News About Our School

Summer Vacation – The Musical!

On Thursday 18th July, the Swans class entertained a packed hall by performing their play' We're all going on a Summer Holiday'.  The story line was based on a family trip to the Poplins Holiday Camp.   There was some brilliant acting, singing and fantastic...

Royal Reply

Kingfishers Class were very excited as they received a very important letter. Miss Jones opened the envelope and read the letter from Claudia Spens who was writing on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The letter was thanking the children for sending...

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Thursday 4th July was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work from the half term. They shared their Literacy learning about fables and some children read their fables. Then they based the rest of their assembly on teaching a moral to the rest of the school....

Testing Pirate Paddy’s Lunchbox

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about Pirate Paddy and the problems with his lunch box. They had to design a lunchbox that could be passed across a rope, withstand waves and rain from the sea, withstand being pecked at by seagulls and deliver the...

Best Moments

On Friday 28th June, Kingfishers Class performed their last assembly of the school year. The children proudly talked about what their best moment was of the school year. They also did a poem about a year in Kingfishers Class and sang a song 'Baby T- Rex'. The children...

Glorious Gold

The JRSOs attended the annual Junior Road Safety Awards Event at Endeavour House in Ipswich. The JRSOs listened to presentations from other JRSOs and participated in a question and answer session. The JRSOs were awarded a gold award for their scrapbook which informed...

Readathon

We are very pleased to announce we have raised over £800 from the Elmer Readathon. A big 'Thank you' to everyone who participated and for all the people who sponsored the children. The money raised will be donated to St Elizabeth Hospice - The Elmer Project. Thank you...

Investigating Climate Change

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about climate change. They have been learning about the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment and took part in an experiment to see if our world is heating up as a result of greenhouse gases. Too many green...

Dinosaur Museum

Over the past two weeks, the children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. The children were given the task of creating a dinosaur museum. The children worked hard creating guide books, writing amazing facts about dinosaurs and painting pictures of...

Bike Week

The JRSOs encouraged the children to take part in Bike to School Week which was held from 10th – 14th June 2019. Despite the weather lots of children took the challenge and came to school on their bike or scooter. Thank you to all the children who took part. [gallery...

Elmers On Parade

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk trail went live this weekend (Saturday 15th June 2019)! There are 55 Elmer sculptures out in Ipswich as well as 84 young Elmers. Our Elmer - 'Swanning Around in Constable Country' is in the Mansion Herd (Christchurch Mansion). Try and go and...

Scooter Ability Club

The children were very excited as it was the first Scooter Ability Club. The children listened carefully to the instructions that were given and the safety rules they needed to follow. The children took it in turns to scoot in a straight line pushing with their foot...

Father’s Day Lunch

On Wednesday 12th June 2019, we welcomed over 60 dads, grandads and special people for our annual Father’s day lunch. Rachel and Georgia prepared a delicious roast dinner, followed by flapjack and custard, which was enjoyed by all. Thank you dads (grandads and special...

Scooter Club

The rain didn’t stop us, we still had fun at scooter club! We practised crossing the road using the zebra crossing. We practised weaving in and out of cones pretending we were on our scooters. We did brave the rain for a while and had a go on our scooters. Well done...

Potatoes

The children were very excited about digging up the potatoes and seeing how many they got. The children dug through the soil with their hands collecting the potatoes. The children had to look carefully to make sure they hadn’t left any. With support the children were...

Archaeology Club

This half term, Mrs Marshall is running a lunchtime Archaeology club for children in Owls and Swans classes. Over the last two weeks, the children had to work together to chip dinosaur bones out of rock. It was very difficult, and took them a long time. Once all the...

Pyjamarama Day

On Friday 7th June  the children (and adults) came to school in their pyjamas to celebrate Pyjamarama day donating 50p to the BookTrust charity. The children enjoyed a range of activities and enjoyed having stories read to them by different adults. We raised over £60...

Stratford’s Sports Update

May was a great month at Stratford St Mary School for Sport and PE. In the two sporting competitions, U11 Swimming and U11 Netball, we achieved 6th place in both events, with 12 teams competing altogether in the Swimming and 16 teams in the Netball. A huge well done...

Outdoor Classroom Day

On Thursday 23rd May it was 'Outdoor Classroom Day'. The children in Kingfishers Class spent the afternoon outside celebrating 'Outdoor Classroom Day'. The children were tasked with creating their own Elmer's from objects in the outside area. The children worked in...

National Walk to School Week

During the week of the 20th of May the children were encouraged to walk to school. The teachers provided walking buses form each end of Strickmere, which meant less cars outside the school gates. Thank you to everyone who participated in walk to school week (even in...

Elmer

This week the children in Kingfisher Class have been learning about Elmer and getting ready to celebrate his birthday on Friday 24th May. They have learnt about elephants and written a fact file and labelled the different parts of an elephant. They have made their own...

Elmer’s 30th Birthday

On Friday 24th May the children and teachers celebrated Elmer's 30th Birthday. The children and teachers came to school wearing their favourite colours on their clothes and donate £1 towards our 'Elmer Project'. The children helped decorate Elmer in different coloured...

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