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    NBH Pre-Prep Receives Award for Outstanding Practice in Philosophy for Children

    19th July 2018

    Just one academic year since adding Philosophy to the curriculum, North Bridge House Pre-Prep School has been awarded a Bronze Award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to the Philosophy for Children (P4C) pedagogy. Recently reviewed by SAPERE, the international educational charity that trains teachers in Philosophy for Children, North Bridge House teachers impressed with their ability to facilitate enquiry and develop caring and collaborative

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    Nursery and Pre-Prep Summer Fair Raises a Huge £14,000 for Charity

    12th July 2018

    It is not officially Summer until North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep schools host their annual Summer Fair, which every year, the Friends of NBH group make a truly wonderful community event. From face painting to fairground games, an art auction to cakes sales, the day is not only great fun but a great investment and this year alone, the fair raised over £14,000 for

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    Hampstead Summer Festival: North Bridge House Choir Children Wow Hometown Crowd

    5th July 2018

    On Sunday 1 July, North Bridge House Pre-Prep and Prep School choir children took to the stage of Hampstead Summer Festival, entertaining the crowd of hundreds that flocked to the eighth annual event. With over 100 stalls, a fun fair and street circus, North Bridge House children provided live music and entertainment for the bustling Heath Street. North Bridge House Prep students opened the festival

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    Year of the Girl: Spotlight Series

    15th June 2018

    Meet the champions of  NBH Year of the Girl: the celebration of female achievement across our five co-educational North Bridge House Schools. We are running a Spotlight Series on our NBH Year of the Girl champions - inspirational women from across our schools - to continue to forge positive visibility of girls at NBH; inspire pupils to think, act and be gender inclusive; and to support

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    Year of the Girl: Spotlight Series

    4th June 2018

    Meet the champions of  NBH Year of the Girl: the celebration of female achievement across our five co-educational North Bridge House Schools. We are running a Spotlight Series on our NBH Year of the Girl champions - inspirational women from across our schools - to continue to forge positive visibility of girls at NBH; inspire pupils to think, act and be gender inclusive; and to support

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    North London Pre-Prep Transforms School Playground into Petting Zoo

    31st May 2018

    For the last week in the lead up to half term, North Bridge House Pre-Prep School welcomed a mobile farm to its leafy Hampstead playground for Year 1 and 2 pupils to enjoy a whole day of outdoor learning. With everything from alpacas to a bearded dragon, the Key Stage 1 children got to touch and hold the animals whilst learning all about the science

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    NBH Development Day 2018: CPD the Cognita Way

    26th April 2018

    Staff inset, teacher training, baker day… Whatever the label, it has taken a long time for professional development to serve its purpose for career-driven teaching personnel. As the need for continuing professional development is now recognised for teachers and educational leaders and politicians look to create more opportunity for this, North Bridge House Schools honour the importance of CPD with their annual NBH Development Day.

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    Common Wealth Games Gold Medalist Inspires NBH Nursery Pupils

    20th April 2018

    This week North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils met Steve Frew, Scotland’s first Gymnastics Commonwealth gold medalist. He spoke to the children about what he most enjoyed about gymnastics and how he found something that he really enjoyed at a young age. Steve really engaged with the pupils, asking them questions about what they enjoy doing and who their role models were, and the

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    North Bridge House to Host Global Debate

    17th April 2018

    TES will also be hosting a live Twitter chat to discuss the points raised at the debate with Cognita Director of Education, Simon Camby on the following day, Friday 20th April, and you can join with the hashtag #keepteachers.

