these events to stop us working together. We will continue to learn about and celebrate all our religious and cultural differences.

Thank you all for you continued support.

SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 5TH JUNE

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Due to the ongoing incident at London Bridge, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary schools will be closed on Monday 5th June. Please check your texts and the website for further information. We will let you know about Tuesday as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding

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Year 6: F.A.V.S

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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

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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

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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 2: Reading Cafe

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We had an amazing show of parents for the Year 2 Reading Café! It was clear that the children love books and enjoyed sharing them with all the adults.

“I enjoyed reading with mummy.”

“I like reading with my mum because it makes me smart.”

“I enjoyed reading “The Moon Jet” because Kipper used his imagination to see space and I like space.”

“I like reading with you.”

“I learnt new words in all sorts of books.”

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Year 1 Assembly

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Last Friday Year 1 performed our class assembly. Our topic is on monsters and we performed a play about a good monster who was judged by the way she looked.

“I played a good monster. I had to go in the cupboard and then Temitayo and Temidayo took me to the zoo. I enjoyed when I came back to my family.” Angelina

“I liked the part when I went to get the banners.” Franky

“I enjoyed it when everyone said yes when Temitayo asked them to get the monster.” Zeinab

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch. It was great to see so many of you and we hope you enjoyed it!​

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EYFS Trip to the Science Museum

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On Wednesday 3rd May Reception had the lovely opportunity to visit the Science Museum! We had a wonderful experience of getting to take the tube and we were very sensible and responsible during our travel. It was very exciting to travel in this way! When we arrived at the Museum we got to visit some interactive workshops, including the Garden and Pattern Pod in which we got to explore patterns in the world and lots of sensory changes and experiences. We had lots of fun investigating a new environment! Well done Reception for not only being really safe on our trip but also having lots of fun and trying out new things!

 

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Potters Fields Herb Garden

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Ahead of International Herb Day, which took place on Saturday 6th May, a pop up urban herb garden was erected on Potters Fields. The horticultural display celebrated the benefits of growing and cultivating your own herbs. Gardening expert Charlie Dimmock was on hand explaining how to make the most of small spaces and how herbs can be a great introduction into gardening. Our  

School Council members and Science Leaders were invited by Team London Bridge to attend this event and were eager to hear Charlie’s her top tips. 

We are really lucky and extremely grateful to Team London Bridge for donating the Herb Garden to the Bridges Federation. The move will kick start our garden improvement project.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming some volunteers from Team London Bridge and the Belmond Group on 12th May to help us develop our vegetable patch and grow our own produce!’

Humaira and Ahamed Year 6

 

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Year 1: Reading Cafe

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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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Ducklings

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We were lucky to have duck eggs come to Reception on Monday the 24th April. We saw them hatch and we gave them food and water to help them grow. We were able to watch them swim and gave them a cuddle. 

I will miss them. – Salma J

They are fluffy and soft. – Mohammed

“I thought they were very chatty because they were making lots of noise.”-Vanessa

“I think that they are funny because they were running around and chasing each other” -Alex

“They are cuter than adult ducks.”-Kajus

“I liked their tiny beaks and webbed feet.”-Nathalia

“I thought they were adorable when they were flapping their wings and trying to fly.”-Lordina

“I thought they were really cute because one of them tried to eat the tape.”-Blue

“They’re really cute and fluffy.”-Mia

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Reception: Science Museum Trip

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We went to the science museum. We caught the tube there and then were able to play in a garden with lots of great activities.

We went to the pattern pod where we were playing with different lights. We also saw lots of different old transport like trains and cars.

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Test Week

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Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The end of Key Stage two tests will take place in the week beginning 8th May 2017. Here is a breakdown of the tests the children will be sitting.

 

 Monday 8th May:

  • Reading Comprehension Test (1 hour)

Tuesday 9th May:

  • Grammar and Punctuation Test (45 minutes)
  • Spelling Test (20 minutes)

 Wednesday 10th May:

  • Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic (30 mins)
  • Maths Paper 2: Reasoning (40 mins)

Thursday 11th May:

  • Maths Paper 3: Reasoning (40 mins)

 

Year 6 children will be expected to come to school at 8.30am on the mornings of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th May so they can have breakfast together. The year 6 team will be at hand to appease any last minute nerves and make sure that all the children are feeling calm and relaxed before the tests begin.

