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Summer Fete next week!

After months of planning and preparation, our Summer Fete is almost upon us – it’s next Saturday, 6th May.

Many thanks to all the parents who have so far made generous donations of raffle prizes, jam jars, plants, books, tombola prizes and pledges to bake for our
famous cake tent! Items still to come, and raffle ticket stubs or unsold tickets, can be left in the school reception any day next week.

Most importantly, though, do come along and have a brilliant time – and tell your friends and neighbours, too!


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Tickets available for Senior Spring recital


Just a reminder that the Senior Spring recital will be taking place next Wednesday (3rd May) at 6.30pm  in the Barn.

Tickets are free and can be booked via the school front office.

Please come and show your support and enjoy an evening of musical delights!

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Giving Monet a run for his money

Year 1 pupils are studying the life and work of French impressionist Claude Monet.  Inspired by Nymphéas, the famous waterlilies picture painted in the artist’s stunning water garden in Giverny, the children are painting their own impressionistic pictures.  These are works in progress but we think they are already looking like masterpieces!

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Happy Birthday to Evangeline, Year 2!

Happy 7th birthday, Evangeline – have a lovely day and weekend!


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A level textiles work featured in catalogue

A striking A Level textiles piece by 2016 leaver Olivia Burrows has been selected, with just a handful of others nationally, to appear in the new edition of a major educational supplies
catalogue (Heart Educational), winning the school a £100 voucher to spend on textiles resources. Teacher Mrs Ling is pictured below left.


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Sports news from Miss Mickleburgh

The weather this week may not have felt much like summer, but in sport and PE we are gearing up for our summer timetable, looking forward to a term full of cricket, tennis, athletics
and rounders. This week our Year 11 GCSE PE girls had their practical moderation on the sports field and all did really well. Good luck, girls!

Parents please note: Sports Day will be on Wednesday 21st June.

Next week we have two rounders fixtures:

Wednesday 3rd May – 2.30-3.45pm
U14  v New Eccles hall School (home)

Thursday 4th May – 2.30-4.30pm
U16 v Taverham High School (away)

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

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Sophie in Regional U14 Hockey Tournament

Last Sunday, Sophie B (Year 9, pictured in red kit in the action shot below) represented Norfolk at the East Region U14 Girls Junior Academy Hockey Tournament held at Rushmere, Ipswich; her second year representing Norfolk.

The team, made up of club members from around the county, have been training together since the end of last year. They won four of their five matches against Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire but a loss against Suffolk meant that Norfolk finished as runners-up. Sophie and her team mates played some exceptional hockey throughout the tournament and proudly received their runner-up medals at the end of the day. Sophie trains and plays for Norwich Dragons Hockey Club.