The circus is coming!

We are so excited to let you all know that Ferral Circus will be setting up their big top and visiting the children in our school from Wednesday 14th June.  All children will be taking part in circus workshops to learn skills which can be used in the grand performances!

We would love all families to be able to join us for one of the performances. It will be a lot of fun and your child will be able to join in if they wish! 

A letter will be sent home at the start of next term with details or please see Mrs Cairns for further information .

Posted in Year 2 Messages

Castle Capers

Year 2 headed off to the Castle museum in Norwich today to find out about life in castle times. The children met characters dressed up in clothes from the past. They learned about knights and jousting and made a pennant flag that was waved at jousting events. The children handled both real artefacts from the past and replicas and they had to guess what they were. Finally they learned that it was smelly in castle times from the cooking smells, the smoke from the fire, unwashed bodies and sewage. The children smelt the herbs and spices wrapped in pieces of cloth that people held to their noses to avoid the stench around them. 


After lunch Year 2 looked round different rooms in the castle before returning to school. My thanks to the parents and staff and those at the museum who made our day a memorable one.

Posted in Children's Work, Library Message Board, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages, Year 3 Messages, Year 4 Messages, Year 5 Messages, Year 6 Messages

How many Penguins?

Last week, during book week, the school went penguin mad! The whole school used the book 365 Penguins to base their learning on. In maths pupil looked at; how numbers could be represented, odd and evens, doubling and halving, keeping totals, arrays, square numbers, days of the week, month and year. The also looked at Pascal’s triangle, distances to visit the penguins and time to get there. To name but a few of the activities.

 In English instructions for looking after penguins, poems, creative stories and non-chronological reports were some of the areas covered by classes.

Science looked at habitats, adaptations, food chains and classification. The art can be seen in the library! 

The children had a great week studying the same book but learning in completely different ways! 

Posted in Reception Messages, School Events, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages

Reading / maths cafe

This morning Reception and Years 1 and 2 had their Reading Cafe. We read The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen where a rat in a pet show desperately tries to persuade a boy to choose him to buy. There are wierd and wonderful pets like the skink and the anteater all at different prices and the boy has a decision to make on how to spend his £1. 

The children then chose to complete maths questions ranging from counting, working out change and investigating possible combinations of pets the boy could buy. Children role played in a pet shop and some painted animals with their price labels attached. 

Thank you so much to those parents who came to support the cafe. The children really enjoyed  sharing the experience with their parents.