Category: Celebrations

Year 6 Into University Graduation

Year 6 have concluded their Into University Focus Week with a visit to the University of Nottingham. Children participated in a campus tour, a final presentation before GRADUATION!

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 Leavers Assembly was pure brilliance. With performances worthy of the Royal Albert Hall, we were entertained with magic, dance, music and poetry to name just a few.

We laughed and we cried, with tears of joy and sadness.

We wish our unique and talented pupils the brightest of futures. We will miss each and every one of you!

Schools of Tomorrow – History Timeline

Our Art Ambassadors and resident artist from Nottingham Contemporary, officially opened our History Timeline this week!

Pupils from across the school, staff and parents contributed to its design as part of the Schools of Tomorrow project.  Our Art Ambassadors, worked with a graphic designer to complete the final piece.

They certainly enjoyed the after party celebration to reward and acknowledge their creativity!

Southwold Achievement Assembly

Today we recognised the amazing achievements of pupils for their behaviour, achievement and kindness. It was wonderful to hear of their successes this term and how they represent our core values.

We also celebrated pupil attendance the House Team Award, which went to Friar Tuck!

We are so proud of all of pupils. Well done!

Southwold Sports Day!

A brilliant morning where students took on an adrenaline-fueled Sports Day that had our school buzzing with excitement!

Obstacle course ✅
Skipping ✅
Egg and spoon ✅
Sack race ✅

They all had a go with buckets of energy and oodles of team spirit! Then to top things off, the children got to witness a thrilling showdown as Year 6 faced off against the staff in an epic football match! The atmosphere was electric, with cheers and laughter filling the air as both teams left it all on the pitch! We couldn’t be prouder of our talented students for their fantastic participation and for supporting their fellow students and staff.

RSE Day – ‘Launch into Kindness’

The children enjoyed taking part in kindness activities to celebrate RSE day. We discussed what kindness means to us and then the children created their own designs. Our Mental Health Ambassadors will choose 2 designs so that they can be made into material squares which will be sent away to an artist, who will create a collaborative RSE Day Kindness quilt. The classes also created their own recipes for friendship and kindness jars filled with positive affirmations.’

Young Readers Book Programme

We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating our final event with the Young Readers Programme. Paul Cookson inspired pupils with his creative and humorous poetry through a series of fun events – creating poems, making bookmarks, listening to stories and receiving their chosen book. Our afternoon finished with a celebration to showcase our class poems.  Thank you so much to the National Literacy Trust and Young Readers Book Programme.

Kings Coronation Games

To complete a wonderful week of community celebrations, pupils enjoyed an afternoon of team games and sports.  From pass the hoop and ball, floor is lava – our pupils showed great collaboration, communication and team spirit.

Year 1 – Coronation celebrations

Wow! What a celebration we had for the King’s Coronation Day. Drumming, crafting, eating, dancing and singing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you! 👑🇬🇧

End of term behaviour reward

We had a lovely end to the term rewarding children’s good behaviour with a visit from Hoots Owls. The children learnt about how they move, what they eat & how they listen to sounds. The children got to hold the owls and were surprised at how soft they were.

Attendance Awards

Well done to all our of pupils who received the Bronze Attendance Award for attending school every day this term.  We also incredibly proud of those pupils who achieved the Silver Award for attending school every day this academic year!

Freedom Dance Factory

Today our pupils performed with energy, confidence and pride for their family and friends. They sang beautifully, performed their own rap with and danced with skill and precision.

It has been a true pleasure to watch the children grow and develop over the term. Thank you to Freedom Dance Factory for the opportunity given to our pupils.

Year 6 Crossteach Easter experience

This afternoon, Year 6 welcomed Cross Teach back for their Easter experience. Children participated in a crime scene investigation about the death of Jesus before deciding who was guilty of his murder…

Comic Relief fundraising

Thank you to everyone who supported Comic Relief on Friday. We raised £152.70 through our cake sale and non-uniform. Pupils shared their favourite jokes, filling our school with laughter.

Your kindness and generosity will help to make a difference to others.

World Book Day 2023

Wow what a wonderful day we have had!

The school was full of pupils dressed as authors, books characters or looking very cosy in their lounge wear or pyjamas!

Pupils started the day meeting author Bemma Akyeampong, who shared her story of becoming an author. They even learnt to sing a Ghanaian song about a turtle!

After, classes took part in different activities, to promote a love of reading and feel the excitement a book creates. Not forgetting the knowledge that is promoted too!

Southwold Stops for a Story – National Storytelling Week

Staff at Southwold Primary started National Storytelling week off by sharing their favourite stories with their classes.

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.

Year 1 – Chinese New Year celebrations

The children celebrated Chinese New Year by creating their own dragon and parading around. We also made celebration cards. Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

End of Term Awards

Congratulations to our pupils who were awarded Achievement, Behaviour, Kindness and 100% Attendance Awards.  They have all displayed and promote our core values in many ways and are excellent Southwold role models.  We are all very proud of their achievements.

Christingle at St Peter’s Church

Children in Years 1 to 6 visited St Peter’s Church in Radford today. They took part in a Christingle service and learnt about the Christmas Story.

Thank you to the Rev Naeem Bahadur and Father Michael.

Lilian Greenwood MP’s Christmas Card Competition

Our local MP Lilian Greenwood made a special visit to our school to surprise winners of the Christmas Card competition. Congratulations to our runner up winner for her colourful and detailed Christmas drawing of Wollaton Hall. Our second runner up winner, created a delightful drawing of Torvill and Dean.  Torvill and Dean were so impressed, they sent her a special card!

Such was the high standard of drawings, Lilian also gave high commendations to three pupils for their wonderful work and design. Well done to all of our entrants for their creativity and beautiful drawings.


Thank you to Lillian, Carole and Murray.

Christmas dinner day

A Real Christmas Dinner Treat!

Pupils enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner with their teachers and friends. Christmas songs played, crackers were pulled and laughter filled the room as jokes were shared. All the trimmings were served and every mouthful enjoyed.

Thank you so much to our amazing cook and kitchen team.

Southwold’s Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree to Delight!

Our School Parliament have been very busy! Showing great teamwork, they worked together to decorate our Christmas tree for all to enjoy. Simply beautiful. What lovely way to start the festive season!

Thank you very much School Parliament 😊

Southwold’s Culture Day – Everyone is welcome here!

Celebrating diversity with our whole school ‘Culture Day’, celebrating the different cultures around the world with different types of dress and food and dancing. Thank you to all the parents that helped to support a very special day.

Children in Need 2022

Children at school enjoyed dressing up and raising money for the annual Children in Need appeal. We had a fabulous cake sale and non-uniform day. Thank you to all our parents and carers for their kind donations.

VIP visitor for National School Meals week

As part of National School Meals Week, we were delighted to welcome Jacque Blake to our school. Jacquie is the past Chair of LACA (The School Food People). She enjoyed lunch with our pupils and seeing the fantastic service our Catering Team give.

Anti-bulling week

Children at school have begun thinking about anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks today to celebrate our differences and what makes us all unique.

Remembrance Day

Children today have been learning about what Remembrance Day means and have observed moments of reflection with poetry and observing a two-minute silence. We are so proud of the respect shown.

Celebrating Diwali!

The children across the school have enjoyed learning about Diwali, finding out why this is celebrated by some people and traditional ways this is celebrated.  The youngest children in the school enjoyed learning a Diwali dance and looking at special clothes worn during this time.  All children in school took part in a special Diwali celebration assembly, giving them some reflection time during the ‘Festival of Light’.

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