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Welcome to another week’s blog. Tuesday 7th February saw the whole of the New Bridge Group celebrate Safer Internet Day which helps to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Miss McMurray’s ICT lessons this week have focused on helping our pupils, both primary and secondary, know how to keep themselves safe on the internet. As part of her session, the children created emojis that helped to translate how to stay safe on the internet..

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There are lots of fun activities and more information about Safer Internet Day on our website here. Don’t forget that we also have lots of resources on our e-safety pages..


..including work that we do with the children at school and links to some websites that parents and carers may find useful here.

This week I have asked Mrs Halkyard and Mrs Potts to share with you all what their classes have been up to this week. Let’s start with Mrs Halkyard..

We have done some role play on how to deal with conflict and how to communicate our needs..

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We have also looked at a balanced diet and selected which menu we thought was the most balanced..

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We then tasted new fruits as requested by the children who had a very good go, even when they felt anxious..

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To link with internet safety, the children got into groups and created presentations. We even had a friendly visit from one of our local police officers..

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Mrs Potts’ class have been busy too..

In Drama we are learning about contemporary dance and watching choreographer Christopher Bruce’s piece ‘Swansong’. This week we had to create and teach our own contemporary warm up..

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During Living Skills, thanks to our good work throughout the lessons we earnt a reward of playing a pocket money game and making toast..


This is what we know a computer looks like from the outside..


..and now we know what a computer looks like inside too..

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The class then had to put together a document correctly labelling all the parts of a computer..


In Science we were given the task of building the tallest and strongest structure out of art straws. The structure had to hold a 100g weight! Neive produced the tallest structure and here you can see Lewis and Shaun working together.. 9

..and with their finished product..


..Sameh and Danny working on building their structure..


..and success, it holds the weight..


 We have also been experimenting with acid in Miss Dunkerley’s lessons and seeing what happens when you mix it with carbonates..14 15 1613

In Music, Mr Thompson has been teaching the class how to play the ukulele..

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In History the class have been studying the Battle of Hastings and  working on being able to recount the battle..

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In Spanish we have been joined by a new Spanish teacher, Senor Francos, (I hope I’ve spelt that right, my Spanish isn’t the best!) We have been looking at animals and writing sentences about them and combining this with learning our colours..

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Finally, our ‘Stars of the Week’ are…

  • Mrs Dunsdon: Marley for excellent work about Chinese New Year
  • Mr Corrigan: Jacob for making great progress with his new class rules and routines..


  • Mrs Lomax: Reece for being a good role model and helping others
  • Miss Louden: Olivia for following instructions and doing good listening
  • Miss Parkinson: Jayden for settling well into his new class
  • Mr Heap: Nicholas for settling into his new class and Thomas for making good choices
  • Mr Rawson: Daley for excellent effort in class


Well done, everyone!

I hope you all have a good half term. I am sure the children coming to Holiday Club will have lots of fun, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday 21st February,


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