The whole school came together to perform this year’s Christmas play. They sang beautifully and wowed us all with their confidence performing on stage for the first time in many years. Thanks to children, staff and parents for making the day so magical. As we break up for end of term we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all back in the new year.
We all had a delicious Christmas lunch together, which we enjoyed whilst wearing our Christmas jumpers! The sticky toffee pudding was especially yummy! Afterwards the children had a fun playtime in the snow and frost ❄️🌨
Here is our school contribution to Dereham Baptist Church’s annual display of Christmas wreaths!
In Lions Class and Whales Class we have been lucky enough to have a couple of visitors over the last two weeks to help us with our local history project. First, we had Reverend Sally in from North Elmham Church and she told us all about the history of the church and the chapel ruins. The children really enjoyed listening to all the fascinating facts and asking lots of questions. The Reverend also helped us with our RE topic of Christian beliefs. This week, we were joined by local historian Mrs Woodhouse, who brought with her lots of fantastic and interesting photos of North Elmham in the past. The children found looking at places they know so well, including the school, but 100 years ago really interesting. We would like to thank our guests and hope they enjoyed their visit to our class.
Children had an introduction to the art of typography in art this week. We learnt that typography is the art of creating and arranging letters in a visually pleasing manner. We investigated different forms of typography and used this to inspire our first foray into creating our own typography using paper shapes. We were very impressed with the children’s creativity!
The weather was slightly unsure of the season on Friday afternoon, but Mrs Cairns and Year 6 knew that they wanted to be outside! So they played it safe and set up camp in the shelter just in case! But the sun shone and the group were able to demonstrate the range of creative skills they have developed over the term. Some children used tools to create beads using elder, others used clay and others used knots to design a laser lair! All of them worked so well as a team, a beautiful afternoon!
Year 5 have had a project week whilst the year 6’s have been on their residential in Derbyshire. We have been designing a theme park. We were given £5,000,000 to build and start up our theme park. We worked in two groups discussing our business ideas, naming our parks, dividing our park into three themed sections and deciding on our target audience. We had to take into account building costs, running costs, entrance fees and working out our overall profit. We designed our rides to fit in with our themes and made brochures to advertise. We had to think about the environmental impact and talked about the effect of tourism on the local area. Pupils discussed transport options and healthy eating outlets. A great week and lots of good work was achieved.