Teddy Bears' Picnic
Page created: 08 February 2018 by Ronnie Clarke
In Class 1 we enjoyed making Teddy cookies, jam and honey sandwiches for the picnic. In the afternoon parents joined us to look at our work and share a story whilst enjoying sandwiches and cookies followed by squash.
Page created: 05 February 2018 by Naomi Fitzpatrick
On Friday 2nd February we had great fun raising funds for the NSPCC by taking part in their annual ‘Number Day’. Staff and pupils were encouraged to ‘dress up for digits’ and throughout the day the children took part in special maths activities. The day ended by Class 4 running a ‘Ratio Refectory’ for the children and their parents to attend. It was hugely successful and I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who took part and supported our fundraising day.
Number Day in Class 1
Page created: 02 February 2018 by Ronnie Clarke
As part of Number Day in Class 1 we have been painting Chinese Numbers. We have followed a recipe and measured ingredients to make cupcakes. We are making Chinese Lanterns and learning that they are a cylinder shape. We are also making different lengths of Chinese dragons and writing about Chinese New Year.
Guide Dog in School
Page created: 19 January 2018 by Sophie Foston
Children and staff were delighted to be joined by David Butterworth and his guide dog, Oona – a German Shepherd. David explained how guide dogs were trained and their jobs as well as sharing some of his experiences with Oona. Children were fascinated to see how well Oona responded to commands and enjoyed watching how she assisted David and fulfilled her guide dog duties. We were even lucky enough to have the opportunity to give Oona some attention – she certainly enjoyed all of the fuss!
Children's Author in School
Page created: 17 January 2018 by Sophie Foston
Today we were joined by author, Sarah Hindmarsh, who has written several children’s books including The squirrel who travelled the world. Sarah led an assembly where all pupils were able to quiz her about her writing experiences and journey to being an author. She then worked with each class leading workshops on character development and creative writing.
Page created: 01 December 2017 by Sophie Foston
Class 3 and 4 were transported back to ancient Greece partaking in a range of exciting activities to immerse themselves into Grecian lifestyle. This included tasting Mediterranean foods, dramatizing stories of the Gods and performing the most famous Greek dance routine, the Zorba.
Maths Week: Class 4
Page created: 15 December 2017 by Naomi Fitzpatrick
During Maths week, Class 4 challenged themselves to: learn their seven times tables using a variety of strategies; solve tricky ‘Maths Talk’ questions; and create some rather complicated Christmas tree decorations. It was super to see so many parents on the Wednesday so that the children could share all they had been learning.
Maths Week: Class 2
Page created: 19 December 2017 by Jo Evans
Class 2 had fun sharing lots of different Maths activities with their parents. They played Maths games, weighed play dough and investigated Russian Dolls. Shape activities included making a Cone Santa and seeing if it was possible to make a teddy using only circles. An Estimation zone was popular, with parents and children guessing how many snowflakes were in a jar and estimating then measuring scarves.
Maths Week: Class 1
Page created: 14 December 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Class 1 shared their Maths learning with parents in an Open Session during Maths Week. It was Christmas themed and gave lots of ideas for Maths at home too!
Christmas Party Afternoon
Page created: 18 December 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
On Christmas Party afternoon we had lots of fun decorating biscuits. There were some brilliant designs such as Christmas trees and a person wearing headphones.
Decorating the tree at St Mark's
Page created: 12 December 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Class 1 and Class 2 enjoyed making decorations for the tree at St Mark’s Church. We went to help decorate the tree, sing songs and enjoyed a treat of fruit and biscuits. A super afternoon for all.
Christmas Decorations for St Mark's
Page created: 04 December 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Class 1 and Class 2 have been busy making Christmas decorations for St Mark’s church; ready for when we decorate it on 6th December.
Phonics Open Sessions
Page created: 24 November 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Reception and Year 1 shared Phonics Open Sessions with their parents. The children showed the grown ups how to say the sounds and had fun doing lots of phonic activities.
