Click on each month to see what we have been doing in school this academic year!
Work started at the Ramnoth Base to install new equipment in the playground!
Wellbeing Week 1st - 5th February
Our focus was on our personal health through our ‘Wellbeing Week’ this week. On Wednesday, we had 'Be Yourself Day' 'when we wore our own comfortable clothes and our remote learners did the same!
The last day of our 'Wellbeing Week' was 'Screen-Free Friday'! Children who were home learning were given a choice of activities in advance via Google Classroom and Tapestry so these could be completed without needing to go online. The activities were designed to be fun, creative and allow the children to have some choice in how to engage with their learning; children in school took part in the same activities. We encouraged all our children to go outside, enjoy nature and take a break from their computer screens! During the course of the day, Y1 and Y5 visited our Money Bank Field. Y3/4 played badminton and took part in sewing, making bookmarks and making Roman clay pots. Below is a collection of photos taken at home and at school:
Christmas Singing: As we couldn't have our usual Christingle and Carol Service at St Peter's Church this year, we recorded the children singing and shared them on our social media pages. Below are the videos:
Christmas Fun: Nene & Ramnoth had some very special visitors today!! Santa’s Reindeer came to visit all the children on the morning of Wednesday 16th December. Thanks to Woodbine Farm in Lutton for bringing their beautiful reindeer to visit and making us all smile!!
Our Reception children did an amazing job singing in their Nativity costumes to their parents in the school playground during the last week of term, they all looked so wonderful!
In classes the children have had fun making crafty decorations and Christmas cards, singing and dancing in their class Christmas parties.
We even had a special visitor on Friday as Santa did a last minute stop to our Nursery and Reception children.
All through this month, laughter has filled the school, it’s been wonderful!
BMX Day: On Monday 23rd November we had the pleasure of welcoming 6x BMX Halfpipe Champion and former World Master BMX Halfpipe Champion, Mike Mullen to Nene and Ramnoth. Mike began the amazing day with an inspirational assembly all about growth mindset and overcoming challenges, finishing off with a brilliant trick display for the Year 5 and 6 children to enjoy! After this, Mike then spent the rest of the day with our Year 6 pupils, continuing with the focus of growth mindset. The pupils whizzed around the playground on the BMX’s, jumping over ramps and performing tricks such as the ‘can can’ and even standing on the seat whilst riding along! It was so amazing to see both the children and adults involved having such a great time! A big thank you therefore goes to Mike for coming in and spending time with us!
Children In Need Day: The children had great fun throughout the day on Friday 13th November. They all looked fantastic in their non uniform and odd socks! A massive thank you for all the donations and entries to the poster competition. The children did a fantastic job and we raised an amazing £470 for this worthy cause.
Outdoor Curriculum Days: Year 1 to Year 6 all had the opportunity to take part in our Outdoor Learning Days at our Money Bank Field. Working alongside Mr Bushcraft (Andrew Callaghan), their friends and their bubble adults, the children enjoyed getting hands on and exploring our wonderful environment:
Year 6 completed a quiz about the Merchant’s Trail.
Year 5 were able to identify trees planted in the field by measuring and sketching them.
Year 3 and 4 children discovered how the flow of water affected the path of rivers; they even used the water pump to move the logs along the path!
Year 2 as part of their Street Detectives topic, learnt how to draw maps of the area using chalk.
Year 1 collected beautiful Autumn leaves and twigs to put in their Nature Memory Boxes.
All the children loved working in this environment and developing their team building and cooperation skills, as well as learning to persevere with the trickier challenges! For some children this was their first chance to see our new wooden outdoor classroom and the pond area. With all the recent rain the pond is beginning to fill up so the children could use the new cantilever platform which hangs over the pond.
Poetry Winners: 'Wisbech Reads' held a poetry competition over the summer for Key Stage 2 and 3 children. We are very proud to announce that 3 of our children had their poems published this month in a special edition of the ‘Wisbech Reads Book of Poetry’. Well done to Jacob, Eva and Liberty!
In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, we held a socially distanced, outside Cake Stall. We raised £87 for this very worthwhile charity.