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    Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

    20th March 2018

    Single-sex schooling versus co-education: a sensitive and recurring debate, particularly in the independent sector where gender separation rises to 35% between the senior years 7 to 11*. Even with the general decline seen in single-sex fee-paying schools, those topping the academic league tables still tend to be segregated girls’ schools and boys’ schools – at least up until Sixth Form. The North Bridge House Schools

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    North Bridge House Schools Press for Progress this International Women's Day 2018

    9th March 2018

    This 2018, one hundred years since women won the vote and thus NBH Year of the Girl, International Women’s Day was bigger and better than ever at North Bridge House. From wearing purple to represent the campaign for gender equality, to paying tribute to the female role models in their lives, teachers and pupils across our five co-ed schools joined forces to celebrate female achievement

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    Beast from the East no match for Mary Poppins and her school’s World Book Day celebrations!

    7th March 2018

    Last week’s beastly weather may have disrupted World Book Day as schools across London and the UK were forced to close, but North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep did not let the snow put a dampener on their celebrations. The date did not matter to children at the high-achieving Hampstead schools, who revealed their 1st March costumes on the 6th instead, and continue to celebrate their

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    North Bridge House Names 2018 Its ‘Year of the Girl’

    6th March 2018

    With 2018 marking 100 years of votes for women, North Bridge House honours this centenary with a celebration of girls across its five vibrant co-educational North London campuses, naming 2018  'NBH Year of the Girl'. In line with International Women’s Day this week, the School has launched 'NBH Year of the Girl' with a specially designed badge and has committed to continue to do everything

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    Pre-Prep choir children perform for Age UK Camden fans

    22nd February 2018

    North Bridge House Pre-Prep children have become regular visitors to the local Age UK Camden day centre, Henderson Court, which provides social and specialist support for people over 60. Somewhere for older ladies and gentlemen to stay active, stay connected and enjoy various hobbies, or simply a place where they can go for a cup of tea and a chat, our 60-strong choir of Year 2 children

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    Year 1's Prep School Taster Morning

    26th January 2018

    At North Bridge House, we aim to prepare children for the future from the outset, setting them up for every next stage of their education through a rich and fully rounded curriculum. At NBH Pre-Prep, children are taught by an entire team of Key Stage 1 specialists who therefore share the same knowledge and expertise and are all committed to the same outcomes. We actively

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    Year 1 Parents & Pupils Experience the Benefits of a Prep School Education

    29th November 2017

    Introducing the future Prep generation On Monday 27th November, the Year 1 Pre-Prep children swapped their homely classrooms for a morning in the Prep School’s grand former convent. Arriving on the school bus, the children were met by our very welcoming Prep pupil concierges and Deputy Head, Mrs Job, before experiencing the immersive Prep School curriculum first-hand. Each class got to try two taster activities,

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    North Bridge House Pre-Prep Delighted with Inspection Outcome

    24th November 2017

    North Bridge House Pre-Prep is celebrating the result of its latest school inspection with a report which highlights that the school is Good with Outstanding Features. The inspection report for North Bridge House Pre-Prep found that pupils’ personal development is outstanding, their behaviour is excellent and their achievement in reading is exceptionally high. Head Teacher, Mrs McLelland, “in a very short period of time, has

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    Philosophy: the bright idea in primary education

    16th November 2017

    “Why are we here?” “Will the world ever end?” The sky’s the limit for young minds. Innocent and inexperienced, children have endless capacity to question the world around them, challenging parents, teachers and peers alike. There is no question too big for North Bridge House headteachers Christine McLelland and Brodie Bibby though, who channel children’s naturally inquisitive nature in philosophy lessons from Key Stage 1.

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    Expert Speaker Series Concludes with 'Parenting the Demanding Generation'

    23rd October 2017

    This week, child health education expert, Dr Aric Sigman returned to North Bridge House School to talk to parents and guests on ‘Parenting the Demanding Generation’. In the last of our Nursery and Pre-Prep series, “Worried about…”, which has explored issues known to cause real parent anxiety, Dr Sigman spoke about the need for boundaries in child development, assuring parents they can just say “no”.

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    NBH to Host High Profile TES Debate

    2nd October 2017

    On Thursday 5 October, North Bridge House is hosting the TES 2017 World Teachers’ Day debate in partnership with Cognita Schools. TES, the foremost education news; analysis and opinion site for educators worldwide, will broadcast “Teacher status and wellbeing – what global lessons can be learned?” live from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury via Facebook at 7.15pm.