Page created: 20 November 2017 by Lily-May & Poppy HT
Every Friday, we take part in Reading Buddies. This is when Class 4 read with a ‘buddy’ in Class 2 (and some of Class 1). It is a lot of fun and helps them to learn challenging words. We spend about 20 minutes which is a sensible amount of time to learn to read.
Children in Need: Class 1
Page created: 17 November 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
We have been learning about why we have Children in Need and had a quacking time dressing up as ducks. We wrote about how we helped. In class we made some bunting, did careful colouring and Maths by counting spots on the cakes. A fun day for a great reason.
Crowded Room Art Project - Class 4
Page created: 15 November 2017 by Class 4
Friday 10th November
LO: I can write a recount
This morning, was no ordinary morning. Why? Because today, at Friday Bridge, two VIPs visited our school, (we knew they were VIPs because they had access to the staff room!)
These minor celebrities -who had been on the local news – were attending our school as part of their abstract art project. Since we had no idea this was going to take place, Class 4 excitedly yet gingerly entered the hall. Here, is where it all happened.
Firstly, we were seated, on mats, in front of a huge green and blue painting. It was like nothing I’d seen before. If I’m being completely honest, I thought it was just a bunch of wiggly lines – nothing that impressive!
Before I had chance to analyse the painting further, Tim Mann (the project’s lead artist) introduced himself. He also introduced his sidekick Brandon. He asked us to consider ‘What makes us human?’ After a short discussion, we agreed it was our ability to feel empathy.
Unexpectedly, Tim then pulled Grace out of the crowd to participate in the project. She had to stand in front of the chalk pastel drawing (not a painting!) whilst Tim swiftly drew round her. Bizarrely, she had to shout her name as loud as she could to represent how important she is. Not long after that, we all had a go.
For the rest of the session, we discussed the meaning of the drawing and what it symbolised. We also completed a mini art project.
Overall we had a fantastic morning and can’t wait to see the final piece exhibited in the Wisbech Museum.
Crowded Room Art Project
Page created: 15 November 2017 by Class Teachers
Class 1 enjoyed being part of the Crowded Room Project. Standing and being chalked around and having to shout out their name as loudly as possible was great! They drew around their hands and passed the drawing around the circle. Class 1 had a super time, thank you Tim Mann and Brandon.
Class 2 also took part in the art project run by Tim Mann. As a celebration of the wide community in Wisbech Tim drew around each child to add to a large portrait. His ambition was to celebrate each individual in Wisbech and their place within their richly diverse town. FBPS was the last place he visited and after all classes had participated, he had topped 10,000 participants. The children also drew around their hands, passing papers around so every child had a piece of paper showing their whole class.
With Class 3, Tim drew their outline on the board. As each child stood in front of the board they said their name as loudly, or as softly, as they wished. Next, sitting in a circle, they drew around their hand on a sheet of paper before passing on the picture to someone else and receiving one from their neighbour. Eventually their original picture returned to them, with the outline of everyone else added to theirs. Tim said we were the last class to take part, we counted up to and beyond the 10,000 people mark – Class 3 were very excited by this.
See separate news item from Class 4.
Hobby Horse Gymkhana - Class 2
Page created: 15 November 2017 by Jo Evans
As an introduction to a Topic all about Toys the children in Class 2 were invited to participate in a Hobby Horse Gymkhana. Hard hats were worn and rules carefully explained. The horses were very well behaved, jumping over small jumps and many children achieved a clear round! Everyone had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed it. A huge thank you to Hayley for organising and running the event.
Bird Exhibition - Class 2
Page created: 15 November 2017 by Jo Evans
Just before half term Class 2 held a bird exhibition to share all the learning that had taken place over the previous weeks. They showed parents the model birds they had made and explained all about them. Topic books and English books were shared and it was lovely to see so many parents attending.
The New Adventures of Pinocchio
Page created: 06 November 2017 by Charlotte (Year 6 Pupil)
On Monday 30th October 2017 the majority of Class 4, and some of Class 3, had the pleasure of attending a performance at the Thomas Clarkson Academy (TCA). M&M Productions performed Pinocchio, which took place in the theatre of TCA. It was a fantastic way to begin a new half term.
