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
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.
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