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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

Broadening Our Horizons Through Lifelong Learning

Year 5 investigate plant reproduction

Will this soft geranium or willow reproduce asexually?

Class 5 will keep you updated over the next few weeks!

Year 3 – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

Year 3 enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Wollaton Park investigating what’s inside a tree and making grass trumpets!

Year 3 investigate Roman life

Year 3 are learning so many interesting facts about the Romans… Did you know soldiers had to stay in the army for 25 years?! Did you know they had to walk 20 Roman miles in 5 hours with 7 bags on their backs?! They had so much learning to share and were very proud of their work. Keep your enthusiasm for your project going!

EYC – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

EYC children have had so much fun working through their ’50 things to do before we’re 11¾’. They’ve been cloud spotting, dancing in the rain and making daisy chains!

Year 3 explore Wroxeter Roman City

Class 3 had a fantastic day out at Wroxeter Roman City.  We looked inside a replica town house and then learned more about the daily life of Romans from the 2000 year old ruins of the bath house.

Capital One help our Green Team!

Where has our allotment gone?! So many thanks to an amazing team from Capital One UK who enthusiastically razed our existing allotment with rotting beds, ready for our children to plan and help rebuild a new model.

EYC – ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’!

EYC children and staff had a fabulous time using their imagination to pretend to go to the seaside.

We went on a train, visited the aquarium, built sandcastles  on the beach, watched a puppet show and went on a round-a-bout. To finish our amazing trip we had an ice cream (even the teachers), yum, yum.

Year 3 Hook Day – Romans

Class 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their Roman hook days.  We have relaxed in a foot spa, made coil pots, crushed  grapes to make wine, decorated shields and made Roman busts!

Year 5 make Greek god statues

Class 5 have been making statues of Greek gods as an introduction to our new Project!

Year 3 visit the New Art Exchange

Class 3 had an amazing afternoon at the New Arts Exchange looking at Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj’s portraits. After learning about his ideas and style of art work, Class 3 were inspired to create their own self portraits.

Always Award – skipping!

Today we held another amazing Always Award for the children who consistently behave well in school. This half-term the reward was a skipping workshop and it was incredible to see just how many skills the children could showcase at the end of the day!  Lots of ropes were purchased at the end of the day so the children can keep skipping!

Southwold’s Top 50 Reads

Our Top 50 Reads library was open today, with many of our children choosing a wonderful book to read over the Easter holidays. The library will be open every week next term for children to bring back books and choose new titles. It was lovely to see how excited they were about the books!

Spring term Achievement and Behaviour Awards

Congratulations to our Spring Term Achievement and Behaviour award winners – your behaviour, your attitudes to learning and the progress you have made have been outstanding – you should be very proud of yourselves!

Music Assembly

Our Music assembly was wonderful, with children showcasing their talents.  Children in Years 4 to 6 played guitars and flutes, including their own compositions.  It is clear to hear the progression in skills across the age groups, with children learning to play the instruments year on year.  Year 3 played the glockenspiel, as a class ensemble so well, to Bob Marley and everyone sang.  EYC children led the finale, playing the chime bars and singing, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. What a lot of talented children we have!

Mothers’ Day afternoon tea

Our Mothers’ Day reading afternoon tea was such a success. Parents shared books with their children, whilst listening to our amazing school choir, and of course eating lots and lots of cake! Our School cook gave mum a trip down memory lane with traditional cornflake tart, caramel tart, biscuits and muffins.

Year 3 build a robot!

Year 3 had an amazing day building their class robot.  They were disassemblers then assemblers, using a range of tools.  Finally they unveiled their robot to their parents in their end of project exhibition (his name is Mark Junior, named after the visiting artist Mark Haig).  They also showcased a performance poem, descriptive writing about the Iron Man and sang a song in French.  Well done Year 3!

EYC Exhibition

What a fabulous turnout again from our EYC parents for the end of term exhibition ‘How are animals used in traditional stories?’.

The children walked down the catwalk to show off their amazing costumes, explained to parents how to make gingerbread men and told them all about what happened when ‘the 3 bears’ made porridge.

 Stanley Sparkles doesn’t like to be left out so joins in with all the fun!

Years 3 & 4 collaborate for Science Week

Years 3 and 4 loved their collaborative mission during Science Week: to investigate how we affect some parts of the world without going on a journey.  They learned about the layers of rainforests and designed and built their own rainforest in a box.  They discussed the affects of plastic and created a happy ocean environment.

EYC enjoy Pancake Day!

EYC made pancakes today. They put either lemon juice, orange juice, or  golden syrup on their pancake ready to eat. Yum, yum! The children in the Rainbow class made a tally chart to show which topping was the favourite. Guess what?……………….Golden syrup!

Finally everyone went into the hall to ‘toss the pancake’. What fun, especially for the teachers.

 

Year 3 celebrate Pancake Day

Year 3 had so much fun making pancake batter and preparing the toppings.  They then cooked the pancakes, tossing to turn them.  Finally they all tried the delicious food.  Happy pancake day!

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