Year 3 Egg Drop Challenge

To conclude our learning on Forces this term, we explored the air resistance of parachutes! To test our learning, we made parachutes for hard boiled eggs! The teachers then dropped the parachutists out of the window as we watched from the ground with our fingers crossed for a safe landing. The…

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Year 3 Sound Collector Poems

Year 3 have been exploring the poem, Sound Collector, by the poet Roger McGough. The poem imagines a world without the noises that fill our ears so we went on a sound walk around school to identify to sounds of Bridge! After this, we were treated to a personal reading of the poem by Roger himself,…

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Clockwork illustrations - Year 5

Within their English lessons this term, Year 5 have been describing the characters Karl and Fritz from the book ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. To support their writing, pupils have been using these descriptions to inspire drawings of the characters in their Art lessons.

As a class, we looked…

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Swimming Success!

Elsa (Y4), has recently had success at a swimming gala. She is shown wearing her gold medal and has written a brief report:

“On Monday 4th July, I went to a gala. I was in ‘Sharks’ but there were also ‘Stingrays’ and ‘Dolphins’. I swam in 3 races; all freestyle. My first one, I came 4th - I was…

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Simon Langton Girls Art workshops collaboration

Last week Years 3 and 4 were treated to some art workshops led by students from the Simon Langton Girls School who are working towards their own accredited Arts Award. We are working hard at Bridge to collaborate with other schools and artists to broaden our own experiences in the Arts.

The SLG…

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Year R - observational paintings of plants

Within Art this year, Year R have been practising their drawing and making skills; they have explored a broad range of art media and tools and have been developing their fine motor skills. Pupils have also been working on their observational skills.

It is important that young children begin to…

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Art club. Cupcakes. Drawing. Music.

This week, Art Club have been drawing cupcakes with colour pencils. Pupils had real cupcakes and photos to draw from and use as inspiration. They concentrated on creating form, using different tones and the layering of colours (no black). We had some relaxing music in the background - a lovely way…

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Self Portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo

During Term 5, Year 4 put a lot of effort into their self-portraits.

They have looked closely at the proportions of the face and used mirrors to examine their own faces. Did you know that the width of your face is equal to the width of 5 eyes? They have practised drawing their own features and…

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Year 3 Gurdwara Trip

Last week, Year 3 spent a day at Gravesend Gurdwara. Prior to the trip, we had explored the rules and customs of the Gurdwara so we were prepared for our visit. When we got there, we had to remove our shoes, cover our heads and wash our hands, before Mrs Gill, the tour guide, introduced herself to…

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Year 5 Art Workshop - Creative Folkestone

Thank you Creative Folkestone, for running an Art workshop for a group of Year 5 pupils this week.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to work with two local artists, Tania and Nicole, who planned and delivered a project that involved the creation of stories through stamp making,…

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Forest school - Photography

This week in forest school, Year 6 pupils made cyanotype prints (sometimes known as sun prints). Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces dark-blue prints. The light sensitive chemicals used react slowly to UV light.

Once handed the freshly painted paper, pupils carefully laid leaves…

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Year 2 - The Sea

During term 5, Mrs Dennett, Mr Miles and I embarked on a journey of salty water and wild waves with Year 2. Yes! An Art, English and Music project! We began by exploring the work of artist J. M. W. Turner who painted many seascapes and (allegedly) strapped himself to the mast of a sailing ship to…

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