Mrs Bilner

Re-use and Up-Cycle

by | 3 Mar 2017 | Uncategorised

Eco-School themed week is ‘Waste Week’ with a focus on ‘up-cycling’. The whole school up-cycled a different item which may have just been thrown away. Woodpeckers up-cycled ceramic pots into bumble bees (which will be used for the Suffolk Show garden), Swans class designed and up-cycled old wellington boots into footwear of the future, under the […]

Quicksticks Competition

by | 3 Mar 2017 | PE

On Monday 6th March, 6 children from the Swans class represented our school in a Quicksticks Hockey competition.  The children competed against other schools from Ipswich and the surrounding areas. They won some games, lost some and drew some.  Although it was quite cold and threatening with rain all afternoon, the heavy downpour happened just as […]

Ancient Artwork

by | 2 Feb 2017 | Uncategorised

Swans class have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. In literacy, they have been learning the features of newspaper reports and wrote an article based on the finding of King Tut’s tomb as well as writing a diary entry.  In addition to this, in their art lessons, they have been using charcoal and clay […]

Tractor Visit

by | 2 Feb 2017 | Uncategorised

We were very pleased to welcome James Harris into our school on Wednesday afternoon as part of the ‘Tractors in School’ project. He talked to the children about the tractor and the work which is done on his farm in East Bergholt.  Even though it was raining, we all managed to have our photos taken!

Safer Internet Day

by | 2 Feb 2017 | Uncategorised

Tuesday 7th February was Safer Internet Day. The children learnt about many things and were involved in a variety of activities; these included how to stay safe online and what to do if they see things they don’t like or are inappropriate. Further details can be found at    

Cookery Fun!

by | 2 Feb 2017 | Uncategorised

Owls and Swans have been involved in some cookery club activities. They have made pizzas, canapes and this week they used fresh ingredients to spell out Eco-School and Food for Life.  The children have learnt about food hygiene, some cutting skills as well as the importance of cleaning up afterwards.  Thank you to Mr Wheals […]

History, Stories and Electricity

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Owls, Science

It was the turn of the Owls, on Friday 27th January, to share their work to parents and other children in the school. They read stories about Rama and Sita, talked about the dodgeball competition, received certificates and also shared their science work based on electricity.

Dynamic Dodgeballers!

by | 1 Jan 2017 | PE

Monday 23rd January saw 5 Owls compete in a dodgeball competition at Inspire Suffolk.  They played several games against other schools and won some, drew some and lost some.  All the children displayed great skill and determination as well as good team spirit – they even managed some games of table football in between matches!

Ten Pin Fun

by | 1 Jan 2017 | PE

On Friday 27th January 2017, 6 Owls took part in a Ten Pin Bowling Festival.  They joined other schools at the event which was held at Martlesham.  They played 2 games; their scores were added up to make a ‘team total’; our children came 5th out of 11 schools.  Thank you to Mrs Clark and […]

Swans Assembly

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Classes, Curriculum, Parents, School Events, Swans

Friday 20th January saw the first class assembly of 2017.  Swans class shared some of their work and this included their Vex models, newspaper articles on Howard Carter and Ancient Egypt, homework which was based on the Rock n Roll pantomime, their thoughts and experiences from the Young Voices choir event at the O2  and also […]

Vex Club

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Computing, Extracurricular, Swans

On Wednesday evening a group of Swans started a Vex club. Over the next few weeks, they will build a Vex ‘model’ which can then be programmed to perform different tasks. We hope in the future to compete with other schools in a Vex robot competition. We will keep you updated on the progress.  

American Football comes to Stratford!

by | 1 Jan 2017 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, PE, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday, we had a PE Enrichment day.  Mr Ross came in and taught the children different skills, games, tactics and rules of American Football.  Due to the snowy weather, this had to take place in the school hall, however, lots of learning happened and a lot of fun was had by all!