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Welcome to our school website – we hope you find the information that you are looking for and that you get a really good feel for our school.

Please have a look at all the amazing learning experiences that go on here of which we are very proud. We regularly update our school calendar and upload blogs and newsletters to make sure parents and pupils have the information they need. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.

Kate Clifford – Head Teacher

Southwold Primary School and Early Years’ Centre will be closing on Friday 20th March 2020, provisionally until further notice due to the Corona virus pandemic.

We advise you that pupils must continue learning during this closure and we are sending home ‘home learning packs

Teachers will upload learning activities on to the class page of the website each week: www.southwoldprimary.com. Please note that it is an expectation that children complete this home learning throughout the duration of the school closure in order for them to get their attendance mark.

 If you want to get in touch to share any concerns or emergency information, please don’t hesitate to do so via admin@southwold.nottingham.sch.uk

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

We advise you to support the learning of your children home but also know that looking after your children, friends and families, and each other is incredibly important and we hope that essentially you stay safe and well. Thank you for your continued support.  We will be in touch with more information as it arises.

It has been a strange time recently for mums and dads, children, teachers, grandparents – everyone!

You know that school will be closing for a while to keep people healthy and stop lots of people getting ill. We will stay in touch and we will be thinking of you all. When it would usually be school, you will continue learning at home. Teachers will email your parents learning activities and put them on the school website www.southwoldprimary.com and we will be on a computer ready to help! You will be with family at home and hopefully have chance to get outside too. A few of you (if your mums and dads have jobs which they have to be at) will come to school. It will feel a bit different but will be fun (we promise)!

You will have taken a pack of learning home or had it delivered. Keep following your teachers’ guidance and keep learning.

We know lots of you will be feeling a bit anxious about what is going on but that is okay. Ask questions, talk to people around you about your worries. We know you might fall out with brothers and sisters and mums and dads but remember to love each other and care for each other. Make sure you all give each other a bit of time – time to be worried, stressed, angry, whatever!

Take care! Keep smiling!

Broadening Our Horizons Through Lifelong Learning

Dance Around The World

Active Notts and the Notts SGO Network have worked in partnership to develop a series of free dance resources that are aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils (although Key Stage 2 and Foundation children may also enjoy taking part). “Dance Around the World” resources comprise of a video of approx. 10 minutes which includes a warm up, dance routine (linked to a country) and a simple worksheet to accompany each dance. We are encouraging our pupils to use them at home to help young people to stay mentally and physically healthy through taking part in physical activity. Two resources will be released each week with the first two being Africa and Egypt and can be downloaded from:

https://www.activenotts.org.uk/young-people-active-at-home

We really hope that you find the resources useful and your children enjoy taking part!

RSE Day 2020

Don’t forget to take part in activities linked to RSE Day 2020 on Thursday 25 June – please note that the link to the web page where you can find information and where the live streaming will be held has changed and is now http://ow.ly/RZ1I50Afklj  

 Lots of information and further links can be found below:

Nottingham Music Service are proud to be a part of RSE Day 2020 alongside other local Arts organisations, and we hope you will enjoy the activities that we have created:

 10.50am – Secondary activity

Nottingham Music Hub explore collaboration and cooperation through the music of Liam Bailey. Nottingham musician Liam sings the emotional song ‘Love My Neighbour’, performed as part of the Hockley Hustle festival 2017. Claire Dyer analyses Liam’s words and encourages us to think about the meaning behind the song.  The task is to think about Liam’s lyrics: what is he trying to say? Can you create a story, poem, rap or song based on the themes of Liam’s song?  

11.00am – Activity suitable for All

Nottingham Music Hub explore collaboration and cooperation through the song ‘If Every Child Could’. This song is a collaborative piece written and performed by pupils in Nottingham schools. What would happen if every child could? Using the phrase ‘If every child could…’ create your own set of lyrics – collaborate with your family or classmates!  

 11.20am – Activity suitable for age 7 – Adult

Nottingham Music Hub explore collaboration and cooperation through the Voces 8 method. Join Graham as he takes us through a vocal collaboration piece, using 8 different musical ideas from across the world and layering them to create a piece of music. Have fun with your family, classmates and teachers producing a wonderful collaborative piece of music following Graham’s instructions!

12.00pm

Music from Nottingham Music Hub – listen along to a selection of music as you eat your lunch!

We can’t wait to hear how you get on with these challenges, and hope that you have a really great day on RSE Day 2020!

Get involved in RSE Day 2020!

On Thursday 25th June RSE day will be taking place. Throughout the day there will be a livestream for children and parents to get involved in.

On the day various artists will also be setting creative challenges for children and families to have a go themselves. The links to watch and join in will be added to the page below on the day.

https://challengenottingham.co.uk/%40rse-day

The theme for RSE Day 2020 is Books I Love About Love and Read On Nottingham and Nottingham City Libraries have created special book lists around the theme. They have selected inspiring stories, novels and non-fiction books, which will develop love, kindness, understanding and empathy in children, young people and adults alike. Schools and families can join in by reading and sharing their favourite books about relationships and love using the hashtags #booksIloveaboutlove and #RSEdayNottm @RSE_day

You can also find 10 Ideas for RSE Day 2020 for Parents and Carers on the RSE Day website.