 

During test week, it is crucial that your child attends school on time every day. In case of an emergency please contact the school immediately so plans can be put in place to support your child and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for them during these tests.

What can you do to help your child during Test Week?

  • Avoid making appointments during SATs week
  • Encourage your child to be confident about their ability to do well
  • Encourage positive thinking
  • Explain that SATs provide an opportunity for them to show what they know
  • Make sure your child goes to bed early and has a good night’s sleep

 

As a special treat, the year 6 classes will be spending Friday 12th at the Oval Cricket Ground where the children will have the opportunity to watch an action-packed game of cricket from their seats in the stands and participate in some engaging and enjoyable activities.

 

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Ducklings in EYFS!

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Caterpillar and Butterfly classes have absolutely loved having the ducks at school.  They enjoyed watching them hatch and were fascinated with them when they were walking around. The children were gentle with them and quiet when they were sleeping and when we got them out.  They loved watching them paddle in the water and have talked about them nonstop. What a wonderful experience it was for them!

‘’When they come out they are all wet’’ Enzo

‘’ They hatch from the shell, they have to work out to get out and then they need a rest.’’ Ridwan​

 

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Count On Us Primary Challenge

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On Tuesday 25th April, we were so lucky because we had the opportunity to represent Snowsfields at a math tournament. We were in a team of three competing against other schools doing many math challenges. Our favourite challenge was game 24. In game 24 you have to use all different operations and numbers to make the number 24. It was very exciting. We had a successful day because we were able to beat a lot of other schools. We had a good day hopefully we can go next year!

By F.G Year 5

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Year 1: Reading Cafe

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On Friday morning, Year 1 held a reading café where parents were invited into our class to read with the children. It was a fantastic opportunity to choose a range of books from our book corner and to have fun reading!

 

The children loved having the parents in their class and were excited about reading with them. It was a great opportunity to listen to the children read and talk about the books.

 

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KS2: Maths Challenge

On Tuesday 25th April, we participated in the Count on Us Maths Challenge. We had to do four rounds of different maths challenges. There was a shape round including tangrams and pentominoes, a 24 game tournament and a code breaking challenge. Despite the fact that we didn’t qualify for the semi-finals we still really enjoyed ourselves. We were the fastest competitors to solve the code, which we are really proud of.

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EYFS: Garden School

It has been a busy week in EYFS. We have been lucky enough to watch eggs hatch into ducklings as well as invite our parents and friends and parents from Tower Bridge to join us in our ‘Federation Garden School’.

 

When we arrived at the garden we made a large circle. We counted how many people were there before recalling how to stay safe at Garden School. After this, we invited our parents to join us in a trail around the garden. We were given a map and five special clues to read and follow. At each location we found out about plants from around the world.

 

Once we had completed the garden school challenge we spent time exploring the garden and joining in activities with our parents and friends. We created dishes in the mud kitchen, made sculptures from natural objects, painted still life, planted seeds, watered the garden, weaved ribbons, created fairy homes, investigated mini beasts, created observational drawings, whittled sticks, collected different amounts of objects, balanced on the P.E. equipment, communicated with our new and old friends as well as reading non-fiction books.

 

We all kept busy, had lots of fun and had a lovely morning in the sunshine. We would like to say thank you and well done to the parents who joined us to celebrate this special day. We hope that you didn’t get too muddy J!!

 

In the evening, we celebrated the Federation Garden School and EYFS with thirty plus teachers from Southwark. We took them to the garden, explored the classrooms and displays, looked at work in our beautiful folders and taught others how to use QR Codes to showcase what the children can do. All agreed that the Federation Garden School is an amazing resource to promote learning in an outside environment.

 

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Year 5: River Poetry

Year 5 have been writing poems about the river as part of their Literacy and Geography learning.

Here are a few of them…

Kyler:

The River

Slowly moving like a snail

Leaping and diving through the land.

