The Great Fire of London 2019!

Year 2 have been very busy going back to 1666 and learning about The Great Fire of London. The children made their own Tudor houses using boxes, paper, paint and fabric and then we recreated what happened in the fire! We talked about how the materials we used may be affected by the fire and heat and the children all recorded their predictions. Here are some photos of the super afternoon we had. We will be busy writing down our findings this morning! Thank you to Mrs Applegate who helped us carry out a risk assessment and was our fire marshal! We were all very impressed with how sensible the children were doing this experiment.

Kings and Queens Day

Yesterday, we had a royal day learning about Kings and Queens.
Reception made royal cupcakes and watched/learnt about the royal wedding.
Year One learnt about Queen Victoria and made Victorian toys.
Year Two learnt about Henry VIII and Tudor times, and made a collage Tudor rose.
Thank you for all your support with costumes, everyone looked great!

A ‘Royal’ Dessert

Today our wonderful kitchen staff made some delicious cakes to celebrate tomorrow’s Royal Wedding! The children loved them!

Health Week

During 6th-10th November, we were lucky enough to have a wide variety of activities in Health Week.

Nursery and Reception really enjoyed imaginative dance with Katy Dunn. All children LOVED Zumba with Lisa Rowe – they (and the adults) really enjoyed joining in with all the moves. We had three new clubs that inspired us to have them for after school clubs too: Lisa Rowe is doing a dance after school club with some Year 2’s that ends with a show at OPEN in Norwich, Year 1 and Reception are really enjoying and improving their core muscles in Yoga and finally many Reception children are doing a 10 week Karate course where they finish with their own t-shirt.

The whole school were lucky enough to do some cooking with ‘Squashed Tomatoes’. They all took something home e.g. a bread roll or Arancini rice balls, veg dips or filled jacket potato skins.

We chose to use some of our sports premium money to fund our Health Week and to go towards the after school clubs.

Harvest Assembly

Thank you for all of your donations! See below for images from our Harvest Assembly and a certificate of appreciation from the Foodbank, including the total kg of your donations.

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Year One Owl Visit

We were lucky enough to be visited by the owls and a kestrel from Norfolk Wild Encounters. The children were able watch the owls swoop across the hall and even had the opportunity to hold an owl!


Sculthorpe Moor Visit

We had an amazing time visiting Sculthorpe Moor. We got to do so many lovely things such as make owl masks, see where owls live and dissect owl pellets to learn about what owls eat. We also got to search for mini beasts, pretend to be owls to find hiding mice and generally just enjoy the outdoors!