Author Visit: Neal Zetter
We have already had a virtual visit from children’s author, Neal Zetter. He spent the morning beaming live into our classrooms. There were roars of laughter throughout the morning and the children thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
Thank you for your support at our most recent book fair. It was lovely to see the children so excited about the range of books on offer and develop their love of reading.
Every year we collect Harvest Donations which we donate to the local foodbank. In class we produce art work and think of the importance of sharing and community.
Year 3 all received dictionaries from the Lowestoft Rotary Club in September to use at home to support their learning. Thank you to the Rotary Club for presenting these to the students for the 9th year running!
Year 6 Bikeability
12 children from Year 6 spent two days participating in the Bikeability programme. The Bikeability course aims to prepare riders for cycling on more complex, often busier or faster roads and junctions. All 12 children ended up achieving their Level 2 badges and certificates!
Carlton Marshes Visit
On November 5th, Jo from Carlton Marshes led our Year 1 children in a hands on experience of exploring habitats in our very own woodland area. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and were super excited to be able to build their own habitats for a hedgehog to live in.
On November 11th, we held a special assembly to remember all of the lives lost at war and the sacrifices that were made for our freedom. Our children understand the importance to take a moment to "Pause, Reflect and Remember". The children were also invited to wear their Cubs, Scouts and Brownies uniforms for the day.
Each year, we collectively work as a school on a remembrance display. This year, KS2 children worked together and made stained-glass windows to commemorate not only the 1st and 2nd world wars but also more recent conflicts. EYFS and KS1 made poppy wreaths which hung below also.
This half term we have launched Mystery Readers. Due to COVID 19, we have been unable to invite visitors physically into our classrooms, however they have been able to visit us virtually online! The children love this time of the week and are full of anticipation to see who their Mystery Reader will be. Those children whose parents have been the surprise visitor have been so delighted! This is just one more way we are developing a love of reading across our school.
BBC Children In Need & World Kindness Day
Once again this year, we took part in fundraising for BBC Children In Need. We held a competition for the most spotty outfit and watched our entries in the Annual Duck Race. Throughout the school day, we spent time considering how fortunate we are compared to some children in the world.
As Children In Need coincided with World Kindness Day this year, we completed activities which helped us to think about ways that we can spread more kindness and empathy wherever we go.
Network Rail Assembly
During November, our children engaged in a very informative assembly from Network Rail. We learnt all about the dangers of railway lines and how to stay safe when crossing them. This information is very relevant for our children as we are surround by a number of railways in our local area.