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February 2024

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting a mosque in Peterborough. They were greeted by the Imam who shared insights into Islamic traditions and practices. The children loved the mosque's architecture, intricate designs and serene atmosphere.  They took part in activities such as learning about Islamic rituals and talked with some of the mosque members.  The visit provided a unique opportunity for the children to ask questions and gain a first-hand understanding of the Muslim faith.
      

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Many of our Reception families took part in a craft event at Nene. It was a chance to meet Louisa, our Family Adviser and to talk to our Family Support team about attendance and a range of other subjects!

        

January 2024

Year 2 took part in a ‘Florence Nightingale’ Day. The children came to school dressed as Florence Nightingale or Victorian nurses and doctors and experienced a virtual visit from Florence Nightingale herself!  She spoke to them about her journey as a nurse and her achievements and the children learnt how influential her role was in the founding of modern nursing.  

    

Year 5 had an amazing time at the National Space Centre in Leicester. They got to experience a 360 degree view in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, which allowed them to travel through the universe and test their knowledge with a quiz. They explored space capsules, tried a telescope and even got to see a piece of moonrock. It was a fantastic day!

      

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Our Key Stage 2 Choir attended the Young Voices event again this year, at the Birmingham Resort Arena.  They sang alongside 6,000 other children from schools all over the UK.  It was a spectacular concert and an amazing experience for both children and staff. 

  

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Year 4 children enjoyed revisiting their knowledge of the Fens from Year 3 when they took part in 'Legends of the Fens' workshops led by Cambs Curiosity. They explored an old map showing the Fens and surrounding area and examined a diverse array of artefacts discovered in and around Wisbech. This gave them the inspiration to compose their own stories set in the Fens!

      

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Year 4 visited St Peter’s Church as part of their theme about the history of Wisbech.  They were able to experience the actual history of Wisbech, seeing a 600 year old brass monument of Thomas de Braunstone, which is usually hidden from the public to help preserve it! 

     

December 2023

Our Year 4 children have been learning to play the ukelele this term with 20Twenty Productions, a local arts organisation. In the final week of their lessons, they performed their songs to an audience of children from other year groups.

  

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It was lovely to see so many families getting involved in our SEND Christmas Activities Afternoon and getting covered in glitter, making robin and handprint reindeer Christmas cards, cross stitch baubles, stained glass Christmas shapes as well as Christmas puzzles, as well as enjoying biscuits and hot chocolate!

    

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Reception and Year 1 children took part in Christmas singing and performing the Nativity play to their parents.  They sang beautifully and made us very proud!

         

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Our KS2 Choir visited the residents of Orchard House Care Home to sing some Christmas carols and songs. The children were wonderfully behaved and sang with pride and confidence. The residents enjoyed this festive treat and happily joined in. The children each took a Christmas bauble for the residents, which they handed out with seasons greetings. 

   

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Everyone had a busy day making our school festive during the Christmas Activity Day.  The children enjoyed Christmas crafts and activities, with many taking part in a live festive 'doodling event' with other schools around the country.  They also practised carols and songs, ready for Christmas performances to parents and our Christingle Service at St Peter's Church. 

All the children made their own Christingle, discovering its origins and the symbolism behind each section. Lots of families joined us later that day at St Peter’s Church for our Christingle service, which was led by the children of Year 5 and Year 6.  Children from across the year groups also created a Christingle collage to display at the Church.

    

November 2023

This half term the KS1 children have enjoyed taking part in STEM workshops organised by Cambridge Science Centre. They learnt about land yachts and then made their own using wheels and axles. They then used a fan to test if the wind would get behind their sails and push the yachts along! 

  

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Adrian Hall came to talk to Year 4 about his mountain climbing experiences, as part of their themed learning 'Have you ever seen a mountain?'  He showed the children photos of his expeditions and demonstrated some of his mountaineering equipment and also talked about the purpose of climbing mountains.

   

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Attenborough Class had a great time learning about different cultures, when one of
our parents volunteered to come in and teach the children some Bollywood dancing. The children listened to the rhythm and practised different dance steps which they used to choreograph their own Bollywood dance!

 

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Everyone showed how ‘Spotacular’ they were when we supported Children in Need! Children bought in a donation for wearing non uniform clothes with a Pudsey Bear and spotty theme. They learned how the money collected is used to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

   

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Fens Falconry came to visit Reception as part of their themed learning 'Who's awake in the night? The children were able to share lots of facts they had already learned about owls and birds of prey. They were also able to dissect some owl pellets and saw some small bones which they thought might be mice!