Animals falling and drowning;

the poor river gets the blame but it’s not its fault.

 

The river cries but nobody can see its tears,

The poor river needs a friend.

Thunder storms are brewing,

thunderbolts strike!

The river begs for mercy;

The thunder storm is not forgiving.

 

Animals running for cover

The thunder hits the trees:

A baby flame appears

Suddenly, the flame grows,

The flame extends to other trees.

Burning trees collide with the river. 

 

Ella:

The River

When a gale blows, trees swish and sway

as I begin to make my way.

Over rocks and pebbles, I shiver and quiver

through the night-lit sky reflected in the river.

 

During winter I freeze to ice,

which is very cold and not that nice.

My beautiful waves gush and rush

as the freezing ice floes begin to crush.

 

As the leaves turn emerald green

the water starts to form a stream.

The river gurgles and burbles back to life

overcoming winter’s strife.

 

Summer enters with boiling heat

giving me a fantastic treat

Flowers and blossoms start blooming

as the wind once again starts brewing.

 

Trees full of auburn leaves,

leaves us with some autumn breeze

I fall asleep again

and that’s how my journey ends.

 

Adele:

I burn with curiosity when humans dive into my body.

Presumptuous, I laugh with joy as the sun shoots balls of flames at me.

My mood changes as the weather turns against me.

The currents I make flood the ground, as I sense fear and danger all around.

Swallowing islands overnight, the influence I have on people is intoxicating. 

As my fingers grab energy from other tributaries, I rampage everything I see or feel.

As I arrive to my destination, other currents rush me into the sea.

Drop, drop, drop.

I feel the rain pouring into me, like its haunting me.

 

Caitlin:

The Musical River

As the river conducts the trees, they dance by the river bank.

Badgers and deer wake up to the wonderful symphony of the rushing rapids.

The river plays the cymbals as it collides against the rocks.

People travel from afar to listen to the magic band.

Finally, the river meet its favourite audience: The sea.

 

Emmanuel:

The River Mouse

The river is birthed from the mountain.

Leaping down the valley.

Slithering like a serpent.

Through the trees, crawls and crawls while cubs hunt for fish.

Scurrying along like a mouse.

Fish dart through his throat.

In the winter, he catches a chill. 

Sick until Spring.

Blossoms bloom.

In Summer, sunlight shines.

In Autumn, leaves bedecked with flecks of brown and gold hue.

The end is near.

Now the river is free from its icy prison.

 

Aya:

River

The river is a hunter,

that hunts the sea.

It meanders and sways,

left to right,

with the fish swimming side by side.

 

The river is like a mirror,

reflecting the sun’s light,

gleaming and booming with delight,

as it moves on with flecks of silver and gold and blue.

 

Rushing, gushing, as quickly as it goes,

It stumbles upon swirls of mist and pebbly stones.

The peaceful melody of the river,

so clam and relaxing,

Animals  dance and hum along,

As the river reaches for the sea.

 

Athena:

When water reaches the earth, a small drop of life starts.

And it makes a splash into a puddle of rain which trickles down, very slowly into the cold, distant snow-capped mountains.

The rain starts to all, bit by bit and gradually, it starts to emerge into a great river stream.

It glows crystal blue, in the rain so delicate and new.

Although the soft melody of the sapphire blue water flows, flecks of silver, gold and blue shimmer as the sun regrows in the early morning dawn.

The sharp water invigorates as the rushing current sways. Dense patches of woodland snuggle up near by the river.

The swishing and swooshing from the river flutters away to the empty space far and wide. 

As the snaking river meanders from side to side, it resembles a little bird in the sky.

 

Adam:

Winter

When winter is here, the river stars to shiver and quiver. A thunder strikes. Dense patches of barren trees collide. Ice floes all over the crystal blue river.

 

Spring

Flowers bloom and start to roost in the flourishing trees. The river is ecstatic; snaking along its floor, hearing beautiful birds chirping. 

 

Summer

The sparkling river glints at the sun. Children and otters diving in and out splashing stunning showers of water onto the lovely bright green grass.

