North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Making carrot salad

Whales class have been finding out all about root vegetables. We’ve researched where and how they grow, tasted and evaluated shop-made salads and then had a go at making our own. The children learnt to peel, grate and chop carrot, apple and cucumber. They then experimented with mixing different ingredients and flavours together until they found a winning combination… or not!

“It was really hard to peel an apple because it’s a round shape.” Dylan

“When I tried the salad it tasted a bit tangy, sharp and even a bit tasty!” Lizzie

Calder inspired sculptures go on display in library

Whales class have created sculptures inspired by the work of Alexander Calder. They have learnt to sculpt and draw with wire. The sculpture workshops have combined Art, Design Technology and Maths skills, learning to use pliers, twist and form wire, cut shapes and balance their creations. The class have been so enthusiastic and imaginative throughout their art workshops. The new school library is a beautiful new exhibition space for the sculptures too.

Celebrations as Julia Jarman opens our new school library

What a wonderful afternoon of excitement and anticipation as celebrated author Julia Jarman officially opened our new school library.

Children, parents, staff and members of the local community gathered in the hall to hear Julia Jarman share her stories and talk about the importance of reading and school libraries.

Children’s excitement was echoing through the corridor in the build up to the ribbon cutting ceremony and there were cheers all round when the library was finally declared open!

Our sincere thanks goes to the Friends of North Elmham School (FONES) who have worked tirelessly to fundraise over the past few months. Without their drive and the support of the local community this would not have been possible.

What a brilliant start to the summer term! 📕📗📘📙

Discovering Easter at Norwich Cathedral

Sheep and Whales class enjoyed a trip to Norwich Cathedral to learn all about Easter. We enjoyed helping to act out the Easter story in different parts of the Cathedral. It was fascinating to see how many different types of crosses we could spot and discovered that some crosses are covered up and only uncovered on Easter Sunday. We made some wonderful crosses of our own and lit candles to remember the people who are special to us.

World Book Day

We had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day 2018. The children came dressed as their favourite book characters and enjoyed sharing their stories across the classes. Thank you to all the children who entered the ‘share a story bunting design’ competition – winners will be announced next week.

Don’t worry, be happy!

Reception and Key Stage 1 have had a fantastic first day of World Book Week. Today, we explored an Anthony Browne story, ‘Silly Billy’. Poor Billy worries about everything; shoes, hats, clouds and even giant birds. Until one day his Grandma gives him a worry doll. This story inspired us to make our own worry dolls and share our everyday worries. The children made wonderful dolls, wrote about their worries and even acted out some ‘worry doll’ stories they composed together. Great work everybody 👍

Whales class mono-printing workshop

Year 1 & 2 have been experimenting with a new printing technique in their art workshops with Mrs Randle. They created ‘seasons’ inspired prints, drawing foxes, leaves and hedgehogs.

Year 2 have been adding another layer to their mono-prints. Using oil pastels to create more texture , pattern and colour. They are such an imaginative and creative group! Mrs Randle

Jammy halves and quarters

We had great fun exploring fractions this week, focusing on halves, quarters and thirds. Whales class thoroughly enjoyed working out different ways to make a half and quarter using bread and jam. After some fantastic thinking, problem solving and reasoning they were allowed to eat their ‘maths’ work! Yummy 👍

A tree for all seasons

This half term Whales class have linked science and art by creating birch trees through the seasons. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their weekly art workshops with Mrs Randle. They used resist techniques with salt, watercolour and oil pastels to show the changes in colour, landscape and wildlife.

Whales in the ocean

We have been exploring watercolour, brusho and collage to create our own whales, sharks and oceans. The beautiful tropical islands are now on display in class.