On Tuesday the 30th of November, Essex and Suffolk Water sent their Super Splash Heroes into school to talk to the children about saving water. Three super heroes taught the children how precious water is and the simple things they can do to help save it, like turning off the tap when they are brushing their teeth. Everyone loved the fun-packed show which was followed up by an exciting quiz.
Wednesday the 17th of October was Harvest Festival for all in Fleggburgh School. The theme for our harvest festival this year was foraging.
The festival began with small groups of children from Reception to Year 6 making fruit crumbles ready for harvest tea. Everyone worked well together as a team and it was lovely to see the older pupils encouraging and supporting the younger pupils to take part.
In the afternoon we carried our boxes up to Fleggburgh St. Margaret’s Church, which was full of our parents, family and the village community, and placed them at the altar. We had a talk and blessing from Father Simon who led the harvest service. Emerald Class talked about the different vegetables that grow in this country and Diamond Class explained how we used to forage for food in the stone-age and how we still forage for fruit today.
We all then returned to school for a wonderful afternoon tea of our fruit crumbles. They tasted yummy!
Cross Country Competition
On Friday the 12th October, a mix of sixteen children from Emerald and Diamond Class travelled to Fairhaven Primary School to represent the school in the Acle Cluster cross country event.
Year 1/2 ran 625 metres, Year 3/4 ran 925 metres and Year 5/6 ran 1225 metres around a large field. Mrs Yassin and Miss Wollington cheered us on and whilst we didn’t win any medals, they said they were very proud of our efforts. We all ran our hardest, against very strong winds, and everyone of us ran the whole distance.
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 third place sticker. We were very impressed with the positive attitude of all the children, who cheered each other on and laughed if they weren’t placed. The afternoon ended with the most competitive event of all – the parents’ race! It was a wonderful sports day with everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves and a great way to end the week.
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.
We then designed our bread, labelling and identifying all the ingredients needed. Finally we had great fun making them and presenting what we made at the Easter Tea, with Nettle soup made by the Year 5/6 pupils, and chocolate nests made by Emerald Class.
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.
Our Christmas Performance
There were many proud parents and teachers, and the children thoroughly enjoyed performing it. Thankfully, Santa didn’t ‘strike’ and everyone got their Christmas presents!
Premier Sports Visit
On Tuesday the 8th of November our school was visited by a member of the ‘Premier Sports’ team. He gave the children in Diamond Class a taster session in archery and frisbee and Emerald Class a taster session in archery and fencing. It was a cold but enjoyable experience and good fun was had by all.
Rev Graham’s Leaving Assembly
It was a sad but celebratory day when we all wished Reverend Graham and his wife Mandy a happy retirement at our service held at Fleggburgh Church. The children made and presented Reverend Graham with a memory box full of their memories of him and the older pupils wrote and read prayers.
We would all like to thank Reverend Graham for all the support and guidance he has provided everyone at Fleggburgh School and we wish him and Mandy a Happy Retirement.
Cross Country Competition
A cold and wet Friday in October, eleven children from Diamond Class travelled to Fairhaven Primary School to represent the school in the Acle Cluster cross country event.
Year 3/4 ran 925 meters around a muddy field and Year 5/6 ran 1225 meters. Mrs Glover and Mrs Yassin cheered us on and whilst we didn’t win any medals, they said they were very proud of our efforts. We all ran our hardest and everyone of us ran the whole distance.
Our training proved fruitful as Leigha received a bronze medal!
GR8 AS UR
Jackie and the team from GR8 AS UR visited us on Wednesday the 5th of October. We had a special, Fun Day in school where we were taught new songs and the STAR steps. We have been using these skills to help us in our play.
Diamond class made a film about their wonderful potato project. It explains all they learned over the year. They had great fun making it!
Olly Day’s Road Safety Magic Show
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.
150 Years of School
150 Year Celebration
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.
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.