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Sentences are fun!

They certainly are when you are in Year 3 or Year 4!  In this photo, Lucia is directing her classmates in this photo to punctuate a sentence correctly!

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Prep School assembly dates this term

Dates for all our class assemblies  this term are as follows: parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day.

All assemblies take place in the Barn at 8.55am.

Tuesday 26th September –  Year 6
Tuesday 3rd  Oct  – Year 5


Tuesday 7th November –  Year 2
Tuesday 14th November – Year 1
Tuesday 21st November – Year 3-4*

Nursery and Reception will have their next class assemblies in Spring Term.

Here are some happy memories from assemblies last term!

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Fantastic Mr Fox Excitement for Years 3 and 4!

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been reading Roald Dahl’s book, Fantastic Mr Fox, in preparation for their theatre trip next Thursday  to see the touring stage production. Their English lessons are full of exciting tasks based on the popular novel and we are all looking forward to seeing it come to life at the Theatre Royal!

Take a sneaky preview peek at the show with this trailer

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Years 3 and 4 explore mountains!

Years 3 and 4 have been studying mountains in their geography lessons this term. They each investigated a mountain and then made a 3D model, with facts, words and pictures. You can see them on display until the end of term in the Prep corridor outside Mrs Fisher’s classroom – do come and have a look!

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Years 3 and 4 at the Synagogue

Years 3 and 4 have been learning about Judaism and yesterday they went to Norwich Synagogue to find out more about it. They spent an informative morning learning about the features inside the synagogue, trying on traditional dress and learning some Hebrew. This was followed by a ‘Shabbat at home’ workshop, which involved being part of a Shabbat feast complete with candles, songs, ‘wine’ and Challah – Jewish bread.  They also learnt about kosher foods. The children enjoyed joining in with the all the activities and they asked very sensible questions.


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Snow one day and spring the next!

Pupils from Year 3 got busy during our open morning on Saturday creating cards and designing jars for their flower arrangements. And who were they for? Mummy, of course, just in time for Mothering Sunday!

Paintings and poems can be seen in the Year 3 classroom, which is looking very colourful and rather like springtime despite the flurry of snow we had this morning – we hope you like them!

Ms Mobbs

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Holiday fun by Year 3

Want to find out what our Year 3 pupils got up to over the Easter holidays? See more of their work.

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Paintings, Poems and Poultry

Year 3 have been exploring all the lovely features of Springtime. They have, with the help of the Art Club, created a mural, and also pooled their ideas to write their own ‘Springtime’ poem.
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Springtime features in full abundance and we’re loving it!

Ms Mobbs


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Year 3 learn the importance of perseverance

Year 3 have been learning all about ‘Robert the Bruce and the Spider’, a story with a very important moral message that “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!”

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Spring flowers by Year 3

The Year 3 classroom is full of beautiful Spring flowers at the moment. Sadly they don’t smell as good as they look as they’re of the two-dimensional variety! year-3-flowers6year-3-flowers4year-3-flowers5year-3-flowers2year-3-flowers