Even though it was a small cast, it was as excellent as it would have been if they had one person per character. They story was about Jeppetto wishing for his wooden puppet to become his one and only child. The Blue Fairy bought Pinocchio to life and fulfilled Jeppetto’s dreams.
My favourite part was when Silly Simon was leaning against Pinocchio then, all of a sudden; they got stuck in a scream loop. Also, Miss Fitzpatrick got pulled up to the front to dance. I would watch it again because it was very funny. We also sang along to songs such as Happy, Uptown Funk, Power and Shout Out to my Ex!
Overall, we had a great morning. M&M Productions do amazing performances not only for children but also for adults – I would definitely recommend them!
GWC Sept 2017
Page created: 25 September 2017 by Tony Pallett
Twenty four children and three adults attended Grafham Water Centre this year and a fantastic time was had by all. Both children and adults thoroughly enjoyed their visit and all arrived home on the Friday completely exhausted. We took part in the usual range of water activities and this year completed the 10km cycle ride around the lake. Mr Pallett, Mrs Riley and Mrs Davis were very proud of the effort, achievement and effort of all the children involved.
Class 1 Autumn Term A 2017
Page created: 18 October 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Class 1 have been learning about dinosaurs this half-term. We have been on a Dinosaur Hunt through a forest and mud (school field) and found a T-Rex. In our outdoor area, we have enjoyed a dinosaur dig; there were very large bones that we discovered and talked about. Investigating the ice dinosaur eggs helped us learn about melting of ice and how it returned to water.
In English, we have created our own information books after learning lots of facts about different dinosaurs such as a T-Rex being a carnivore and a Brontosaurus being a herbivore. We have also listened to lots of dinosaur stories and poems and created our own.
This half-term we also visited the local church as part of Harvest Festival and sang songs. We decorated the font and windowsills with things we had made too.
A busy half-term. Phew!
Page created: 15 September 2017 by Sophie Foston
We are pleased to announce that our School Council Representatives have been elected. This year pupils will be represented by : Jacob Lowe, Charlotte Towler & Poppie Stratton from Year 6, Alfie Davis from Year 5, Sam Forth & Connor Watson from Year 4, Chloe Wales from Year 3, Jack Lakey from Year 2 and Oscar Crawford & Peggy-Jean Moore from Year 1. Mr Pallett will be working with our democratically elected School Councillors to support them in representing pupil voice and moving the school forward. Exciting times lie ahead!
Fire Engine Visit
Page created: 02 August 2017 by Ronnie Clarke
Class 1 enjoyed a visit from the Fire Service on Thursday 20th July. They learnt about the equipment on a Fire Engine and how it is used. The firefighters explained about the different clothes that are worn to fires and to rescue people from the water. It was fantastic!
International School Award
Page created: 06 July 2017 by Steve Hales
Friday Bridge Primary School are delighted to be awarded the British Council’s International School Award (Intermediate Level). All classes have been involved in establishing links locally, nationally and internationally. Class 2 have linked with Downside Primary School in Luton. Class 3 have continued their involvement with the ‘Along the A47’ project and Mayflower Primary School, Leicester, and Marshland St James Primary School. Class 4 developed their ‘European Newsroom’ project with schools in Finland and Italy, for which they received an eTwinning Quality Label. Class 4 also linked with St Coleman’s School, Kanturk, near Cork in Southern Ireland, through the ‘100 Word Challenge’.
Finally, the whole school were involved in the eTwinning project, ‘Loving Laughing’ which involved 22 European schools. FBPS is anticipating developing more international projects in the 2017-2018 school year.
Mr Hales visits St Coleman's School in Kanturk, Eire
Page created: 19 June 2017 by Steve Hales
Class 4 have been linked with Mrs Boyce’s Class through the 100WC. They have written items and commented on each other’s work. There have been improvements for everyone. Mr Hales visited the Irish school recently. He took a post from each child in Class 4, who are looking forward to replies! Mrs Boyce’s Class compiled a book of 100WC writing for the Class 4 library.
