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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.

Mini Police visit Police Head Quarters

Our Mini Police were left in awe after getting a first-hand look at the police dogs in action.As part of their visit they got to witness a police dog chase and watched as the dog practiced chasing and catching an officer. The fun didn’t stop there though as the dog unit then showed them exactly how a sniffer dog is put to work in detecting hidden drugs.

As part of the behind-the-scenes look, they were also treated to a talk by a firearms officer and even given the chance to sit behind the wheel of one of the cars, test the lights and sirens and get dressed up in police vests and helmets.

The tour ended with a trip to the force’s memorial garden and a look at the pillars featuring the names of police officers who have lost their lives while on duty.

A video of the visit can be watched here: Police dog chase leaves Mini Police amazed | Nottinghamshire Police

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.

Year 1 Forest Schools

Year 1 had a fabulous time in Forest Schools with Mr Kingham. They collected branches and started building fences for our Forest Schools area.

Years 5 and 6 visit Magna

What a brilliant day Years 5 and 6 had yesterday exploring the different areas of Magna! The children explored electrical circuits in the workshop before visiting the Water, Air and Fire Pavilions.

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!

Lunchtime Clubs

At Southwold Primary School some of the older children in school run various clubs at lunchtime for children to enjoy.  These clubs include a crochet club, where we have quite an expert who is teaching others this skill.  We have our ‘Computer Ambassadors’ who regularly meet at lunchtime to teach others coding.  We are always inviting children to share their talents and interests and encourage them to run their own club if they would like to!

Years 3 and 4 visit Theatre Royal, Nottingham

As part of local history week Year 3 and 4 visited the Theatre Royal to learn all about its past. They learnt that the first show was called ‘A School for Scandal’ in 1865 and that the theatre only took 6 months to build and cost £15,000!

Years 3 and 4 at Jorvik Viking Centre!

What a fabulous day Years 3 and 4 had in York! They became archaeologists, digging for artefacts. They also found out about Viking medicine and went around the Jorvik museum to find out about daily life of the Vikings.  The children gained lots from this hands-on experience as well as seeing part of the historical city of York.

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’.

EYC celebrate Bonfire Night

Early Years have had a lovely day learning about the Gunpowder Plot and why we celebrate bonfire night. They made a real fire and talked about fire safety whilst also enjoying mushy peas and hot chocolate. Have a safe and happy bonfire night!

Early Year meet the Fire Service

Children in Early Years have been learning about different types of clothes. Firefighters came to visit and shared with the children the special clothes they wear and the tools they use during their job. It was exciting to sit in a real fire engine!

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.

EYC’s Autumn walk

EYC had a glorious Autumn walk today. We looked for signs of Autumn and collected lots of objects. We also saw different animals who live on the Campus.

Year 5 Explore Forces!

In their science experiment this week, Year 5 pupils investigated the amount of force needed to move a shoe across different surfaces. They worked collaboratively to discover that tin-foil created the largest force of friction!

Community Rangers go litter picking!

Our Community Rangers met with local councillors, our PCO, the local community team, our local MP and volunteers to give the area a nice clean up. They collected many bags of rubbish. The children were unhappy with the amount of rubbish we found in their park but were happy to be leaving it in a better state. “Why can’t people just use the bins?” was an often heard question.

Southwold Mini-Police

Southwold Mini-Police are enjoying weekly visits from Nottingham Mini-Police officers and have enjoyed learning about the different parts of a police officers uniform and how to it should be used.

EYC’s treasure maps

Yesterday, we made white paper look old by staining it with tea. It now looked like the paper that was used for a treasure map in our story book. Today, we investigated our EYC garden to find out what we could see here. After naming these items, we went inside to use the stained paper to draw a treasure map. “X marks the spot!”

Composting with the ‘Green Team’

The Green Team have been teaching the rest of the school about recycling. Each class was taught about composting and made their own class compost bottle. Everyone in school will be filling up our school compost bins with compostable items so that in the Spring and Summer we can use this for planting.

Reception – wear your favourite clothes day!

It was lovely to have so many different types of favourite clothes in class today. We talked about what we were wearing and why we had picked these clothes . We had superhero or princess clothes on because we loved these characters. Some clothes were special because they had been worn on special celebrations. Some had their favourite jumpers on because these were of their favourite colour or were nice and snug.

We enjoyed working on our first book about Pirates. Our local shop also donated a nice treat for us which made our day extra WOW.

Class 5 Windrush Project work

Year 5 have started this term’s Windrush project work.  They have used a range of watercolours to create some beautiful artwork.

Year 3 and 4 Viking Day at Wollaton Park!

Year 3 and 4 had a great Viking day at Wollaton Park, with lots of hands on activities and learning more about the Vikings.

Year 1 Continuous Provision

Year 1 have been settling into their new classroom, exploring the different areas of ‘Continuous Provision’ and were very excited to use their new interactive board!

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!”

Year 2’s great start!

Class 2 have had a brilliant start to the new year. We have delved into our project and made different types of bicycles using clay and wire.

The children have been amazing!

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!

Year 6 visit Houses of Parliament

Year 6 had a great day in visiting the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as taking part in a great educational workshop. We met with our local MP Lilian Greenwood,  who gave up a lot of her time to welcome and speak to us. The veeeery long coach trip was worth it!

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