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Year 1 visit Strangers’ Hall

Year 1 have been learning all about old toys as part of their theme work this term, so in March they visited Strangers’ Hall in Norwich.

“We went to Strangers’ Hall museum. We learnt about old toys and made our own moving gingerbread man toys.”

“It was very good fun there.”

“We had a picnic and played in the garden.”

“I would like to go again because I had a really nice time there.”

By Caitlin, Georgina, Max and Edith.


See all the photos here.

After the trip, being the beautifully mannered pupils that they are, the class sat down to write a thank you letter to the staff at Strangers’ Hall.thank-you-letters4 thank-you-letters3 thank-you-letters2 thank-you-letters

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A band of baddies ‘Wanted’ by Year 2

This term Year 2 have been learning all about traditional tales. As well as producing and staring in their own radio show they have created a series of ‘Wanted’ posters that are on display in their classroom. (See more of their work here.)

With such big rewards up for grabs it might be wise for Lucifer The Cat, The Ugly Sisters, Captain Hook and Co. to keep a low profile around school for the time being!






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It’s definitely a bleak mid-winter!

Whilst the school grounds may not be looking their best at this time of year, at least they have inspired Year 3 to produce some lovely paintings and written work. Year-3-winter-trees10Year-3-winter-trees7Year-3-winter-trees2Year-3-winter-trees9

See more of their work here.

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Year 4 learn all about Light

Year 4 have been learning about different sources of light and where it comes from. See more work from their ‘Let There Be Light’ display.Year-4-light-display5Year-4-light-display2Year-4-light-display

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Reflection paintings by Year 1

A lovely collection of ‘Reflection’ paintings by our talented artists in Year 1.Year-1-reflections4 Year-1-reflections3 Year-1-reflections2 Year-1-reflections

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Year 4 learn about life on the open road

This term Year 4 have studied the Roald Dahl book, ‘Danny the Champion of the World’.
See more of their drawings of Romany caravans:Year-4-RD11 Year-4-RD10Year-4-RD8

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Andy Warhol inspires Year 3

Have you seen Year 3’s fantastic display of Andy Warhol style portraits?Year-3-portraits4Year-3-portraits10Year-3-portraits11

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Mythical creatures invade Year 4

Year 4 have been learning all about mythical creatures this term. See more of their drawings here:Year-4-M-Creatures10 Year-4-M-Creatures9 Year-4-M-Creatures8

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Holme Dunes work by Year 5

Following their trip to Holme Dunes in September, Year 5 wrote about their day out and produced some excellent drawings.

See more of their work here. Year-5-Holme-trip-work2Year-5-Holme-trip-artwork2


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Years 5 & 6 visit Holme Dunes

A couple of weeks ago, Years 5 and 6 visited the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Centre at Holme Dunes. The rather windy and showery weather did not dampen our spirits and we had a great day finding out about coastal erosion, life in a dune habitat and creating environmental art.  See more photos from the trip.

Mrs Thorman