Saturday, 21 June 2014

African Adventure

Years 5 & 6 had a great time on their residential visit to 'African Adventure' last week. African Adventure takes place a Sizewell Hall where children spend the week living in huts in a replica African village. There are all sorts of fun activities over the week and these have a serious side as they all relate to some of the issues faced by some people in African countries.

The children all had a fantastic time and all could think of things they had learnt about Africa, themselves and each other over the week.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Coins for Carers

All week children have been bringing in 2p coins in to raise money for Suffolk Family Carers. This is an organisation that helps children who provide support for a family member who suffers from a long term illness. Some of the children in our school benefit from this service. At lunchtime a team of children laid the coins along the lines in the playground. They were able to reach along two whole sides. Children are working out the total as I type ...

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Kagera Day

We had great fun on Tuesday this week when a team from the diocese came in to lead a special Kagera Day. Kagera in the link diocese in Tanzania and children did a range of workshops to learn about what life was like there. The day finished with an assembly where children shared what they had enjoyed and reflected on some big questions that came out of it.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Homes in the Past

As part of their topic work, children in Year 2 were visited today by Rick, Georgina's step-dad who is a carpenter who specialises in old buildings. He told the children all about how homes were built in the past and brought in all sorts of tools, including an axe that would have been used by a carpenter over 700 years ago!