 

Autumn

When Autumn occurs, crackling leaves fall into the gorgeous river and makes it way to the sea just in time for tea.

 

Victoria:

A harmonious melody, a river symphony. 

The fingers of children caress the water, creating astonishing music.

The life of the river starts at the peak of a snow-capped mountain, then flowing, descending to a depth-less cave where it then takes its own path.

The music of the river lures in fish like a siren, calling men.

As the moon-lit sky glints with stars vitality expands within me.

As day appears, the sun-lit heavens reflect off the river, creating a magnificent illusion.

The river’s skin is soothed by the delicate touch of the leaves.

Once the moon awakens, the sun goes to sleep.

The shadow of the blue-bell appears on the surface of the river.

 

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Year 5: Science Museum

On Monday 27th March Year 5 went to the Science Museum. We saw the Legend of Apollo and it was about three astronauts landing on the moon which was a 3D simulator. It was my favourite. “A Beautiful Planet” is a 3D movie in the Imax theatre and was about astronauts living in the International Space Station.

We also explored the solar system exhibition. In the 3D simulator the chairs wobbled to make us feel as if we were really there. It was exciting.

By Irmak

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Year 6: Stride Project

For the second year, Year 6 at both Tower Bridge and Snowsfields Primary School have taken part in a project called Stride. The aim of the scheme is to develop pupils’ problem solving, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. Each year 6 class works in groups to create their own company and develop stalls for the Spring Fair. Their business presentations were judged last week by Laura, MP Neil Coyle and Paul Harbottle, who helped develop the programme.

 

On the 16th March, Year 6 did presentations of their Stride Projects and showed off their products to our local MP, Neil Coyle, Paul Harbottle and Laura. At first we were nervous but thanks to Stride (Nikki and Shelley) we have built up our confidence and we believe that we could do it and we did! We would like to thank Stride for letting us do this!

 

Jovanny and Christian, Year 6

 

We were presenting our work that we had practised for weeks. There are 5 groups: Splish, Splash, Splosh; Pop Shots; Stress Savers; Just Flip It and Easter. Our local MP, Neil Coyle came and the manager of the company who sponsors it was there too. Every group presented their slides to the judges. We had an order we had to follow using our 9 slides which luckily everyone did correctly. My group gave the judges a free sample of our product.

 

Splish, Splash, Splosh (my group) we given £2 for just having a nice stall. Overall, this was a fun day.

Zain, Year 6

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Nursery: Enterprise Week

Tesco Trip

We walked to Tesco to buy some foods to bring back for the class to taste and share. We looked at the different prices of the foods and we helped scan the items at the checkout and pay. On the way there we saw Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, and other boats in the Thames.

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Year 5: The Business of Learning

 

 

Children across the federation have been out in the community to learn about jobs people do as part of Enterprise Week. We have even had some visit us. Here are some of the experiences we have enjoyed.

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On Monday, Year 5 went to a building called News UK where The Times, The Sun and lots of other newspapers are written. The building had 17 floors and we went to the top one which had a spectacular view of London. A person called Phil came to talk to us about how newspapers are made and how they get sent to homes.

After 30 minutes another person, who came from The Sun floor, called Oliver came to talk about his job. Next, we went to the 12th floor, which was where the journalists of The sun worked. We took a tour of the entire floor. All of us got a copy of The Times and a copy of Pinocchio.

Adele and Alma, Year 5

 

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Co-op

On Thursday Year 5 went to the Co-op store on Tower Bridge Road. When we were there we met the deputy manager called Sam. He told us that the Co-op first opened in 1844 and was founded by 14 pioneers. Sam told us that the people who work there make sure nothing is out of date, nothing is out of stock and that the fridge is cold enough for the sandwiches and drinks. He also gave us a bag of Easter eggs to use as prizes for our stall at the Spring Fair. Thank you Sam!

