Another trip to the finals !

Posted on February 24th, 2019

We are delighted that our girls team fought hard to get through to the finals of the school games at Norwich UEA. Well done everyone! Read the full report from our talented coach Miss Leftley, or as she is affectionately known Miss Lovely, below :-


Winter Games Finals 2019 @ Norwich Sportspark


It was a chilly Tuesday morning, 7am to be exact, when we all, well 10 yr5/6 girls arrived at school to travel to Norwich as West Norfolk Champions at Sportshall Athletics. It was a quiet journey with no snow, unlike last year.

There were 7 other partnership winners from around Norfolk: Sheringham, Wreningham, Firside, Blofield, Cringleford, Attleborough and Woodlands. Many of which are classed as large schools therefore considerably bigger with vastly different facilities to us.

However, the girls once again rose to the occasion and produced some brilliant performances, never giving up or in. It was all quite hectic as at times there were track and field events happening at the same time which meant they were often rolling from one event to another. Their attitude was exemplary and they took everything in their stride. A new event to us was the Over and Under race which proved to be a lot of fun. There were also a few bonus races, included just for fun culminating in a coach’s Javelin throw needless to say I hadn’t a hope against some very competitive men but the girls thought it was fun.

The eventual winners were Blofield, 2nd Firside, 3rd Woodlands, we finished a creditable 7th which made the girls happy, as they said they weren’t last and they were winners anyway. Mr Dixon made comment saying, how well they had done and that they punch above their weight! We really do.

Thank you to all the parents for getting them to school early and your support. It was a great day out and they all supported and encouraged each other throughout.

 Well Done!

Nina, Gracie, Taylor, Maddy, Keira, Clara, Ella, Chloe, Sienna and Lilly.

Ball sports at Lynnsport

Posted on February 11th, 2019

On Friday, the whole school had the pleasure of having a whole day dedicated to sports, held by the students at Lynnsport.

We tried out:




-Tennis; and


It was a very energetic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed  it.

Cross country success for our great runners

Posted on February 10th, 2019

A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-

Year 5 and 6 Writing Workshop with amazing author Lisa Thompson

Posted on February 5th, 2019

This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-

Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book.  Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.

Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”

Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.


We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.


Lisa telling us about her life.

She read a chapter of her book.




Major sporting success

Posted on December 17th, 2018

The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.

Sports hall report

Sportshall Athletics Finals at Lynnsport



Mrs Gardener December 2018


Letter from the Chair of Governors

Posted on December 12th, 2018

Please find below a letter from our Chair of Governors regarding the formation of the new federation and our conversion to an academy.


Letter from the Chair of Governors Autumn 2018

Fractions Fun!

Posted on October 30th, 2018

Well, maths club started with lots of fun this half term…Who knew working with fractions could BE so much fun…


Working out equivalent fractions, some which had sums on first of all, in order to complete the puzzle.

Sports Day 2018

Posted on July 20th, 2018

The fabulous weather continued as we all enjoyed Sports Day last Friday, July 13th. As is traditional at our school, parents and families were invited to join us for a picnic prior to the afternoon sports events, and we were delighted that a huge crowd of supporters joined us on the field. Mrs Patnell and Miss Leftley, as PE subject leads, had put together a fabulous programme of races and all pupils had been practising hard in their PE lessons over the last few weeks. As usual, the House Captains did a great job of arranging the teams for their respective houses, making sure that the teams were balanced and that everyone had a chance to participate fairly. A fabulous addition to the programme this year was the Space Hopper races!! It’s one thing to be able to bounce happily around the garden at home but quite another to take part in a race on one! It was lovely to see a lot of success in these races from the children who aren’t necessarily the fastest runners, and many parents commented afterwards that they loved the fact that it gave different children the chance to shine. I’m sure that Space Hoppers will become a regular and popular feature from now on! The parents even used them for their races and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in their relays!

Mrs Gardener presented the certificates after the races had ended and announced that the winning house this year was Balmoral. Finally Balmoral House were invited to do a celebratory lap of  the field whilst everyone clapped and cheered, which they really enjoyed!

It was lovely to see everyone enjoying the afternoon and supporting and encouraging each other throughout the races, with most children demonstrating a great sense of team spirit. A huge thanks to everyone who played a part in ensuring that the event ran smoothly, but a special thanks to Mrs Patnell for her excellent commentary throughout the afternoon.

Mrs Strudwick

Fun in the sun for Year 6 and Reception!

Posted on July 5th, 2018

It’s the season of transition visits for our Year 6 children, but those who were in school yesterday afternoon enjoyed spending time in the garden with our Reception children. It was wonderful to see them all having such fun and they cooled off by sharing  stories with their buddies at the end of the afternoon. Long may this glorious sunshine continue!

Mrs Strudwick

New pupils visit our Reception class

Posted on June 28th, 2018

It was lovely to welcome our new pupils, who will be joining our school family in September, into school this morning. They joined Mrs Berry, Mrs Garrard and our existing children for a morning of fun, and were supported by Alison from West Newton Pre-School group for this first session. Two more transition sessions will take place over the next few weeks, and all new families will be offered a Home Visit too.

We hope they all enjoyed their first morning!

Mrs Strudwick


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Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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