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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!


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!!

EYC’s Graduation ceremony

Our Reception pupils celebrated their graduation this week. They started the celebration with a Rainbow song, followed by a short, personal speech by the teachers. The pupils showed all parents how amazing they are and how ready they are to be moving into Year 1.

Year 5’s Greek mosaics

Superb effort by the Class 5 to make their project icons ready for a timeline display! We think the Greek mosaic looks especially effective!

Year 6 Residential

Class 6 have had the most fantastic time on residential this weekend at Kingswood. Huge thanks to the staff for giving their time to make this so successful and well done to the children for their impeccable behaviour and sense of adventure – we are very proud of you!

Year 2 butterfly release

Class 2 released their butterflies!… We have watched them grow from caterpillars to butterflies and learnt about their whole life cycle. It was very exciting seeing them fly off – we wish them well!

Year 6 Wider Opportunities – Outdoor learning

Class 6 had a great wider opportunities day of outdoor learning. We were den building, pond-dipping, strawberry-picking and even habitat hunting. There was some great teamwork on display as children worked together to problem solve and discover a variety of invertebrates!

Year 1 Wider Opportunities – Cookery

As part of the school’s wider opportunities day, Class 1 had so much fun cooking. We made stuffed peppers, fairy cakes and gingerbread biscuits. We then decorated the cakes with lots of yummy toppings!

Year 3 visit Wollaton Park

Class 3 had a gorgeous day at Wollaton Park. We met ‘Mary Anning’ this morning, a world-famous palaeontologist, and learned about all the fossils she discovered. This afternoon we had lots of fun in the play area!

Year 2’s sculpture hunt

Year 2 really enjoyed our trip into Nottingham City centre to look at the sculptures. It was fantastic to see them in person to inspire us when we make our own sculptures.  We even received an email from NCT complementing us on our behaviour! Well done Class 2!

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!

Whole school Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

For our Platinum Jubilee Celebration we had such a wonderful time playing traditional games on the school field, dressed in red, white and blue! We then sang the national anthem to celebrate the queen’s reign of 70 years!

EYC’s Jubilee celebrations

We have been busy playing games together balancing a ‘crown’ on our heads whilst walking over an obstacle course, driving the ‘queen’ round in her ‘carriage’ and some traditional games such as Hop-scotch and the Bean Bag game. After this we sang our national anthem and had a picnic on the grass with the whole school. What a lovely day we had!

Year 3 – Our Futures project

Class 3 had a wonderful afternoon with the ‘Our Future’ team. We had a chance to program Vernie the robot to follow a track, then we spoke to two volunteers and tried to guess what special job they did. In the end we discovered one was a radiographer and the other an engineer!

Year 5 – Our Futures project

Year 5 loved taking part in a robotics challenge led by the ‘Our Futures’ team, programming robots to make their way through a maze. We were trying to get the hoop and the ball in the target triangles!

Year 2 Golden Time

Year 2 had such a lovely golden time afternoon!


EYC celebrate the Jubilee

In EYC we learned about the upcoming Jubilee and made lots of different craft works. We made crowns, flags and the guards that look after the queen. We decorated biscuits with red, white and blue. What a lovely celebration day!

Year 3 Book Cafe

Class 3 had a gorgeous afternoon at the ‘book cafe’, reading our new books from the Young Readers Programme and National Literacy Trust. We shared and swapped books and discussed our choices. We are making recommendations for the school library and for our final personal book order!

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