Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lilly creates a volcano!

Lilly from Year 2 worked very hard over the weekend to make a fully operational model of a volcano! She thought very carefully about the details in this and included rocks, plant life and dinosaurs! Yesterday, the Investigators class were able to witness the volcano erupting when vinegar was poured... Read more…

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Globe-trotting Norfolk Rock made by our pupils!

Many of our pupils are becoming very enthusiastic about the Norfolk Rock craze however the Hutchinson family have taken this a step further by painting a rock that has travelled the globe and been discovered in America! The rock was taken to America by a friend of the family and was soon found by a... Read more…

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Principal’s Newsletter Autumn 2017

We are proud to publish today our first paper-free Principal's Newsletter! All the usual great content but in a more environmentally responsible format. Please click on the image below to open the newsletter in a new tab / window.... Read more…

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September 2018 admission information.

Do you have a child who will be five between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019?  If so, your child could start school full-time in September 2018 and you should apply to Norfolk County Council by 15th January 2018. For more information, please see the poster below or... Read more…

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Year 6 become astronauts!

Discoverers and Crusaders arrived to school on Monday morning to find their classrooms transformed into a space ship with interactive displays. As part of Science Week, Year 6 have been taking part in astronaut school and will receive certificates at the end of the week if they pass all... Read more…

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Wayfarers rock at science!

Wayfarers class have been using  starburst sweets and a sandwich toaster to make sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.  The children said they feel  they will remember how different rock types are formed now that they have made them for themselves. Great work... Read more…

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Book fayre books are shared with children!

This morning, a special assembly was held by Mrs Rutherford in order to share the books that the school have received from the book fayre. For every book that is purchased by children and their families, the school receives some money which is then used to purchase brand new books for the Academy.... Read more…

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Disco tickets on sale from Monday!

Please see the attached letter for information about the discos which are happening on Tuesday 17th October at 4.15- 5.30 (KS1) and 5.45- 7.00 (KS2). Tickets will be sold during registration in classrooms from MONDAY 16th OCTOBER 2017 until Tuesday morning.  Please can money be sent to school in... Read more…

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Robot workshop is wonderful!

Year 1 parents were invited in to school this week as part of a robot workshop. They worked together with their children to build robots using different recycling materials. This was linked to the children's science week learning on the topic of robots. As you can see from the photos below, the... Read more…

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Art club ‘rock’ Gorleston!

Our art club have been out in the community this evening to hide the rocks they have been decorating over the past two weeks. They were accompanied by Mrs Rutherford and Miss Meakins, and of course art club leaders, Miss Manifold and Miss White, who gave them some tips on the best hiding places. We... Read more…

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Robot workshops are enjoyed by all!

Today all of the children in the Academy had the chance to experience a fantastic Robot Workshop. The event, organised by Mrs Humphrey was part of our Science Week programme and it provided pupils with an opportunity to explore science and technology working together. First of all the pupils had to... Read more…

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Science Week explorations begin!

This  week is Science week within the Academy and the children have began to explore the science topics they will be focusing on for the week. Year 2 are learning about materials and their properties and have been classifying different materials according to these factors. Throughout the week,... Read more…

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Reception Class Open Event

If you have a child who was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, we'd like to invite you to our EYFS Open Event. Come along and find out how our Ofsted-rated Outstanding Early Years provision can give your child the best start to their learning... Read more…

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Year One recreate famous art!

Year 1 have been learning about the art work of Wassily Kadinsky and have been inspired to create their own masterpieces based on his designs. The colourful paintings are now on display around the school. Well done Seekers and Searchers!... Read more…

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Art club decorate Norfolk Rocks!

Children attending Miss White and Miss Manifold's art club have been getting involved in the Norfolk Rocks craze by designing and painting their own rocks! Once finished and dried, the rocks will be hidden within the local community. The children have also been learning about the key Norfolk... Read more…

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Staff raise £80 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Our staff members participated in the Macmillan Coffee morning last Friday. Mrs Simmons and Mrs Milham baked some mouth-watering delicious treats which were then available for sale in the staff room. Our staff dug deep and raised a tasty £80 which will  be sent directly to Macmillan Cancer... Read more…

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Staff and pupils join Norfolk Rocks craze!

Many of our staff and pupils have recently been getting involved in the local Norfolk Rocks craze. This weekend, one of our teaching assistants organised a fantastic event which involved filling the perimeter of  Gorleston Yacht Pond with rocks painted as ladybirds. There was an excellent turn out... Read more…

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