World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

As promised here is a list of which author and book your children will be looking at during World Book Week in advance so you can start to think over half term about costumes etc for World Book Day (Thursday 5th March 2020). I know there always seems to be a lot of pressure to provide a costume but we truly love homemade creations that are recycled and that do not cost a lot of money.

We have chosen classic children’s literature so that it might be a book that your child has not come across before or an author which they have not had chance to fully delve into their literary repertoire yet. 

Some class teachers might send out some additional information or ideas about costumes but pintrest is always brilliant and a quick google search will come up with a wealth of ideas and pictures of main characters from these books.

A huge thank you as always for your support, help and creativity. Without you all these events would not be possible so a huge thank you.

The English Team

Young Voices 2020

On Friday 24th January seventy nine children and staff headed to the 02 Arena in London for our now annual pilgrimage to the Young Voices concert along with nearly 8,000 children from around the country.

You could sense the excitement in the air as the children readied themselves for the journey down to the Greenwich Peninsula.Upon our arrival in London, well ahead of schedule, we said goodbye to the parents and headed into the arena for our three hour rehearsal where we got to sing with some of the other stars of the show; Tony Hadley, The Shires, Ruti. We also got to dance with the amazing Andy and the wonderful Urban Strides dance troupe.

With rehearsals over it was time for tea and then before we knew it we were back in our seats for showtime. As the lights dimmed the air filled with the cheers and screams of very excited children. The band started playing and we were off; singing the Doris Day medley Best of the West. The next two hours flew by. We sang a wide repertoire including Shiny Happy People by R.E.M., Ode To Joy with words by Pete Seeger, ‘Frightfest’ a medley of spooky songs and finished with A Queen Medley led by Tony Hadley, The Shires, Ruti and all the Young Voices singers. We also had Andy and Urban Strides lead us in a dance off with the dance, which was fantastic fun.

Before we knew it the show was over and we were on the coaches heading back to Sheringham with heads full of wonderful memories of our day at the O2.

Roll on Young Voices 2021!

GR8 AS UR December 2019

On Monday afternoon the whole school had PSHE sessions, using GR8 AS UR. It was great to see displays in the classrooms and lots of discussions taking place.  We are all working hard on our GR8 M8 and Stop Cop challenges. We hope to achieve GR8M8 status by the end of term! Do you know the STAR Steps?

Children in Need Day, 15th November

What an amazing Children in Need day we had at school for Children In Need on  Friday 15th November. 
So many children dressed in spots and supporting such a great cause.

The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the surprise performances from the school band – special thanks to Mr Cooper, Craig Davis, Mr Amies, Mrs McCaig and Miss Murray.

The coffee morning and cake stall alone raised over £130, plus mufti money of approx £450. Then to top it all off our fill the Pudsey Bears with silver coins raised almost £270.  I think this may be a record total so thank you to everyone who baked, dressed up and donated. The cake competition was won by Amelia in Year 5, second was Evie and Poppy (Years 6 and 4) and third Poppy in Year 5.  

The Opera Project, 13th November

On Wednesday 13th November a group of children in Year 5 travelled to London to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music For Youth annual concert. It was a fantastic day with over one thousand young people taking part. 

As part of the Norfolk Schools’ Children’s Choir we had to perform a twelve minute version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute accompanied by a full orchestra and some amazing young opera singers. It was an amazing experience  to perform in front of thousands of people at such an iconic venue. 

Mr Cooper would like to say a huge thank you to all the children, parents and Miss Murray for all their support throughout the journey that got us to perform at such a wonderful event. 

I’m sure it will be an experience that the children will never forget.

GR8 AS UR, 7th November

On Thursday 7th November the whole school had a GR8 AS U R workshop.  This introduced some new schemes for use around the school to promote self esteem and resilience as well as helping others.  Unfortunately Year 3 were out on a trip but they will have their workshop in the next few weeks.

The following day Nursery, Year 1 and 2 all had a fantastic time watching Ollie Day perform Dizzio’s Magic Show.  This show both amazed and engaged the children, even the little ones..