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!
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July 14th, 2017
On 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.
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.
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July 6th, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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June 22nd, 2017
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!
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.
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A visit from the Pastons
May 23rd, 2017
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.
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February 24th, 2017
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.
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!
On a very cold wintery day, Year 5 and 6 travelled to the Horstead Centre for their three day residential and days, all the pupils had a wonderful time challenging themselves on a range of adventurous activities. Most pupils agreed that the climbing wall and zip-wire were the scariest activities but everyone tried their best, and some even reached the top of the climbing wall – a very challenging task!
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.
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.
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October 13th, 2016
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?
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.
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.
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March 15th, 2016
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.
On Friday the 5th of February, Diamond class travelled to the Norwich Archive Office to investigate what life was like in Norfolk for children during the war. They handled genuine artefacts from World War II and studied newspaper articles from the period. They also studied documents from the past from Fleggburgh village and even old Fleggburgh School Headteacher diaries! It was great to see what life was like in school in the past.
On Thursday the 8th October Diamond Class put on their Roman sandals for a Roman day at Norwich castle. It began with us meeting two Iceni women, Kartha and Marta, and a Roman lady called Julia and a Roman soldier called Brutus. They each told us about their view of life in Roman Britain and throughout the day we had to decide whether we’d be a Roman or an Iceni.
Kartha took us to look at Iceni artefacts and we each made a torc. Then we learned from Marta what it was like to life as an Iceni and we acted out hunting, making clothes, cutting down trees and building a round house. Julia showed us genuine Roman artefacts and a few replicas too! We had to work out which ones were the replicas and say why they would be. We could see how Roman life was more advanced that Iceni life! Finally we met Brutus – a Roman soldier. He showed us all his armour and clothing and we marched like a Roman Army – Sin, Dex, Sin, Dex, Sin, Dex!
At the end of the day we had to state whether we were a Roman or an Iceni and why. Diamond Class were very divided! What would you be – a Roman who was for progress in Britain or an Iceni who loves how life was?
Diamond Class were lucky enough to be invited to Billockby Farm to watch the potato harvesting process. Henry Alston picked us up on his tractor and trailer, and after a fun, bumpy ride we arrived in Waxham to a huge field full of tractors, trailers and potato harvesters. We stood on the field and watched the harvester collect the potatoes and drop them on to the trailer. Henry told us all about the different parts of the harvester and the important jobs they each did.
After that, we went to Henry’s farm in Martham to watch the grading. We saw the hopper, the people hand sorting the potatoes and then where they are stored. We learned that the potatoes were going to be sent to either Mc Cains to make lots of potato products or Walkers to make crisp. Some even go to Mc Donalds so we could end up eating the potatoes we saw being harvested!
Henry has invited us to visit again in spring to watch the start of the growing process; the seed potatoes being planted. We can’t wait!
As part of our Circus Topic, Diamond Class studied the artwork of the Spanish painter Joan Miro. One of his famous paintings is entitled ‘Circus’ and was inspired by a trip to the circus. We studied his abstract style, use of bold shapes and lines and use of mainly primary colours and then designed and produced our own Miro inspired ‘Circus’ work. Can you guess the circus acts in our work?
On Friday the 14th of July, much fun was had by all at our end of year sports day. The pupils took part in a number of races including the egg and spoon and the sack race, which caused much laughter! All the pupils tried their hardest with nearly everyone receiving a first, second or […]
On Friday the 31st of March, we all celebrated Easter at school with a wonderful Easter service where we sang hymns and presented our Easter project on breads of the world. In Design Technology, Diamond Class investigated different bread including all the different ingredients and then explored making the dough in a focussed practical task. […]
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 […]