North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


School Parliament – Autumn 1 2021

School Parliament have had a very busy half term! We have already started to organise fundraising events such as Children in Need and Christmas Jumper Day. 

After listening to the children’s ideas in the school, School Parliament discussed and have started to look into potential After School Clubs to start again!  

We are so excited to find ways to improve our school and raise funds for various charities. 

Collective Worship

It has been so wonderful to be back as a whole school during Collective Worship.

We have enjoyed singing and celebrating all of the children’s wonderful successes, as well as welcoming our fantastic visitors back into our school. A huge thank you to Revd Trudie, Revd Sally, Andy Jones and Kidz Klub! 

Responsible Readers

Whales class have worked really hard this half term to be ‘Responsible Readers’. We talked to the children about the impact at least 20 minutes of daily reading can have on our learning and taking responsibility for reading at home as well as school – this could be by asking an adult to hear them read or reading independently and recording their thoughts and feelings about a text, some children even read to their teddy!

Well done, Whales. I am so impressed with your dedication to your reading this half term!


Whales Class 21st October

Whale Class have really developed their creativity and problem solving skills.  They are really making the most of the environment and work so well together to create different structures.  Can you spot the Egyptian shaduf and the handmade ladder?

English Experience Day

Today in English, we had an Experience Day, based around our new text ‘Tuesday’. We took on two different roles; the role of a Police officer and the role of an eyewitness. We worked together to think of questions we needed to ask the eyewitness and then ‘hot-seated’ each character. The children were excellent in each role, some children decided to create their own ‘detective notes’ to share back to the class. We then gathered all of the wonderful ideas and vocabulary. We are excited to start our sentence stacking lessons tomorrow. 

Dippy the Dinosaur

Whales Class had an excellent school trip today visiting Dippy at the Cathedral. It was lovely to be able to go out on a trip together. Our tour guide took us through a time tunnel, we discovered lots about Dippy from over 150 million years ago. We had our tour and then spent some time outdoors sketching the Cathedral. 

When we returned to school, we spent some time reflecting on our trip; what we had learnt and how we felt. Well done, Whales, what a lovely day! 

Dippy Trip

Sheep class had a wonderful trip to see Dippy today. We were very excited to be going on our first proper school trip, and the children were a credit to their school in their behaviour throughout! We loved the bus ride through the city to Norwich Cathedral, enjoyed a lovely snack time on the cathedral green, and then it was time for the main event!

Our tour guide took us through the time tunnel, where we heard the sounds of the dinosaurs and even saw some dinosaur poo! Then we met Dippy! We were very impressed by the length of Dippy’s neck and tail, and were amazed by how small his head was! The children had lots of questions, such as, “Why does he have so many teeth?” and “Why is his tail long?” Well done, Sheep class, what a brilliant first trip!

What the minibeast saw!

Have you ever imagined what the world might look like if you were a minibeast?  That is exactly what some Lions did today when taking photographs around our site.  It was fascinating to see the landscape from this point of view and the photographs produced were beautiful!

Other Lions were busy working together to create Bugingham Palace – the new exclusive bug hotel and using tools to create their own pieces of work.  

Mrs Cairns is so impressed with their creative thinking and problem solving skills.  It is wonderful to see them working together so well.