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Eisteddfod Fun!


Bridgegate have had a fabulous week full of exciting experiences.

We kick started the week representing our houses during Sports Day. Bridgegate should be very proud of their efforts because they all contributed to the success of their team.  Well done to Owls, the overall winners, and to everyone who took part, supported and helped to organise another spectacular day.

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Bridgegate were extremely excited to join hundreds of other children at Llangollen’s International Musical Eisteddfod. The children embraced the cultural trip and expressed their creativity through music, art, dance and drama. The children experienced a range of activities such as stilt walking, face painting and band practise; some children even got the chance to hold an owl –amazing.

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This week the children have been working hard to apply all of their maths strategies to solve word problems. Using the R.U.C.S.A.C method, the children read the word problem, underlined the key information, chose the correct operation, solved the problem before writing their answer and checking their work- super mathematicians.


The following games are a great way to exercise your child’s new skills. In addition, presenting your child with word problems orally and encouraging them to solve them mentally is great consolidation. 

Word Problems 1

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In science, Bridgegate have been investigating different ways to stay healthy. The children have learned about the food groups displayed on the Eatwell Plate, and sorted food accordingly. As the week progressed the children implemented their knowledge of food groups to design a healthy meal. For dessert, a few children replaced sugary snacks with fruit kebabs and therefore we thought it would be a lovely idea to make them for our Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Bridgegate, Newgate and their teddies got together on Friday afternoon to celebrate a successful year and have a lovely afternoon sharing jokes, stories and healthy food.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year One Team

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