Lifeboat Trip – July 2023

Year 1 enjoyed their visit to  Sheringham Lifeboat Station where they learnt about the role of the RNLI in their community and important messages of how to to stay safe on our coastline and open water as well as what to do in a emergency.

Clubs Spring 2023

DayWhenYear groupClub
MondayLunchtime1 and 2Number Games
 After school2, 3, 4, 5 and 6Homework Club
 Lunchtime3, 4 and 5Mindfulness Colouring
 Afterschool5 and 6Pottery (£10 per term)
 Lunchtime5Beginners Handbells
 Afterschool5 and 6Basketball
TuesdayAfterschool1 and 2Art Club
 Afterschool3 and 4Maths Club
 Afterschool6Maths Revision (Spring Term)
 Lunchtime3, 4, 5 and 6Recorders
 Afterschool5 and 6Mixed Football
 Afterschool6STEM (£7 per term)
WednesdayAfterschool3 and 4Mixed Football
 Lunchtime4, 5 and 6Netball
 Lunchtime5Lego Club
 Lunchtime5 and 6Guitar
 Afterschool5 and 6Sewing Club
ThursdayLunchtime2 and 3Ukulele
 Afterschool3, 4 and 5Book Club
 Afterschool3, 4, 5 and 6Art Club
 Lunchtime4 and 5Ukulele
 Lunchtime4, 5 and 6Chess
 Afterschool5 and 6Circuit Training
 Afterschool5 and 6Warhammar
FridayLunchtime6Film Club
 Afterschool3, 4, 5 and 6Chess Club

Sheringham Junior Chess Tournament

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am excited to announce that Sheringham Community Primary School will be hosting the
Sheringham Junior Chess Tournament on Saturday 27th May, from 12:45pm until 5pm. I
have had the pleasure of teaching many of our pupils to play chess over the years and hope
that lots of them will be keen to play in this competition. Every child that enters will win a
small prize, get a certificate and an English Chess Federation rating . I am also going to
guarantee there will be special prizes for the best performing Sheringham players in all the
junior sections.

The school PTA will be running a cafe during the event. All proceeds from this will be added
to their funds to help our pupils and the school. If you are able and would like to help with
this please see Mrs Hooker or myself.

To find out more about this tournament and to enter please see the attached poster or visit
the Norfolk Junior Chess Website If you
have any questions please come and have a chat with me. I hope to make this annual
event if it proves to be a success.

Best regards,
Mr Matthew Perry

How Hill – February 2023 


Upon our arrival at HowHill, the children unpacked their bags,made up their bedrooms and then headed down to the classroom to find out what activities lay ahead for the rest of the day. Lizzie, one of the HowHill leaders, explained that we were going to split into two groups and head off for a nature walk through the wet and dry woodland. 

The children really enjoyed the visit to the bird hide on Cromes Broad, identifying the bird life through binoculars and putting mud marks on their faces. After a quick snack and drink we went dyke dipping. The children loved working out which creatures they had captured in their nets.

After a hearty tea we enjoyed weaving before it was time to head to bed.


After a good night’s sleep the children awoke to a beautiful frosty morning overlooking the river Ant. Having eaten a hearty breakfast we took a peaceful boat trip to Barton Broad, again trying to identify the wildlife, with help from our HowHill leaders. One group were even lucky enough to see a kingfisher fly across the river.

After our river trip we headed to the classroom to create a HowHill inspired clay tile.

In the afternoon we became environmental scientists and investigated the quality of the water in the dykes around HowHill, compared to the water in  nearby Barton Broad. This involved measuring the depth of the mud and water in the dykes, recording the vegetation found on the edges, in and under the water, working out the turbidity, and identifying vertebrates. We also had to collect a water sample to use back at the classroom to work out the acidity of the water.

We concluded that the water in the dykes was of a better quality than that of Barton Broad.

After another busy day we enjoyed a relaxing evening playing board games, cards and weaving before it was time to head to bed.

Day 3

After another good night’s sleep another busy lay ahead.

In the morning we visited Toad Hole Cottage to see what life would be like for a Victorian marshman and his family, We found out how they stored and preserved their food, how they cooked and heated their home and looked at the different tools the marshman needed to carry out his work.We then headed in to the woods to build dens. Some amazing shelters were created.

After lunch, we headed back outside and learnt how to thatch a roof using traditional tools. We were then shown how to make reed candles around the fire-pit and finished the afternoon by painting our clay tiles.

After a delicious roast dinner it was time for Miss Murray’s Famous HowHill Quiz. Five rounds of fun including Disney film music, school facts and history. It was a close run quiz  with Team Slytherin being the outright winners.