Welcome to Bridge & Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School
Message from the Headteacher
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of such a happy, creative, successful and forward thinking school. What is exceptional about our school is how we all work collaboratively so that our children learn in a stimulating and exciting way. We pride ourselves on the richness and diversity of each child's journey through our school as well as our emphasis on emotionally and socially nurturing each child within a friendly, caring Christian atmosphere.
Thought for the day : hope sees the invisible, feels the intagible and achieves the impossible.
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Primary Science Collaboration with the King’s School
18th December 2014
Thursday 18th December 2014
Letter from Headteacher and Chair of Governors
9th December 2014
Last day of this term (Term 2) is Friday 19th December. Term 3 starts Monday 5th January 2015
It has been extremely touching to see our dedication tree taking shape with your wishes. Thank you for showing your support in such a positive way; this will give much comfort and strength to those in need. So far we have raised £111. We have one more day left in school this term so let’s see if we can raise the total to £130. If you would like to make a donation please see the ladies in the school office.
It is the time of advent. We have been thinking about hope,peace,love,joy and Jesus. Our Church Services reflected this message and the children made contributions around these four advent themes. Their thoughts are on the advent wreaths which are displayed on the boards by the hall steps. During Friday's assembly the children thought about how we find the perfect Christmas gift; some of the qualities they mentioned included taking time, making an effort, showing care, thinking of others and persevering. Whilst thinking about the wider community at Christmas the School Council, folowing a request from some children, have decided to take part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. On Friday 12th December we ask you to wear a Christmas jumper or Christmas colours (red, green, silver, gold...) to school and donate £1.
Thank you to everyone who helped and came to the Christmas Bazaar. The children enjoyed themselves - they met Olaf and some also met Father Christmas. Thank you to all the staff who helped and ensured it was a success. The money raised from this goes to the children's Christmas entertainment by the touring theatre company ( Alladin), Christingles, the Senior Citizens tea party and other Christmas treats for the children and others in the community.
As part of the bazaar the School Council held a ' guess the number of raisins in the Christmas Pudding' competition. The pudding was made and stirred by a child from each year group and each year group made a wish. The children decided to make sure that the funds raised from this competition went to the Rainbow Ward in Margate Hospital.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED AND HELPED ; WE RAISED JUST OVER £7000 . THERE WILL ALSO BE A DONATION OF £700 TO THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, AS THIS YEAR THIS WAS OUR NOMINATED CHARITY.
PTA SWAP NIGHT 20th November 2014
The PTA are holding a swap night on the 20th November, this is a fundraising social event. There will be wine, and things to swap and the only cost will be for the cakes other than the tickets. The tickets are 5 pounds.
Whilst you are sorting out for the Bazaar we would love stuff for the swap night below. It is really important that we get the items for adults as the swap night is for us adults and the school get the kids items for the bazaar.
We will be puuting a leaflet in the bag early next term. So far we have a brand new leather kindle/ipad air cover, some barely used handbags, some games still in their wrappers plus some clothes and an unworn shawl to name but a few. This will be a fun social night- and we already have lots of great items to swap- but need more.
On Wednesday the boys' football team took part in a district football tournament. In the group stages they won one game and drew three, which meant that they tied at the top of their group but unfortunately did not progress any further due to goal difference. It was a fantastic competition; the boys thoroughly enjoyed it and thank you to Mr Strouts for his support.
Boys Football - on Friday the boys won their match 2-1 against Sturry; well done !
Year 3 and 4 Sports Hall Athletics - the children were really successful and won the overall event and will be representing the partnership in the Kent School Games in the summer. They worked really hard and showed great team work.
Go for it Games - 30 children from Year 3 and 4 represented the school and showed great team work and team spirit. They took part in a variety of activities and showed great team spirit and effort. The children will be getting the opportunity to celebrate their experience with the whole school today.
YEAR 2FC AT THE CANTERBURY FESTIVAL
Year 2FC took part in the Canterbury Festival. Please follow this link to see what happened.
Bonfire and Fireworks. Saturday 8th November 2014
Church Meadow. Brewery Lane. Bridge. Gates open from 5.30pm. Children £3.00 each, Adults £6.00 each and Family tickets are £15.00
Virtual League - Standing Long Jump
Today the Sports Crew alongside Mrs Pearson and Mr Harper organised and recorded the next stage in our' Virtual League ' Competetion. This is where local schools have to complete different tasks over the course of the year and results are collated and shared, with the winners being corwned the virtual league champions. Today was the Standing Long Jump. This is where contestants try and jump the longest distance.This event took place out in the junior playground and in the hall, where all children from Year 1 upwards tried to jump the longest distance. The scores were then put into a table and are sent off.
'This year everybody tried their best at jumping the longest distance. We think that it was a great success and everybody enjoyed it.'
By Isabella and Deji.
PTA meeting 1st October 2014
Thank you to everyone who came to the PTA meeting. The next meeting is on Wednesday 26th November.
Is your child starting school in September 2015?
We invite you to one of our OPEN DAYS.
Thursday 6th November 2014. 6pm - 8pm come and have a look around our school.
Friday 7th November 2014. 9.30am - talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Wednesday 19th November 2014. 9.30am and 1.45pm both include a talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Please contact the school is you wish to book a tour.Tel: 01227 830276
School Meals Update
School meals are now being served from our new kitchen. We are having a taster session on Wednesday 8th October in the school hall at 3.30pm. For the latest menu please follow this link and scroll down the page.
Free School Meals for KS1 from September 2014
The government has decided that from September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer of a free hot school meal. If the children go out on a school trip, the kitchen will be asked to provide a free packed lunch for the class.
I am really pleased to inform you that we have been successful in securing funding for a kitchen in our school using the existing art room which will be converted into a kitchen to allow school meals to be cooked on site from September 2014. The Local Authority has provided us with the funding and we currently have to keep our existing school meals provider – GS Plus. The difference is that meals will now be cooked on site, therefore there is an expectation that the quality will improve.
In a national trial it was found that pupils who ate a high quality school lunch achieved better academically than those who did not. They were also more likely to eat healthier foods such as vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy foods such as crisps.
Parents in the national trial appreciated saving the cost of school lunches (currently £2.25 per child per day) and not having to spend time preparing packed lunches. If you have any credit with GS Plus at the end of this term, this will refunded to you in September 2014 by GS Plus.
All school menus have a vegetarian option and any medical dietary needs e.g. lactose intolerance will be dealt with by GS Plus in September 2014. We will assume your child will be having school dinners unless you let us know otherwise.
Please read the following letter regarding our report. The report is also available here.
Please have a look at our latest data comparison compared to national figures. The DfE produced national data at the end of March and it shows how we compare at the end of both Key Stages.