Writing showcase

It’s another winning week for Redbridge.  This week Jack D has had his writing nominated for the special 100wc showcase.  The prompt was the phrase ‘the water just kept gushing’ and Jack has created a dramatic piece around this in just 100 words.  You can read it here.  Don’t forget to comment on Jack’s writing once you have read it, we’d love to hear what you think.


Another winning writer

This term our focus in our writing has been to describe action and to use direct speech to move action forward in a story.  You can see from Kiki’s showcased 100word challenge writing that she has achieved this.  Well done, Kiki, it’s been a while since we last had a winner!


Boys in year 5 and 6 went to Wallop school and competed in a football tournament against 6 teams. Even though we were getting tired and wet we persevered all the way through t o the end and got fantastic results out of all 6 teams overall we came 3rd. Striker was Jack right wing was Lewis left wing was Rowan left back was James right back was Max goal keeper was Harley and substitutes was Evie and Jack. Overall we worked hard and had fun.


Talent Show

This week saw the annual ‘Stockbridge has Talent’.  We were represented by Beth and Kiki singing ‘For those about to rock again’, this was also the song of choice of Rowan, Ryan and Lewis.  Alex was great as a magician, sharing card tricks and attempting to cut off Sammy’s finger!  Well done to everyone for their great performances and especially to the girls who made it through to the finals.

Basket Ball success

This week five pupils from Redbridge class represented the school in the annual inter-schools basketball tournament.  Kiki, Lerryn, Rowan, Jack and Lewis played 6 matches in total, winning all but 2.  It was incredibly close and they lost on basket difference and came second overall.  Excellent teamwork from all five was evident along with determination and strategic thinking, well done!


This week we ended our Planet earth topic with a day out at Marwell Zoo.  Despite the rain we had a fascinating day and learnt loads about penguins, did you know that the Humbolt penguin lives on the southwest coast of South America and are one of the few birds to not have hollow bones.

For most of us the highlight was watching the antics of the macaques chasing each other and enjoying the brief spell when the rain stopped.

At the end of the day we had a thoughtful discussion on the purpose of zoos and the morality of keeping animals in captivity.  What do you think?

Award winning writers

The last two weeks has seen two more members of our class being selected for the 100 word challenge showcase.

faith’s super writing that was inspired by a picture of a group of stranded boats can be found here.

And Cara has been selected for the second time, her super writing can be read here.  She has to include the phrase ….the noise was so loud…..

Congratulations  to both girls.  Do take time to visit and leave them comments.

Performing at the O2!

Wow!!! The atmosphere was awesome, It was the best day of our lives. As we walked into the O2 we could feel the excitement of over 7000 children building; this was Young Voices 2017.

After an afternoon rehearsing the lights went down, everyone screamed and shouted and the concert began. We danced to Justin Timberlake, we danced with a funky groove, we danced all night!   During the evening, we enjoyed the amazing opportunity to sing along with a live band, musicians, professional singers and dancers. It was a mind blowing, once in a life time, experience.

Young Voices

Years 5 and 6 are really excited that our day in London to perform at the O2 is finally here.  After months of learning the songs and dance routines we performed a few of our favourites to the rest of the school on Friday afternoon.  I think everyone enjoyed ‘For Those About to Rock’ almost as much as we did! This week we will be performing all of the songs along with 6000 other pupils and our finale will be a short performance for parents next Friday.


A super writer

Many congratulations to Cara for winning the 100wc showcase this week.  What a great start to the new year!  We had to write a story using 100 words containing the phrase “….I looked in front and behind….”

The people who nominated Cara thought that her writing felt as though there could be a part 2 which would give the reader answers about the characters and events.   Take a look and see if you agree with them.  Don’t forget to leave Cara a message.