On Thursday the 18th of April, Olly day came to visit the school and treated us to a magical road safety show. We learned to ‘be safe’ and ‘be seen’ at night. We saw why we need to wear cycle helmets and talked about how to cross the road safely.
Olly Day’s Road Safety Magic Show
150 Years of School
150 Year Celebration
On Friday the 15th of April, Fleggburgh CE Primary School celebrated being 150 years old. The day was celebrated by a wonderful church service attended by The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and members of the school community, past and present. The service included the pupils discussing school life in 1866 and today, recollections of life in the 1920’s poetry written by Diamond Class, a bible reading and singing ‘The Dragon Song’, written especially for the occasion.
After the service, everybody returned to school to visit the classrooms to look at all the children’s work based on 150 years of the school and village. There were also old photographs and documents to look at and everybody enjoyed seeing how the school had altered and changed!
There was a special first showing of the ‘150 Years of Fleggburgh CE Primary School’ film, made by all the pupils in the school, with help from film maker Matthew Harrison followed by the cutting of the anniversary cake and a cup of tea.
A great celebratory afternoon was had by all.
On Thursday the 24th of March, we all celebrated Easter at the church this year with a wonderful Easter service where we sang hymns and presented our Easter project on Hot Cross buns.
In Design Technology Year 3/4 investigated hot cross bus including all the different ingredients and then explored making the dough in a focussed practical task.
We had then designed our Easter Hot Cross buns, labelling and identifying all the ingredients needed. Finally we had great fun making them and presenting what we did at the church service
Afterwards, we returned to school for a beautiful Easter tea of all our different Hot Cross buns.
On Thursday the 17th of March the whole school travelled back in time and visited Cressingham Victorian School, where we all learned that life in this school in Victorian times would have been very different!
We spent a day as Victorian school children: chanting times-tables; completing handwriting exercises; singing hymns and eating traditional Victorian lunch of bread and cheese. In the afternoon, the boys had to do some technical drawing whilst the girls sewed lavender bags.
Whilst everyone thought it was fun being a Victorian school child for the day, they all agreed that they preferred school life in 2016!
Mother’s Day Service
There was a special feeling in the church on Friday the 4th of March when all the children in the school participated in a Mother’s Day church service. They sang songs, read poems, prayers, and gave their Mums a lovely daffodil posy to say thank you to them for all their hard work.
Everyone said that it was a lovely family service.
Acle Cluster’s Speech Festival
On Monday the 8th of February, the pupils were invited to participate in Acle Cluster’s Speech Festival. The Category they took part in was the group poem performance with dramatic gestures. They read war poetry, discussed their meanings then decided which poem would be the best one to perform with actions. Working together they decided how to position themselves on the stage, which lines, words and phrases should be emphasised to portray the meaning, and how they could achieve this using voice and actions. The poem was brilliantly performed at the festival on the 8th February 2016, where they achieved a Silver Certificate.
Penny Loaves Day
On the first Monday in January we celebrate ‘Penny Loaves’ in our school. Where every child who lives in the village receives a loaf from the ‘Poor Trustees’ Fund’.
Christmas Party Day
We were lucky on the last day of term to receive a visit from Father Christmas who gave every single pupil a wonderful Christmas present for being so good and working so hard all year. We all thanked Father Christmas and gave him a box of chocolates and some carrots for Rudolph to keep them happy on their long journey delivering presents.
After that, we were given an amazing Christmas party where we played amazing party games and had a yummy, delicious afternoon tea. It was a wonderful way to end the term.
It was a very special moment when all our Christingles were lit in the church! Everyone in the school had made their own Christingle in the morning, which we took to the church for our service. We explained the importance and significance of the Christingle to the congregation and we also sang Christmas carols, celebrating the birth of Jesus.