Chess Mates meet the bishop!

We simply LOVE these photos – the children are learning, engaged, having fun and developing ALL sorts of thinking skills!  Well done chess mates!


This week we learned about the bishop.

  • A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.
  • Each player begins the game with two bishops.
  • One starts between the king’s knight and the king, the other between the queen’s knight and the queen.
  • The starting squares are c1 and f1 for White’s bishops, and c8 and f8 for Black’s bishops.
  • One bishop is always on white squares, the other is always on black squares.
  • Bishops can move only diagonally in a forwards and backwards fashion and in any number of spaces.
  • They can’t jump over pieces.
  • They can capture, but diagonally too.