Languages and International Blog

Welcome to our Languages and International Blog. At Bridgewater, we have chosen Spanish as the language we teach, as it is widely spoken. This is taught to all children in years 3 to 6 by Mrs Hsu. We engage the children through playing games, singing songs and stories as well as developing their grasp of grammar and the written language. Please celebrate the children’s learning with us by commenting on the blog posts below. ¡Hasta luego!

We embrace international links and are working towards the ISA (International School Award). We have worked in partnership with Erasmus and many of the staff have enjoyed taking the opportunity to travel abroad to experience primary school practice in other countries. International links are interwoven throughout our curriculum. We hope you enjoy observing these on our blog.

Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Having been on a recent ERASMUS visit to Sweden, Mrs Wise and Mrs Beirne shared their knowledge of Forest School and outdoor learning with Bridgewater staff on our INSET day.  We had the opportunity to learn about the many benefits to children of taking learning outside and acquiring a range of skills. We participated in many activities including fire lighting, using tools including hammers, making knots and building shelters. At the swale, we did pond dipping and leaf printing.  We were able to see how we could use our amazing outside space when delivering our curriculum!

 

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Diwali

Once again, our school has been involved in the Diwali Parade in Northampton on 15th October.  Some of our Year 3 children participated in a workshop to create Diwali lanterns with artist Paul Smith from Festive Road. Their illuminated diva lamps looked beautiful in the procession and many families from Bridgewater came to watch!  Children also did some Rangoli art activities, Bollywood dancing and explored the story of Rama and Sita.  

 

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