Nottingham Music Hub online lessons

The Nottinham music hub been very busy creating new resources for children with and without instruments, as well as preparing for our exciting city-wide musical project Babethandaza! The first lessons are now available on the Digital Lessons page of the Nottingham Music Hub website, and on the Nottingham Music Hub YouTube channel!

In addition to these, there lessons for children in any year without an instrument, including Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lesson 2.

For children with a flute, they have new lessons being uploaded very soon in both the Easier and Harder KS2 folders.

For children with a guitar, they have new lessons on Winding Stairs and Yankee Doodle.

RSE Day 2020

Two years ago we were delighted to take part in the first ever RSE day and we had so many comments about our wonderful photo of all the bunting that we had made about our families. It made me feel very proud of our lovely school.

On Thursday 25th June we will be celebrating RSE day again. It is an annual celebration of excellent Relationships and Sex Education that educates children and young people about healthy relationships and positive sexual health. We have enjoyed taking part in this wonderful celebration yearly.

However, this year it will be slightly more challenging, but I know that it is something that we can still do as a school.

The theme this year is “Books I love about love.”

THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST POEMS, BOOK REVIEWS AND ART WORK

A letter has been sent out this week with your learning packs with lots of ideas for you, so that you can get started on creating some fantastic work to celebrate this special day. The closing date for your entries is Monday 22nd June.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Mrs Stone

Mr K’s Garden Species Survey

Here’s my list of animals who shared my garden during my survey. There are many others who come and go like swifts, buzzards, sparrow hawks and gulls. I hope you like the video of the newts and the leech at the end. I’d love to hear about and see any photos of animals you found.

Biodiversity day with Mr K

To mark Biodiversity day here are some of the animals I share my garden with. Why don’t you try going on your own backyard safari. I will be spending an hour counting all the different species I see using my garden and hopefully photographing a few.

If you want to join me, sit quietly in your garden with a pencil and piece of paper and watch and listen for birds and flying insects. Each time you see one make a mark on your paper. If you can, take a photo to help you identify the different species. ( we’d love to see your photos and who knows, may be able to help identify any you’re struggling with!)

After half an hour or so, quietly and carefully explore the plants for mini beasts. Look under stones, leaves, sticks (always remembering to put everything back as you found it) Again, every time you find something, make a mark and take a photo if you can. If you have a pond make sure you explore it safely with an adult.

Alternatively take your paper and pencil with you when you go out for your exercise and count all the different animals your see whilst you’re out. Again please take some photos if you can.

Let us know how many you find and remember to send us some photos

VE Day challenge

Some of our pupils rose to the VE Day challenge and completed some high quality activities – thank you for sharing these, you have been working hard! We hope you enjoyed the VE Day celebrations

Year 6 home learning

Here are some lovely examples of what a wide range of learning our Year 6 are achieving at home – well done and keep the photos coming!

Our fabulous home learners!

It has been so wonderful to hear about all your home learning achievements during lockdown.  You are acquiring so many different skills – cooking, creating, helping others – as well as continuing with your academic learning.  We are very proud of you and love seeing what you are up to.  We send you lots of love and best wishes.  Keep safe, keep happy, keep creating and keep learning.  We miss you.

Home working!

It was lovely to see some of our children on our home visits yesterday. Your smiles certainly brightened our day. We got to see some of your lovely work, including this beautiful piece of natural art too!

Mr K’s garden

Hi everyone. Spring is sprung! 🙂

Some signs of spring from Mr K’s garden:

Ladybird; Lungwort; Rowan; Garlic.

We’d love to see what’s growing in your garden or on your walks.

Hello from Southwold!

Year 5 – Science Week experiments

For Science Week, Class 5 are investigating the effect of acidic solutions on the enamel of our teeth. We are going to observe how eggs (whose shells are also enamel) change over time when exposed to solutions with different pH levels, which we tested today using universal indicator paper.

The day the dentist visited

Today we had a visit from a local dentist who taught us about the importance of looking after our teeth. We have learnt lots about our teeth and how to care for them.

EYC’s gravel pit opens

Southwold gravel pit opened today in EYC garden.

The children showed lots of teamwork filling and emptying buckets and wheel barrows together using trucks and diggers.

World Book Day … and week!

What a successful World Book Day we had yesterday and a fabulous focused week. We always celebrate reading but this was a great further opportunity to come together to share different stories and characters in many different ways.

Year 3 celebrate World Book Week

Year 3 loved their comfy read slot today and delved into books with so much ease and focus, in book character costume or in pyjamas!

Year 1 enjoy World Book Week

Year 1 love, love, LOVE reading! – they fully embraced World Book Week in school and have enjoyed sharing so many stories. They cosied up on blankets and beanbags with a good book and a hot chocolate!

Year 4 visit Central Library for World Book Day

Class 4 visited Nottingham Central Library on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day. We dressed up in some fabulous costumes, read lots of new and interesting books and everyone even got to take home a brand new book of their own! We had lots of fun listening to storytellers and taking part in fun activities such as ‘The X Factor’ and making superheroes! We are excited to read our new books over the weekend.

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