Posted in Messages from the 'Friends'

Dress down day – Friday 27 April

The Friends have organised a dress down/non uniform day for Friday 27 April.

This time we are asking for a cash donation (suggested amount of £1) to purchase some amazing prizes for the family bingo on Friday 18 May.

We are also looking for donations of cakes for tray bakes for the bingo night, please left us know if you are able to help with this.

Also, if you’re willing to help out at the bingo night, please let us know.

Thank you

Posted in Residentials, Year 3 Messages, Year 4 Messages

Horstead 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are now getting to the stage where we really need all the paperwork returned to school as we make the final preparations for our residential.

To meet the Horstead Centre’s requirements, we will be returning to some parents/carers their original forms for checking. Please ensure that you have deleted* where appropriate as per the attached example.

Just in case you have not had a kit list, a copy is also attached.

Posted in General, Trips, Year 4 Messages

Year 4: A Day with the Egyptians

Today, at Norwich Castle, we met Dr Derry, one of Howard Carter’s team of Egyptologists, who had been exploring Ancient Egypt and making fascinating discoveries.  The team had recently uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamen and were excited to share their knowledge with the world.  However, maybe not everyone felt that uncovering the treasured tombs of the dead was such a good idea…..

Year 4 were taken back in time so they could meet Ancient Egyptians!  They explored genuine artefacts and became amateur archaeologists.  The children enjoyed a fun activity which reinforced their knowledge of mummification. They also spent time in an imaginary village, dressed up and took part in a procession!  In addition this, everybody got the chance to be creative and make shiny Egyptian collars.

The children were constantly asked to think about whether ancient artefacts should be left in tombs with their rightful owners, or whether archaeologists should remove them for preservation and educational purposes.

I was proud of the children today, they really embraced the activities and behaved beautifully.  They certainly remembered a great deal of what I had taught them and were able to ask and answer a great many questions.   The Castle staff were brilliant and  ensured that our day was engaging, fun, memorable and educational – they succeeded in bringing the Ancient Egyptians to life.

Miss Harwin


Posted in Residentials, Year 3 Messages, Year 4 Messages

Y3/4 Horstead 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our residential is fast approaching – the children’s excitement is already building and we are finalising the administrative requirements. If you have not done so already, please ensure you have now paid in full and returned both the Horstead Medical Form and the School’s Consent Form.

The overall cost of the residential is £127. Cheques payable to Stibbard School Fund please.