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
‘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.
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
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.
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.
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!’
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
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.
Thank you to all the parents to came to the Nursery Stay and Learn session on 9th November. We hope you all enjoyed making your puppets!
On 8th November, Year 2 visited the Transport Museum as part of their topic work. They followed the museum trail, drove tube trains and buses!