A busy start to the second half of the Summer Term!

Everyone have come back to school full of energy and ready to learn from lots of different activities.

Some of us have been digging up the soil in our garden area.

Once this was completed one child planted flowers and some vegetables: runner beans; potatoes and courgettes. After lots of watering and the lovely sunny weather we have been having, the flowers have grown amazingly. We are all very excited to see that we have strawberries growing too.  Salt has now been put around the flower bed because the slugs kept eating all the plants.

 

 

It has also been our whole school sports day this week.  We all enjoyed taking part and supported our colour teams with pride.

What a great half term!

This term we have focused our Art topic on Aliens Love Underpants. Each week we have tried different activities and then added them to our display wall outside of the Bridge for all to see and celebrate our creativity.

We have been very busy each week in Outdoor Education learning about different topics such as bugs, trees and insects. This week we were finding out more about native UK wildlife and started to explore ecosystems. We had different activities to do such as a nature treasure hunt.  We had to find different insects and artefacts outside by following arrows.  We also got to hide some artefacts and then each key worker had to find them.  It was great fun!

We also played a food chain game.  There were wooden discs with the names of creatures on laid out. Using coloured pens, we were asked to mark the creatures which were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores to make food chains or food webs.

Please note that due to the inset day on the 4th June, Outdoor Education will be on Thursday 7th June just for this week.  The remaining weeks will continue on a Monday. Please remember to check the weather each week and send in appropriate clothing.

After half term, PE will also be changing to a Friday. Please remember to send in PE kit for this.

From all the staff in the Bridge we wish you all a wonderful and happy half term.

 

Bugs and Parachutes in the Bridge

  

This term, in the Bridge, we have been learning a lot about Outdoor Education.  The first week we had lots of different activities laid out to do – from bug sweeping to tree top walking while holding a mirror just below your nose!  During our second session we learnt about an artist called Andy Goldsworthy and had to re-create or design our own sculpture or picture.

Remember next week the session will be on Tuesday due to the Bank Holiday.  Please check the weather and send a change of clothes for your child. This week’s theme will be all about different habitats.

It has been also been lovely to see everyone enjoying our PE sessions with Planet Education. We have enjoyed playing with the parachute and practising our skills at working as a group and learning different techniques for various sports.

First week back in the Bridge (16.04.18)

What a great first week back!  We hope you all had a good Easter break, it was lovely to welcome the children back after the holidays.

This week we have been working on our reading, writing and maths as usual in the mornings and the children have been working really hard to achieve their targets.

In the afternoons we had fun making our junk sculptures, it was great to see everyone using their imaginations to produce such amazing models.  We also had Planet Sport on Thursday and continued to follow our PE curriculum – this term we are focusing on athletic skills and team games.

As you will know we are very excited to be having outdoor education starting on Monday and really do look forward to seeing the children thrive in these sessions.

A typical week in the Bridge for this half term

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM – Our learning behaviour this half term is resilience. Reading, Writing & Maths either in the Bridge or in class.  This includes time for ‘Toast & Talk’ which is a structured social skills intervention. Reading, Writing & Maths either in the Bridge or in class.  This includes time for ‘Toast & Talk’ which is a structured social skills intervention. Reading, Writing & Maths either in the Bridge or in class.  This includes time for ‘Toast & Talk’ which is a structured social skills intervention. Reading, Writing & Maths either in the Bridge or in class.  This includes time for ‘Toast & Talk’ which is a structured social skills intervention. Reading, Writing & Maths either in the Bridge or in class.  This includes time for ‘Toast & Talk’ which is a structured social skills intervention.
PM – Our learning behaviour in the afternoons is creativity. Outdoor Education. Art – our theme this half term is taken from the book ‘Aliens love Underpants.’ Life Skills or Science. Planet Sport PE session. Key Worker time working on an activity chosen by the child.

 

Spring is here!

Last half term was very busy in the Bridge.  We continue to work on each child’s individual learning needs for reading, writing and maths in the morning and are developing their social skills in the afternoons through art, gardening and science activities which promote team work.

Planet Education, our PE provider, are still supporting the children in various physical activities and skills but please note that our PE day has changed from Friday to Thursday afternoons this term.

We were very fortunate when YR had the fire service, paramedics and police in school as we got to visit the vehicles and enjoyed being able to sit in an ambulance, a fire engine and police motorcycle.

This half term we are looking forward to getting outside more and planting some of our own vegetables and flowers – hopefully we have seen the last of the snow!  We are also looking forward to learning more about ourselves and our emotions as part of our ELSA group work.

The Bridge Team

 

Christmas is coming in the Bridge

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the Bridge.  We have been getting ready for our very own Christmas market in the afternoon on Thursday 14th December – invitations will be sent on Monday so you can come and see what we have been making.

We are holding the market to raise money to buy some new toys for the Bridge.  We hope you will be able to come and buy some of our homemade items!

PE continues on Friday afternoons and we are outside so please do send in tracksuit PE kit as it can get quite chilly.

This week we have been continuing our work on the planets and space in Y5 and we have also been looking at the different parts of stories in Y6.  The afternoons have been spent making decorations to sell at our Christmas Market and we have been choosing some new desks which will look great.

Working hard and enjoying art in the Bridge

It’s been a very busy time in the Bridge over the last two weeks.  Our new members of staff have settled in well and been fantastic support for all the children.  In the mornings the Year 5 boys have been learning about Space and the Y6 boys have been learning about World War II.

In the afternoons we have been practising our artistic skills and started our new PE lessons with Planet Education on Friday.

First half term in the Bridge

It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know each of the children who are a part of the Bridge and meet all of their parents this half term. There have been some changes to our day but we think they have coped well with a new teacher and the different routines.

To give you a flavour of our day we start with an early morning settling activity and then all take part in more structured learning following the same curriculum lessons as the rest of the school – Book Club, English and Mathematics. It has also been great to see some of the children going into their classes for some or all of their lessons.

In the afternoons we have lots of time to explore different activities such as science experiments, art and craft or cooking.

After half term we will be welcoming two new members of staff – Miss Murphy and Miss Bentliff – plus Mrs Lethaby is returning to our team. This means we can offer even more support for each of the children in the Bridge and we will be sending home a letter at the end of the next week detailing who will be supporting your child throughout the day.

After half term we will also be having PE from Planet Education on a Friday afternoon, so please do make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week in readiness for this.

Finally, watch this space for more updates as the next half term progresses and have a good rest of the holiday. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on Monday morning.

The Bridge Team