North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Horstead Lost Property

We managed to match most missing items with their correct person! However, there were a few un-named items that we couldn’t find owners for. Take a look at the items below, and if you think they are yours, please let the Y3/ Y4 teachers know and we will return them to you.

There were also a small number of named items that have been left at school. We have returned these to the correct classroom and they will be waiting for you when you return after the half term break.

Have a good holiday.

Horstead Day 3 (Friday)

And Finally……

All packed up and ready for home. What an amazing group of children… What an amazing time we have had… What a lot we have all achieved.

Well done to everyone for all you have learned and all you have conquered. We are so proud of you. We hope you all get a good sleep tonight and that you are just as proud of your achievements as we are.

Horstead Day 2 (Thursday)

Another adventurous and fun filled day. The children have experienced all sorts of activities including water rafting, archery, bushcraft survival skills and climbing. We are so proud of how the children have approached each of these activities. They have worked really hard to face challenges and have persevered to overcome them with the support of their teammates. Everyone has helped to encourage others and many have made great new friends. Throughout the day we have learned lots of life skills: from having to prepare our own lunches, to learning the importance of listening to instructions; from keeping our dormitories and equipment tidy, to persevering when solving problems. Well done everyone!

Horstead Day 1 (Wednesday)

We had an amazing first day at Horstead, and all approached our first activities with enthusiasm. We have all learned some new skills and have faced challenges and new experiences. The staff were all very impressed with how supportive of each other the children were. There was a wide range of yummy food to choose from for dinner and the children tucked into jacket potatoes, beans, vegetables and sausages with delicious chocolate cake for pudding. The evening was full of games: rounders, football, table tennis, non-stop cricket and pool to name a few. All were very excited about their first night in dormitories and we are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow.

Exciting Eruptions in Whales Class

Whales have designed and constructed model volcanoes, powered by a pneumatic systems! We tested them and found some success and some areas for improvement! This was an exciting end to our volcanoes topic this term, which the class has really enjoyed.

Whale RE Day

25th March 2024

The big question – Why is Easter important to Christians? 

We had a really busy day and learnt a lot.

We started the day with an Easter story pass the parcel to learn about the key events.

We then walked to the St Mary’s Church where we were met by Reverend Sally who talked to us about Holy week.  We listened to the story of the last supper and joined Reverend Sally at the altar table to find out about the Eucharist.  

We all explored the Church and completed some rubbings and sketches of some of the church.  We also made a palm cross and looked at the Easter garden.

In the afternoon we tried a hot cross bun, looked at the similarities and differences between a christian in England and Christian in Jerusalem, retold the Easter story by making an Easter spinner and wrote an acrostic poem.

Some of the words the children described the day were – peaceful, calm, fascinating and interesting.

To the moon and back!

As part of 2024’s Norwich Science Festival, we were lucky to be visited by the amazing Ben Langley, who has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent! 

We went on an adventure as Tom and his AI friend, Squiffy, embarked on a mission to the stars.

We thoroughly enjoyed the one-man tour which explored the Science behind a rocket-trip to the moon.

DT in Whales

We have been busy designing, planning and making healthy sandwiches in DT this term. We made sure that our sandwiches were healthy by including veg, protein and dairy, and some of the children’s creations were inspired!

Nice work, chefs!

Christmas T@2

Whales and Lions class attended T@2 in the village this week to sing some lovely Christmas carols and have a few treats! Thank you to the kind ladies and gents from T@2 for having us!


Whales’ Day at the Museum

We really enjoyed our class trip to Lynn Museum, where we learnt about forensic archaeology (what we can learn from studying human skeletons), got a chance to handle ancient coins, and then became Egyptologists for the afternoon. Children acted out ancient myths, created Egyptian inspired neck collars, re-enacted the process of mummification and handled real ancient artefacts. What a super day we’ve all had. Many thanks to our parent helper and of course, FONES for subsidising the cost of the coach hire!