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Southwold Make A Noise About Bullying

This year’s theme is ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. In assembly, we discussed the difference between banter and bullying.

Children wore their odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique. Pupils were also reminded of the trusted adults in school and Mental Health Ambassadors they can talk too.

Southwold reflects on Remembrance Day

Children across school took time to reflect for Remembrance Day. Through poetry, art and reading of varied texts, they remembered those who have showed immense courage and died in all wars.

Our Year 6 Community Rangers read Flanders Field in our Remembrance Assembly, before our minutes silence and listening to the Last Post.

Southwold Money week

During assembly we asked the question: How important is it to understand money?

The children generated a great discussion. They talked about the need to save money, needing money to buy essential items and paying bills.  Some children also discussed the cost of living affected and how it impacts families. Our children gave examples of when they received money and what they did with it.

Crossteach Assembly

Crossteach visited our school this week.  The theme of the assembly was to discuss creations and discuss ‘Why God’s Words are Powerful?’ Our pupils showed respect for other beliefs and asked thoughtful questions.

House Captains attend Primary Parliament

Our House Captains attended their first Primary Parliament. With a focus on the environment and green space, they show great collaboration and creativity designing a new outside space for our community. Some excellent ideas were shared including a Reading Woods. They are looking forward to sharing their project ideas with the School Parliament and looking at ways to implement within our own school.

British Values Week

As part of Southwold’s British Values Week, each class will read one story linked to a British Values Rules. So what are ‘British’ values? There are certain values that have been attributed to being British, by the government and some institutions, and these fall into the following broad areas:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Tolerance & Respect.

This week, through art and discussion, pupils will further their understanding and knowledge of British Values, what the rules  means and how they are reflected in our school and own lives.

School Parliament Elections

Pupils in Key Stage 2 voted for their House and Vice Captain to lead our School Parliament.  They were inspired by speeches to help drive and support environmental issues, the local and wider community, inclusion and diversity

Voting was very close!  We now have our elected School Parliament and are excited about the campaigns to follow.

Primary Parliament

This term Primary Parliament was part of the Nottingham Year of Stories campaign. Our Primary Parliamentarians had a fabulous time, learning about storytelling and producing our own poetry and surreal tales of kindness. As ever, they were a credit to us all. Go “Team Beaver”!

75th Anniversary Windrush

In assembly, Mrs Salmeron shared her family’s migration from Jamaica, during the Windrush years. Pupils discussed why the Windrush generation migrated to England, what life was like for them, how they were treated, their jobs, home and much more.

We finished the assembly listening to a story by Dame Floella Benjamin, called ‘Coming to England’. The children were very knowledgeable, making links to our diversity pledge and inclusion. We also celebrated our multi-cultural school and that we are all welcome and special.

No Outsiders Team welcome visitors from NEST

Our No Outsiders Leadership Team, welcomed some special visitors this week from NEST.

It was an enriching experience for everyone involved. Our pupils not only had the opportunity to share languages but also create heartfelt welcome cards and ask some questions. They were able to deepen their understanding of the challenges refugees face. It was a great demonstration of empathy and inclusivity.

New library books!

Today Mr Paton shared lots of exciting books for our school library. Our pupils are very excited and continue to recommend more books!

There is book out there for everyone!

Primary Parliament

Our House Captains attended the Spring meeting for the Primary Parliament. They considered what nature means to us and how we could make a positive difference in our neighbourhoods. They returned to school with lots of ideas and met with Mrs Salmeron to plan the next steps for their House Teams next term.


Today’s focus for our CROSSTEACH assembly was looking at how God sees all of his people as important and that he builds up his people when he calls them to do certain roles. In the assembly today, we learnt the importance of not judging a book by it’s cover.

Book sale!

All these amazing books are being sold after school today to support buying new books for our library. Thank you to all the parents who purchased books for your support,

Turkey & Syria Fundraising

Thank you so much for your support to raise funds to help those affected by the earthquake in Syria. So far we have raised £420! We have had a wonderful selection of cakes and biscuits. Thank you for taking time to bake or buy cakes for today.

Children’s Mental Health Week – Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Assembly

We are very excited to be joining partnership with MHST, who are funded by NHS England to support the mental wellbeing of children in both primary and secondary schools and colleges.

Today, to launch Children’s Mental Health Week, Educational Mental Health Practitioners led a whole school assembly to introduce MHST. They discussed what mental health is, how we feel, who we can talk to and ask for help and the importance of looking after our mind.

Pupils will be involved in more activities throughout the wee linked to this year’s Mental Health week theme; “LET’S CONNECT”.

Year 2 – Proud to be different

Class 2 read the story of Elmer – a story about being proud to be different. We coloured our own Elmer’s and wrote what we are proud of about ourselves. We’ve learned it is good to be different and we should accept everyone for being themselves. We are all unique!

Southwold celebrates LGBTQ+ month

As we approach LGBTQ+ month, children at Southwold Primary school today celebrated differences and equality between all, engaging in activities led by our ‘No Outsiders’ team of pupils. Everyone is welcome here!

Southwold’s musical extravaganza!

Our Key Stage 2 music performance was a true delight. Children played classical and Christmas music using the guitars and flutes. Our Year 3 and 4 choir entertained parents/carers with festive songs.

The talent and musical skills of our pupils was overwhelming. Thanks to the Nottingham Music Hub team for their support with this performance.

Southwold Pantomime – Cinderella

Our school production this term was Cinderella! The main cast were children from Year 6, who thoroughly entertained our audiences. Children from Years 1 to 5 supported scenes with their professional singing and dancing.

It was a performance to remember, showcasing the performing arts talents of our pupils. Well done to all!

Christmas in the City music event

Pupils from schools across the city performed in the Christmas in the City event, organised by Nottingham Music Hub – including our amazing musicians and choir.

Our pupils performed with great confidence and professionalism. It was a magical event which had the audience clapping with delight!

Year 3 sing with Nottingham Music School

This morning, Class 3 had a fabulous singing session with Alex from the Nottingham Music Service. We sung our hearts out!

Primary Parliament

Our School Parliament members joined other schools from across the city to participate in Primary Parliament. How wonderfully they represented Southwold at Nottingham Council House!

Amazing commendation for RESPECT

We would like to say a massive WELL DONE to these girls from Key Stage 1 for showing one of our school core values. Whilst out on their school trip yesterday a member of the public commented on how well they behaved and represented our school with the respect value.

Music Camp 2022

Making music in the hills! Year 5 flautists and guitarists had an incredible time in Ilam Hall. Thanks to Nottingham Music Hub for a great couple of days.

“Dance your cares away, Worry’s for another day!”

Summer Achievement Assembly

An early achievement assembly took place this morning before the hall became too hot! Here are some of our wonderful award winners, winning prizes for achievement, behaviour and kindness – well done!


Sports Day today was the usual wonderful (and superbly organised) event and this year we were able to welcome parents back! Well done to the amazing team spirit and healthy competition of the children!

KS2 National Literacy Programme afternoon

KS2 pupils had a fabulous afternoon as part of the Young Readers Programme with the National Literacy Trust.  We received our third and final free book and also made a bookmark. We joined in with the totally amazing Paul Cookson and his poetry (with so much laughter!) and also wrote class poems with him!!

Platinum Jubilee street party and picnic

We loved our Platinum Jubilee Celebration street party lunch and picnic. We also were so happy to receive our commemorative book!

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