Year 1 Term 2 2023

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Forest School Fun in Term 2: 

- Pumpkin hammering with tees and mallets

- practising knots, tying wool to make wands and broomsticks for Halloween

- painting with conkers in a tray

- using a palm drill with conkers and turning them into necklaces etc.

- picking sunflower seeds and…

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Finished Round House in the Forest School area

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The outdoor shelter in the Forest School area has been completed! 

This structure has already made such a difference to our sessions outside - the heavy rain has not stopped us from coming out or making fires outside, we are so grateful. It is turned into a very cosy space.

Here are some…

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Year 5 Pied Piper Trip

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As a hook for our Term 3 English work on Twisted Tales, today the children went to watch an alternative performance of the Pied Piper at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The performance was delivered entirely in a beatbox format and with modern touches throughout. The children even got to…

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Year 5 Aladdin Workshop

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Yesterday, the children of Year 5 took part in an online Aladdin Workshop, with dancers from Disney's Theatrical Teaching Department. It was interesting to learn about how a musical is put together before tackling the choreography from the opening number, 'Arabian Nights'. Following our…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 1

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On Monday, Year 5 visited the Pig at Bridge Place for the first of 3 sessions looking at seasonal gardening. This is part of their 'Adapt A School' campaign in which we have been lucky enough to be selected to work closely with their team. While we were there, the Year 5 children learnt about what…

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Key Stage 2 Ball Games Club

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It has been a pleasure to teach a group of 12 Key Stage 2 boys two disabled-friendly sports over the last 8 weeks. We started with Goalball, an invasion game where the children wore blindfolds and had to use their hearing skills to locate an audible ball and defend their goal. We then moved onto…

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Canterbury Light Parade 2023

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Last Friday, a group of Bridge pupils and their parents took part in The Christmas Light Parade through Canterbury. The parade started near the Westgate Gardens and made its way (past the many onlookers) through Canterbury city centre. We finished in the Dane John Gardens where we were greeted by…

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Craft Club

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Children from Year 1-3 have been getting crafty at Craft Club after school on a Tuesday with Mrs Scott. They have been using different materials and techniques to create some lovely things. 


Here are some that have been made over the past few weeks:


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Year 5 Space Day

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This week, Jackson from As Creatives delivered a Space themed workshop to both Year 5 classes. Through a range of drama-based activities the children learnt all about the planets which make up our solar system. We then focused on Earth and its orbit around the sun, as well as the moon's…

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Year 5 Segregation Lesson

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Today we began our learning around Hidden Figures. The theme of the learning this term will be racism and discrimination felt in the 1960 in Southern states of America. This is a mature and emotive topic that in the past has resulted in the children producing some very emotive and mature writing.…

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Rubber Chicken Darts - Year 5

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Year 5 have been given the challenge of designing and making toy Moon Buggies for children aged 9-10. The product specification is as follows:


  • It must move using an elastic band ‘pull back’ mechanism
  • Have 4 wheel and 2 axels
  • The dimensions must not exceed an A4 piece of paper
  • Be…
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Write Dance - The Sea

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To practise their gross motor skills this week, Year R pupils have been swimming through an imaginary sea!


To begin, we had a gentle swim in the tranquil sea. We practised our front stroke, back stroke and breast stroke to ‘Sitting on the Dock of the Bay’. Very relaxing. When the imaginary…

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