Irmak, Year 5

 

An architect named Andrew visited our school to tell us about the first pedestrian and cyclist bridge. This bridge will be from Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf. He said the public will have access to the bridge in around 4 years. The bridge will be a suspension bridge, which means it will open and close like Tower Bridge. It will be for cyclists and pedestrians only. It will encourage people to walk and cycle to where they need to go instead of using their cars. This bridge is designed so that people who live in Rotherhithe or Canary Wharf do not need to travel to Tower Bridge to cross the river.

Marcus, Luna and Emmanuel, Year 5

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Glow In The Dark Science Workshop

Members of King’s College came to work with Year 1 to Year 6 to investigate light.

On Monday, the whole school got a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to discover the world of “Glow In The Dark” science. During the science workshop, brain scientists explained to us that jelly-fish have a fluorescent protein that could be injected into a zebra fish, fruit flies and maggots. We also had the privilege of going to different stations and taking a look at what the Brain Scientists from King’s College were looking at. They’ve inspired many of us to take science at Secondary school and perhaps pursue a science career. Thank you, King’s College.
Victoria, Year 5

 

On Monday, we had to go to a Science workshop about Glow in the dark. We looked at fruit flies under a microscope. We got split into 5 groups and each group had a chance to go on all stations.

On our second station the brain scientist gave us glow sticks as wrist bands. We looked at a mouse’s brain in a camera. It had some weird objects on it and that was pretty much the whole workshop.

By Zach, Year 4

 

On Monday we went to a science workshop about Glow in the Dark. we got glow in the dark bracelets and got to look at amazing bees through a real microscope! We pretended to be a vet and pull out the bad bits of a rat’s brain! They use glow in the dark science to see nutrients in the brain!

Samuel, Year 4

 

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Books, Books, Books!

Last week we celebrated World Book Day across the federation.

All the children spent the day making their reading and book corners more inviting and engaging with the new books they had chosen. Thank you to our partner,  Norton Rose Fulbright for donating money towards this treat.

The employees of Norton Rose Fulbright will be voting for the best book corner transformations over the next few week, the winning classes will win a special prize.

Here are some of the things the children and staff had to say at Tower Bridge:

I had fun on World Book Day. We did lots of reading as this is what World Book Day is about. I dressed up as Batman! We got new books for our classroom. I felt so excited because there were books I hadn’t read and there were some I didn’t know. I took one home and shared it with my mum.

Leroy

Everyone’s costumes were stunning. I was Harry Potter. He’s my favourite character. I had so much fun.

Marwan

Last Friday everyone in school dressed up as their favourite book character. We had a chance to read spectacular new books. World Book Day is about celebrating all the memoires, novels, non-fiction and fiction books around the world having fun just while reading them. It is very important to read books because they can help you improve on your speech and writing during school and in life.

Hannah and Alexis

On World Book Day I was Mrs Twit and helped organise the book corner. We even got to make our own book marks which was so much fun. Then we coloured butterflies different colours and we got our new books. The books were delivered and wrapped up. We had Horrid Henry, Roald Dahl, Jeremy Strong and David Walliams. We all got to take a new book home to read.

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Children were happy to get new books. They were excited to put their own ideas into the class book corner.

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The children all looked fabulous! They enjoyed making their props to decorate the book corners.

Lisa Rowland

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It’s All Greek To Us!

As part of their learning and research into the Ancient Greeks, Year 5 went to the British Museum to study real artefacts for that era.

 

On Wednesday 22nd February, we went to the British Museum to learn about Ancient Greeks. We saw Greek Pottery; a coffin shaped as a bath tub; real golden coins and a few other artefacts. We had lots of fun and enjoyed looking at all the different artefacts in the museum.

Ella, Reanna and Zara, Year 5

 

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Roaming the Rainforest

Before half term, Year 3 had a busy week. They went to London Zoo and performed their class assembly.

 

The Zoo by Tomy

On my way to the zoo I went on a big scary long escalator then on a ultra-fast train. Finally I went off when I arrived I felt jubilant. Because I never went to the zoo the first animal that I saw was a small and cute penguin waddling in their roomy tank. Then I saw Bugs. The first bug I saw was a cockroach, well not exactly and a bunch more. My favourite bug was a tarantula. Then it was lunch time and I ate my delicious food. A few minutes later I saw a sloth and a bunch of vicious, tough looking piranhas with razor sharp teeth. My day at ZSL London Zoo has left me speechless.

