Category: Celebrations

A Day of Welcome – Refugee Week

What a colourful day we have had taking part in ‘A Day of Welcome’.  Our pupils wore green and/or yellow or their traditional outfits to celebrate this day. Children completed activities discussing what makes a home, using various languages to describe this.

Our pupils showed that they know why it is important to make everyone feel welcome. As well as, how to welcome children and their families to our school.

Thank you so much to parents, who provided traditional foods and desserts to share. Learning about other cultures helps to build strong relations, understanding of one another and a happy community.

Space Day!

Today was Space Day and our catering team went above and beyond to support the theme. The children were amazed at the fruit solar system. Our catering team are total superstars!

Eid celebration menu

The Catering Team at Southwold Primary School made a delicious Chicken Biriyani with Raita and Sweet Potato Curry with Rice and Flatbread, followed by Vanilla Cardamom Muffins to celebrate Eid. The team also got dressed up for the special occasion. Everyone enjoyed this delicious meal so thank you to our Catering Team for making such a special effort!

Red Nose Day at Southwold

Well done to our Community Rangers and Mr McArthur for planning a highly entertaining Red Nose Day. We raised funds through our non-uniform day, fun run and cake sale.

Congratulations to the class winners of the joke competition. The jokes were hilarious!

Thank you to all for your generous donations, which will support a range of worthy causes. A special thank you also to our catering team, who baked cakes and brownies for the children.

World Book Day 2024

We had a great World Book Day 2024, with everyone coming to school comfortable in pyjamas, ready to enjoy books and reading activities throughout the day.  It was lovely to have parents and carers join us to share books with their children.  Early Years were read a story by author Laura Henry-Allain, who read the children her story book ‘Jo Jo and Gran Gran’. She told the children all about her new book coming out at Christmas which we will look out for.  A great day to enjoy and promote our love of reading!

Discovery Arts Award

Well done to all of our the children who achieved their Discovery Arts Award. They produced some fantastic creative work and have now received their special certificate from Trinity College. We are very proud of your achievements!

Festive Songs from Around the World

Our pupils sang beautifully, performing a range of celebrations from different religions. We enjoyed listening to songs such as: ‘Dreidel’ a Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, ‘Feliz Navidad’ Spanish Christmas song, ‘Allah Hoo’ Islamic devotional song and Jingle Bells an American song and was originally written for Thanksgiving.

Our pupils showed great talent and we enjoyed representing our diverse community. well done to our No Outsiders for organising a wonderful event.

Southwold’s Christmas Fair

Wow, take a look at the wonderful handmade gifts our pupils made to sell at the Christmas Fair.  Our families enjoyed toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate, playing chocolate tombola and much more.  A great afternoon was enjoyed by all and helped to raise funds for our school. Thank you to all for your support.

Year 6 – Cross Teach experience

This morning Year 6 welcomed Cross Teach into school for their Christmas Experience workshop. Children completed different activities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Christmas story.

Christingle – St Peter’s Church

We visited St Peter’s Church in Radford to celebrate Christingle. Revd Naeem Bahadur retold the Christmas Story. We enjoyed taking part in the service, singing and lighting our Christingle. Thank you very much Revd Naeem and your team.

Lilian Greenwood Christmas Card competition

Our pupils could hardly contain their excitement whilst Lilian Greenwood announced the runner up winners of the Christmas Card Competition.

Congratulations to our Year 6 pupil, who was awarded the runner up prize. She showed great artistic talent and skill with her creative festive artwork. We also had two other runners up, who were recognised for their exceptional artwork.

We are so proud all of our pupil entries. They are amazing!

Southwold’s Christmas trees are up!

Thank you to Santa’s helpers for making our Christmas trees look wonderful 🎄🎄

Christmas dinner day!

Our pupils and staff enjoyed a truly delicious Christmas Dinner today. Snapping crackers, Christmas cheer and laughter and music danced around the dining room. What a wonderful celebration that was enjoyed by all. Thank you to our amazing catering team too 😊

Diwali assembly

Thank you to our wonderful parents who led Diwali assembly. Our pupils listened to why Hindus celebrate the festival of lights and how it is celebrated. All pupils made a wish whilst holding a candle. Each class was given fruit to share and celebrate the event.

Children In Need Fundraising

Thank you so much to our Community Rangers for organising our Children in Need Day.  So far we have raised a whopping total of £618.40. Our pupils looked spectacular in their home made t-shirts! Our parents kindly donated cakes to sell and the whole school took part in the Pudsey Fun run.  We had a wonderful day raising funds to make a different to others. Thank you so much for your support.

Year 2 celebrate Diwali

Today we made Divas and learnt about Diwali, which is the festival of light. Happy Diwali to everyone who celebrates it. 🎆

Harvest Festival

Children had an opportunity to recall the traditional celebration held at the time of a harvest. Thank you to the generous donations from our families to support our local food bank.

Southwold Mini Police Cadets

Our local PSCOs and Education Project Support Officer visited our Mini Police Cadets. They were awarded with Vicky McClure’s children’s Book “Castle Rock Mystery Tour” for completing the programme. We are very proud of their achievements. Well done!

Black History Month – Supporting our Sisters!

Author Bemma Akyeampong visited pupils to celebrate Black History Month and the theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’.  In recognition of Lauren James sporting achievements, Bemma incorporated traditional African dance moves with football skills. Our pupils enjoyed learning new dance moves and displayed great talent!

National Poetry Day in Black History Month

As part of National Poetry Day and Black History Month, we celebrated by listening to the Wonderful Jamaican poet, Valerie Bloom. She read her poems about her memories of Jamaica in a mixture of English and Patois.

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! 👑🇬🇧

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