On Wednesday the 21st of June, Mrs Glover took Year 5/6 to Freethorpe Primary School to participate in our cluster’s Kwick Cricket Tournament. We were all eager to win but despite trying our very best, we did not score enough points to be placed in the top three. Mrs Glover said our bowling and batting improved considerably throughout the day.
Y5/6 Cricket Tournament
A visit from the Pastons
On Tuesday the 23rd of May, we spent a lovely afternoon learning about the Middle Ages. We learned about what life would have been like in Caister Castle and found out lots about life for the local Paston family. We had fun writing with a quill, French knitting, weaving and trying on clothes in the style of that period.
At Norwich High Sports Field on Friday the 23rd of February, two groups of Diamond class pupils competed in a Tag Rugby competition against other schools in the cluster. Year 5/6 won one of their games and Year 3/4 drew two of theirs. Mrs Glover and Mrs Yassin said they gave one hundred percent and they were very proud of them all.
Chinese New Year
Monday 30th January started a truly interesting week of activities for all the pupils at Fleggburgh School as they began their week celebrating Chinese New Year.
They were very lucky to have a visit from Ki Ki, a Chinese paper cutter from Cambridge, who taught them all the art of paper cutting. They really enjoyed learning how to make, and tasting, pork dumplings with Mrs Pang. They were yummy! Mrs Pang also taught everyone how to read and write Chinese numbers and sing songs in Mandarin.
I art, the pupils designed and made Chinese lanterns which swing beautifully from the classroom ceiling. They also learned all about the history of the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Lantern Festival. It was a really enjoyable week!
The favourite activity was definitely the crate stacking which everyone loved – the highest stack being 13 crates. That was very high and there was lots of screams and laughter when the crates fell and everyone was left swinging in the air!
It was a wonderful three days and the staff agreed that all the class were an absolute pleasure to take away and spend time with.
On the 2nd of December, Diamond class visited Norwich Castle for an Anglo-Saxon day. We discovered how a brooch found in a field today could tell us information about the lives and beliefs of the people who lived in England 1600 years ago. We discovered why people would have made the treacherous journey to England. We had a go at making our own brooches. We learned about all of the different things that the Anglo-Saxons made and traded, from things such as antlers and bone, as well as bronze and wood. We saw the grave of an Anglo-Saxon woman and discovered that people would have put important things into graves, as they believed they would need them in their new lives in Valhalla.
Norwich Cathedral – The Holy Trinity
Diamond Class went to Norwich Castle to take part in activities about the Holy Trinity. First we made banners for each of the three parts of the trinity. Then we thought about different ways to pray and made doves and flowers for a prayer garden. Some groups learned a dance, while others took part in a musical story. We finished the day together with lots of other schools, with a special service and sang the song ‘Our God is a Great Big God’, which was a lovely ending to the day.
In October, Diamond Class were lucky enough to be invited to Upton Church for a workshop to learn about the ‘Wooden One-Octave Organ for Young Technicians’. They took part in numerous musical games and learned how to play the ‘WOOFYT’. They found the science behind the instrument fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed playing it.
The children made memory boxes in Design Technology as part of their ‘All about me!’ project. They investigated different types of memory boxes, designed their own and made it using a range of tools and techniques. Finally, they decorated the boxes with images special to them. Their evaluations showed that they all loved their memory boxes – Do you?
Diamond class made a film about their wonderful potato project. It explains all they learned over the year. They had great fun making it!