Community

News or posts involving the wider community. e.g open days, engagement with other groups etc

National Walk to School Week

by | 5 May 2019 | Community, JRSO

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 the rain).  

Owls Shared Learning Session

by | 5 May 2019 | Community, Owls, Parents, Science

On Thursday 16th May, many of the parents of Owls class came in for a shared learning session. In Science, the children have been working on the topic of Sound and had been looking at high and low sounds and how they are made. With the help of their parents, the children had to apply […]

Sunflower Competition

by | 5 May 2019 | Community, Kingfishers, Science

Miss Jones entered Kingfishers Class to take part in Fillpots Schools Sunflower Competition. The children were told they were competing to grow the tallest sunflower. The children helped Miss Walker to plant the seeds. Miss Walker read the children the list of things of how best to grow the sunflowers.The children will be caring for […]

Visit To The Vets

by | 4 Apr 2019 | Community, Kingfishers, Visits

On Tuesday 26th March, Kingfishers Class visited Penrose Vets to consolidate their learning about animals this half term. When we arrived at the vets we met veterinary nurse, Janet. Janet showed us the vets room and talked about what vets do and what animals need. Janet showed the children her pet tortoise called Sheldon. The […]

Goodbye Elmer

by | 4 Apr 2019 | Art & Design, Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Monday 25th March, we said goodbye to our finished Elmer as he was returned to the Elmer team ready for photographs to be taken for the trail. We have all enjoyed taking part in the decoration of Elmer and are very pleased with how our Elmer looks. We would like to say a big […]

National Forestry Day

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Community, News, Trips

On Thursday 21st March we celebrated ‘National Forestry Day’ with the children from Orchard Barns. They sent us a letter inviting us to take part in a bug house building competition. The children worked in groups creating a bug home. They collected different materials from the wood area and worked together to build their structure. […]

Books For School

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, Swans, Woodpeckers

The children have been enjoying the new books they received from the ‘Books for Schools’ campaign in the Evening Star and East Anglian newspapers. Thank you again for collecting the tokens and supporting us. Please remember we are now collecting the Lego tokens from the newspaper.

World Book Day 2019

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 7th March, we celebrated World Book Day. The children came dressed as a range of book characters or in their favourite ‘Elmer’ colour. They also took part in a range of activities, all linked to books. Our parents were invited to a coffee and cake morning and our young councillors (Junior Road Safety […]

Elmer

by | 3 Mar 2019 | Art & Design, Community, Fundraising, Woodpeckers

The children in Woodpeckers class had the opportunity to work with Mrs Fisk to decorate Elmer. The children decorated their initial with different patterns and created feathers. The children also painted their own square for the patchwork trees. Great work Woodpeckers.  

Tractor Visit

by | 2 Feb 2019 | Community, Geography, Kingfishers, Owls, Visitors

James the Farmer brought his tractor to our school today as part of the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Tractors into Schools initiative. James spoke to the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class about his tractor and his job. The children listened carefully and asked his lots of questions. The children also had the opportunity to sit on the […]

Lego For Schools

by | 2 Feb 2019 | Community, News

Stratford St Mary Primary School will be collecting the ‘Lego for Schools’ tokens which will appear in the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times, from Saturday 9th February to Friday 3rd May 2019. EVERY school that collects a minimum of 1,000 tokens will receive £50 worth of Lego whilst the top three (as a […]

Elmer Project

by | 1 Jan 2019 | Art & Design, Community, Fundraising, School Events

Mrs Fisk came into school to prepare Elmer ready for his decoration. She cleaned him and primed him with white paint. The children were given the opportunity to see what Mrs Fisk was doing and ask her lots of questions. The children are very excited to be involved in his decoration in the future. Thank […]