Monthly Archives: March 2012

End of Term

Well done everyone. Two thirds of the way through the year.

Congratulations to Rowan who won a Citizenship award.

Class role models this term are Alfie S and Isabelle, who led the Class Dojo behaviour chart. They were closely followed by Bea and Hollie. Totals go back to zero again next term, so see if you can get your name on the leader board next time.

Well done to everyone who took part in the end of term concert on Wednesday: Phoebe, Grace, Zachary, Rowan, Isabelle, Molly, Angus, Alice and Alfie S.

Well done to Callum who came 9th over all in the whole school and was the first Year 5 pupil home in the Sport Relief Fun run last week. He also raised over £250 in sponsorship. Well done to Sammy who won the Fancy Dress prize for best dressed participant – the Force was obviously with him last week.




‘Food’ by Finlay

Finlay’s been writing some poetry at home. Here’s what he brought in today:


It tastes so good!

You can put egg paste on it to make it look good!


It keeps you alive!

So you can eat lemon and chive!


You can cook meat like a steak!

And that is good to bake!


It’s so good

BUT it makes you fat so you don’t look like a bat !

Dacorum Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival

Bridgewater fielded two teams in the Dacorum Year 5/6 Tag Rugby festival that took place at Hemel Hempstead RFC on Wednesday 28th March.

The ‘Blues’ ran six tries past Gaddesdon Row, with Alex C.  going over 4 times; William and Callum also got on the score board. There was a close match against St Cuthbert Mayne School, which they won 4 tries to 2 (William and Nicholas scored for us). Thomas Coram’s experienced Year 6s beat us 4 tries to one, with Alex J. scoring a consolation try.   Another close match pitted us against Hoblett Manor Junior which we went down fighting in a real end to end battle. Bridgewater 2s bowed out of the competition and St Cuthbert Mayne progressed to the semi-finals.

The ‘Reds’ were drawn in a difficult Pool with South Hill 1sts, St Pauls 1sts and Chaulden Junior. They defeated the defending champions from South Hill with tries from Oscar, Thomas F. and Thomas R. We then beat Chaulden Hill before coming up against a very fast and well organised St Pauls team for a place in the semi-final.  The Reds were a good match for them, but eventually squeezed out Bridgewater before going on to win the tournament trophy.

Bridgewater Reds also played a friendly fixture against Thomas Coram using seven tag turnover rules. Thomas Coram ran out winners 3 tries to 1 with Oscar Dale scoring our try.

A huge thank you to Mr Huhn and Mrs Evans for helping manage the Red team at the tournament, plus a number of parents who came down to support their children.

With 18 of the 20 players still in Year 5 and playing against teams with older players, Bridgewater is in a good place to mount a title challenge next year using the experience we have gained.

Unfortunately we didn't win this trophy: Bridgewater Tag Rugby Club with the Aviva Premiership Trophy won by Saracens last season.

Georgia and Alfie’s Highwayman verse

We took Georgia and Alfie’s verse that we wrote yesterday and put it under the microscope of group writing. Here’s what the class came up with:


The Highwayman calmly strolls through the door

While the redcoats are drinking on the upper floor.

The Highwayman’s hoping he won’t be found

He unties Bess

His true love Bess

Two devoted shadows skulk out safe and sound.

Penny and Luca’s Highwayman verse

This morning we imagined a different ending for Alfred Noyes’ poem ‘The Highwayman’ and quickly recorded our ideas on whiteboards:

And off his black horse he stepped

To the old inn door he crept

And who should be waiting here?

But King George’s men

King George’s Men

Drinking the landlord’s beer.

Writing inspired by ‘The Highwayman’ by Grace

My name is Bess and I work for my father at the Three Lambs behind the bar. It only me and my father because my mother died of child birth. Sometimes its a bit lonely without mother because when I was born I remember her sweet hugs even though everyone never remembers being born. I do miss her so.

Anyway, one day I was sitting by the window when I heard someone whistling a tune. So I opened the window to see who it was. I was in the middle of plaiting my hair. It was a highwayman! It was love at first sight. He had silky black hair and a French cocked hat. So he said to me, “One kiss my bonny sweetheart, I’m after a prize tonight, but I shall be back with yellow gold before the morning light, yet if they press me sharply and harry me through the day, then look for me by moonlight, watch for me by moonlight, I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.” Those words were so beautiful. I shall remember them forever.

The Creation by Molly

An ICT presentation is today’s update, courtesy of Molly:

the creation