During the Spring term the whole school term part in the ‘Race For Life’ event. We were raising money for cancer research and lots of us were sponsored for the amount of laps we did around the school field. We raised over £1700! Well done to everyone that took part and helped to raise this tremendous amount.
On the 29th and 30th January we participated in Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Children and their families had the opportunity to buy a cooked breakfast to set themselves up for the day. A big thank you to the lovely ladies who got into school at 6.45am to cook the full English. We were very lucky to have a £50 donation of produce from Morrisons in Diss allowing us to keep costs to a minimum. I hope all of you who came enjoyed yourselves. We will be having more breakfast mornings in the coming months.
On Friday 12 December 2014 children and staff joined in raising money for Save The Children by wearing a Christmas jumper to school. Tinsel, baubles and bells adorned brightly coloured jumpers along with pictures of snowmen, reindeer, elves, etc and put us all in the festive spirit, whilst raising money for a fantastic cause. A total of £200 was raised. Well done everyone!
We celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War by creating poppies. These poppies were hung outside our school gates. Each time we walked into school, during the month of November, we remembered the people that have given their lives in wars over the past 100 years. Lest we forget.
At the beginning of the Autumn term we had a ‘Norfolk Week’ to celebrate our local culture and community. The whole school took part and did a range of activities across the curriculum. In KS1 the children created and produced a tourist information leaflet about our local area. KS2 did a variety of activities including; diary entries as Edith Cavell, research about areas in Norfolk, learning Norfolk dialect and silhouette art linked to the Norfolk countryside.
The children really enjoyed learning about their home county with some of their favourite places being: Gt. Yarmouth, Walcot Beach, Hunstanton, High Lodge and Heacham Beach.