GWC Sept 2017

Lake

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

Dinosaur

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!

School Council

School Council

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

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

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

St Coleman's Schoolin 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

Mayflower Primary School

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.

Road Safety

Road Safety

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.

Welly Walk

Welly Walk

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

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

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

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

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

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

100% 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

At TCA

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.

Loving Laughing

Loving Laughing

Page created: 11 November 2016 by Steve Hales

‘Loving Laughing’

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/

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

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

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!

School Link Projects

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

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

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

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'

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

Author and Illustrator, Steve Smallman

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

Pupils building a tower

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!

Toy Museum

Toy Museum - Class 2

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!

Roman Day

Romans

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

100% Attendance 2014-2015

100% Attendance 2014-2015

Page created: 31 July 2015 by Janet Robinson

These 9 pupils all achieved 100% Attendance for the 2014-2015 School Year. Well Done!

Class 4 - Professional Golfers?

Class 4 Tri-Golf

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

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'

'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

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

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

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.

Computing

Cheeky Monkeys!

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

Pupils recreating Christmas truce football match

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

Visit to Wisbech Castle

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

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.

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