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Y3 and Y4 production of Zoom!

This week the Year 3 and 4 children have worked their socks off preparing for the productions of ZOOM. They have gone from strength to strength and are (very nearly) ready for the dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon.

Costumes- Thank you to everyone who has brought their costumes into school already. Please could all remaining costumes be sent in to school on Monday morning. It would be extremely helpful if costumes could be named and brought to school in a named carrier bag. Do let a member of staff know if you need any help with any part of the costumes.

Performances- There will be two performances on Wednesday 18th July. If you haven’t already booked your tickets, please send your ticket requests into school on Monday. Tickets are free. Please bring your tickets with you when you come to watch the performances.

Afternoon performance- the afternoon performance will start at 1:30 and will be finished before the end of the school day at 3pm.

Evening performance- For the evening performance, children need to be back in school by 6pm. Please could you bring them into school through the front entrance. If you are staying for the performance, you will be able to take your seats at this time. If you are not staying for the performance, the children will be ready to collect at 7:30 from their usual classrooms.

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

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Moving up Day with Y4

Y4 have been a super group today. We looked at a piece of writing called ‘Night Terrors in Cairo’ which they read in pairs and then we discussed characters, plot, the writer’s choice of language and their opinions of the text. The class were agog when they discovered it was written by a 12 year old. They then write the conclusion to the story as it had ended with the curator disappearing into a curtain of darkness….

After lunch, in threes, they had to make a tall and freestanding structure out of 20 pieces of spaghetti, a marshmallow and a metre of both string and masking tape. Their cooperation was good and 7 put of the 9 groups were able to get them to stand freely. Future engineers in the making.

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Y2 Trip to Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

What a busy day!

Last week as a class we read Oliver Twist and discussed life as a Victorian orphan living in the workhouse. Today we looked round Gressenhall Workhouse and we did a Through the Keyhole trail looking at various places in the museum. The children had to answer questions which gave a code when the 4 digits were placed in order of size. The code unlocked a padlock to a treasure chest containing an object. It was wonderful to see the children engaging with the task.

A trip to the farm involved meeting animals and doing a stamper trail along the Riverside walk. After lunch it was time to let off steam in the woodland adventure playground.

The children were a pleasure to take out today and I wish to thank the parents who gave up a day to come and help us on the trip.

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Year 6 explore Norwich

It is always sad to see half the year 6 children leaving for their high school transition ahead of the other half, so we try to do some fun activities with the children left behind.

We have had a lovely day in Norwich looking around. We walked through The Close at Norwich Cathedral down to the River Wensum, watched people canoeing, we came across a family of swans who weren’t the slightest bit worried about us watching them. We kept seeing the Hares placed around Norwich and enjoyed finding out about them all. We ventured to Tiger to spend pocket money before heading to The Forum to peer into Radio Norfolk broadcasting their show! We had a cheery wave from the broadcaster.

Finally we went on a mystery tour through the narrow lanes looking at different buildings. We ended up in St Benedicts, Mrs Budgett spotted a hare in the hairdressers that both she and Mrs Cooke visit, we waved to Josh, the owner of Atelier who then came out and invited us into the salon to look more closely at the hare. It was a welcome sit down for the children who then got talking with a Josh, before we knew it he was helping the boys restyle their hair! No cutting was involved but they did enjoy the pampering!

We ended the day in McDonalds near the airport, it was great to hear excellent manners from the children when ordering their meals.

Thank you Mrs Cooke for expertly driving the minibus for us and to Mr Cooke for accompanying us on our day out.