On Wednesday the 31st of November, a team of four children from from Diamond Class took part in the Acle Cluster basketball tournament at Acle Academy. All four took their time and tried their hardest to score as many hoops as possible. It ended with Harry competing in a tie breaker with four other children and bringing home the individual gold medal. Mrs Glover was very proud of them all. They were all very determined and encouraged each other to do their best. They also won the team gold medal. Congratulations to the team.
Our Amazing Day at Gressenhall
Fleggburgh Primary School went to the amazingly, giant Gressenhall that took an hour to go to. We went there to learn about Stone Age life and what it’s about. We went there on Tuesday 18th September 2018 when it was really hot and sunny. We went to learn about Neolithic Man and what they done in the stone-age time.
When we arrived, we went to the old, big and amazing chapel. Simon introduced us to Gressenhall and the members of the lovely and kind staff. We were the Golden Eagle Tribe. Every school had a tribe. I was feeling a tiny bit nervous and excited to be there.
Firstly, we went hunting and gathering and we looked at artefacts that they made in the Neolithic time and we had to think; what were they made of and what they were used for. Then Mrs Rounce pretended to be a wild deer that we had to sneak up on to catch. After that, we done gathering to make a shelter out of animal leather, string and sticks. Our shelter turned out well and it was easy to put down. After that we went upstairs to look at artefacts; we had to find artefacts in 7 minutes. Me and Edward worked as a team after the artefacts treasure hunt Edward said, “Good job Harvey!” “Thank you too.” I replied.
Then we went back to the woods to throw spears at boars and I hit the boar in the heart. I think I would have been a good stone-age person.
The final activity was farming; we used a Ripard Plough, it had 4 cows and a farmer. Then there were hoe’s that you had to dig out the stinging nettles. Then there was a quern stone that ground seeds into flour. That was the best ever and I wanted to stay there.
Stone Age Life at Gressenhall
On Tuesday 18th 2018, Diamond Class travelled to Gressenhall to experience what it would be like to be a Neolithic tribe. We were all extremely excited for the day ahead of us and the fun activities in store.
Then we walked in to the small chapel ready for an introduction to start off the day. We went back in time to the Neolithic period, 6,000 years ago! There were four activities: hunting, shelter building, treasure hunting and farming. We had a name for our tribe; we were called the ‘Golden Eagles’. I was feeling nervous and excited for the day ahead.
After the introduction, we went into the woods to learn about hunting and gathering. We were all given a stone-age artefact to look at. My item was a dagger made out of flint, wood and sinew. We were then taught how to hunt like a fierce, hungry caveman. I think everyone was I little surprised because the one-horned deer looked a bit like Mrs Rounce…weird. We stayed crouched down until we reached the deer and then KAPOW, supper sorted. We also grabbed a sharp spear and threw them at a wild boar.
After that activity, it was time to move onto the next one. The next activity was the treasure hunt that was upstairs. The task was to find all nine artefacts, which were hidden around the room so they were hard to find. Once we had found all of the artefacts we were given a tray with two pieces of flint on them. We had a little feel of them and then we were shown how to nap and polish flint.
After lunch we went to the woods to build our shelters. We felt wild boar skin; red deer skin. The red deer skin was my favourite because it was very fluffy! We were given three materials. Cordage, wood and animal skin (fake animal skin that is.) We built our shelters that were easy to make and easy to take down. Ours did both of those things and I am sure everyone else’s did.
Our final activity was farming. The first thing we had to do was use a Rip Ard plough to make lines in the field ready to make plants and grow crops. Once we had done that the next thing we had to do was hoeing. We had to remove all the stinging-nettles and dead plants ready to be planted. The final thing we had to do was make wheat by pushing down on the seeds. To make the wheat we used a quernstone to make the wheat. Making wheat was the women’s job only.
We then went back to the chapel to announce who the winners were. We won best treasure hunters. ‘My favourite part of the day was building the shelters,’ I said.
Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
On Friday the 21st of July, we all said a fond farewell to the four Year Sixes leaving for High School. They, and the rest of Diamond Class, presented a wonderful performance of Bugsy Malone, which everyone enjoyed.
The leavers were then presented with a Bible from the church and dictionary from school. We wish them every success in the High School!
Friday 14th July we went to the church to watch a thatching demonstration. The church is having repairs at the moment and is about to receive a new thatched roof. We all had a go at the different skills, using the special tools needed in thatching and learned about the local Norfolk reeds used.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
In English, Mrs Rounce’s Class have been studying Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and on Friday the 7th of July, the children were lucky enough to watch a travelling Shakespeare company perform the play at Fairhaven Water Gardens. It was really exciting watching the characters come to life and seeing the play performed as it would have been in Shakespeare’s time.
On Thursday the 6th of July, 26 pupils represented our school brilliantly at the cluster sports athletics event at the UEA. Everybody tried their hardest and we won 15 medals, which is an amazing achievement! We are all very proud of them.
Norwich Book Festival
On Tuesday the 4th of July, our Y6 pupils travelled by train to Norwich Cathedral for Norwich High School’s Book Festival. In the morning we listened to Mark Walden and Helen Dennis promoting their series of books before eating our packed lunches on the lawn in front of the Cathedral. In the afternoon we had a very entertaining session with the illustrator Ivan Bates who had us experimenting with different ways of drawing faces. We ended with the author Sarah Mussi before returning back home again.
Year 6 at Pleasurewood Hills
This year on the 28th of June, Year 6 visited ‘Pleasurewood Hills’ for their leavers’ event. We all had a great time testing our nerves on some very scary rides and laughing at the faces we all pulled. We all got very wet on the Log Flume and enjoyed bumping each other on the Bumper Cars.
Thank you to the ‘Friends of Fleggburgh School’ who kindly paid for the trip.
On Thursday the 22nd of June, Year 5 pupils travelled to Acle Academy for a science morning. The children had a fantastic time. They investigated the different colours that are used to create a black felt tip by using litmus paper. Examined a selection of acid and alkali solutions for their pH scale and looked at the different chemicals that are used to change the colours in fireworks. It was a great morning!
Y5/6 Cricket Tournament
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.
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!
150 Years of School
Country Dance Festival
On Wednesday the 23rd March, a group of children went to the Acle Cluster Country Dance Party. They had a lovely tea of hot dog and cake then danced a number of traditional country dances with lots of other school. Great fun was had by all.
Y5/6 Holt Hall Residential
In March, Year 5/6 visited Holt Hall for their residential trip. They participated in a range of learning activities which really made them think, especially the Darwin Challenge where they designed their own experiments about plants.
They all enjoyed rock pooling on the beach in West Runton. They found hermit crabs, snails and lots of seaweed and they all got rather wet too!
The favourite activity was definitely orienteering, which everyone was very good at. Kayleigh, Eden and Ebony were exceptionally quick at following the maps and won the challenge with the most points collected.
They thoroughly enjoyed their residential trip and they can’t wait for next year, when we visit The Horstead Centre.
As part of the Norfolk Show Farming challenge, on Tuesday the 15th of March, Diamond class visited the showground to learn about potatoes. Y3/4 and Y5/6 had been chitting their potatoes prior to the event and got to plant them on the day. They learnt how potatoes are planted and harvested and they watched a wonderful cookery demonstration based on potato recipes. They thoroughly enjoyed tasting the food!
On Thursday the 3rd of March, a squad from Diamond Class took part in the Acle Cluster netball tournament at Acle Academy. Whilst we tried our hardest and worked well as a team, we sadly didn’t win! Mrs Glover was very proud of us though as we were determined and great team players.
At Norwich High Sports Field, on Friday the 12th of February, a group of Diamond class pupils completed a Tag Rugby competition. They played against lots of different schools and whilst they didn’t win any games, Mrs Glover and Mrs Yassin said they gave 100% and they were very proud of them.