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!


Singing Stars

We have had an amazing first term. Singing Stars is an after school club for Year 2 children. We learn songs, note values, rhythm and we also learn about a composer, usually relating to the theme we have chosen. The club is led by Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Walton and id held on a Monday after school for 45 minutes.

So far this term we have had a music day at Hellesdon High School where we learnt two carols led by Jo Betts and Joe Ringer (band’s leader). These were recorded onto CD and sold for charity. We have also performed our Harvest and Christmas songs to Palgrave House and sang two two carols at the Hellesdon Community Carol Concert: “Said the Cat to the Mouse”and “Silent Night” – one verse being in German.

This year is our smallest in numbers but biggest in enthusiasm! We look forward to returning in the new term to learn more exciting songs and things musical!


Library Visit

On Thursday 2nd November, Year 2 visited Hellesdon Library. The children talked lots about their favourite types of books and learnt how to find particular authors, fiction and non-fiction books within a library. The children were also able to borrow a library book of their choice! We hope this encourages a lot of our Year 2 children to continue to use the library and explore all of the fabulous books they have to offer!


Northern Ballet Workshop

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Northern Ballet workshop ready for our trip to see The Little Mermaid the day after. The children learnt basic ballet technique along with some moves from the show. They recapped the story and saw the characters and their costumes for the first time. Finally the children were able to create their own freeze frames and dances using all of the techniques they had learnt.

All of the children loved the ballet and talked lots about the costumes, music, set and story when returning to school.