Storm Whales collages - Year 1

Throughout the term, Year 1 pupils have been working towards the completion of their Storm Whale collages, inspired by Benji Davies' book, The Storm Whale. Pupils have created a background, midground and foreground for their artwork. Their backgrounds depict a stormy sea using oil pastels and…

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Sea dance - Year R

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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Masked Year 4s

Have you ever watched the Masked Singer or The Masked Dancer on the Tv? If you have, you may have marvelled at the masks that the contestants wear. Year 4 were challenged to imagine that they were going to be on this show. They had to explore, research, design, make and evaluate a mask. They had…

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Bridge at the Beaney

Last week, Year 4s had an excellent trip to Canterbury. First, we went to the Beaney Museum and Gallery. Murray and Charlotte were the fantastic guides who showed us around the portrait exhibition and the Mirror Mirror exhibition. They explained the use of imagery in painting as well as the use of…

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Year R cleaning windows!

Year R pupils have been practising their gross motor skills again this week and giving the school windows a quick wash at the same time! Inspired by our desire for sparkling windows, the children have been making zigzags, circles, up, down and crossing motions using both sides of their bodies.

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5JS Reading Prize

This morning, 5JS set off to the Beany for their reading prize. We were greeted by some ladies who introduced us to the library. The children listened carefully to how the library worked and the different sections that were available to them, including fiction and non-fiction books. The children…

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Peace Doves

At Bridge, we have taken part in the Peace Doves project in conjunction with Rochester Cathedral. This involved us learning about the value of peace and writing uplifting messages on our flock of doves. We looked at how we can create peace: at home, church and school, in Ukraine and within…

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Year 1 ice fun December 2022

Cold but exciting times! 

The Year 1 children got to experience an afternoon outside in the icy conditions - we spotted some exciting footprints in the snow and they guessed which animals they were from. We had squirrels and different birds visiting and the children left food for them to help…

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Year One Christmas cards - DT

In DT last term, Year 1 made moving Christmas cards. During their morning work with class teachers, pupils worked independently to explore and practise making  simple mechanisms - levers and sliders - that enable parts of their cards to move! A lever pivots around a split pin and can partially…

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Stormy seas - Year 1

Before Christmas, Year one watched a performance of The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter at The Marlowe Theatre. This term, they are reading the book The Storm Whale as part of their class project.


Throughout the term in art, pupils will be creating collage pictures inspired by…

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Throwing shapes on the dance floor - Year R

Year R pupils have been practising their gross motor skills this week. Inspired by happiness and bubbles, we concentrated on making large round shapes using both arms.


Starting in the classroom, we practised a short dance which involved creating imaginary bubbles (circular movements with…

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Year 3 Egyptian Necklaces - DT

The Year three topic last term was Ancient Egypt. Within Design Technology, pupils designed and made necklaces inspired by Ancient Egyptian art. This was a textiles project and the main feature on each necklace is a rectangular shaped piece of weaving. Pupils also explored making tassels and paper…

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