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    Nursery & Pre-Prep Pupils Graduate with First Class NBH Honours

    17th July 2017

    Last week proved an extra special end of term for North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Schools’ Reception and Year 2 pupils, who reaped awards for their academic achievements in the schools’ first ever graduation ceremony. The occasion marked the end of an era for the two year groups of children, ranging from just four to seven years old, who will move to new school

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    NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep host specialist talks on child health and wellbeing

    5th July 2017

    Parenting, much like many things in life today, seems harder than ever and increasing numbers of parents feel daunted by the task – particularly if your child doesn’t sleep well, only seems happy in front of a screen, or picks up on the equally glorified and shamed body types in the media. It’s only natural for parents to worry but to ease the growing levels

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    Lord Robert Winston Conducts Live Human Experiment with NBH Pre-Prep Pupils

    3rd July 2017

    North Bridge House Pre-Preparatory School’s Year 1 and 2 pupils were excited and honoured to welcome Lord Robert Winston to their assembly today. Lord Winston, British professor, medical doctor, scientist and television presenter, spoke to pupils about everything from the human body’s ability to conduct electricity to its cells and DNA. To begin, Lord Winston performed a live human experiment with all of the Year

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    Introducing the Brand New Parent App

    15th June 2017

    Receive NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep communications at the touch of your phone We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new parent platform: the NBH app has landed and you can download it today! Designed to keep parents up-to-date with their child's class activity, from topics of study to what's for lunch, the new Nursery and Pre-Prep app is fun, informative and easy to

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    Parent feedback programme at North Bridge House School wins award for innovation and excellence

    8th June 2017

    A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at North Bridge House School, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. This is the second year that this programme has been commended, with the ongoing feedback received from parents directly inputting into the continuous improvement in schools such as North Bridge House. The judges applauded Cognita’s use of

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    NBH Nursery & Pre-Prep Host Expert Parenting Talks

    28th April 2017

    North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep parents should book their priority tickets via preprep@northbridgehouse.com. A limited number of tickets are also available - free of charge - to external parents and members of the community: book here.

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    NBH Leadership Update

    24th April 2017

    We are very pleased to announce some forthcoming changes to leadership within the North Bridge House Group from September 2017. North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead Mrs Georgina Masefield will be leaving North Bridge House Senior School at the end of the summer term 2017. Georgina will be moving to lead one of the all-age schools which is part of the Cognita family: Akeley Wood Junior and

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    The real value in teacher training: Education experts lead CPD at NBH

    21st April 2017

    For more videos and content from the day, visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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    Pre-Prep Parent Workshops

    31st March 2017

    In the same way that parents of children in the Nursery School can attend workshops on the Early Years strategies our teachers use in class, pick up tips to continue learning at home North Bridge House Nursery School  Miss Mashford, maths lead at NBH Pre-Prep (supported by Mr Russell, Miss [...]

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    New Starter Parent & Toddler Groups

    30th March 2017

    The New Starter Parent and Toddler Group takes place from 9:45-10:45am at North Bridge House Nursery School, 33 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London, NW3 5JY. Due to popular demand, we are increasing the bi-weekly sessions to every Monday from the start of the Summer Term 2017. Please see dates above.   Bring your tot to make towers and build new friendships.   Book Now Email: nursery@northbridgehouse.com Phone: 020

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    Nursery Spring Chickens

    30th March 2017

    Spring Assembly In the run up to Easter, our Pre-Reception children swapped class life as the Bears and the Robins to become chirpy spring chickens. The first of their seasonal celebrations saw the children perform a concert for their parents – the theme being Spring. The children had been learning and practising their favourite spring songs for a few weeks and were very excited come

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    Half Term in Outer Space

    28th February 2017

    This half term, our Nursery and Pre-Prep Holiday Club goers had astronomical amounts of fun exploring the theme of ‘space’. The theme lent itself to all manner of arts and crafts which saw our children painting star-spangled landscapes, constructing telescopes, designing their own planets and making aliens to populate them – [...]