Class 3 welcomed children from Mayflower PS
Page created: 19 June 2017 by Steve Hales
Class 3 welcomed their friends from Class 3CR at Mayflower Primary School, Leicester. They had time playing together, as well as visits to St Mark’s Church and the local fruit farm. There will be a return visit when the children will share the adventure stories they have been writing.
Page created: 05 June 2017 by Steve Hales
Mind that Lorry!
All classes learned about improving their Road Safety, when they worked with Mick and Paul from GIST Transport, who deliver for Marks and Spencer and Starbucks. The children learnt about being safe when lorries pass them on the pavement, about being visible to the driver and crossing the road safely. The children had an opportunity to climb in the driver’s cabin.
Page created: 20 March 2017 by Steve Hales
Class 2 were putting their best welly forward this week, when they held their Welly Walk for the Farm Africa charity. They have been thinking about Drought and Famine in the world. They found that Farm Africa helps families in Africa help themselves by improving their skills in growing crops and having access to water. Unfortunately, the Welly Walk took place in the school hall because of the wet and windy weather, but £40 was raised for Farm Africa.
Class 4’s Pizza Party
Page created: 06 March 2017 by Steve Hales
After ten lessons of learning some simple Italian, Letaya came up with the idea that Class 4 should hold a Pizza Party. So all the children made their own mini pizzas using muffins and ingredients like passata, peppers, sweet corn, chorizo and mozzarella cheese. They also made Italian flags and completed Italian quizzes. Buon appetito!
Class 2 English
Page created: 14 February 2017 by Steven Hales
Again within the theme of ‘Clothes’, a number of stories have been read including ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. This has led to extensions of the story with the children creating ‘Wanted’ posters when the Emperor went missing and writing postcards from the Emperor to the Palace saying where he was hiding. The children have used stick puppets to create their own stories.
Class 2 Dance
Page created: 14 February 2017 by Steven Hales
Friday afternoons have been a perfect end to the week for Classes 1 and 2, as they have taken part in energetic and creative Dance lessons with Kate. Many of the lessons in Class 2 in Spring A have been within the theme of ‘Clothes’ and Dance has been no exception. English and Dance have been combined with the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’.
Bayleigh and her Fairground roundabout
Page created: 14 February 2017 by Steven Hales
Bayleigh was really excited about Class 3’s project about Fairgrounds, as she worked with her Dad to make her own roundabout. She spent two days at the weekend building the structure and then painting it in colours of the rainbow! Well done Bayleigh and Dad!
More Postcards for Class 3
Page created: 14 February 2017 by Steven Hales
Class 3 were delighted to receive more postcards from their friends at Mayflower Primary School in Leicester. The cards gave lots of information about Leicester, including Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, the National Space Centre and King Richard III. Class 3 will be writing postcards about Wisbech after February half term.
Attendance Autumn Term 2016
Page created: 06 January 2017 by Janet Robinson
Our overall attendance for the Autumn Term was over 96%! Thirty two of our pupils achieved 100% attendance. Well done!
‘Loving Laughing’ eTwinning Project
Page created: 21 November 2016 by Steve Hales
Having held Key Stage 2 auditions, Charlie, Ollie, Grace and Saskia were chosen to perform their jokes in a film being made by the staff and 6th Formers of the Media Department at the Thomas Clarkson Academy. The children designed their own costumes matched to their joke. When completed, the film will be loaded on the eTwinning ‘Loving Laughing’ website along with 20 other European schools.
Page created: 11 November 2016 by Steve Hales
Here are the 4 winners of our Loving Laughing project – Grace, Charlie, Ollie and Saskia.
The project is part of eTwinning and is encouraging children to share their favourite joke. There are over 20 schools from across Europe taking part.
At FBPS, 30 KS2 children performed their best jokes in front of four ‘celebrity’ judges.
The winners will now work with 6th Form students at Thomas Clarkson Academy to make a film, which will be posted on the ‘Loving Laughing’ website.
