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White Bridge Primary School

White Bridge

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Week Beginning 11th March 2024

This week, in maths we have continued to practise our measuring skills by measuring in grams (g) and killograms, (Kg) millilitres (ml) and litres. (L) The children are learning to read scales counting in twos, fives, and tens. They used measuring jugs and their water bottles to do some practical measuring.

In English we have continued to use the story book How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens as our stimulus for writing. This week we are writing a newspaper atricle celebrating the brave lion who saved the town from burgulars! The children have been enthusiastic writers, using all their skills to include excellent adjectives and noun phrases.

In Science we have experimented with sound to see if sound can be heard through material. We made our own phones using paper cups and string. We worked with a partner to see if we could hear each other through the string! We certainly had fun!

In History we have continued to learn about nursing through the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

As always, thank you so much for your support, particularly with the reading homework.


Week Beginning 4th March 2024

This week we have really enjoyed celebrating books. All of the children looked amazing on Thursday when they dressed up as their favourite book character. A huge thank you to all of the adults that facilitated this and spent time creating or supporting the children to make their costumes. In class, we have been reading 'How to Hide a Lion'. By Helen Stephens. We even got to see Helen on a live webinar where she read us her new book 'Smelly Peggy' and answered questions. We even got to draw along with her whilst she drew Peggy! 

In maths, we have been learning about mass. We have added grams, kilograms and solved lots of different problems. 

We have also made rainbows using prisms, learn how to 'take a ball for a walk' and learn about the fantastic Florence Nightingale. 

As always, a huge thank you to all of the parents that have read 4 or more times at home this week. It really does make a huge different to the children's reading. 


Week Beginning Monday 26th February 

We hope you have had a good and relaxing half term break. The children have been working really hard since their return, we have continued to learn about animals as part of our English focusing ou information writing. We asked questions about the animals and then used the computer suite to research answers to our questions on google. We found facts about sharks, sea turtles and crabs!

The children used this research to writie about their chosen animal.

In maths we have been learning how to measure in centimetres and metres and to solve problems involving measures.

In science we conducted an experiment to see how germs are transmitted. We touched bread with unwashed hands and have left it in a ziplocked sealed bag to see what will happen.

Our science experiment links well with our History topic on nurses. Over the next few weeks we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and how she transformed hospitals and we will be comparing Florence with Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell

As always thank you for all the reading work you are doing at home. It makes a real difference to the children's reading progress at school.


Week Beginning 12th February 2024

This week we have celebrated Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) and Valentine's Day!

In English, we have been looking at some skills to help us write an information report. We have used commas in a list, specific adjectives for noun phrases and looked at how information is related to a subheading. 

In Maths, we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 or 5. Everyone tried really hard and we have been really impressed. If you get the chance, then Times Tables Rock Stars is a really good app to help them with their times tables- their logins are at the front of their diaries. 

In a few week's time, the unit of Time is coming up- please could you spend some time looking at analogue clocks and using them to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes- including quarter past, half past and quarter to. 

In our other lessons we have been making and evaluating our vehicles, comparing cities, testing our reflexes, learning about the orchestra and connecting rolls to make a gymnastics sequence. 

Thank you to all of the children and their parents for all their work this half term. We hope you all have a wonderful break and we'll see you back at school on Monday 26th February!


Week Beginning 5th February 2024

This week has been Mental Health Week. We began the week with a whole school assembly. We had the opportunity to visit other classes and to take part in practical activities to aid our mental health. We did dressing up and singing as well as colouring and mindfullness. On Tuesday we talked and wrote about the things that made us happy.

On Wednesday we got to go on a 'walk and talk' walk around the school grounds. We chose a partner from a different class, to walk with and we chatted as we walked. It was very relaxing.

We were very fortunate to be able to have PE with a visiting P.E. teacher expert, who taught us some gymnastics skillsand helped us improve our existing skills.

We have continued to practise multiplication and division in maths using the 2,5,10 and 3 times table

In English we are beginning a topic exploring the features of a non fiction text.

Week Beginning 29th January 2024

This week we have been looking at our topic of Multiplication and division, in Maths. We have looked at equal groups and how to make them as well as using practical activities to share and group different amounts. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be learning about the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables (and division facts) so, if you can, please practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. 

In English, we have finished off our fiction topic using Ravi's Roar and Tilda Tries Again. We have put together all of the skills we have learnt over the last few week and written our own stories. 

We have also enjoyed: painting our egg boxes for out vehicles; adding text and images into a Google Doc; learning about different types of exercise to keep our bodies healthy; and looking at the physical difference between Edinburg and Cape Town.

Finally, a huge thank you to all of the parents that continue to read 4 times a week with their children, even if they have now moved on to chapter books.



Week Beginning 15th January 2024

The children have continued to work hard this week. They have continued to learn the value of money in maths, counting and adding different amounts in coins and notes. They have also been finding ways of making the same amount. For example, how many ways can you make a pound? Can you make a pound using the fewest number of coins?

We have continued to use the Ravi's Roar to support our English work. We have been writing the story 'in the First Person' pretending to be Ravi. For Example: My name is Ravi and I am the smallest person in my family...

The children have had fun designing a vehicle for their DT project. Thank you for bringing in egg boxes and other recycled materials they will be really useful.

Thank you for all your help and support at home, particularly with the reading, this really has a positive impact on the children's learning

Week Beginning 8th January 2024


We have really enjoyed the start of this term and have quickly bounced back into our usual routines. 

In English, we have been reading the story of Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival. We have ordered the events and retold the story in different ways. We have also looked at feelings vocabulary, especially for anger, and discussed how even though the words are similar, they are not the same e.g furious has a different meaning to cross. We made an emotions chart for Ravi and looked at how his emotions changed throughout the story. 

In maths, we have finished our shape unit and are now on to learning about money. We looked at all of the different British notes and coins. We also added pounds and pence. Please can you have look at any coins you have at home and have a go at naming them and adding them together. Soon, we will be moving on to finding change.

In science, we looked at the food pyramid and how to eat healthily. We learnt some traditional british songs in music and we have learnt about different ways to travel in PE. In D&T, we have started out vehicles project. 


Thank you to all of the parents and carers that have continued to read regularly with their children, it makes a huge difference to their ability and confidence.