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    New Library Dream Scheme

    1st February 2017

    Phase One: Refurb Since phase one of the Pre-Prep library development was completed over Christmas, many glossy books have christened the shelves together with our new reading scheme (pictured above). The library is already home to a huge range of material by some well-known children’s authors, including everything from play scripts and poetry to classic tales [...]

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    Science and Sandwiches: the Otters' Sensory Experience

    26th January 2017

    They may be the youngest year group in the school but the Nursery children get out and about just as much as their elder Pre-Reception and Reception peers. This week, the Otters swapped their Nursery classroom for the Garden at the the Science Museum and loved the outing from beginning to end. [...]

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    Cognita Learning Post

    15th December 2016

    Foreword Welcome to the latest edition of the Cognita Learning Post, the very first global edition. The decision to welcome Asia and Latin America colleagues into our audience is timely; less than six weeks ago the Heads and Education teams from across our family of schools came together for the [...]

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    Nursery School Workshops: Maths and Number

    14th October 2016

    Make sums fun for your little one An insight into our classroom delivery, each of North Bridge House Nursery School's Pre-Reception workshops are designed to be fun and interactive for both parent and child. Our first Maths session explored some of the key areas in which children develop their understanding of [...]

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    Nursery School Workshops: A Parent's Guide to Inspire Early Years Learning at Home

    12th October 2016

    Understand and Enhance Your Child's Learning Journey The lessons children learn in their primary years of education are fundamental preparation for the journey ahead and prime opportunity to instil a positive attitude towards learning. At North Bridge House Nursery School we strive to motivate and challenge pupils from their very [...]

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    Outstanding Nursery School Now Offers Flexi Sessions

    30th September 2016

    New for the 2016/17 academic year, North Bridge House Nursery School's part time sessions offer parents flexible provision for children aged 3-4 years old. Our flexi sessions are designed around the varying parent preference and pupil need at Pre-Reception: a year group outside of statutory school age in which parents may have more time to spend [...]

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    Nursery & Pre-Prep Summer Fayre 2016: Art Unveiled for Auction

    3rd June 2016

    Above: A snapshot of some of our children's art for auction. Join Us! Whatever the weather at this year's Summer Fayre and art auction, the Nursery and Pre-Prep children have painted canvases that will light up everyone's day. On Saturday 25th June, we invite family and friends to join us for our much loved annual bonanza [...]

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    Mini Beast Explorers Visit the NHM Gardens

    9th May 2016

    As Spring melts into Summer and the sun teases - coming and going to glare through the window whilst we’re hard at work - the Zebras seized a bright day to take their learning outside and reawaken their senses. In the magical surroundings of the Natural History Museum’s wildlife garden, [...]

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    New Nursery library: the children's tale

    22nd April 2016

    To continue to enrich the imaginations of our avid readers at the Nursery, we have invested in a brand new treasure trove of exciting books. We have transformed our library into a beautiful new learning environment, which reflects our children’s love of reading and will ensure we continue to foster [...]

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    Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff

    14th April 2016

    For any school to inspire its pupils, it must first inspire staff. Often dubbed as extended holiday for teachers, and dreaded by teachers themselves who fear more paperwork and unrealistic targets, training days are, in fact, an opportunity to enthuse and motivate educators. As we embark on the Summer term [...]

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    Pupils Share Learning Journals with Proud Parents

    21st March 2016

    At the end (or almost) of another successful term, parents of North Bridge House Nursery pupils were invited into school to review their sons’ and daughters’ progress. This term however, teachers had put together an extra special update on each child’s development, portraying the last six months of their educational [...]

