North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Self Portrait Enrichment Club

Children have been honing their drawing techniques this half-term in our portrait enrichment club, producing some wonderful pieces of work in pencil, charcoal and oil pastels. We definitely have a few budding Rembrandts and Frida Kahlos!

Find Your Brave – Children’s Mental Health Week

Each class have enjoyed an activity centred around Children’s Mental Health Week. We focused on the theme ‘Find Your Brave’. 
Early Years and Key Stage One had circle times using stories to discuss braveness and the small steps of bravery we take everyday.
Key Stage Two looked at the song This Is Me from The Greatest Showman and we shared our thoughts and feelings of overcoming fears in our circle time. 


We had great fun this afternoon learning to sculpt clay onto a tree. We have been fascinated by our Enchanted Woods story and we were so excited to create these outside!

Woodland fairy

We received a special letter from our woodland fairy. She had ripped her dress and wondered if we could design and make her a new one! We used different materials to cut, shape and join them! Lots of perseverance and determination shown!

Different materials

We designed, made and tested different materials. We worked in groups to make a bucket suitable to hold water that could help us put out the Great Fire of London. We had great fun testing these!

Tudor Houses

Whilst learning about The Great Fire of London – why the fire spread so quickly and how they put the fire out, we made our own Tudor houses. We created a design criteria and then worked together to fix different parts together.

KS1 Story Cafe

Whales class held a Reading Cafe last week where parents were invited to enjoy a story and complete fun activities based on the book ‘On the way Home’ by Jill Murphy. The children loved having the parents in their class and were excited to talk about the story.

A big thank you to all the grown ups who came along!

Growth Mindset

This half term, we have been learning all about the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset. We have learnt about the brain and how we can adopt a growth mindset in all aspects of our learning. This week we wanted to show this through Art and ‘sprinkled’ all things we would like to learn into our brains and discussed how a positive mindset would help us to achieve our goals.