Author Archives: Mrs Huggins

The Bridge That George Built

Look who came into school! Ann Marie-Anderson!

Talented illustrator Ann-Marie Anderson, from the MFC Foundation, came in and talked to Key Stage 1 about how she illustrated the fabulous story The Bridge That George Built. She shared her expertise with the children, answered our questions about the process of illustrating and then gave us some top drawing tips that the children can use. The children were listening carefully and asking interesting questions and were a credit to Newham Bridge School. We look forward to seeing Ann-Marie again soon.

Year 5 Minibeast Hotels

In Year 5, we have been doing lots of work on our BEAST CREATOR topic, including researching the features of the 6 main groups of minibeasts, using classification keys and producing some excellent writing based on the topic and covering a range of genres.

To help with our research and to entice minibeasts into our school garden, we have designed and made a range of bug hotels using reclaimed and natural materials.

Our aim is to attract, shelter and observe minibeasts in their natural habitat. Mrs Hewitt-Best, who came to view the hotels, was impressed by our creativity and knowledge of minibeasts and their habitats.

Can you spot our bug hotels in the garden?

Beast Creator

To launch our new topic ‘BEAST CREATOR,’ the Year 5 children went pond dipping and minibeast hunting at Guisborough Forest. Neil, the ranger, talked to us about adaptation and helped us to identify some of the minibeasts we found. We used an identification sheet while we were pond dipping and were fascinated by the different minibeasts we found! We were lucky to see a pill woodlouse too, as Neil told us they were rare to find! Everyone enjoyed the day, even Jeff the Year 5 mascot!

Year 5 Air Raid Shelters

The Year 5 children enjoyed DT last half term as they designed and made Anderson air raid shelters. Through our topic work on World War Two, we learned about how civilians prepared for war and used air raid shelters to protect themselves during air raids.

Mrs Barker and Mr Grierson came to choose their favourites and the winners were Jessica, Joe and Ryan! Well done everyone!

Year 5 Art Club

The Year 5 Art Club have enjoyed producing a range of art work this last half term. We have shared some on the Year 5 classroom window, so come and take a look! We hope you enjoy looking at it as much as we enjoyed doing it!

Year 5 visit Eden Camp

On March 18th, the Year 5 children visited the WW2 prisoner of war camp, Eden Camp. All children took part in lots of activities and enjoyed finding out more information about our topic on WW2. During the day, we explored all the huts and the interactive sections, watched a puppet show, sang WW2 songs, played on the large fort and bought wonderful souvenirs from the shop. You can see how much we enjoyed it from our photos!