Christmas Performance

‘Twas the night before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,


Bee a learning hero!


Over the next few weeks you will notice a ‘buzz’ around the school, as we introduce

‘Bee a learning hero.’

During their learning the children will be encouraged to:

  • work in different ways
  • be responsible
  • never give up.

Over the school day children and staff will be on the look out for our school’s learning behaviours and celebrate how they apply them into their everyday work.

As a school, we believe that these core skills will help the children to become independent, confident and focused learners: skills that will prepare and support them beyond the classroom.

Lifeguard visit

This morning two local lifeguards came to talk to us about beach safety. They showed us all of the different flags and talked about what they meant. They also demonstrated a real rescue and Lily got to rescue the lifeguard. We also learnt about sun safety and what to do if we got lost at the beach.

Next week we are going to be carrying out a range of follow up activities such as a rescue challenge and writing a letter to thank the lifeguards.

Meeting Sarvananda

Yesterday we were very lucky in year 2. We got to meet Sarvananda who was a Buddhist from the Norwich Buddhist centre.

The children learnt about Sarvananda’s beliefs and how he uses meditation to relax himself. It was interesting to learn how this method helps him to keep calm even if he gets stressed.

The children then had a chance to meditate using Sarvananda’s bell as a starting and finishing point. We all found the experience very relaxing and enjoyable.


One Life share morning

Yesterday we invited Mike James from One Life Suffolk into year 2 to deliver some family sessions based on healthy eating. Mike has already been working with our year 5 children to develop awareness of healthy lifestyle choices including drinking water regularly and healthy eating.

The children learnt about the eat well plate and how to maintain a healthy balanced diet. It was also important for us to discuss how important calcium is for our bones and teeth.

We also discussed how important it is to eat a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables. The children then got to design their own healthy plate using the eat well guide and try fruit using blindfolds.

If you would like more information on One Life Suffolk and the different opportunities they provide then please see the link below.

Thank you to the parents for your support yesterday!

Mr Fleckney and Miss Lock


A fantastic morning for World Book Day in Year 2

Our theme for World Book Day this year was the story ‘The Troll, by Julia Donaldson.

We challenged our children to make a new bridge for the troll to live under.

The bridge needed to be strong, stable and perfect for the troll to hide under. The children worked so hard to design their bridges in small groups of 4. They had to draw the design, measure the wood and use blu tac or elastic bands to support their structures.

The children worked incredibly hard and the designs were of such high quality that we ran out of time and we will have to finish them next week!



Well done all of year 2

Have a great weekend!

Reading week in year 2

We have had a superb week in year 2. We have been learning about the classic story Fantastic Mr Fox.

The children have enjoyed hearing the story and learning about the brilliant characters. The children have completed lots of activists based on the story. They described the characters of Mr Fox and farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean using the descriptions from the story. Have a look at one below.


The children created wanted posters for The Fantatsic Mr Fox and we also had a great time at our reading cafe. We made a new tail for Mr Fox after the horrible farmers shot it off! Have a look at our hard work on display below.


Have a lovely weekend.

The Papaya that spoke

We have been having lots of fun in year 2 this week learning our new innovated stories.


The children have changed the characters in the story and the fruit that spoke. We have had fab stories like ‘The pineapple that spoke’ and ‘The apple that spoke’.


Ask your child about their story!


Have a great weekend.