The Geography curriculum in Steiner-Waldorf schools begins close to home, seeing familiar places from a different viewpoint. We take walks around the local area, across the fields and along the canal, making maps based on our experiences. Later, our view expands across the UK, into Europe and eventually setting off across the rest of the world.

Class 5/6 have been exploring Europe in their Geography main lesson this term. With 21 nationalities currently represented in the school community the children have heard about life in a number of countries, with each child choosing a country to study in more depth for a personal project. While they worked on their projects and presentations, a 'feast' day was held, with every child bringing in a traditional dish from the country of their studies - there was rugbraud from Iceland, krakuski from Poland, huevos moles from the Canary Islands, Spanish omelette, Italian pizza, Norwegian buttercream biscuits, Danish herring, liquorice and cheese from the Netherlands, Greek salad, Russian borscht and blinis, Swedish chocolate bullar, Romanian sweet salami, and Czech trdelnik. It was a very enjoyable way to get the flavour of Europe!


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There was spooky feel to the weather yesterday here at Alder Bridge School.

The wind dropped and the sky went orange and red, as Sahara sands altered the spectrum of light in the sky, resulting in a haze of brown, orange and red light. As the sun turned a shade of orange, all was still and it felt a little as if there was going to be a solar eclipse.

The children made the most of the experience as they cleared leaves from the school grounds, playing hide and seek in the leaves.

It was a magical day - in a spooky kind of way!

Autumn scene

Michaelmas time, Michaelmas time!
Time is turning under the plough,
Under the stars, under the signs,
The ploughman toils with deep furrowed brow.
He turns his thoughts against the cold,
Buries his fears 'neath the Earth's deep mould.
Frost, like fire, burns white on the blade,
Of his iron share that red fire made.

Michaelmas Display

Michaelmas marks the crossover of the seasons, where Summer fades and Autumn weaves a cloak of leaves and mist over the earth. The evenings start to draw in, there is a nip in the air, and we work to bring in the harvest which will feed us through the long, cold Winter.

The children celebrated Michaelmas last week by performing feats of courage in the woodland. A feast followed - warming soup made by Class 3/4 from vegetables they had grown and harvested, accompanied by dragon bread made by Class 1/2, and washed down with apple juice pressed by Class 5/6.   

Apple Pressing 2017


Michaelmas Wire 1   Michaelmas Wire 2

Michaelmas Cave

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Second Kindergarten (3-6 year olds) opening on 6th September 2017

The Summer holidays are in full swing - but are you ready for September? If you are gearing up for returning to work, have you considered a place in our Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten for your child?

We already have one Kindergarten (sun room) which is over - subscribed and as a consequence, we are opeing a second Kindergarten (moon room) on September 6th 2017.

Set in a semi-rural location in West Berkshire, Alder Bridge School could be your answer.

See our website for more information here.

We look forward to hearing from you on 01189714471


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The June 2017 Alder Bridge SIS Inspection was sucessful and our school was rated as good, with aspects of outstanding.

The Newbury Weekly News reported on the inspection and this was published on 27th July 2017.

Open the link below to read the full report:

For more information about Alder Bridge School, see our website at

Alternatively, call us on 0119 971 4471


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