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Bikeability

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Just a reminder that Bikeability is running from 26th-29th at Forest Academy and the children attending (children who have applied for this from Red Deer class) will need to be dropped at Forest Academy at 9am each day. They need to wear school uniform, bring a packed lunch, water bottle, bike and safety helmet. They may also need sun cream, weather permitting. bikeability

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Primary Games

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On Wednesday 21st June years 3 & 4 took part in the Primary School Games. They had a great morning and managed to win 3 awards including best catch, howler and speed bounce score. Well done Badgers great teamwork!!pic2

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Summer 1st

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We have had an amazing, fun packed and enchanted half-term.  We have loved going on all our ‘Enchanted Adventures’, especially climbing to the top of our own beanstalks and using the outside area as the Giant’s castle.  We enjoyed writing about and making the different lands we would like to find at the top of our beanstalks and we even grew our own beanstalks and grass head creatures.  We were so excited about designing and making our own yummy Gingerbread Men and worked really hard to make our Gingerbread Men look just like our designs.  We also made bridges for the Gingerbread Man to escape on.

While flying on Aladdin’s carpet we described the environment around us and learned to use adjectives in our writing and we used repeating patterns to make our own flying carpets.

In R.E. we have been learning about how we can help others and who we can talk to if we need help.  We have read Jesus’ parable ‘The Good Samaritan’ to support our understanding and we had great fun acting out the story.  We have also been considering why Christians light candles and we made our own lolly-stick people to add to our refelection area, with our candles.  The Super Squirrels have made some amazing golden memories this half-term including making their own mud and clay ‘Wild Things’.

Next half-term our new topic ‘Oceans and the Seaside’ promises to deliver some more exciting learning opportunities.  We will be diving into our topic by peering into ‘Billy’s Bucket’ and making our own lift the flap buckets.  This book will be followed by other exciting books including; Harry by the Seaside, Rainbow Fish, The Night Pirates and The Pirates Next Door to mention a few.  We will also explore lots of non-fiction books to help us learn about all the amazing creatures that live under the sea.  We will be learning about sun and sea safety, making our own under the sea creatures and adding rhythms to some under the sea songs.  In maths we will be exploring capacity, estimating and we will continue using our fantastic problem solving skills.   In RE we will be thinking about what makes every single person unique and precious.  We will discuss who is precious to us and why.

There will be lots of opportunities to further develop children’s speaking and listening skills and we will continue to make lots more golden memories.  We can’t wait to get started Super Squirrels!

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Summer 1st

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A whirlwind half term has passed by for Red Deer! Our SATs are over (hurray!) and we are swiftly getting ready for our last half term together! This half term we have thoroughly enjoyed our topic of, ‘Enchanted Forests,’ and have particularly loved delving further into the world of Harry Potter. The children have been studying the book, ‘The Chamber of Secrets,’ and have made some fabulous books of different writing styles. We have written newspaper reports, ghost stories, persuasive letters and many more! Our handwriting is also looking rather fabulous these days! In Maths we have been revising our methods and now are feeling very secure in all 4 operations. In our topic lessons we have been studying Beauxbatons in French, Electricity in Science, Hinduism in RE, making fabulous house-elf socks in DT, Geocaching in Geography and also looking at the solar system! Year 6 had a wonderful trip to the cinema and all the children also enjoyed a wonderful day at Forest for their Immersion day.red deer 1 Medium

red deer 2 MediumNext half term, there is much planned for our wonderful children! We have a trip to the seaside for KS2, our summer production of, ‘Robin and his Sherwood Hoodies,’ an exciting topic of, ‘Adventures on the Ocean,’ and our usual leaver’s assemblies and treats. Lots to look forward to, but also a half term of anticipation for Year 6 as we get them ready for their next step into the big wide world. Let’s make it our best half term yet!

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Spring 1st

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Badgers have had an amazing first summer term learning. In Literacy we have written some fabulous stories about the BFG’s journey to London. We all worked hard to improve out writing and as a result produced some wonderful work for the writing wall. In maths, we have become confident in our written and mental methods, but also our knowledge or shape and symmetry has also improved. In RE, we have learnt about the Story of Jesus and what happened when he arrived in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We re-enacted this prominent scene and pretend we were the people of Jerusalem when Christ arrived. Here, we had to reflect on how we would have felt seeing him for the first time. In P.E, we have been working on our football skills including dribbling and tactical play. Dance has also been exciting as we all became wizards who got to cast spells through our expressive routine!badger 1 Medium

