Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Victorian Washday

Year 2 had great fun this afternoon doing the washing Victorian style! They had to grate the soap, whisk it with warm water, then use the dolly and washboard to get the clothes clean. This was part of their history work on Grace Darling, finding out what life was like for her and her eight brothers and sisters nearly 200 years ago. Most of the children decided that the girls must have worked harder than the boys, who quite liked the idea of going fishing with their dad and helping to maintain the lighthouse where they lived!



Sunday, 23 February 2014

WOW Newsletter - February 2014


W.O.W.!
Wonders of Wetheringsett - February 2014


The first edition of the WOW newsletter of 2014 is now available here.  It is amazing how much we have managed to fit into the first half term of the year and lovely to be able share in all the great things that go on in school with you all.
Have a great half term break and we look forward to seeing the children back again on Monday 24th February.
Vicky Doherty
Headteacher

Eco-Week Competition


We had so many wonderful, imaginative entries to our competition to make something useful out of things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Here is just a selection of the entries.

 

Eco-Week Art Project

One of the highlights of Eco-Week was working with Rojo Art to turn piles and piles of rubbish into a fantastic, imaginative display. The whole school spent an entire day working on the project. We are delighted with the resulting display in the library.








Trip to Virador Recycling Plant

 


Another part of Eco-Week was the KS2 visit to the recycling plant at Great Blakenham. Both classes did lots of follow up work back in school. Sycamore Class made this very informative display and wrote information leaflets to share what they had learnt.

Y2 Trip to the Middy





As part of their work on forces, children in Lime Tree Class went to the Middy to find out about forces in action on the trains. They looked at the couplings to see how engines push and pull the wagons and then had great fun launching an air rocket into the sky.

Making Fat Balls in Sycamore





Sycamore Tree Class invited parents and grandparents in to help them make fat balls for birds as part of their work on habitats. The birds in our  school garden have been appreciating them since!


Y5 & 6 History, Art and Design Technology






Children in Chestnut Tree Class have been learning about Native American Indians in history this half term. As part of this, they made this magnificent eagle in art as well as these teepees in design technology

Sign2Sing


 



Again this year, we took part in Sign2Sing. Children learnt how to sign as they sang a special  song and raised £54.
 

Epiphany procession




Rev.Julia Lall marked Epiphany with us this year with a procession down to the church in crowns that the children had made, led by a star, kings and camels. This was followed by a short service where we were joined by parents.

Moving Pictures





Here are some of the moving pictures that Willow Tree Class made and then peer-evaluated as part of their design technology this term:




REMINDER - Phonics and Spelling Information Evening for Parents

REMINDER

Phonics and Spelling
Information Evening for Parents

3rd March 2014

6-7pm
Come along and find out how phonics and spelling are taught and how you can support your child.

Term Dates and PD Days


We are pleased to confirm the PD Days for 2014-15. These are in line with Debenham High School’s to make easier for parents with children at both schools.

3rd, 4th September 2014
24th October 2014
5th January 2015
23rd February 2015
22nd May 2015

TERM DATES 2014-15

Autumn Term 2014 - begins 3 September 2014,ends 19 December 2014
Autumn Half Term - begins 27 October 2014,ends 31 October 2014 Christmas Holiday - begins 22 December 2014,ends 2 January 2015
 
Spring Term 2015 - begins 5 January 2015,ends 27 March 2015
Spring Half Term - begins 16 February 2015, ends 20 February 2015 
Spring Break - begins 30 March 2015,ends 10 April 2015
 
Summer Term 2015 - begins 13 April 2015, ends 22 July 2015
Summer Half Term - begins 25 May 2015, ends 29 May 2015