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Half Term in Outer Space

February 28, 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 – complete with turbo-charged space ships […]


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New Library Dream Scheme

February 1, 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 and fascinating non-fiction. Phase Two: […]


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Science and Sandwiches: the Otters’ Sensory Experience

January 26, 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. The children had lots of […]


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Cognita Learning Post

December 15, 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 very first time at our […]


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Nursery School Workshops: Maths and Number

October 14, 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 number, using game-based activities to detract […]


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

October 12, 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 first days with us, bringing […]


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Outstanding Nursery School Now Offers Flexi Sessions

September 30, 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 with their little ones, who […]


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

June 3, 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 and help us raise cash […]


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Mini Beast Explorers Visit the NHM Gardens

May 9, 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, our Reception class became mini […]


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New Nursery library: the children’s tale

April 22, 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 creative minds. Reading is hugely […]


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Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff

April 14, 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 – an important term for […]


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Pupils Share Learning Journals with Proud Parents

March 21, 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 journey in a learning journal. […]


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A wonderful week of workshops

March 18, 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 enjoyed taking part in food […]


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Nursery Bears Dig the Science Museum Garden

March 8, 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 was an educational experience from […]


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Charity Quiz Night for Camden Spear Trust

February 15, 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 dependent children. As these children […]


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Real Life Learning for Real Life Success

February 5, 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 advanced concepts as they progress […]


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Mrs McLelland continues as Head at Nursery and Pre-Prep

December 14, 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 the school,” Mrs McLelland commented. […]


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

November 18, 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 a whopping £11,627.84 for these […]


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Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November

November 11, 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 by representatives of France, Great […]


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Welcoming the New Nursery & Pre-Prep Head in September

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 had to say goodbye to […]


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Nursery & Pre-Prep Art Auction 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 fantastic job and we hope […]


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Africa Week in the Pre-Prep

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 themselves in the physical, emotional […]


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North Bridge House’s Paper Production Plant

February 1, 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 adults to assist, the children […]


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French Day 2014

June 20, 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 the part as they embraced […]


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Year 2’s Young Composers

January 31, 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 ourselves! We began by practising […]


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