Visiting Author – Jack Trelawney

Jack Trelawney- Author Visit

On Monday 19th June, Key Stage 2 had a visit from Jack Trelawney- a published author. Jack spoke to the children about how he gets his ideas for his stories. Explaining that he mostly writes about things he knows about. He also likes using pictures to get his ideas. He read a few chapters of his story ‘The Crystal Pool’ which the children enjoyed.

After the assembly, the children followed up his visit in different ways. Year 6 did some drama which focussed on the made up creatures he spoke about and Year 4 wrote stories which included a creature they had made up themselves. The visit certainly inspired the children to write and be creative with their ideas.


French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes

Y6’s Residential trip to Aylmerton Field Studies Centre

Y6’s school trip to Aylmerton Field Studies Centre

Y6 had an amazing week away enjoying lots of different activities covering geography field studies, team building, OAA as part of the PE curriculum, science field studies and some just for fun!

It is always a really fun week away and the children all grow in confidence and independence. This year the children were particularly outstanding ambassadors for the school and were frequently praised for their manners, conduct and knowledge.

What did they have to say about the week? See some extracts from their thank you letters below…

‘I had an amazing time particularly when we went on the mud walk because we collected loads of semi-precious stones and it was an amazing experience walking through mud, lakes and collecting cockles.’

‘I had a phenomenal time at Aylmerton.’

‘My favourite part was when people kept falling over in Blakeney on the mud flats.’

‘To be honest I enjoyed every single moment and every single laugh we shared.’


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Ancient Greeks Workshop

Ancient Greek workshop IGNITE  – what a fantastic day! The children were fully engaged and involved in all of the activities. Thanks to the facilitator – Dan who knew everything about Ancient Greece. The children acted out various myths and legends with appropriate props and armour. They also got an opportunity to showcase their fiercesome Greek shields.IMG_0235 IMG_0259 IMG_0267 IMG_0276 IMG_0289 IMG_0305 IMG_0324

Norfolk Trip- Year 6 Residential Trip 2015

What a wonderful week we had at Aylmerton Field Study Centre in Norfolk!


Everyone enjoyed their stay and really participated throughout the week. We have a very full itinerary from beach walking on the Norfolk coast observing the erosion and sea defences to rock pooling ,boating on the Norfolk Broads and being pirates for the day.




The children learn to work as a team by improving their communication skills ,encouragement and determination to complete all of their tasks to their best ability. This years class really excelled in their participation in all of the activities.



They made scary and convincing pirates while they managed the low ropes and the bosuns chair. They also enjoyed their late night walk in the forest discovering the activities of the local bats using sonar and all of their map reading activities.


The children were busy from dawn to beyond dusk including swimming at the local pool with the wave machine and flume. Needless to say they were keen for their breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Aylmerton kitchen certainly doesn’t disappoint us as the food is plentiful and delicious.

They have come back to school raring to go and quite grown up . Well done Year 6


Green fingered helpers

The year 6 children who did not go to Norfolk this week have worked amazingly hard all week but particularly this morning. George, Milly, Reece and Nathan did a sterling job helping Mrs Bradshaw in the school garden and dell today. Well done for all your hard work and determination.




Legal Eagles

On Wednesday 26th June, Mr Crispin, a local magistrate visited year 5 and 6. We set up a ‘court’ and held a trial.


We took the parts of the defendant, lawyers, witnesses and magistrates. It was a very fun morning and we also learned lots about the law in England.