Gressenhall Trip

On the 13th October 2016 we took all the children in Skylarks Class to Gressenhall for the day. All the children had a fantastic day learning all about homes long ago.gressenhall-6 gressenhall-5 gressenhall-4 gressenhall-3 gressenhall-2 gressenhall-1

Dedication Service at Gillingham

On Friday 9th October our school had a very exciting visitor.  The Rt Revd Graham James, Lord Bishop of Norwich attended our Dedication Service to celebrate and bless our new Kingfisher partnership with Ditchingham Primary Academy.  We were also joined by the Rev. Chris Hutton and Rev. Julie Oddy-Bates.  The children sang beautifully and our Shining group led the assembly with a very special poem followed by some of  Swan Class sharing what the partnership meant to them.  The Upper Key Stage 2 children had also made birds that were associated to the partnership to celebrate the event.  Mallards, Skylarks, Swans and Kingfishers can now be found flying around our school hall!  Thank you to all of the friends and parents who attended this very special ceremony.

Harvest at Gillingham

On Friday 18th September, the children and parents celebrated Harvest festival.   Everyone got to create their own bread sculptures to take home to bake and enjoy.  A marvellous amount of unique bread creations were made.  The children and parents then enjoyed the Harvest assembly that included children sharing their very own Harvest prayers.  Thank you to all that attended.

Summer Term Topic – Message in a Bottle

English: In the Easter Holidays, Mrs Munro discovered a message in a bottle whilst walking on the beach.  It was from a boy called Tom, who told us his story of how he had been shipwrecked. This term we are going to be looking at explanation texts and write our own desert island survival guides.  We will also be learning to write non-chronological reports about Sea Monsters. Eventually we will look at Tom’s Shipwrecked story, and will write our own stories in a similar style. Finally we will look at a range of poems to do with the sea.

Phonics and reading will also take place regularly throughout the week.

Maths:  Problem solving; calculations, shape & measurement, place value, fractions, data handling.

Science: We will be exploring what we could do to keep ourselves fit and healthy on our desert island.  We will also look at plants, and how we might grow our own food. We will also be observing and classifying the animals we find on our desert island.

Geography: Mapping and symbols.  The location of the worlds continents and oceans.

ICT: Algorithms, Debugging problems, Programming, Art and Word Processing.

Art: Drawing; Painting; 3D Modelling.

DT: Design and make a 3D treasure map.

Music: Sea songs and shanties.  We will also be visited by a local musician who will play a variety of instruments for the children.

RE: Units from the agreed Norfolk Syllabus.

The Sky is the limit!

We were delighted to be visited by an architecture workshop in February that helped us to develop our crstuve maths thinking skills.  Blue class worked on an enormous structure called Tetra that was made by the children.  They create many small tetrahedrons that were then put together to make one that almost touched the hall ceiling and in which the whole class could shelter.

Gold Class worked together to make an almost life sized model of Stone Henge that was appropriately entitled ‘Stick Henge’.  This fitted perfectly into theirtopic  work on prehistory this term.

The workshop also linked into our current school project to increase our children’s future aspirations.  We have been visited by a number of people ttta work in a variety of professions, so far these visits have included an App designer, a health visitor, the Navy and a vet.  We would love other profressions to come and talk to the children about what their work entails and so if you would like to come along, please contact the office.

We enjoyed our first careers fair.

Many thanks to Great Yarmouth High School for arranging our visit to their careers fair.  We found out about lots of interesting careers.