Grendal - Year 5!

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This term, Year 5 have been studying the story of Beowulf within their English lessons. Drawing upon their descriptions of the monster in their writing, pupils designed and constructed Grendel’s severed head from clay.

Beware, these sculptures are grotesque and incredibly scary!

We began the…

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Beaney exhibition - Year 5

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I am really excited to share photographs of the Living with Art exhibition, currently displayed at the Beaney Museum in Canterbury. Year 5 pupils from Bridge and Patrixbourne worked with Murray from the Beaney, Mr Ablett and Mrs Allison to interpret artwork from the exhibition and to write labels;…

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Year 5 TWISTED tales

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Last term, Year 5 enjoyed looking at Twisted Fairy tales. The children looked at a traditional tale and then wrote their own tale adding their own twist to it. The focus of learning was on building suspense and fear through the use of figurative language and leaving the story with a moral for the…

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500 Words Winners 2024

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In November, the children of Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School were invited to enter the first school 500 Words House Competition - which was run in conjunction with the BBC 500 Words Story competition.


The competition was to write an original story in 500 words or less, with Year 1 – 3…

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Creepy Claws visits Year 2

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On Tuesday 23rd January Year 2s were very excited to welcome Michael (the man from Creepy Claws ) and a selection of his animals into school. He brought with him; Ronnie the chinchilla, Louise the gecko, Rose the tarantula, Cleopatra the python, Spike the scorpion, a giant millipede called Milly…

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Living with Art - The Beaney

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Year 5 gave a warm welcome to Murray from the Canterbury Beaney this week; he came to introduce their upcoming art exhibition, Living with Art: An extraordinary collection from an ordinary home.


Along with other local schools, we have been invited to contribute to the exhibition –…

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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 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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Lost Thing Sculptures

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Just before the half-term holidays, Year 5 finished making their ‘Lost Thing’ abstract sculptures. The pupil’s work was inspired by Shaun Tan’s picture book ‘The Lost Thing’; their own observational drawings of natural forms and ‘not so' natural form objects and sculptures by the artists Grayson…

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Year 3 Sound Walk

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As part of our English topic on the 'Sound Collector' poem by Roger McGough, we conducted a Sound Walk around the school to invisage lfe in silence. We then had to work out how we could create rhyming pairs before constructing our own version of the poem, 'The Sound Collector Comes To Bridge'. As…

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5HA Poetry June 2023

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To recognise refugee week, Year 5 looked at the poem Refugees by Brian Bilston. The poem is a palindrome which gives two very different perspectives of how refugees are perceived and welcomed by their host countries. We decided that we would not share too much information with the children…

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Clockwork shadow puppets - Year 5

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Last term, Year 5 studied ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. Pupils have at last finished designing, making and performing with their shadow-puppets inspired by the book. They explored the traditional shadow puppets from South East Asia and the work of German animator and film director, Lotte…

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