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Year 3 – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

Year 3 enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Wollaton Park investigating what’s inside a tree and making grass trumpets!

Year 3 investigate Roman life

Year 3 are learning so many interesting facts about the Romans… Did you know soldiers had to stay in the army for 25 years?! Did you know they had to walk 20 Roman miles in 5 hours with 7 bags on their backs?! They had so much learning to share and were very proud of their work. Keep your enthusiasm for your project going!

EYC – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

EYC children have had so much fun working through their ’50 things to do before we’re 11¾’. They’ve been cloud spotting, dancing in the rain and making daisy chains!

Year 3 explore Wroxeter Roman City

Class 3 had a fantastic day out at Wroxeter Roman City.  We looked inside a replica town house and then learned more about the daily life of Romans from the 2000 year old ruins of the bath house.

Capital One help our Green Team!

Where has our allotment gone?! So many thanks to an amazing team from Capital One UK who enthusiastically razed our existing allotment with rotting beds, ready for our children to plan and help rebuild a new model.

EYC – ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’!

EYC children and staff had a fabulous time using their imagination to pretend to go to the seaside.

We went on a train, visited the aquarium, built sandcastles  on the beach, watched a puppet show and went on a round-a-bout. To finish our amazing trip we had an ice cream (even the teachers), yum, yum.

Year 3 Hook Day – Romans

Class 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their Roman hook days.  We have relaxed in a foot spa, made coil pots, crushed  grapes to make wine, decorated shields and made Roman busts!

Year 5 make Greek god statues

Class 5 have been making statues of Greek gods as an introduction to our new Project!

Year 3 visit the New Art Exchange

Class 3 had an amazing afternoon at the New Arts Exchange looking at Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj’s portraits. After learning about his ideas and style of art work, Class 3 were inspired to create their own self portraits.

Always Award – skipping!

Today we held another amazing Always Award for the children who consistently behave well in school. This half-term the reward was a skipping workshop and it was incredible to see just how many skills the children could showcase at the end of the day!  Lots of ropes were purchased at the end of the day so the children can keep skipping!

Southwold’s Top 50 Reads

Our Top 50 Reads library was open today, with many of our children choosing a wonderful book to read over the Easter holidays. The library will be open every week next term for children to bring back books and choose new titles. It was lovely to see how excited they were about the books!

Spring term Achievement and Behaviour Awards

Congratulations to our Spring Term Achievement and Behaviour award winners – your behaviour, your attitudes to learning and the progress you have made have been outstanding – you should be very proud of yourselves!

Music Assembly

Our Music assembly was wonderful, with children showcasing their talents.  Children in Years 4 to 6 played guitars and flutes, including their own compositions.  It is clear to hear the progression in skills across the age groups, with children learning to play the instruments year on year.  Year 3 played the glockenspiel, as a class ensemble so well, to Bob Marley and everyone sang.  EYC children led the finale, playing the chime bars and singing, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. What a lot of talented children we have!

Mothers’ Day afternoon tea

Our Mothers’ Day reading afternoon tea was such a success. Parents shared books with their children, whilst listening to our amazing school choir, and of course eating lots and lots of cake! Our School cook gave mum a trip down memory lane with traditional cornflake tart, caramel tart, biscuits and muffins.

Year 3 build a robot!

Year 3 had an amazing day building their class robot.  They were disassemblers then assemblers, using a range of tools.  Finally they unveiled their robot to their parents in their end of project exhibition (his name is Mark Junior, named after the visiting artist Mark Haig).  They also showcased a performance poem, descriptive writing about the Iron Man and sang a song in French.  Well done Year 3!

EYC Exhibition

What a fabulous turnout again from our EYC parents for the end of term exhibition ‘How are animals used in traditional stories?’.

The children walked down the catwalk to show off their amazing costumes, explained to parents how to make gingerbread men and told them all about what happened when ‘the 3 bears’ made porridge.

 Stanley Sparkles doesn’t like to be left out so joins in with all the fun!

Years 3 & 4 collaborate for Science Week

Years 3 and 4 loved their collaborative mission during Science Week: to investigate how we affect some parts of the world without going on a journey.  They learned about the layers of rainforests and designed and built their own rainforest in a box.  They discussed the affects of plastic and created a happy ocean environment.

EYC enjoy Pancake Day!

EYC made pancakes today. They put either lemon juice, orange juice, or  golden syrup on their pancake ready to eat. Yum, yum! The children in the Rainbow class made a tally chart to show which topping was the favourite. Guess what?……………….Golden syrup!

Finally everyone went into the hall to ‘toss the pancake’. What fun, especially for the teachers.


Year 3 celebrate Pancake Day

Year 3 had so much fun making pancake batter and preparing the toppings.  They then cooked the pancakes, tossing to turn them.  Finally they all tried the delicious food.  Happy pancake day!

EYC’s Wednesday Walk

EYC made the most of the beautiful weather today. They went out on a Wednesday walk with their eye glasses looking for signs of Spring within the school grounds

Year 5 revise perimeters

To revise perimeter, Class 5 measured objects in the classroom. Next, compound shapes!

Year 6 Into University Graduation

The last day of our Into University week has concluded with an exciting workshop about artificial intelligence, where the children encountered a robot that could solve a Rubix cube in under 24 moves! Following the workshop, the children were given a tour of the jubilee campus to further enhance their desire to go to University. Finally, the children got to showcase all their hard work to an audience of family and friends. Wearing their graduation robes, each group presented their graduation piece before officially graduating. Each day this week, the children fully immersed themselves into all activities and challenges. They have gained invaluable skills, knowledge and understanding of their project and of the different pathways open to them for further education.

Year 3’s pneumatic challenge

Class 3 had an amazing afternoon of learning in the Art Room, designing and making moving robots. They were challenged to use pneumatic systems .

Mr Kingham meets a childhood hero!

Mr Kingham had a fabulous time at the Nottingham Teaching Assistant Conference, meeting a childhood hero, Johnny Ball, and learning new ways to support and inspire our wonderful children.

Year 5’s amazing project homework!

Thank you to all children (and the adults who helped them!) for the amazing Project homework this term. We have proudly put them on display in the classroom (or happily eaten, in some cases!). Can’t wait to see what you bring next term!

Year 6 Into University Day 2

Today, at Into University, the children constructed their very own space robot!  We were greeted by two experts from the wider opportunity team at the University of Nottingham, who first informed the children about the various types of robot that currently exist in space. Pupils were then challenged to use their practical and problem-solving skills to construct their Robo-Duck. Once completed, the children evaluated their build and made the necessary adjustments to enable the Robo-Duck to travel across the floor. At the end of the session, the children thoroughly enjoyed racing their ducks against each other. The inaugural Robo-Duck racing competition was staged!

Year 3 experiment with compasses

Year 3 have been experimenting finding North on a compass using a bar magnet. They loved turning the bowl of water around to discover the magnet will always point North

Year 6 at Into University

Children began their ‘Inventions and Technology focus week by completing a series of exciting challenges. These included; designing aerodynamic balloon rockets, constructing a robust tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti, exploring inventors throughout history and developing their own unique invention to solve a problem. In the afternoon, the children had a special secret mission to solve. They were challenged to answer different reading comprehension questions based on their famous inventor. This top-secret research will then be presented to an audience later in the week. A very busy but fun first day was enjoyed by all!

Year 6 investigate fossils

In today’s lesson, children began to recognise that living things have changed over time.  They understood that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We discussed what the fossils found by Mary Leakey tell us about human evolution.

Taking inspiration from Mary Leakey’s remarkable discovery, the children then created their very own hominin footprint fossils.

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