Posted in General, Trips, Year 4 Messages

A day out in West Stow

Today Year 4 visited the Anglo Saxon village at West Stow! The weather stayed dry and the children were great!

We enjoyed exploring the village, which has been constructed on the sight of an actual Anglo Saxon settlement! The posts of each house have been placed exactly onto the remains of original post holes! Each house has been constructed differently to test out ideas about how the Anglo Saxons lived! We had a talk in the ‘Great Hall’, met an Anglo Saxon villager who was making candles and even got taught some ancient English!
We had a lovely lunch and then got the chance to explore the museum and have a final talk where we got to look at artefacts (including jewellery, a brooch, an animal’s jaw and some actual Anglo Saxon poo)!!

The day was very much about how historians gather evidence, what the evidence tells us and why it is important to test out ideas about how people in the past once lived!
It was very fun, interesting and educational day!!

Posted in Trips, Year 5 Messages, Year 6 Messages

A day learning about our coast

Year 5 and 6 from Stibbard and North Elmham have had a great day today visiting Cromer and Overstrand. Whilst there they learnt about the important work that the RNLI does to keep us safe at sea. They took part in a drama showing the bravery of Henry Blogg and they learnt about the erosion taking place along our coastline.

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Posted in Collective Worship, Trips, Year 6 Messages

Year 6 at Norwich Cathedral. 

What a fabulous day we have had at Norwich Cathedral today. The Cathedral has been running a whole week of activities for the children of Norfolk about different people found in the bible and the messages they bring to us. Some children experienced dance, others had a musical experience, arts and crafts, relaxation… the day ended with a special service which involved the children and the many volunteers who had run the week. 

Year 6 were totally amazing, they were engaged enthusiastically in the activities and were working alongside children from other schools in their groups. They were well behaved, polite and responsible.   Every time  I caught the eye of one of them they beamed and said how much fun they were having. Thank you Year 6 for making me exceptionally proud, big thanks to Mrs Bircham and Mr V for accompanying us and making the day so special. 

Mrs Budgett

Y3/4 Houghton Hall Trip

SAM_3441.JPGYesterday Year 3 and 4 children from Stibbard and North Elmham went to Houghton Hall to explore the installations of Richard Long. We had an absolutely brilliant time creating our own pieces of art at the same time as getting to know the children from our partner school. A big thank you to the staff at Houghton Hall for giving us this great experience and to the parent helpers who generously gave of their time.

Follow the link to see the photos of the day.