The winning jokes can be found on the school blog under Class 4 2016-17 http://fbpsclass4.edublogs.org/class-4-2015-16/
Page created: 02 November 2016 by Steve Hales
Class 2 were very pleased to receive their notes from Penguin Class at Downside Primary School, Luton. In reply, the children have learnt about Diwali and sent ‘Happy Diwali’ cards to their friends.
100 Word Challenge
Page created: 17 October 2016 by Steve Hales
Children and staff were delighted to welcome Julia Skinner, founder of the 100 Word Challenge, to work with Key Stage 2 classes. 100WC is global initiative to encourage children to write for an audience and hopefully receive feedback. Julia worked with Class 4 on the 100 Word Challenge and with Class 3 on the Five Sentence Challenge. Julia also led a workshop for staff from Friday Bridge, Kinderley and Thomas Clarkson Academy.
Links: https://100wc.net/ https://fivesc.net/
Celebrating similarities and differences!
Page created: 29 September 2016 by Steve Hales
Plans are well advanced for our five school link projects. Class 2 are linking with Emperor Class (Y3) at Downside Primary School, Luton. Class 3 are working on the third year of their ‘Along the A47’ project with Mayflower Primary School, Leicester, and Marshland St James Primary School. Class 4 are starting a new eTwinning project called ‘European Newsroom’ with schools in Finland and Italy. Our Y6 Writers’ Club are using 100 Word Challenge to link globally, but with specific links with primary schools in Cork, Eire, and Dunedin, New Zealand. Finally, we hope to be part of the eTwinning project ‘Loving Laughing 2016/17’ with over 20 eTwinning schools and beyond, led by Mayflower Primary School.
The main purposes are to celebrate the similarities and differences between our communities and to provide a context for digital literacy, particularly skills in English and Computing.
First Day at TCA
Page created: 07 September 2016 by Janet Robinson
Some of our former pupils, all set for their first day at the Thomas Clarkson Academy.
Carnival of Sports
Page created: 28 June 2016 by Toby Rideout
On Tuesday 30th June 2016 we hosted our ‘Carnival of Sports’ in the morning. Everybody had a fantastic time watching and taking part in a variety of sporting challenges, finished off with some superb track events!
Visitors from Leicester
Page created: 17 June 2016 by Steve Hales
Class 3 were delighted to welcome their visitors from Class 3JSC at Mayflower Primary School. The exchange visit came at the end of their ‘eTwinning’ project ‘Along the A47’. The children met their partners, as well as visiting St Mark’s Church and the fruit farm down Maltmas Drove. The return visit to Leicester takes place very soon.
Class 2 at 'The Ugly Bug Ball'
Page created: 12 May 2016 by Steve Hales
Would you like to attend the Ugly Bug Ball? Inspired by the song by Burl Ives, Class 2 have been writing in all kinds of ways – an invitation, an adventure story, a menu, some costumes and some games. At the Ball itself, there was dancing, singing, music-making and cheerleading.
Author in school
Page created: 28 January 2016 by Steve Hales
We were delighted to welcome Steve Smallman, an author and illustrator, who actually was born in Wisbech. Steve has written and illustrated many books which our children really enjoy. Steve visited each of our 4 classes, reading some of his stories and illustrating characters from the children’s ideas. Steve Smallman is Class 2’s Author of the Month and they have been enjoying reading books like ‘The Monkey with the Bright Blue Bottom’ and ‘Poo in the Zoo’.
3D Designers' Challenge
Page created: 18 January 2016 by Steve Hales
KS2 were set the challenge to build the tallest tower using newspaper, straws and tape. Various designs were attempted – some were more successful than others! The winners’ tower was taller than the tallest Year 6 boy!
Page created: 01 December 2015 by Steve Hales
Class 2 set up a Toy Museum as part of their History topic. They wrote letters to family and friends and brought into school many different toys of all shapes and sizes from teddy bears to a pram. They wrote labels for each exhibit. One of the children was Museum Curator. They made tickets and badges for the visitors. All other classes came to visit the Toy Museum. Some of the children talked about their toys. All the children enjoyed their learning!
