Our School Events
VE Day: On Friday 8th May, we took part in our own VE Day celebrations in school, while following our social distancing rules. We created lots of VE day goodies, such as bracelet making, Union Jack painting and making picnic food. We also observed the 2 minutes silence at 11.00am. We also had a surprise visitor, Andy, who currently serves in the armed forces and is based at RAF Marham. He arrived at school in a 1941 Jeep and World War II uniform!
Money Bank Field: Following the completion of our outdoor classroom, we held the grand opening of our Money Bank Field!
NSPCC: The NSPCC have been into school to deliver assemblies to Key Stage 1 & 2, as part of their ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ campaign. Years 5 & 6 took part in workshops related to this and all pupils at the Ramnoth base also took part in a ‘Danceathon’ to raise money for the NSPCC. The classes were keen to show off their best dance moves to some of their favourite songs, as well as encouraging the teachers to show off theirs too!
Homework Challenges: Our Homework Challenges for Spring Term 1 were on display on Friday 14th February. Parents and carers were invited into school to see them during the afternoon.
‘Bikeability’ for Year 5: on 3rd and 4th February some of our Year 5 children took part in a road safety course, run by the company ‘Outspoken’. The children spent the first morning learning basic road rules and skills before spending the remaining sessions getting hands-on experience out on the roads around school.
Circus Skills Festival for Year 2: On Friday 31st January, Swans visited Neale Wade Academy for an afternoon of circus skills. Working in small groups, the children rotated around a circuit of fun-filled activities and games including juggling, plate spinning and feather balancing. The whole class had a great time and were a credit to our school!
Planetarium Visit for Year 5: Starlincs Planetarium paid us a visit on Tuesday 28th January. The children were treated to a display about the night sky, stars and planets, all projected onto the walls of the planetarium. Kamilija said “I loved the part where the music came on and we looked up to see a roof of shining stars”. Angel added “That was amazing! Can we do it again next week?”
Year 4 Singing @ Orchard House: Our Year 4 children visited a local nursing home on Thursday 12th December to sing some Christmas songs. A great time was had by the children, staff and residents.
Christmas Lunch: On Thursday 12th December, the children enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch. Christmas music was played and the tables were decorated with Christmas tablecloths; there was a very festive atmosphere!
Christmas Bingo: During the evening of Thursday 12th December we held our family Bingo in the Hall. It was very well supported and we raised a fantastic £710. A massive thank you to everyone who came!
Christingle Service: Our annual family Christingle Service was held on Monday 16th December after school, at our local church. During the day, the children made Christingles with their oranges and learned about the tradition of the Christingle.
Christmas Jumper Day: Everyone in school took part in our annual ‘Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 13th December. We raised a fantastic £302 for this great charity!
Open Afternoon: On Friday 6th December we held an Open Afternoon. Parents and carers were invited into school to visit their child’s class and to see their work. A Christmas activity was also on offer for everyone to complete together! Parents could also enjoy a mince pie and a coffee while browsing through the Homework Challenges for Autumn Term 2, which were on display in the Hall.
Bushcraft Days: Each year group braved the weather at our Money Bank field on either Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd November to take part in some outdoor learning activities! Reception and Year 5 worked together to create ‘Nature Art’. Year 2 learned about compass direction and created maps using sticks, leaves and other materials found at the field. Year 3 had fun working in teams to build a shelter for the class toy. Year 6 took part in ‘Military Adventures’ where they spent some time exercising and then gathered natural materials from the field to build a look-out hut!
Children In Need: The children had a great time on Friday 15th November when they had a non-uniform day for Children In Need.
Bogarts: Year 1 were lucky to have local artist , Marian Savill, work with them recently. The artwork was all linked to their topic on ‘Enchanted Woodland’. The children made a ‘tree bogart’ – a face sculpted out of clay and decorated with natural materials, such as sticks and leaves.
Town Trail: Despite the weather, Year 2 had a great time exploring Wisbech on their Town Trail! They also visited Wisbech Library and the Museum.
Norfolk Owls Visit: The Reception children had an exciting end to their first half term in school when ‘Norfolk Owls’ came to visit. They got the chance to learn some owl facts and to meet 5 different owls!
Printing Workshops: “As part of our Muck, Mess and Mixtures topic, Year 2 welcomed a local artist, Louise Stebbings, into school to demonstrate different printing techniques. We enjoyed learning about the process of producing printed linocuts from sketches through to the final print. We then had the opportunity to create our own printed masterpieces using a wide variety of materials”.
Homework Challenges for Autumn Term 1: We had many parents come to see our fantastic Homework Challenges on the Friday before our October half term. Thank you for all the support given to enable the children to create their challenges!
Thank you to all parents who popped in to join us for ‘a cuppa and a cake’ on Friday 27th September to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. We raised just over £61 for this great cause!