Swans are crazy about Capacity

Today the Swan Class had so much fun finding out about Capacity. What better way to find out about Capacity than a water race!! We divided into two teams. Each team was given a cup and the aim of the challenge was to be the first team to transport all their water from one bucket to another? Which team won? Of course it was the team with the biggest cup and the Swans were quick to notice this. We also found out how many Swans we can fit into different sized hoops. It was certainly a squash and a squeeze!

Swans learn about Dubai

Today a pupil from the Swan Class, along with his Mum, talked to us about his visit to Dubai. We found out about the currency, culture, climate and faith of this wonderful city. The Swan class heard about the Souk markets and had the chance to smell the spiced lemons. We dressed up in the National dress and talked about the reason that they needed to wear clothes that kept them cool. We heard of adventures of camping in the desert and saw how this contrasted to the high rises of the city. We found out why Mosques are important and how people are called to prayer. The children loved the idea of the camels being called a ‘Caravan of Camels’. Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday with us.

Swans celebrate Shrove Tuesday

What better way to think about Shrove Tuesday than actually making pancakes. Today the Swans have been reading a recipe, carefully measuring out ingredients, talking about changes in ingredients as they are cooked and of course tasting our own delicious pancakes. We also read the story of ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ and reminded ourselves of the importance of being kind and helpful to others. Check out the story on YouTube. We loved the ending!

Mr Applegate and the London Marathon 2019

Please help Mr Applegate raise £3000 for ‘Children with Cancer UK’. Mr Applegate will be running the London Marathon on 28th April and has so far raised £1346. Mr Applegate has also received support from one child in the school who is going to Brave the Shave on Friday 29th April.

Please donate at:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MrApplegate

 

 

 

 

 

Swans become Kindness Superheroes!

During our special week all about kindness, the Swan class became ‘Kindness Superheroes’. We donned our masks and capes and spread kindness around our class, the school and beyond.

We started the week by reading the story ‘Have you filled a Bucket Today?’ This story teaches us the importance of being nice to people in order to fill their invisible bucket. We designed our own buckets and every time we are ‘caught being kind’ we get to fill our bucket.

On Tuesday, we baked over 250 vanilla heart biscuits. As we baked, we poured our kindness into the bowl and on Valentine’s Day we delivered a biscuit to every child in school!

On Wednesday, the RSPB came to work with us to carry out some Birdwatching and we thought about how we can show kindness to the birds around our school. Thank you to Clare and Vicky for a wonderfully interesting visit. Later that day, we made special messages which we then posted to the special people in our lives. We hope that they spread kindness when they have been delivered.

On Thursday, the Toucan class were very kind and came to share stories with us, thank you Toucans for bringing stories to life. In the afternoon, We wanted to show kindness to the people who help us in school and invited them to come for a tea party.

We ended the week by reading the ‘Kindness Quilt’ and made our own quilt of kind acts that we carry out at home and school. We are sure our kindness will continue into the weeks, months and years that follow but this week has been a great reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can make a huge difference.

     

Unusual Pets!

The Swan class have been looking at how we can classify animals into groups such as mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, etc. We have been learning about what attributes these creatures have which help us to classify them. The children have been asking many questions. Is it hot or cold blooded? Does it give birth to live young? Does it like to live on land and in water? What better way to find out about these creatures than to get up close and personal to them. Two of the children in our class have some very unusual pets which they brought to school. We welcomed stick insects, Toto the tortoise and Ludo the Bearded Dragon Lizard. We even had a real life hunting moment as Ludo gobbled up some live grasshoppers for a snack!

The Circle of Life!

The Swan class have been busy this term finding out about life cycles. We have watched closely as our very own caterpillars transformed into butterflies. This has been a great opportunity for us to observe changes over time and get to grips with some very technical vocabulary such as ‘Metamorphosis’. One of the children’s Grandad is an expert when it comes to butterflies and dragonflies and came to talk to us about them. It was a very special moment when we released our butterflies and set them free.

Swan Class Minibeast Madness

Today the Swan Class performed an assembly to the rest of the school and our parents. It was a celebration of all our learning so far this half term. We shared our research about minibeasts and fascinated everyone with our knowledge. We shared our minibeast songs and our wonderful artwork. We finished by grooving to the ‘Ugly Bug Ball’. The children spoke beautifully and clearly, making their families and teacher very proud. Well done Swans, you are all stars!

Medieval Madness

At the start of this week, the Swan class jumped on board the time machine and traveled back in time to the Medieval period to discover what life was like to live in a castle. We found out all about the early Motte and Bailey castles and how the original wooden structures were replaced by stone castles. We visited Norwich castle and enjoyed exploring the castle keep, especially the garderobes. We learned a medieval dance and tried our hand at archery. The week finished with a chance to be Knights in a mighty battle and then we became lords and ladies at the high table and feasted at our banquet.   

Remembrance Day Service

On Sunday 12th November, representatives from local groups and organisations joined together at Brundall Church to remember those who have fought and died in Wars. We were honoured to be asked to lay a wreath in remembrance and our two representatives did an excellent job!
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”

Autumn leaves are falling down!