 

The Zoo by Ilyes

At first we got out of school. We went to London Bridge station by walking. Nicole had tickets for us so we could go on the train. We went to the escalator. Everybody was so scared of the escalator, especially me. Then we finally arrived at the zoo. The weather was really cold and windy. Luckily I got to be in a group where some of my friends were in it. So we did a vote of who wanted to go to the Reptile House and who wanted to go to the Gorilla Kingdom. When Harry asked who wanted to go to the Gorilla Kingdom no-one put their hand up and when Harry asked who wanted to go to the Reptile House everyone put their hand up. My favourite animal was the crocodile. It was as still as a statue, it did not blink! It had really sharp and thick claws. Also it had really scaly and dark green skin which made it look menacing. We all had a lovely day at the Zoo.

The Zoo by Elisa

First of all we took a little walk to the train, then we went up the escalator and we felt so happy and excited that we were almost halfway to the zoo. So when we were on the train my friends and I talked a little bit until we arrived at the zoo! We were all happy and then we split up into groups. There were three groups so we went to the Rainforest place and there were so many exotic animals like snakes, sloths and much more! We saw African hunting dogs. They were so fast! Then we went to lunch and I liked my food but we had the chance to talk (so I did).

 

Our Assembly by Anna

Our assembly was awesome!

We told a story about The Great Kapok Tree. In the end the man learned that the rainforest was so important to the animals that live there. Everybody worked hard and our costumes looked real. We hope everyone enjoyed our assembly and learned a lot about the rainforest.

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Lessons in Law

Year 5 have been lucky enough to visit City Hall to enhance their learning about the Ancient Greeks. Nancy and Caitlin wrote this report of their experience:

On Wednesday 8th February 2017, we lucky Year 5s went to City Hall. When we arrived, the co-ordinator, who was named Richard, educated us about what London was like in the past. When Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament and when London held its first Olympics; unfortunate times in London, such as the Black Death that killed half of London and the Great Smog. Afterwards, Richard gave us a tour around City Hall, like the meeting room but we had to be silent because they were having a meeting and it was on TV! We went to the top of City Hall to enjoy the views of the river Thames and the landmarks along it. We had a really fun time. DSC00612 DSC00613 DSC00614 DSC00616 DSC00617 DSC00618 DSC00619 DSC00622 DSC00624 DSC00625 DSC00626 DSC00627 DSC00629 DSC00631 DSC00632

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Digital Leaders Lead Safer Internet Day

 

This week we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Classes took part in a range of activities to support the e-safety we already embed into our curriculum. We are very lucky to have 4 amazing pupils who support all the staff and children as their role as Digital Leaders. They planned questionnaires and tasks as part of a makewav.es badge that Year 5 and Year 6 completed. At the end of the day they lead a whole school assembly.

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Here is a blog from one of our brilliant digital leaders:

Safer Internet Day is all about how to be safe on the Internet. If we do not make safe decisions then people could be harmed. Many children around the world are affected by cyberbullying because some people do not care who they hurt. That’s why we celebrate Safer Internet Day – to teach everyone how to stay safe while using the Internet. Here at Tower Bridge, the digital leaders have performed an assembly to help teach our fellow school mates about the importance of Internet Safety. By Hannah, Year 5

Parents were invited to attend a workshop with PC Williams and our ICT Technician who helped advise on safer settings on devices in the home. Thank you to all the parents who came and asked lots of great questions.

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“I’m glad I attended the workshop. Lots of information that I can use to secure using internet. Thank you.”

If you were not able to attend and would like more information, please click on the links below:

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He’s behind You!

On the 27th January 2017 year 5 & year 6 from The Bridges Federation were given the chance to watch Hansel & Gretel at The Peacocks Theatre. We loved the fact that we were in mixed groups with children from Tower Bridge and learnt many things about each other. We chatted all the way to the theatre..
The Pantomime was very entertaining and we would love to go again. There were characters who were acting as the opposite gender which made us laugh a lot!

