Welcome to Our School
The Dartford Bridge School opened 9th September 2009 (09.09.09!). On that day we began with thirty-nine children, three teachers, three teaching assistants, a nursery nurse and admin staff. Seven years later and we now have 332 children across all year groups, a nursery of 48 children and many more teachers and teaching assistants. And we continue to grow.
‘Asking, Aspiring, Achieving’.
Our school motto describes our commitment to an active, inspiring and engaging learning environment on which all learning is planned and delivered. Children are encouraged to become independent learners, problem solvers, good communicators and a team player. Encouraging children to ask questions and being given the tools to find out supports the active learning we promote. In our most recent OFSTED inspection (March 2014) we were given judgements of good in all areas of inspection with safety of children being outstanding. We are located on The Bridge Learning and Community Campus, sharing our site with other Kent Agencies. We see ourselves as part of the local community and we strive to make local and international links to support both learning and citizenship at our school.
Nursery Autumn Party
Today we had a wonderful Autumn party where all the children, and the adults, came in to Nursery in fancy dress. Parents were welcomed in to join in with various activities related to our Autumn topic, such as: pumpkin making, sandwiches and gave the children a chance to share their learning journeys with their grown ups. Thanks to all the parents that supported this
To celebrate harvest, the Year 5 Morpurgo class created new lyrics and choreography for one of their favourite songs. ‘Get Back Up Again’ soon became ‘Grow Back Up Again’, as each group designed a verse for the song, based on harvest. Oumou and Mufaro took on the challenge of designing the chorus choreography and created an energetic, well thought out combination of moves. This
Mr Fox’s Woodland Party
Year 1 had an exciting Monday afternoon at Mr Fox’s woodland party. Before the party started, we prepared a trail of colourful pebbles to help our parents and carers find us. Mr Fox then left us his own trail of clues to help us find where he was hiding! The children also made their own woodland creatures using conkers and matchsticks, read some woodland-themed