Today in the Swan class we asked the question ‘How do we know it’s Autumn?’ In search of answers we went to look for signs of Autumn around our school. We had great fun looking for evidence, collecting conkers, acorns and different coloured leaves. The children learned the names of the Sycamore tree and the Horse Chestnut tree and we looked at the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. Look at what we found!

Sports Day Class Timetable

Class: PeacocksImage result for sport day

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
1. Running 9.10 9.25
2. Jump 9.30 9.45
3. Egg & Spoon 9.50 10.05
4. Throw 10.10 10.25
5. Football Target 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
6. Water Relay 11.10 11.25
7. Speed Bounce 11.30 11.45
8. Obstacle Relay 11.50 12.05
9. Target Throw 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

 

 

 

Class: Owls

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
2. Jump 9.10 9.25
3. Egg & Spoon 9.30 9.45
4. Throw 9.50 10.05
5. Football Target 10.10 10.25
6. Water Relay 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
7. Speed Bounce 11.10 11.25
8. Obstacle Relay 11.30 11.45
9. Target Throw 11.50 12.05
1. Running 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Golden Orioles

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
3. Egg & Spoon 9.10 9.25
4. Throw 9.30 9.45
5. Football Target 9.50 10.05
6. Water Relay 10.10 10.25
7. Speed Bounce 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
8. Obstacle Relay 11.10 11.25
9. Target Throw 11.30 11.45
1. Running 11.50 12.05
2. Jump 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

Class: Puffins

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

 

Activity Start time Finish time
4. Throw 9.10 9.25
5. Football Target 9.30 9.45
6. Water Relay 9.50 10.05
7. Speed Bounce 10.10 10.25
8. Obstacle Relay 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
9. Target Throw 11.10 11.25
1. Running 11.30 11.45
2. Jump 11.50 12.05
3. Egg & Spoon 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

 

Class: Swans

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
5. Football Target 9.10 9.25
6. Water Relay 9.30 9.45
7. Speed Bounce 9.50 10.05
8. Obstacle Relay 10.10 10.25
9. Target Throw 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
1. Running 11.10 11.25
2. Jump 11.30 11.45
3. Egg & Spoon 11.50 12.05
4. Throw 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

 

Class: Nightingales

 

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
6. Water Relay 9.10 9.25
7. Speed Bounce 9.30 9.45
8. Obstacle Relay 9.50 10.05
9. Target Throw 10.10 10.25
1. Running 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
2. Jump 11.10 11.25
3. Egg & Spoon 11.30 11.45
4. Throw 11.50 12.05
5. Football Target 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1 Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

Class: Toucans

 

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
7. Speed Bounce 9.310 9.25
8. Obstacle Relay 9.30 9.45
9. Target Throw 9.50 10.05
1. Running 10.10 10.25
2. Jump 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
3. Egg & Spoon 11.10 11.25
4. Throw 11.30 11.45
5. Football Target 11.50 12.05
6. Water Relay 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

 

Class: Hawks

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
8. Obstacle Relay 9.10 9.25
9. Target Throw 9.30 9.45
1. Running 9.50 10.05
2. Jump 10.10 10.25
3. Egg & Spoon 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
4. Throw 11.10 11.25
5. Football Target 11.30 11.45
6. Water Relay 11.50 12.05
7. Speed Bounce 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher

 

Class: Penguins

 

Sports Day

 

Morning Activities – whole school

 

Activity No.1            Running – one lap of track (timed – PB)

Activity No.2            Jump – standing long jump (measured – PB)

Activity No.3            Egg and spoon race

Activity No.4            Throw – vortex – standing throw (measured – PB)

Activity No.5            Football Target

Activity No.6            Water relay – water in cup from one bucket to another

Activity No.7            Speed bounce

Activity No.8            Obstacle course – relay

Activity No.9            Target throw

 

Activity Start time Finish time
9. Target Throw 9.10 9.25
1. Running 9.30 9.45
2. Jump 9.50 10.05
3. Egg & Spoon 10.10 10.25
4. Throw 10.30 10.45
BREAK 10.45 11.00
5. Football Target 11.10 11.25
6. Water Relay 11.30 11.45
7. Speed Bounce 11.50 12.05
8. Obstacle Relay 12.10 12.25

 

12.30 Toddlers race on main track

 

      Registration 1.30

Afternoon Activities for KS2 only

 

Inter House Sprints

1.40 – Year 6 Girls                                                  1.44 – Year 6 Boys

1.48 – Year 5 Girls                                                  1.52 – Year 5 Boys

1.56 – Year 4 Girls                                                  2.00 – Year 4 Boys

2.04 – Year 3 Girls                                                  2.08 – Year 3 Boys

2.12 – House Captains Girls                                    2.16 – House Captains Boys

2.20 – Sports Captains Girls                                    2.24 – Sports Captains Boys

 

Inter House Relays

2.30 – Girls relay (1 from each year)

2.35 – Boys relay (1 from each year)

 

Tug of War

2.45 Kestrel v Herons                                           2.50 Swift v Kestrel

2.55 Herons v Swift                                              3.00 Dads

3.05 Mums

 

3.20 All children must return to class before being dismissed by the teacher