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Beach Clean

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Eco School, Environment, News, Owls, Swans, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 22nd June, the Eco-Council took a trip to Felixstowe beach and the Felixstowe recycling centre. The children spent the day litter picking and finding out about single use plastic and the effects of these on our waters. This was part of the ‘marine’ topic for the Eco award.  The children also took part […]

Royal Reply

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Kingfishers, News

Kingfishers Class were very excited as they had received a very important letter. Miss Jones opened the envelope and read the letter from Richenda Elton (Lady in Waiting) who was writing on behalf of the Queen. The letter was thanking the children for sending congratulations cards for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Sailing on the Orwell

by | 6 Jun 2022 | News

On Tuesday 14th June, our year 6 children had the opportunity of sailing at Neptune Sailing School, based at Woolverstone Marina. The children worked in groups of 3, accompanied by an instructor,  and spent 2 hours on the water learning how to sail.  It was a beautiful day and everyone said they enjoyed it ! […]

Potatoes

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Design Technology, Environment, Kingfishers, News, Science

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 able to weigh their potatoes and understand that they […]

Colchester Castle Romans Fun!

by | 5 May 2022 | History, News, Visits, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday 17th May, the children in Woodpeckers class loaded the double decker bus and set off excitedly for Colchester Castle (although I think they were more excited to spot Macdonalds on the way!) The children went underground into the old Roman vaults and learnt all about Boudicca, The Celts and their revolt. The children […]

Gymnastics Success

by | 5 May 2022 | News

This year, the gymnastics festival was held virtually.  These children worked with Mrs Allum on some floor and apparatus routines. These were then recorded and sent for judging. Our youngest children came first in their age category and the older teams both came third.   Well done children and thank you, Mrs Allum.    

Young Voices 2022

by | 5 May 2022 | Music, News, Owls, Swans, Trips

On Friday 6th May, 19 children from the Owls and Swans class joined approximately 8000 other children for the Young Voices concert at the O2 in London. It was fantastic to hear all the children singing together and everyone had an amazing time.  Our seats were amazing – we were so close to the Orchestra! […]

Woodpeckers Class Assembly

by | 5 May 2022 | News, Woodpeckers

Tuesday 10th May was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work with parents and the rest of the school for their class assembly. The children retold the story of The Ant And The Grasshopper using actions and performing in unison. They showed off their brilliant dip dye fabric prints and acted out some […]

Books For Schools

by | 5 May 2022 | English, News, Parents, Reading

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.

Travel and Transport

by | 5 May 2022 | Design Technology, Kingfishers, News, Science

This half term in Science the children have been exploring materials. The children were asked to make a boat using suitable materials – which they explored last week. The children selected the materials they needed and got busy creating their boats. The children tested their boats to see if the materials they selected were suitable. […]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Cards

by | 5 May 2022 | Kingfishers, News

Miss Jones spoke to the children about the Queen. They found out that the Queen is going to be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee at the end of the month. Miss Jones told the children she thought it would be a lovely idea if the children could design and create a special card for the Queen. […]

Owls French Cafe

by | 4 Apr 2022 | News

In French, the Owls had been learning some language for ordering food and drinks in a café. To practise what they had learnt, we created our own café in the classroom with real food and drinks. Certain children were waiters and took everyone’s orders. All the speaking, from the waiters and customers, had to be […]