Poetry Slam – July 2022

Five Year 5 children went to Norwich Arts Centre on Friday to compete in a poetry slam with four other schools. We had a fantastic time, watching some amazing performances from the other children and superb local poet, Lewis Buxton. Everyone was so brave and performed with such pride and confidence. It was so wonderful to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments, and Sheringham won the Judges Choice Award, coming away with some chocolates, a book, and lots of big smiles!

Strandfest – June 2022

Choir and Hand Bells Perform at Strandfest. North Norfolk’s Glastonbury!

On Friday 24 th June 25 children from Year 4 and Year 5, along with Mr Cooper, Mr Amies, Mrs Bussey and Kirsty, headed to Sidestrand School’s Strandfest, to sing as a choir and perform on the Hand Bells.

We arrived in good time for the children to have a go on the various stalls. It wasn’t long before nails and faces had been painted in preparation for our performance.

We started with Mrs. Bussey’s Year 5 Hand Bell group. The children were transfixed by the chimes of the bells floating from the tent. The children performed three pieces; Bobby Shafto, Polly Wolly Doodle and Oranges and Lemons.

Next up was the choir. We started with two traditional acapella folk songs; Akeelie Makola and South Australia and then brought things more up to date with The Banana Splits TV theme tune, the Tra La La Song and Jungle Book’s I Wanna Be Like You. We finished our performance with another folk song Essequibo River and a rousing version of Summer Holiday.

It was then time for a well-deserved lunch.

We had a fantastic day, which finished with a rousing sing song in the mini-bus on the way home.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff and children at Sidestrand School for inviting us, and making us feel so welcome. Also, to Mr. Cooper, Kirsty, Mr Amies, Mrs. Bussey and Nigel for taking us.

Author, Elly Griffiths’ visit,  June 2022

Wow what a wonderful afternoon we have spent with the renowned Author Elly Griffiths. Our Year 3, 4 5 and 6 children really enjoyed meeting her and hearing all about her life so far as a writer. The children loved giving their ideas and we were overwhelmed with ideas and new book characters etc. Her new series for children is called ‘A Girl Called Justice’ and we were so pleased that some children had a copy of her book for her to sign. Mrs McCaig does have some stickers if your book did not arrive in time so please come and see her for a sticker with Elly’s signature on it when you get your book. 

We were so, so pleased to spend an afternoon in this fantastic authors company. Thank you to Dom from Hachette publishing for making the visit happen and to Alex Steward for suggesting the visit as Elly had been at the high school in the morning. 

Elly has helped organise a competition as well, see the details below. 

Hope we have some great entries. 
Many thanks
Suzanne McCaig

Photography Competition Spring 2021

Sheringham PTA would like to thank everyone who entered their Spring competition. We had some wonderful entries and it was a pleasure receiving them and looking at all the beautiful flowers, animals and landscapes that Spring has to offer! 

The school council thought long and hard about the winners and eventually decided that these photographers had the winning entries: 

  • Zach  – KS1 
  • Bethany – KS2
  • Craig  – adult category 

They have all won an incredible £20 voucher to spend on something of their choice! 

Huge congratulations to you all and thanks again to everyone who entered. 

World Book Day 4th March 2021

Thank you to all those who took part in our Masked Reader competition on World Book Day. It was great fun both in and out of school for all involved, and it’s so wonderful that so many children (and adults) played along!

Due to unforeseen circumstances (Miss Murray breaking her wrist!), there has been a delay in announcing the winner, however, the results have been counted and varied and we can now reveal the winner of SCPS’s Masked Reader 2021 is…. *drum roll*

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Elijah M in 3W

Congratulations Elijah! Your prize of an Amazon Gift Card worth £10 will be winging its way to your classroom, shortly!

World Book Day this year will be virtual, to celebrate books and stories we know and love, staff will become The Masked Readers – they will be in disguise and read an extract from one of their favourite books.

Can you figure out who is behind the mask?

Videos will be released on World Book Day, along with a form for children to complete with their guesses. Winners will be announced the following week.

‘I Am A Robot’

We hope you enjoy the fantastic robot dancing and signing. There will be more videos to follow over the next few days. They will also be live streamed in your google classroom. We hope you enjoy watching them as we did making them. 

Spring Term 2021 – Music

‘I Am A Robot’

We hope you enjoy the fantastic robot dancing and signing. There will be more videos to follow over the next few days. They will also be live streamed in your google classroom. We hope you enjoy watching them as we did making them. 

Year 6 Music

Here are two amazing music videos created by children in Year 5 and Year 6. They’ve created rhythmic pieces using everyday objects. Amazing!

Santa Dash – December 2020

On Friday 11th December, our whole school took part in the National School Games Santa Dash! All children and some staff took part in the Dash looking very festive in their Christmas jumpers (and hats for some!). We ran or walked a set distance in each year group to get active with a smile! Well done to everyone who took part, you all looked great!

Reading Week – March 2020

We have had a fantastic Reading Week which commenced on Friday with the Norfolk Children’s Book Centre coming in and setting up the most incredible book fair. We had a wonderful array of fiction and non-fiction books and every child got a chance to browse the books and exchange their World Book Day tokens and take home a book. It was so wonderful that so many children wanted to carry on reading these when we got back to the classroom.

This week has been absolutely inspiring, each class has had a classic children’s book to focus on for the week. We have had everything from the Railway Children to Winnie the Pooh. We have had a book worm which has been started in the library with every child’s favourite book and author on. How far will this get round the library by the end of the week?? The door displays have been created this week and are looking spectacular. The final judging is tomorrow so we will see who has been crowned the champions!

The atmosphere around school has been truly lovely and children have really enjoyed taking time out to discover their classic book. World Book day has been an absolute triumph. The costumes, as always, never fail to impress and we cannot thank you all at home enough for your energy, creativity and hard effort to make it all happen. Assembly today was brilliant sharing all the creations and hearing from the children all about their book week. It is always my favourite school day of the year and it has not disappointed for a minute.

PSHE Day – February 2020

On Monday 10th February we had an afternoon to celebrate all things PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). It was wonderful to observe the whole school engaged in a wide variety of lessons. The Reception children learnt about friendship and what makes a “GR8M8” producing some lovely posters. Year 1 focused on keeping their bodies and minds healthy in PE. Year 2 “found their brave” which was the theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (3rd-9th Feb). Some of the Year 3 children learnt how to deal with worries and talked about how to be kind to themselves. Year 4 explored feelings and emotions. Year 5 engaged in some very eye-opening learning around the issue of sharing information on the internet. And our Year 6 children explored issues regarding how body image is portrayed in the media. Special thanks also to Gail and Mrs Hooker for including the mental health awareness theme in your activities on Monday! Well done to all the children and teachers for your hard work and enthusiasm.