Page created: 09 October 2015 by Steve Hales
Classes 3 and 4 took part in a Roman Day, led by the facilitators from ‘History Off The Page’ supported by teachers and teaching assistants. Everyone made an excellent effort to be dressed like a Roman – from soldiers to goddesses to senators! See the full report and more photos under Parents>School Documents>Roman Day
Class 4 - Professional Golfers?
Page created: 29 June 2015 by Steve Hales
Class 4 have started some Tri-Golf lessons in preparation for the FBPS Tri-Golf Championships at the end of term. The lessons are being taught by Mr Hales, who has played golf for over 50 years and is now a member at Fakenham Golf Club, ably supported by Charlie P, who is a golf club member with his Dad.
WSP Careers Convention
Page created: 25 June 2015 by Steve Hales
Year 6 were delighted to attend the 2015 Careers Convention, organised by the Wisbech Schools’ Partnership. The children toured the many stands and took part in different activities. They talked about the world of work and expressed interest in many jobs including a midwife, a professional rugby player, a stand-up comedian and joining the Royal Navy.
'KS2 do like to be beside the sea'
Page created: 08 June 2015 by Steve Hales
Children from Class 3 and 4 visited Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Hall as stimulus for their North Norfolk topic. With the weather proving better than the forecast, the children walked from Wells Quay to the beach, looking at the high tide, the boats, the birds and the beach huts. It was then off to Holkham, where after a massive clap of thunder, lunch was eaten on the coach. The day finished with time on the adventure playground and a walk around the grounds to absorb the breathtaking views and the stunning architecture of the magnificent Holkham Hall.
Class 2: iPads
Page created: 22 May 2015 by Steve Hales
Class 2 have been using the iPads and the App, ‘Scratch Jr’ as a stimulus for writing their adventure stories. If you would like to discover how well they have written, have a look at the school blog and the Class 2 page http://fbpsclass4.edublogs.org/2014-15-class-2/
Along the A47
Page created: 30 September 2015 by Steve Hales
Class 3 have completed a successful national eTwinning project with their ‘Along the A47’, having been linked with Year 3 classes at Mayflower Primary School, Leicester, and Supernova Class at Marshland St James CE Primary School.
The project culminated with exchange visits. Class 3 delighted in paying a return visit to Leicester, where they met with their friends, visited the local faith school, took part in an art activity and celebrated winning an eTwinning Quality Award.
Class 2 and Australia
Page created: 14 April 2015 by Steve Hales
Class 2 have been sending letters and postcards to Lois and Marcy Graham at Wallsend South Public School in New South Wales, Australia. Lois and Marcy are Mr Hales’ nieces. Every child has a penpal and they have been asking questions about the different life styles.
Page created: 23 March 2015 by Steve Hales
All classes are enjoying the new Computing National Curriculum. These boys have encouraged a new member of the school community to join their Coding lesson! The children are learning enthusiastically about Computer Science, Programming, Digital Literacy and E-Safety.
Football Remembers at FBPS
Page created: 08 December 2014 by Steve Hales
At the end of their World War I topic, Classes 3 and 4 remembered the 1914 Christmas truce with the football match which took place in no-man’s land.
World War One Day
Page created: 03 November 2014 by Steve Hales
Both Class 3 and Class 4 continued to learn more about World War One with their visit to Wisbech Castle. They experienced many activities like Marching, Signalling using semaphore, First Aid, Washing bandages, WW1 Toys and Making poppies. The day finished with a minute’s silence at the War Memorial.
Class 2 and their Magical Glasses
Page created: 17 October 2014 by Steve Hales
As part of their topic work about ‘The Senses’, Class 2 have been creating their Magical Glasses. They were inspired by looking at photos of Dame Edna, as she was reading the story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ that the class had been listening to. The ‘Magical Glasses’ were made in all kinds of shapes and sizes, BUT will they create some magic. Have a look at some of the stories on Class 2’s blog.