North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Sheep Class – ‘Parable of the Two Builders’

Sheep Class have been revisiting the parable of the Two Builders. The wise man builds his house on the rock, reminding us that a solid foundation enables us to succeed and flourish in all areas of our lives. Children were keen to test this out and got straight to work in the outdoor area, working in teams to build their house either on the pavement or in the sandpit. Well I think we all knew what the outcome would be and it wasn’t long before the foolish team’s house came down! A valuable lesson for Sheep Class and some possible future builders in the making!

Art in Sheep Class

In their first art lesson at school, Reception children enjoyed hearing the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson, then they had a go at making spiral pictures to emulate the shell from the story! What a fantastic effort from them all!

Year 1 and 2 continued their unit on drawing by learning about continuous line drawings. It was a challenge not to take our pens off the paper, but their observation skills and attention to shapes and textures was very impressive!

Maths in Whales

Children have recently been recapping and extending their understanding of place value, which we have rounded off with some lessons on Roman numerals! The class had fun making Roman numerals using lollypop sticks and practising a catchy song to help us remember them. If you would like to experience the song for yourself, follow this link!

Stories in the Loft

Whales class really enjoyed making their first visit to our new mezzanine area, which children have decided is called ‘The Loft’. We enjoyed reading our books in this quiet space and enjoying the view! We feel very lucky to have this new place to go and relax in our school.

Seed Science in Whales

Whales class continued their learning about plants today by setting up an investigation into how fertiliser helps plants to grow. Children decided themselves what they would investigate – some are focusing on the height of the plant, some on the speed of growth and some on the healthy look of the plant. We then potted up our radish seeds – one ‘control’ plant and one with added fertiliser. We can’t wait to see the results and discover whether adding extra nutrients makes a difference to the growth of our radishes!!

Welcoming our new Reception Children

We have had a wonderful start to the new school year in Sheep Class! We have been super busy getting to know our new lambs and can’t wait for them to join the flock full time next week! Everyone is really enjoying exploring the new environment and getting to know each other. Welcome to the start of your school journey Reception! What shall we learn today?!

Art in Sheep Class

Sheep began a unit of drawing by investigating spirals this week! We learnt how to use our whole body to create lines by drawing ginormous spirals on the playground, competing to see how big we could make them by stretching our arms and moving our legs whilst we drew.

We then went inside and worked in groups to draw spirals on large sheets of paper using charcoal. Children loved seeing how their spirals layered over each other and enjoyed finding all the different shapes made by the intersecting lines. We then added colour with oil pastels, investigating contrasting and complementary colours.