We are very thankful that PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) who gave us the opportunity to watch such an amazing show. It was packed with songs, fun and entertainment!

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At the pantomime we saw lots of comedy and drama. We enjoyed the different scenes, music and how they changed the lyrics to make it fit the scene. Most importantly we really just loved going out with our friends and watching the spectacular performance. We hope we will get to go again and would like to give a massive thank you to the school and PwC for this amazing opportunity.

Hannah and Ella

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A Generous Donation

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Bridges at Bett 2017

On Thursday the Digital Leaders from the federation went to the Excel Exhibition Centre to look at all the new products and ideas to enhance ICT provision at the schools. Here is their report:

Today we had a fun experience coming to BETT and seeing many different companies. My favourite part was to go and see how to programme a Lego build using an iPad. I really enjoyed looking at the inventions and examining how they work. The funniest thing we saw was the dancing robots. This is because they were dancing to “Beat It” by Michael Jackson. We met an interesting lady who talked to us about the human body. We got lots of free stuff from some people. We had pens, superhero masks, bags, sweets, stress balls and popcorn. Something which really intrigued us were the 3D printers. We watched pots, skulls and the Millennium Falcon printed out.

By Dayo, Salma, Taahir, Adam, Hawa, Hannah, Fyori and Anna – The Bridges Federation Digital Leader Team.

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Running at Snowsfields

At the beginning  of the year we were encouraged to do a 5 minute run around the playground to make sure that we stay fit and healthy. Throughout the terms, it has become more and more challenging. We have had many people saying that they feel healthier and are able to do more laps than they previously did.  As part of our Sports’ leaders responsibilities, we have identified some of the children who found this activity a little bit difficult. We are now supporting them during the running activity and gave them each a running diary so they can write about their achievement and how they are building up their resilience! Our target is for all the children to run a mile a day.

All children are trying to beat their goals and go above and beyond, which makes Snowfields Primary a healthy and hardworking school.

By the Sports’ Leaders at Snowsfields

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Rainbow News

This week in Rainbow class, we have been busy baking currant buns as part of our literacy work on ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. We had fun tasting the ingredients first and then kneading the dough and rolling it into balls. We also noticed the changes that happen when you add sugar to the yeast and water mixture-Lots of bubbles form and rise to the surface. We wrote about what we had done in literacy and sampled our delicious currant buns at snack time. Next week, we will be making brown bread!

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We won an Oscar!

Back in December some of us took part in a road safety project. We were directed by Dan Hobson from @theriotact to produce a film on how to keep safe on the roads.

On the 17/1/17, we were escorted to an award winning ceremony. All of us were competing against other schools but we were very lucky to win an amazing award –an Oscar!-for having the best creative and innovative concept.

By: L.A & N.A

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‘It was good to meet you all today and watch the wonderful film you made. In fact I am in awe of the talent we have in  our Southwark schools.’

Vivienne Harris

Southwark Safety Officer

EFL Football Tournament

On Wednesday 18th January, we were chosen to participate in the EFL Cup for Kids. The EFL is the English Football League. We were playing 5 a side and we had to take part in 4 matches. There were 2 different group and altogether 12 teams. The first match we drew 1-1, the next match we lost 3-0. The third match we lost again with a 6-0 score. The last match we lost 1-0. If you lost, you got 1 point. If you drew you got 2 points. And if you won a match you got 4 points. Overall, in our group we came third. We would like to thank Ben for training us and James and Kem for taking us out. Next time we are going to win.

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Year 6 Assembly

Last Friday Year 6 treated us to a lovely assembly.

We based our assembly on our learning about World War Two. We used the book “Otto” which we read last term and we performed our own version including facts about Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler, and what was happening in Germany at that time. We really enjoyed it as we love the story and we got to be soldiers – everyone had to do something. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come.

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Bridges Come 3rd!

Some of the Year 5 and Year 6 children from the federation took part in an athletics tournament earlier this week. Ola has written this report for us.

