Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Service

Our youngest children were wonderful in their nativity in the church last night. They said their lines beautifully and sang their songs nice and loudly.

Our older children read some bible verses and lead the singing of Christmas songs, accompanied by percussion.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Forest School

Our Year 5 & 6 children in Chestnut Tree Class have been enjoying lots of activities in their Forest School sessions this half term.

 Some lovely Christmas tree decorations were made this afternoon out of leaves and conkers to decorate some of the trees.

Other children (and adults!) enjoyed balancing over the mud pit.

Others made their own fun.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bethany's Amazing Homophones!

Children in Year 2 have been learning about homophones (which, as they will tell you, are words that sound the same but have different spellings and different meanings). For their homework, they were given the challenge of listing as many sets of homophones as they could. We were expected to get maybe 20 or so, so were flabbergasted when Bethany came to school with page after page of them - a total of 119 sets of homophones! Well done Bethany!

Sunday, 30 November 2014


Our netball team looked very smart in their new kit when they represented the school at an inter-school competition at Stradbroke. Mrs Walton was delighted by how well they played and their excellent footwork was commented on by those watching.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Victorian Christmas Fayre

The Victorian Christmas Fayre at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Victorian costumes were the order of the day.
Literally hundreds of people came to the school's annual Christmas Fayre at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway yesterday.

There were craft stalls, a very popular Frozen-themed grotto, train rides and lots to eat and drink.

Our thanks to the Middy for their amazing generosity in supporting the school again this year.
The Victorian Christmas Fayre at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway in Wetheringsett. L-R: Jessica Maundrell (9), Olive Morris (7) and Bethany Maundrell (11) in 'Frozen' costumes.

These photos are from an article in the EADT.

Learning Power Superheroes

On Friday morning, children worked in mixed aged groups to design and make a superhero to represent each of our learning powers - perverse, notice details, collaborate, manage distractions, ask good questions and imitate. Using our learning powers helps us be better learners and are part of this year's focus on developing children's learning behaviour.

It was great to see the creativity and collaboration shown in each group. Each superhero was completely different from any other and they were given amazing names like 'The Collaborator', 'Penelope Persevere' and 'Max the Distraction Manager'.


Each group then presented their superhero in a special assembly.
The children learnt a lot about learning powers, but had a great time too. One child said 'It was like we had Golden Time all morning!'.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


Our football team took part in an inter-school competition at Stradbroke High School yesterday. They thoroughly enjoyed taking part and showed great sportsmanship, playing against much larger primary schools.

Friday, 14 November 2014


The school was full of Superheroes today as children (and adults) dressed up for Children in Need. A total of £102 was raised. Well done everyone!

Bethan managed to keep silent all day in her sponsored silence! 

All the Pudsey biscuits that the children made were sold too!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day

We were so proud of the respect all our children (even our littlest ones) showed at the two minute's silence this morning.

This is the Remembrance Day display we have in school, with contributions from the homework activities of children in Chestnut Tree Class.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Extreme Reading

Entries for our half term holiday Extreme Reading are beginning to come in. Click here to see them!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

WOW! Newsletter

The latest copy of our half termly Wonders of Wetheringsett newsletter that celebrates all that is happening in and out of school is available to read here.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cathedral Education Service

Members of the school council did a brilliant job representing the school at the Cathedral Education Service today. They joined representatives from many of the church schools in the diocese at a service with prayer, puppetry, dance and songs performed by children.

Our wonderful puppet of the Evangelist from the Pilgrim's Progress was also displayed along with several others.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Pilgrim Puppet

Our oldest children have created this amazing puppet ready to take to the cathedral on Sunday for the Education Service. This is the Evangelist from the Pilgrim's Progress, a text that the diocese is using as a focus for its centenary celebrations this year.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Harvest Festival

This morning we had our Harvest Festival in the Church led by Rev. Julia Lall. Children brought in boxes of produce and each class performed a song, poem or story about harvest. The boxes will be sold off to raise money for the Salvation Army, the charity chosen by the School Council.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge 2

Following his nomination by Mrs Doherty, Charlie completed his Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend. Click here to see him in action!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Forest School

Years 3 & 4 were incredibly excited to experience their first Forest School session this week in our very own Whispering Wood. They were spend a whole afternoon in the wood each week until half term, when years 5 & 6 will finally get their turn.
We are rolling out our Forest School to the whole school to help develop a variety of social, personal and learning skills in the children.

Ice Bucket Challenge

After avoiding a nomination all summer, an email from Bryn and Emily (who have a personal connection to motor neuron disease) appeared in Mrs Doherty's inbox at the end of the summer holidays with a nomination. At the end of school on Friday, the deed was done with not one, but three buckets of cold water!

Those who have been nominated, don't forget to donate to MND by texting ICED55 £5 to 70070.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Wind in the Willows

We have all been so proud of the children this week in our production of Wind in the Willows. Every single child in the school took part and it was wonderful to see how confidently they sang and acted.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sports Night Recounts

Year 2 have written these recounts of Sports Night for the website:

Sports Night    by Georgina   
   On 4th July it was Sports Evening and parents came to watch us take part in lots of sporty activities.
We sat in our colour groups and then did lots of different activities, which meant things like football, sack race and 3-legged race. It was great fun! Elsa broke the bell but it was soon fixed. Phew!
After that, just before the proper races, the toddlers did a toddler race! Then we did races for every year group. There were girls and boys races.
Then Mrs Doherty added up the scores and gave the trophy to the winning team which was Orange Team. An orange ribbon was tied to the trophy which will stay there for the rest of the year. Jools got a certificate for being a good team person.
It was a great night and afterwards there was a cake stall and a barbeque. We were all tired when we got home I even fell asleep in the car!

Sports Night by Daniel, Liam, Ben and Felix

Last Friday it was Sports Night. The mums and dads came to watch us take part in lots of sports activities. The weather was really hot but there was a cool breeze.(Daniel)
First we sat on our mats and sat with our team mates and listened and sat nicely. Everyone wore coloured t-shirts to match their team. (Ben)
After that it was the egg and spoon race (or actually the potato and spoon race!) and other activities like a football race and a beanbag race too. Elsa rang the bell then we moved to another activity Elsa broke the bell but luckily someone fixed it! My favourite activity was the football because I scored lots of goals. .(Liam)
When the races began, it was very noisy! The first race was the toddler race. Then everybody else raced. (Felix)
When the races had finished, we sat down. Mrs Doherty gave the trophy to the orange team and Jools got a certificate because he was a good leader.(Daniel)
It was a great time, but we were all tired when we got home! (Liam)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Talent Night

There were all sorts of acts at this year's talent night, organsied by the Friends, from Alfie sawing his sister Daisy in half, to Josh's poetry and lots of singing and dancing.
All those who took part were incredibly brave and the final results were extremely close. Congratulations to Bethany for gaining first place and a special well done to the Pink Ladies for their memorable performance(s)!