Tower Bridge Receives NACE Challenge Award

On Thursday 4th October we were visited by an assessor from NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education).

She met with parents, pupils, staff and Governors and observed lessons.

We are pleased to announce that from all the evidence she saw, she awarded the school with the NACE Challenge Award. We are now the 400 schools in the country to receive this award, and it is great recognition of all the hard work that is put into every lesson, everyday by all the staff and pupils.

 

Disability Awareness Day

On Friday 28th September we celebrated Disability Awareness Day.


We thought about our similarities rather than differences.

We studied famous people with disabilities and learnt about their achievements and how they overcame their individual difficulties. Look out for some of the people we studied in the new photos around school.

It was a very inspirational day for all of us.

“It’s incredible how Stevie Wonder performs. He’s worked really hard. It’s inspiring!” Rachel Year 4

“On Disability Awareness Day, we learned about a very inspiring woman name Freda Kahlo. She suffered from polio at the age of 6 and at 18 she was in a tram crash, which left her bed ridden for a year. While in hospital, she started to paint her cast . Freda is a well known artist . We are similar because we all love art.” Blue Class Y5

“We learned about Stephen Hawking. He couldn’t speak but he never gave up. Stephen Hawking learnt about space and the black hole even though he couldn’t speak.” Orange Class Y2

 

 

 

Cross-country stars!

On Wednesday 19th September, Purple Class and Green Class took part in a Southwark cross country event with lots of different schools. We were so proud of their resilience and determination! Tower Bridge came 4th in the Year 6 competition and 3rd in the Year 4 competition.

 

Special mentions to Rubie  who came 4th overall, Kajus who came 7th and Nathalia who came 8th in their races.

 

 

 

 

Race for Life

On Friday 6th July, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge met at Southwark Park for our annual sports day.

 

The parent running group kicked things off by running the 5km course with staff members. We were so thrilled that new parents joined in. Well done to all those who took part.

Children then ran, took part in athletic events and we ended the morning with lunch and sprint races.

 

Thank you to all the parents, staff and James who organised the event. Please see our weekly newsletter for updates on how much money was raised for Cancer Research. IMG_7160.TRIM(1)

Bridges Makes A Splash!

On Wednesday 11th July, both Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Year 5, along with a Year3/4 class from Robert Browning Primary School and others, took part in Southwark Splash Anthology.
The children have been rehearsing for weeks and all the hard work paid off.

Snowsfields dazzled us with some amazing dance moves, Tower Bridge and Robert Browning wowed us with 8 amazing songs!

Thank you to all the adults who supported them, and to the parents who were able to attend too.

What lucky schools we are to have such amazing children!

Bridges Choir Meet HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

On Wednesday 9th May, children from the Bridges Choir were invited to sing at the Grand Reopening of London Bridge Station.​ Enthusiastic and excited, the children worked really hard on their performance ready to shine at the event.

On Wednesday the choir went to London Bridge Station for the grand reopening. We sang 3 songs which were: 3 little birds, Dancing in the Street and Starman. After our performance Prince William, the future King, spoke to us and asked us what sports we like to do. We were told that we were going to be on the news that night! Samia and Rubie

 

We left at 9.00 and met a lady called Teresa who led us into our own rooms. Then we got some of our own     t-shirts and someone said there would be a special guest. We went to the stage to practise singing. After a while we were ready to perform. First we sang Starman, Three Little Birds, and last but not least Dancing in the Street. We finished performing and had to wait for Prince    William. Then he came to us and asked if we like sports and that we were great singers. After we made our way back to school. Zach

 

Today me and 8 other children with Snowsfields went to the grand re-opening of London Bridge station! We sang 3 songs: Three Little Birds; Dancing in the Street and my favourite, Starman. At the end we met PRINCE WILLIAM! After we met the Royal we had a drink and went back to school. Zaki

 

As we prepared to sing we were delighted to find out that one of the special guests at the opening was HRH the Duke of Cambridge! On an amazing stage, which was built in the middle of the station. We sang Starman, Three Little Birds and Dancing in Street. The audience really enjoyed our singing. . After leaving the stage, we were able to watch the rest of the ceremony as the Duke of Cambridge officially opened the station. Sophie

 

At the end of ceremony, the Duke spoke to us all about our singing and asked many questions about the school and our interests and hobbies. We were excited and thrilled to have met the future King.It was an amazing day that we will all remember. Anjuli

 

The Little Half

The Little Half

On Friday 9th March, we ran 2.4 miles around the Snowsfields playground. We had to use our resilience and run non-stop so we could receive the Little Half medal and t-shirt. We were all determined, parents, children and teachers! S.M Sports Leader

Today we ran for thirty minutes straight. We ran with adults, parents and some Tower Bridge children. During the run the people hosting the big half and little half took pictures of us. Then we all went back up to class and showed our medal and T –shirts to our class and explained what we had to do to be in the little half. Next year, we will have more children will take part because they my class friends were all impressed with our amazing medals. R.S Year 5

 

 

A Visit to Parliament

On Wednesday 28th February, Year 5 braved the snowy conditions and went to Westminster as part of their learning about Democracy.

 

Year 5 went to Parliament. The journey was really cold because… THERE WAS SNOW! The last time it snowed was in 2009! 30 minutes later we were just outside Parliament but you would think it would take 5 minutes to get inside, but it actually took half an hour because of the biggest queue ever! While we were waiting in the queue we were freezing! When we got into Parliament all the suffering we had in the queue was forgiven…right when you arrive in Parliament you see a glistening ceiling that is pure gold! We got into groups. I was in Melissa’s group. We saw about 90 paintings – all beautiful. It was an experience I will never forget!

School Closure

Tower Bridge and Snowfields schools will be closed tomorrow  Friday 2nd March due to weather warnings and travel disruption. We will reopen on Monday 5th March. Keep warm and stay safe!

 

We will be closed today due to the adverse weather conditions. We will keep parents informed by text message about tomorrow. Stay safe, stay warm. World Book Day will take place, we shall reschedule and see all your wonderful costumes soon!

NSPCC Day!

This year the school council decided to raise money for the NSPCC -National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children- so on Wednesday 21st February all the children had a ‘Wear something green’ day to support this charity.
We had some representatives from the NSPCC come in and talk to us about what they do and why it is important to stand up and speak out if we think something is wrong. They taught us the Childline number which is 0800 1111 and we found out that it is completely free to call too!
We all had an assembly and the year 5 and 6 had workshops too.
​The children across the Bridges Federation managed to raise £299.35!
Thank you to everyone who wore green and donated £1 to this important charity. Sali and Zaki