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Bridge Schools Advent calendar

Posted: 30/11/21
Adrian Massey

Bridge Schools 2021 Advent calendar

We're very excited to bring you the Bridge Schools Trust Advent Calendar this December. Click the picture or this link to see a new daily surprise from around the Trust Schools and Central Team. 

 We hope you enjoy the lovely work the children have done for the calendar. 

 Best wishes, Adrian Massey - Chief Executive 

 VIEWING NOTES: The Advent calendar is optimally viewed in full screen on a high resolution monitor (desktop or laptop) and by expanding any video to full window size by using the 'in window' controls, where you can also adjust the sound. If you don't see the view to the left (or similar - each box will only be revealed as each day arrives) then use your browser menu under 'View' to 'Zoom-Out'. Use the 'Back' box in the bottom right corner to navigate back to the main screen when you have clicked in to view each days content. The Advent will work on a mobile device but you may experience a slightly different view. If you spot any bugs please email John Wareham


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Friday 3 December

Posted: 03/12/21
Caroline Lucock

Welcome to the end of another exciting week. Year Five have had a fantastic week swimming and have progressed well in the pool. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are ready to welcome families to their show after some intensive but heart-warming rehearsals; they performed to KS2 this morning and were fabulous. You are in for a real treat.  I have seen some lovely work in KS2 this week too – do remember to have a look at the class blogs on the website for further details.  Nursery are also busy practising for their Christmas Concert next Friday; I can’t wait! I am nearly there with the words; just a few songs to go.  

Shining Stars this week were for Home Learning. We celebrated in our classes this week due to the Nativity performance but once again we had some extremely deserving winners – well done to all today! Staff Shining Stars will be given out on Monday and I for one am very excited to see the staff faces this week. 

We have seen lots of entries in for the Christmas raffle and Christmas Cards are flowing in nicely. Please remember that all cards need to be in the school postbox by Friday 10th so that they can be sorted by Father Christmas’ elves (or, the Pupil Leadership Team, as we call them) on Monday 13th December.

FOWPA have also been very hard at work continuing to get our Sensory Garden ready for use in the Spring. They are a very hardy bunch (I would expect nothing less from them, to be fair), as the weather when they have been in has not been kind at all! 

You will have noticed that it is rather windy and rainy at the moment, which does mean that there are more vehicles coming into school. As there is a one-way system in place which relies on clear roads and one path for all foot fall to walk into school on, please do not park on any yellow lines or on any corners of the road leading out of school. Yellow lines do not just mean that parking is prohibited, they mean that parking is dangerous, so please do not do it.  Thank you very much for your help with this and a big thank you to the vast majority of family members who drive so very carefully when near the school gates. 

We have LOTS coming up next week. Please see our Christmas Newsletter for all of the details, but in brief, we have: 

Tuesday 7 December at 0930: KS1 and Reception Nativity Performance – Ticket Holders only 
Wednesday 8 December at 0850: KS2 leave for their Cinema Trip to watch Croods 2
Wednesday 8 December at 0930: KS1 and Reception Nativity Performance – Ticket Holders only 
Wednesday 8 December at 1700: KS1 and Reception Nativity Performance – Ticket Holders only
Thursday 9 December: KS2 (Party Clothes) Christmas Lunch (no hot lunch for EYFS and KS1)
Friday 10 December: Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Fun Run (we got this…) 
Friday 10 December at 1045: Little Nursery Christmas Performance
Friday 10 December at 1315: Big Nursery Christmas Performance
Friday 10 December: last day for Christmas Cards to be in the postbox

Crikey. Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a big week. 

As per the email sent to parents in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 yesterday, we are SO pleased to be able to celebrate our Christmas Performances with families this year. In order for these to go ahead, however, we have asked for those with tickets to please wear a mask when they are watching the performances, and also show proof of a negative LFD test on arrival at school (or at the church if you are attending a Carols in the Church). This proof can be via an NHS text or email, or by showing us an actual test with a C line. We are also recommending that you wear warm clothes and bring a coat as we will need to open all possible doors and windows during the performances. 

All that said, we cannot wait to see you and are very excited!   

As an aside: Reception have 3 straw bales available if anyone would like them – they are free to collect. They have made an excellent stable and we have had the best fun with them!

A message from the FOWPA Team to finish: 

Just one a week to go before our biggest ever Christmas raffle draw on Friday 10th December! This year we have increased the cash prizes to £250, £150 and £75. We have also have just received yet another raffle prize in today - a Dry Robe from Ann's Cottage! See attached full list of prizes which also include: one night's stay at Chelsea House in Falmouth; a £50 Voucher from the Molesworth Inn; a Bird of Prey Sanctuary Family Ticket; a Woodies Pizza Voucher for 4 Pizzas and over 35 more amazing prizes! 
Please make sure that you return your sold raffle tickets to the school office so FOWPA can get folding!
Please also RETURN ALL UNUSED BOOKS as FOWPA can then sell these others to raise even more funds for the children.
It looks to be another blustery weekend so please take good care, enjoy the Fireworks tonight and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Kindest regards
Ms Whitlock


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