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Year 5’s protest march

Today, pupils took part in a special activity that highlighted the impact of climate change – a protest march! We have been learning about the importance of addressing climate change and its effects on our planet. To express their passion, they took inspiration from Greta Thunberg and created protest placards to raise awareness.

We are working towards creating persuasive speeches, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s powerful messages. They are eager to develop their public speaking skills and express their ideas persuasively, encouraging others to join the fight against climate change.

Boxing Club

Today our pupils worked in pairs, developing their boxing techniques.

Great collaboration to help one another refine their boxing skills!

Green Hustle Festival

Southwold Primary were proud to help promote awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans. The work children created reusing plastic bottles formed part of a display at the Green Hustle Festival in Nottingham Market Square.

Mental Health Support Team visitors

We welcomed visitors from Mental Health Support Team to help pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 explore emotions and the changes that may occur as they grow and develop. Pupils learned valuable techniques that can help them cope with the emotional ups and downs that may arise during this time.

Year 4 – Mental Health Support Team

We had special visitors at our school on Thursday afternoon – the Mental Health Support Team! They had an incredible discussion with our children about the different emotions they will experience as they grow up and gave them helpful tips on how to handle them.

Year 4 visit Twycross Zoo

Exciting news – our students had an unforgettable day at the zoo, getting up-close and personal with rainforest animals! From majestic tigers to colourful butterflies, we explored the exotic world of the rainforest and discovered the wonders of nature.

Not only did we have fun, but we also gained valuable knowledge about conservation and sustainability, and why palm oil can cause problems for rainforest life.

Year 2 become detectives!

What an exciting morning we have had with a special visitor from the university of Nottingham. We became university detectives and are so excited to visit the university next week.

Green Hustle Festival

As part of the Green Hustle Festival today children made turtles and jellyfish by recycling plastic bottles. Our school Green Team led the project and enjoyed the story ‘The Whale who disappeared’ by Emma Websdale. We look forward to our work being part of the festival. 

Year 3 are designers and coders!

Year 3 pupils have completed their nightlights! They wired up their Crumble kits, connected the Sparkles and a light-dependent resistor (LDR). After, pupils wrote a program to make the sparkle change colours.

What amazing designers and coders we have!

Years 1 and 2 at Cadbury World

What a brilliant day we all had yesterday at Cadbury World. We found out how chocolate is made and all about Cadbury. We also got some free yummy chocolate!

Year 4 host Into University

Into University is paving the way for future career choices at Southwold!

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Into University in Year 4, where they had a discussion about different careers with students. The focus was on product design, civil engineering and palaeontology.

STEM – Railway engineering

STEM pupils were supported by a Railway Engineer from East Midlands Railways this week. Pupils learnt about his role as a Project Manager and his career path. Afterwards, he supported with the next phase of their projects to add wheels to their chassis.

Year 6 Wollaton Park – Forest Schools

At Wollaton Park, we connected with nature and learn about the wonderful world around us. We explored for signs of animals, searching for footprints and animal droppings, honing our observation skills and discovering the presence of different creatures in the park.

We learned about different types of trees, examining characteristics and discovering the variety of leaves. We showcased our creativity and teamwork skills through den building and constructing shelters with the materials we found.

Our bug enthusiasts had a blast bug hunting – armed with magnifying glasses they found and observed various insects, learning about their habitats and behaviours.

Boxing Club – Promoting Emotional and Mental Health

Southwold Primary School has partnered with Belong Nottingham – A charity specialised in supporting the welfare, well-being, and community integration of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Trainers shared their own inspirational stories of how they started boxing.  They talked about their successes in their sporting and personal lives. Both of which have helped their emotional and mental health, as well as their physical wellbeing. Next week, pupils must share why they have joined the boxing club!

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! 👑🇬🇧

Our completed Timeline

We have been fortunate to be part of the ‘Schools of Tomorrow Programme’ with Nottingham Contemporary, working with our resident artist for the last 4 years. All pupils, staff and parents have had the opportunity to share their ideas and contribute to a timeline which is now proudly displayed in our school. A great afternoon was enjoyed where the children were able to explore the gallery and the different activities on offer, as well as enjoy a memorable lunch.

Boxing club

This week saw the start of our latest sports club – Boxing!

Children were taught about the positive physical skills of boxing as a sport. Led by Curtis and his team, children were introduced to some new skills. First they had to warm to prepare their body for exercise. Just as important was a cool down and stretched.  They certainly enjoyed their first session!

Railway Engineer STEM Club

Today our engineers, worked in pairs to build the chassis for their train.  They used their measuring skills and various tools to cut and saw their materials. Precision was important to ensure that the train will fit on the track!

Shakespeare Club

The children are rehearsing for the ‘Schools Massive project’ which takes place at the Nottingham Playhouse and is a celebration of the plays of William Shakespeare. We are one of only six schools who have won a place in this project. The children are currently using the drama technique of physical theatre to bring to life the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. The finished piece will be performed on the main stage at the Nottingham Playhouse for friends, families and other schools to see.

Mini Police workshop

During our final Mini Police workshop, pupils learnt about the clothing and equipment the police use for protection. Our pupils asked lots of interesting questions to deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Year 6 resilience workshop

This afternoon Year 6 had a mental health workshop about resilience. Children were introduced to the concept of resilience before exploring a range of scenarios and how to be more resilient in these scenarios.

Year 6 – World War II artefacts

Yesterday, children continued their World War II history learning by exploring a range of artefacts. Children used their detective skills to investigate the purpose of each artefact!

Year 5 – Litter Bug Art Project Day

We had the opportunity to work with a local recycling artist, Michelle Reader, in a workshop where we created litter bugs, beasts, and birds using recycled materials.We used litter pickers to collect rubbish from our local area then worked together to gather as much litter as possible and were surprised at how much they found.

We worked together to come up with ideas for sculptures and collaborated to bring our visions to life. We learnt about the importance of recycling and saw first-hand how waste can be repurposed into something beautiful. A big thank you to Sustrans for organising the day!

Year 3 – Hook Day

Class 3 have really enjoyed getting hooked into our new rainforest project. Lots of engaging activities including; using pastels to create brightly coloured parrots, colouring some patterns inspired by the indigenous Kayapo tribe and making a rainforest in a jar. A busy and creative day!

Year 4 Hook Day

What a great first day hooking children into our project question ‘Why should we care about the rainforest?’
The children made a monkey from their handprint; created an origami frog; used feathers to create a piece of parrot art; and have created a rainforest in a jar!

Green Team- Wastebusters!

Our school Green Team are continuing our work as part of Wastebusters  to reduce waste in school, monitoring how much food is wasted at lunchtime, encouraging peers not to waste food and giving lunchtime stickers for empty plates

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.

Great Orchestra Experiment

Over 1,400 young people from Nottingham (including the Year 4 Southwold children) performed an excerpt from the rarely performed masterpiece, The Trojans, by French composer Berlioz. Pupils from 31 primary schools across Nottingham city took part in this incredibly inspiring and unique concert at Nottingham Albert Hall alongside the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra. A brilliant day!

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