Visits

Young Voices 2024

by | 1 Jan 2024 | Extracurricular, Music, News, Owls, Swans, Visits

On Friday 19th January, 20 children from Owls and Swans joined nearly 8,000 children from around the country, at the O2 arena, to take part in the Young Voices concert. The children performed with professional artists, including Urban Strides, Natalie Williams and Nandi Bushell. The children behaved wonderfully, performed flawlessly and were a real credit […]

Christmas at Colchester Zoo

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Kingfishers, Visits

The children took part in a wonderful Christmas educational experience at Colchester Zoo! The children were greeted by a festive elf who helped them learn all about penguins. The children observed a real penguin up close to test what they had learned. Father Christmas joined the children to see how much they knew about one […]

Visit to ‘The Shed’

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Swans, Visits

The children had an amazing evacuee lunch at The Shed in Sproughton. Berty was impressed with all their knowledge about WW2 and they learnt a lot more from the artefacts which he shared – including the air raid siren!

Residential Trip 2023

by | 7 Jul 2023 | News, Owls, Swans, Trips, Visits

In July 2023, Yer 5 & 6 visited Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia for their residential trip. They were involved in many, many activities which included gorge scrambling, canoeing and mountain walking.  The scenery was stunning and very different from Suffolk.  The instructors were amazing and the children’s behaviour, confidence and willingness to try new […]

Forest Fun in the Woods

by | 7 Jul 2023 | Kingfishers, Visits

The children enjoyed another ‘Forest Fun’ session with Mrs Clark, Mrs Martin and Miss Cousins. The children got changed into their outside clothes and headed out to the Forest Fun area. They accessed some areas of the wildlife area and then headed over to the local woods to play some Forest Fun games. They children […]

Felixstowe Beach

by | 5 May 2023 | Kingfishers, Visits

The children were very excited about their trip to Felixstowe beach. They enjoyed the coach journey to Felixstowe and the view over the Orwell Bridge. The children arrived at Felixstowe and had a snack before going on a scavenger hunt for different features at the beach. The children enjoyed playing and exploring on the beach, […]

Constable Day

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, History, Owls, Visits

To fit in with our whole school enquiry question “Why does Stratford St Mary fascinate historians?” we focused on what the village would have been like in John Constable’s time. We found out that John Constable was alive during the Georgian period. On Thursday 26th May, we did a walk around the village looking for […]

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 […]

Writers Workshop

by | 10 Oct 2021 | English, Swans, Visits

Swans recently had a visit from a published author, Lauren North.  She delivered a workshop where she demonstrated how a book starts with a blank page and ends up as a published novel. Lauren spoke about her own journey as an author; her perseverance with rejection and how important it is to have faith in […]

Zoo day!

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Science, Trips, Visits, Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers Class had a brilliant day out at Colchester Zoo. Despite the rain, we saw plenty of animals, including amur tigers (up close!), sealions, orangutans and anacondas! We also had an education session all about the rainforest, in which we shared our incredible knowledge and learnt plenty of new facts. As you can see, we […]

Museum of East Anglian Life

by | 11 Nov 2019 | Kingfishers, Trips, Visits

On Thursday 7th November Kingfisher Class went on their trip to the Museum of East Anglian Life. The children were very excited when they saw they were travelling on a double decker coach. The children took part in their learning session. The children listened carefully to what Jo had to say. She asked them questions […]

A Rather Regal Day Out

by | 11 Nov 2019 | History, Swans, Trips, Visits

On Friday 8th November, Swans took a trip out to Framlingham Castle. We couldn’t resist a trip to the Castle on the Hill as Queen Mary I resided there in 1553. We had a good look around the castle, and the children were brilliant at looking at the evidence in the stone to decide what […]