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RE at Fordbridge.


Year 1 

"We played a Jewish game called Hanukkah. It was so much fun!"


"We looked at the chalice and the cedar plate. It was special."


Year 2

"We have learnt about the prayer mat. Muslims face Mecca to pray.


"We like doing drama, we want to do more."


Year 3 

"RE is very calm."


"We drank squash and ate bread, to learn about the last supper."


Year 4

"We like talking with our partners to reflect on what we are learning."


Year 5 

"We like learning about different religions, it is interesting!"


"We watched a video and pretended to be the person in the video, it was fun."


Year 6

"We like using the laptops to research."


"We love presenting our information on a double page spread." 




Science Pupil Voice June 2021

Geography – December 2020


What is a geographer?

“When you learn about the continents and countries”

“Use our knowledge about different places”

“Find out about the world”


What’s working?

“I like geography because I want to be a geographer when I grow up and teach others about the world”

“I like using the VRs to visit different countries”

“I like writing in a style that I choose based on what I have learnt”

A number of children also expressed how they wanted more geography lessons than we currently have.

Next steps:

“I want to be able to research more information for ourselves”

“Use the VRs and geography books more”.

“More quizzes to test our knowledge based on that lesson”

Making sure we use the knowledge organisers throughout the topic and using the retrieval quizzes.


P.E Dec 2020


Year 1 child– “Miss Binning shows us underarm and overarm throws." 

Year 2 child – “P.E is fun because we get to run around and play games!" 

Year 3 child – “I am confident in P.E because I got star of the week for P.E before.”

Year 4 child – “To be a good sportsman you need to be a good team player, be fast and try your best." 

Year 5 child – “We learn skills at the start of the lesson and then we develop them to put them into a game." 

Year 6 child – “I wouldn’t change anything about P.E because it is fun, energetic and good for us.”



We love music because ...

'We love to learn new tunes'

'We know loads of musical words like open tone and bass tone, syllables, rhythm, pitch'


'We play loads of different instruments and the sound makes me smile.'


'I like drumming and music lessons are fun because we learn new things. I like how you can make new sounds.'


We'd like to see more ...

 'Instruments like pianos and violins'

'Singing around the school'

'Music in other lessons'


Next Steps at Fordbridge:

Music will be played in the corridors at the start and end of days.

Staff to play background music when appropriate.

Looking at the curriculum exposure of instruments.



Phase 1

We love computers, we enjoy playing games

We remember scanning people with the X-Ray in Nursery


Phase 2

It is very helpful for the modern day, I got confused at the start but wasn't confused by the end

Using the VRs made it seem like I was really there


Phase 3

Being on a computer is the main thing I like about school, Computing makes me feel relaxed

When we used the VRs you could see back in time


What is SMILE?

A time where we can express our feelings to someone and enjoy life.


It’s for when you’re upset or if your mood is off.


We learn about anti bullying and you should be nice to each other and listen to each other.


What do you do in your wellbeing/SMILE time?

Different activities like anti-bullying or go on the laptop, draw pictures


Sometimes we do colouring, we go outside or have music, the daily mile, just dance.


We draw, some play cards, some meditation, yoga.


How do you think it helps you?

Sometimes I get a bit stressed about work and smile time releases it and I get to spend time with my friends.


It helps people socialise and make new friends.


It helps make your emotions feels happier. We get to mess around with our friends and cheers us up.


Yes, it helps make your emotions feels happier. We get to mess around with our friends and cheers us up.