When I went on the sports trip we did lots of races and relay races. We had to do 4 laps, 8 laps and 2 laps. It was really fun to race with other schools. As a mini game we did high jump over something side to side for 1 minute and see what score you get. I felt happy because we came third place out of 8 schools. I also felt very happy because doing sport is a fun thing to do – it keeps you fit and healthy. If you are not proud about your fitness, you can do sports to feel better.

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Tower Bridge Does The X Factor

There have been rumblings in the corridors for a few weeks now. Clandestine conversations between pupils in Keystage 2. What did it all mean? Children have been rehearsing their acts for weeks and we were treated to an amazing array of talents. We had gymnasts, conjuring, rapping, dancing, drumming and singing. Never before have we seen talent like it. After agonising minutes of deliberation, the judges awarded first place to the Year 6 act “The Magic Drums”, second place to the Year 6 act “Two Gymnasts” and 3rd place to the Year 4 act “Star”. Well done to all the pupils who entered and those who were brave enough to perform in front of the whole school. What amazing and talented children we have at the school.

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EYFS – Winter Concert

We were treated to Nursery and Reception’s Winter Concert – a lovely show full of winter songs. Some of the children had lines and spoke so clearly and loudly! The singing was wonderful and the children and staff had worked so hard to learn the lines and make their costumes. Thank you to all the parents who came to the Stay and Learn session to help. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch and support your children.

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(Hour of Code)

Last week children across the federation took part in The Hour of Code to promote computing and continue to develop the skills taught in lessons. They were supported by our amazing digital leaders. Learning to code is an important part of the curriculum. It helps develop children’s problem solving skills and resilience. Why not have a go at coding yourself: https://code.org/learn

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Peaches The Penguin Shines!

The Keystage One Show this year was a triumph! Peaches the Penguin travelled the world and helped Father Christmas, with songs and dancing along the way. The children and staff have worked so hard to achieve such a high standard of performance – well done to all of them! Thank you to Costain who paid for the costumes, and all the parents and carers who came to watch.

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Snowsfields Got Talent!

KS2 had their annual ‘Talent Show’ and as always, it was brilliant!  Well done to our talented children who showcased their diverse skills! We were entertained by a range of acts, including: contemporary dance routines, street dance, singers and rappers. Congratulations to NK Dynamix who was our overall winner, The Four Angels in 2nd place and The Lucky Stars in 3rd place.

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EYFS Winter Concert

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We performed in our Winter Concert and showed off all our speaking and singing talents to our parents. We sang lots of different songs and learnt lots of Makaton signs too! Our parents were really proud of us and we had lots of fun showing our work from this topic and being really brave on the stage!

 

 

 

 

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Daisy the Donkey

Our KS1 Christmas performance is the highlight of the Autumn term and I’m sure you’ll agree that this year was no exception! The children executed the songs with such enthusiasm and enjoyment which was only matched  by the quality of their performance! Well done to our talented children and thanks to all staff members who worked so hard to enable the children to perform so confidently!

A special thank you goes to COSTAIN and STREAMWIRE for funding the amazing costumes and props.

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The Hour of Code 2016

The children have joined tens of  millions of students across 180 countries to complete the ‘Hour of Code’. This event takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.  Our digital leaders helped the younger classes access the computer coding session.

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Hats, hats, hats!

Thank you to the Foundation Stage parents who attended our hat making workshop. Children and parents have thoroughly enjoyed the session and produced some lovely hats for the EYFS Winter Concert. We are looking forward to seeing all of the parents from Caterpillar and Butterfly classes on 14th December at 10:00.

 

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Winter Wonderland

The children in Foundation Stage have been learning about winter and the changes that take place around us during this season. These are some of the homework projects they have completed this half term.

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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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NACE ‘New to Able’ training day at Snowsfields

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On Monday 21st November, we were pleased to welcome 34 delegates from across the South East who attended a one day seminar for G&T coordinators .

This course was a led by Pauline Hinchliffe a NACE Award Challenge assessor who provided the coordinators with the foundations that support good provision and guidance on strategies for creating high expectations and challenge in the classroom. We were really proud as a NACE Challenge Award school to share with our guests some of the good practice and provision our more able children benefit from at the Bridges Federation.

 

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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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

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

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

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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