Moving into the last term as Badger class, it also be just as exciting but also exhausting as we have production rehearsals and sports day to prepare for. In P.E, we will work on our field and track skills ready for sports and in dance practise our choreographed routines for our play ‘Robin Hood & the Sherwood Hoodies!’ As the topic  itself is Oceans and Seas, in Literacy we will be exploring Polynesian Myths and the story of Moana. Moana is a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master way finder to fulfil her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. It really is an amazing adventure and we are sure to write some amazing explanation and narrative texts as a result. In R.E, we will be exploring Judaism and their Symbols and Religious Expression. In History, we will look at historical sources to make comparisons between Captain James Cook’s ship and traditional Polynesian canoes. We will also learn more about Captain James Cook and how he discovered the Polynesian islands around Motu Nui. Finally in Art, we will explore Polynesian paintings, where they use ink to create a sea turtle in a traditional style. Also here we will create Maui’s latest tattoo which is also linked to the traditional Polynesian myths that we will read about in Literacy. What an amazing year we have had learning together Badgers and what golden memories we have made.badgers2 Medium

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Summer 1st

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Fox Class have had a fantastic half-term. We have loved learning about Enchanted Forests. We read some fantastic stories in our literacy lessons - ‘Hansel and Gretel’ was one of our favourites. We wrote our own version of the story. We have also used the local area as an inspiration for our writing. In our afternoon lessons we explored our local area and created a map using a key of it. We also made broomsticks in the environmental garden using natural materials after reading ‘Room on the Broom’. Our trip to High Lodge was a highlight of the half-term for us. We completed the Gruffalo Spotter trail using IPads.fox 2 Medium

In our R.E lessons we looked at ‘Leaders and Teachers’ from a Jewish perspective. We looked at the Torah and we made our own class giant Torah scroll. We retold the story of Moses through pictures and writing.

fox 1 MediumWe are looking forward to our new topic ‘Oceans and Seas’ which we will be starting after half-term. We will be looking at some non-fiction texts about creatures that live in the sea and the Galapagos Islands. In the afternoon sessions we will be looking at the Galapagos Islands in more detail and finding out how we can help protect our oceans.

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New Pianist

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Welll done to our new pianist today who played Happy Birthday to the children in celebration assembly. She was truly amazing! What a talented girl you are!

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Spring 2nd

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We have had a wonderful time in Squirrel Class this half term. We continued learning with our Tinga Tales and now know even more wonderful funky facts! We finished the half term with a wonderful trip to Colchester Zoo where we got to meet all of the animals we have been learning about.website zoo pic Medium

In Literacy, we have enjoyed reading the Noah’s Ark story and have enjoyed writing all about what animals we would put onto the ark and why. In Maths, we enjoyed using real shrimp sweets to share out between our two flamingoes to work out our odd and even numbers! In R.E. we have been listening to the Easter story and have enjoyed sharing hot cross buns and making Easter cards and Easter nests. We also had a very special visit from two lovely lambs to help us to think all about new life and Spring time.

We have been very lucky as we got to attend a wonderful concert at the Jubilee Centre in Mildenhall. We went back in time to the 17th Century and got to find out all about different instruments and composers from different Countries.

We were super excited to have a visit from PC Bob and find out all about his job and sit in his police car!website PC bob PIC Medium

We have had more wonderful Reading Café’s after school and been able to further explore the different story sacks with our grown-ups. We also got to have a fantastic Maths morning with our grown-ups and got to share all of our wonderful learning at our class assembly.

Next half term, we will be going on many, ‘Enchanted Adventures,’ and using lots of familiar stories to help us on our way. Stories will include; Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Man, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Where the Wild Things Are, to name but a few. We will be growing our own beanstalks and designing and making yummy gingerbread men. In Maths, we will be exploring money and measuring time and using our fantastic problem solving skills.

There will definitely be lots more opportunities for making even more golden memories in Squirrel Class. 

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Spring 2nd

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Badgers have enjoyed their learning this term. We have explored everything ‘Giant’ and learnt lots about The BFG. In maths, we created Frobscottle the BFG favourite drink by applying our knowledge of fractions to find the amount of liquid needed to create this Giant Glop!  In Geography, we learnt how to draw maps to scale and plotted Sophie’s journey through Giant Country on a sketch map. In science, we learnt all about Giant Rocks and how natural rocks are formed. We made our own versions of rocks using marshmallows and Starburst sweets. Using these ingredients helped us to understand the difference between Igneous and Metamorphic rock forms. It was great science learning in this way! In R.E Badgers produced beautiful crosses all made out of natural resources from our environmental garden. These crosses showed our understanding of the symbol of the Cross and what it means to Christians. PE has also been a blast in Badgers class, as we have all achieved our awards in the Water. We have also learnt new skills in Netball and next term look forward to Football and Dance.

In the summer term, we are continuing on with our Giant topic for a while as we explore the final chapters of the BFG story. Here we will write diaries and role play as the main characters. After that, we will move on to our Enchanted Forest topic with a fabulous immersion day. We will do some creative writing based around a mysterious wood and make some beautiful woodland artwork. In RE, we will be exploring the Kingdom of God for Christianity and in Science we will explore the History of the Lightbulb and learnt about how shadows are formed. Another amazing term of learning ahead!