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    A wonderful week of workshops

    18th March 2016

    With glimpses of Spring awakening nature's most productive time of year, our Pre-Preparatory pupils have had a very creative week of their own. From kitchen to poetry workshops, Year 2 pupils have had plenty of food for thought this week, resulting in some very fruitful learning. To develop their Science studies on Health and Growth, pupils thoroughly [...]

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    Nursery Bears Dig the Science Museum Garden

    8th March 2016

    At North Bridge House, we introduce children to trips and visits from the very beginning of their education, opening their eyes to a whole world of learning opportunities whilst they are most curious and receptive. For the Bears, one of our Nursery classes, their second school trip of the year [...]

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    Charity Quiz Night for Camden Spear Trust

    15th February 2016

    Across London, young adult unemployment is at its highest since figures first started being collected in 1993 and is still rising, with over one million young people out of work. In Camden, there are currently 28,654 households without an adult in employment, and of those households, just over 1,300 also have [...]

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    Real Life Learning for Real Life Success

    5th February 2016

    At North Bridge House Nursery School, we apply our rich, hands-on curriculum to real life society, so that pupils benefit from a contextual learning experience from the very start of their education. Classroom activities are centred around everyday situations, providing clarity for our young learners and aiding their understanding of more [...]

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    Mrs McLelland continues as Head at Nursery and Pre-Prep

    14th December 2015

    North Bridge House is delighted to announce that previous Interim, Mrs Christine McLelland has been appointed as Head Teacher of the Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools with immediate effect. “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to continue to work with this great community of staff, parents and pupils, and fulfil our vision for [...]

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    Charities ‘quids-in’ thanks to North Bridge House fundraisers

    18th November 2015

    North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils and Head Teacher, Mrs McLelland, proudly presented cheques for £5,813.92 to both The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust and Spread a Smile charities, thanks to the sterling efforts of their fundraisers. Parents, pupils and staff at North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools raised [...]

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    Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November

    11th November 2015

    Every year we remember the soldiers that fought for us in the First World War, and honour the hour upon which the Armistice was signed and they were finally relieved of battle. Here are our top 11 facts about the Armistice: The Armistice was an agreement to end fighting signed [...]

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    Welcoming the New Nursery & Pre-Prep Head in September

    12th October 2015

    North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Schools are delighted to announce the appointment of new Interim Head Teacher, Mrs Christine McLelland, who will lead the school for the first two terms of the new academic year. It was with great regret for everyone at the Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools that we recently [...]

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    Nursery & Pre-Prep Art Auction 2015

    11th October 2015

    After a great deal of preparation went into our highly anticipated Nursery & Pre-Prep Summer Fair, we are delighted to reveal our pupils' amazing artwork, created especially for the Art Auction. Each class contributed a beautifully decorated canvas, all of which brought about some excited bidding! The children did a [...]

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    Africa Week in the Pre-Prep

    10th October 2015

    At North Bridge House, Africa Week is always a fantastic, cross-curricular celebration of culture and life, and last week the Pre-Prep concluded their African experience in style. African Drumming has become a regular activity at the Pre-Prep, providing a great opportunity for the children to explore rhythm and beat whilst immersing [...]

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    North Bridge House's Paper Production Plant

    1st February 2015

    Last week the Hawks class, otherwise known as 1Jo, turned their classroom into a paper production plant to continue their investigation into paper as part of the Science unit on Materials. A very helpful group of class parents joined the Hawks to help make new paper from recycled paper. With [...]

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    French Day 2014

    20th June 2014

    Enjoyable and educational, French Day is an eagerly anticipated annual event at the Junior School. Every year the school is transformed into a French village and the children in Years 1 and 2 have the opportunity to experience French language and society in a very realistic setting. Today, students looked [...]

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    Year 2's Young Composers

    31st January 2014

    In the Autumn term, Year 2 got to know some famous classical composers. We listened to pieces by Dvorak, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Grieg, and talked about the similarities and differences between them. This term, we have built on our knowledge and spent the last few weeks becoming young composers [...]

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