North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


KS1 Athletics Festival

Today some of our KS1 children across the Federation attended an athletics festival at Taverham High School, taking part in a carousel of athletics activities. The theme of the day was to ‘have a go and do your personal best’. Miss Johnson said that although some children were unsure to begin with, everybody participated and tried their best. By the end of the day they had all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made the grown ups proud. Well done everybody!

Sports Day

All children had the most fantastic day competing at Sports Day! In the morning then went round in small groups made up of people from their house team and completed a round robin of fun activities and in the afternoon they raced for points and stickers! A big thank you to the Year 9 sports leaders from Neatherd and the FONES for providing refreshments! The winner will be announced on Monday in celebration assembly!

Class Trip to the Zoo!

On Friday Sheep were very excited to visit Amazona Zoo, along with our Reception Class from Stibbard All Saints. We had a wonderful day exploring in the sunshine and it was lovely to see children smile and giggle as they observed the animals up close. We met some very unusual animals and learned lots of new names: peccary, coati, agoutis, capybara, tapir, mara. We also found some animals that we could name: flamingo, caiman crocodile, spider monkey, toucan, puma, jaguar. We impressed the grown ups with our knowledge and learned some new facts along the way. We look forward to finding out a bit more about these amazing animals back in class. Well done Sheep on a super day out!

The Waiting Place

Whales have been thinking this week about the subject of refugees and took part in a live webcast today with Dina Nayeri, author of the book ‘The Waiting Place’. As we were one of the first schools from across the country to sign up for the webcast, we were gifted a class set of her book and we have spent time reading it throughout this week, learning about the child refugees Dina met on her visit to refugee camps in Europe. The class also spent time thinking about how we could help refugee children feel welcome in school and came up with some great ideas on our welcome wreath. This was such a great opportunity for children to learn about these issues and the problems faced by others when they’re displaced from their homes. 


Whales enjoyed a fantastic cricket session with Charlie from Fakenham Cricket Club. Despite the blazing sun, the children put in a wonderful display of enthusiasm, and many of them have said they would love to do cricket again!

Whales @ T@2!

Whales were lucky enough to be invited back to T@2 in the village this week. They took with them work that they were proud of, and they enjoyed talking to all the ladies and gentlemen about what they’ve been learning. Many of them also read the beautiful poems they have been writing in English recently, and we were very impressed with the children’s confidence to do this! Thank you for having us again (and for feeding us!)

Year 5 Cricket

On Thursday, the 8th of June, 8 Year 5 girls represented the school in a cricket competition. They show great resilience, perseverance and teamwork all day. They were great ambassadors for our school! Well done!