Bridgewater Virtual Sports Day 2020

Congratulations to the Blue House who are the first ever winners of the Bridgewater Prep Virtual Sports Day. After two days of competition this week, of activities designed to do at home or in school, it resulted in a resounding win for the Blue House. EYFS children competed for points in the hurdles, book balance, speed bounce, sock putt and the sock and spoon race. Yes, that’s the sock putt and not a spelling error!

Meanwhile, Prep I-VI were set similar challenges as EYFS, but also included a 1km run, standing long and triple jumps, the tennis ball throw and the alternate hand ball toss. We are delighted that along with the 30 children who participated in the Sports Days in school, that another 92 of you joined in at home! The photos and videos you send us are amazing and you can see a selection below on the blog, but also on Twitter and the Bridgewater Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a fun and worthwhile event and we would like to wish you all a safe and wonderful summer. We hope to see you all in September, when we may also complete our more traditional Sports Day!

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Prep VI Moving On – Full Assembly 8.7.2020

We earlier gave you a sneak peak of the now traditional slide show that Prep VI watched this morning – here is the full assembly from this morning, overseen by Mr. Rooney.


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Moving On Assembly Picture Slide Show for Prep VI

This morning, Prep VI enjoyed their final assembly of the year – under slightly unusual circumstances, as it was all via Zoom.  Despite that, it was lovely to see everyone and, as is traditional, there were still a few tears as we shared our Moving On video.  We hope you enjoy it too!

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Prep Magazine – Summer Lockdown Edition

Even though the Prep Department has been in lockdown, there has been some fantastic work going on throughout all the classes.  We have tried to bring you a selection of that work here – we hope you enjoy it.

Click on the link to get this edition: Prep Magazine Lockdown edition Summer 2020

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EYFS Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 7th July

On Tuesday 7th July, EYFS children will be invited to participate in five challenges, to earn points for their house. A full set of instruction cards and demonstration videos can be found at the bottom of this post. Each challenge completed will earn a point for your house and there are opportunities to earn an E-Certificate to celebrate achievements.  Once again we would be delighted if you could send in results and any photographs/ videos to share with the Bridgewater community by email to We hope that you can encourage your child to join in with our Virtual Sports Day with the same commitment and enthusiasm of a normal Sports Day.


Bridgewater EYFS Virtual Sports Day 2020

EYFS Virtual Sports Day Score Table

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Friday assembly with Mr. Rooney 26.6.2020

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Oliver’s lockdown fundraising

Prep III’s Oliver has been using his time during lockdown to raise money for others less fortunate than him.  As Oliver says, “I have decided to use my daily exercise time during lockdown to help Shelter so that the people on the streets can be helped during this difficult time. Every time I do my exercise I will track how far I’ve done and update this page until I reach my target.”  Oliver walked, cycled and scooted over 52 miles over a five week period – quite some achievement!

Shelter works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. “We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all. Our work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone.”

On Friday, Oliver reached his target in miles – but smashed his fundraising target, raising a whopping £1700.  Well done Oliver for supporting this worthy cause!

Oliver’s fundraising page

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Friday assembly with Mr. Rooney 19.6.2020

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Mrs. White’s Cookery School – Dough Balls

For the dough balls

50g butter

175ml hot water

300g strong white bread flour

7g sachet dried yeast

1 tbsp caster sugar

oil, for the bowl and baking tray

For the garlic butter

100g butter

1 garlic clove, crushed

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Friday assembly with Mr. Rooney 12.6.2020

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