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Fox Class Spring 2

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Fox 1 MediumFox Class have had a fantastic half-term. We have loved learning about Giants. We read some fantastic stories in our literacy lessons - ‘James and the Giant Peach’ was one of our favourites. We watched the DVD and compared the storyline to the book. We also enjoyed reading ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’, we wrote our ownFox 2 Medium versions of the story using our homework projects as inspiration. In our afternoon lessons we planted our own beanstalks and created a castle in the clouds on a skewer to act as a support for our beans as they grown. We measured them each week and recorded their height in our own bean diaries.

In our R.E lessons we looked at ‘Stories and Books’ from a Christian perspective. We looked at the Parable of the Lost Sheep. We used masks and acted the story out. Also we used art materials to retell the parable. We thought hard about what Christians might learn from listening to this story. We discussed books that are special to us and books that are special to Christians.

We are looking forward to our new topic ‘Enchanted Forests’ which we will be starting after Easter. We will be looking at traditional tales such as Hansel and Gretel. In the afternoon sessions we will be looking at the features of our local area and learning to sing some traditional nursery rhymes.

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Contact Details

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Chair of Governors - Gordon Hodgkinson

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Current Vacancy

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We currently have the following vacancy at Elveden C of E Primary Academy

Mid Day Supervisor

Salary £7.57 per hour plus 12.99% holiday enhancement for all hours worked

Wanted: Mid day supervisors to work from 11.45am – 1.15pm each day. 

Are you – energetic, enthusiastic, reliable and interested in working with children?

We would like you to join our friendly team of lunchtime supervisors.

If you are interested, please phone on 01842 890258 or call into school to pick up a form.

Mrs L Rourke and Mrs A Grimes

Headteachers

Elveden C of E Primary Academy

London Road

Elveden

IP24 3TN

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Collective Worship

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Children at Elveden have been thinking about forgiveness during collective worship today, thank you to Mrs Flack for coming to share her story, the children enjoyed taking part!

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Primary School Progress Measures

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For more information on primary school progress measures please click the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/primary-school-progress-measures-information-for-schools-and-parents

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Kes Gray visit

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On Wednesday we were very lucky to welcome to the school famous author Kes Grey. He did a fantastic assembly sharing some of his books with the children then at the end of the day the children were able to have their books signed by him. What a fantastic time we had!!IMG 6249kes Medium

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Suffolk young carers

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On Wednesday 22nd Feb at we had Alex Potter in school letting parents know all about the Young Carers porgramme. If your child has a sibling with a specific need, they may be able to participate in free extra curricular activities. Alex will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will be working with our older children in their PSHE lessons.

Alex Potter - Young Carer Advisor
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Reading Cafe

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Thank you to all the Fox and Squirrel class grown-ups who joined us at our first Reading Cafe. Please make sure to pop Thursday 16th March in your diaries, as that will be our next one! Mrs Sanders looks forward to seeing you all there.rc

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Book Fayre News

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Our fabulous free books have arrived from Scholastic after our pre-Christmas book fair. Thank you so much wonderful parents as we couldn't have done it without your amazing donations!bf

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End of term assembly

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Celebration assembly was amazing today! Here are our Racing to Read and Raffle prize children! Well done guys, we are proud of all of you!asse2asse

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Spring 1st

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Badgers have had a great half term learning about Africa. We started off our term with an “Amazing Immersion day” where we were introduced to some African Animals and learnt all about the Masai Tribe. We also made some tribal jewellery and warrior shields. It was an extremely creative way to start the term.bad af Medium

In literacy, we wrote excellent recounts about our Amazing African experience, and have also read the heart-warming story The Butterfly Lion by Michael Mopurgo. It’s a story about a young boy who lived in Africa and rescued a lion cub. From this, we have produced some beautiful pieces of emotive writing!

In maths, we have learnt about fractions and how to find quantities of fractions. We have also been practising time and how to convert time from 12/24 hour. In P.E, we have been playing tag rugby and all the children have tried so hard in the pool during our swimming lessons. In Science we have been learning about African animal habitats and their Food chains and we even got to take our creations home!bad rug Medium

Next term, we will be learning all about Giants and will reading the class story The BFG, by Roald Dahl. We will have a giant-themed immersion day and as part of our book week we will also be learning about Beowulf. In R.E we will be learning about Christianity and asking the question ‘why is the cross more than a symbol of sacrifice for Christians?’. Also we look forward to our Pancake races during the celebrations of Shoves Tuesday. Lots of great learning ahead for badger class where we are sure many golden memories will be made!

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