The World is Our Oyster…

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.

News UK

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

 

 

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

The Japanese restaurant Wawa on Tower Bridge Road presented us with a cheque this week. They held a raffle over Christmas and raised £300 which they have donated to the school.DSC00918

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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.

By Grason and Ibrahim

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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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