  

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Playleader training took place last week for our 60 Playleaders. Witchford Sports visited school to deliver Playleader training to some of our older children. They demonstrated different sport and play activities they could lead with our younger children. 

Our Playleaders support lunchtimes in all outside areas and were given their Playleader Award Record which will reward them over the academic year. 

 

October 2023

Some Year 4 children also took part in a residential trip to Kingswood and had a brilliant time! On the first day, children had great fun trying out archery, Nightline and sat around a bonfire with a warm cup of hot chocolate, singing songs. The next day, children attempted the zipwire and completed problem solving tasks.

   

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Some of our Key Stage 2 children took part in Bushcraft Days at our outdoor learning field in Money Bank. Year 3 and Year 4 learnt about Fenland landscapes, rivers and animal food chains. 

For Year 5 there was a Science theme as they used the environment to discover how animal lifecycles have evolved. They also took part in some teamwork activities which taught them how to work together and share ideas. 

 

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Some of our Year 6 children have been given the privilege of being a 'Wellbeing Warrior'.  The children have taken part in a training programme run by the MHST (Mental Health Support Team) who worked on strategies to look after themselves as well as working with other children.  The children were awarded with certificates and special wellbeing badges - as well as giving them their bright yellow Wellbeing Warrior jumpers to wear in school. 

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Year 6 had a wonderful time at Duxford Imperial War Museum and were treated to a flying display from a Spitfire and a Hurricane! The trip gave them a real insight about what life was like for the men and women who served in the forces as well as a chance to see how people lived during this time. They went inside an Anderson shelter and could not believe families could spend their time in such a small, confined space. In the American Museum they were amazed at the wingspan of a giant B52 bomber plane and excited to see the Blackbird (the fastest and highest-flying jet aircraft in history). They were also able to go aboard Concorde 101, which flew at over twice the speed of sound.

   

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The KS2 Girls Football squad attended a Football Festival at Witchford Village College. The girls played alongside 5 other schools and took part in a range of football skills sessions, learning to control the ball better with their feet and developing their ball retrieval skills. They also had the chance to play in mini 5 aside games and were encouraged them to use the spaces on the pitch and the skills they had learnt. Every girl received a medal of recognition for their effort.

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Year 2 went on a 'Town Trail' of Wisbech as part of their learning for this half term: 'Is Wisbech bigger than Peterborough? Is Wisbech a city?'  They enjoyed using their checklists to tick off what they saw as they explored the town trail. They also compared the modern and old buildings in the centre of town.

  

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The first presentation of our Year 6 Recognition Awards took place on 4th October. Eight children were chosen to receive their first pin badge, which acknowledged their exemplary behaviour on the Kingswood Residential trip. Two other Year 6 children also received Recognition Awards as excellent role models in school. Well done!

September 2023

Around half of our Year 6 children went on a 3 day residential trip to Kingswood near Cromer. They were able to challenge themselves in a variety of activities - each day was packed full of character-building tasks that involved teamwork and resilience to achieve.  Some of the activities they took part in were problem solving, shelter building, archery, climbing, a blindfolded obstacle course and the exciting High Equilibrium, which required children to balance on a 30ft high seesaw!

For many of our children this was their first time sleeping away from home, which enabled them to tick off another important first in their development and they made us incredibly proud with their behaviour!

    

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Year 1 had a visit from Peterborough Museum as part of their 'Memory Box' topic.  They got to experience lots of old toys including Fred Bear who was 80 years of age and an old doll made from wax! 

    

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Some children from Year 5 got to experience hands-on STEM experiments at Wisbech Museum. They saw their speech turned into sound waves and air resistance in action when designing objects to fly in a wind tunnel. They created an optical illusion of fish swimming in a bowl when spun quickly. They also experimented with chemical reactions, watching the pressure build in a film canister and watching the lid pop off due to the pressure building in the small space.  They absolutely loved watching Science in action!

     

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Year 3 took a visit to Wicken Fen as part of their Geography theme and enjoyed walking along the raised boardwalk there where they tried to spot some of the 9,000 species of wildlife found there. They also saw a modern day wind pump and compared it with an older wooden wind pump.  They took a walk beside the river to take pictures of the natural environment and explored Fen Cottage, a tradition home of the Fen-men and their families.

        

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Year 5 enjoyed a great day at Banham Zoo. The children enjoyed seeing all the different types of animals that are cared for and are part of the conservation breeding programme at the zoo. They listened carefully to a talk about the different life cycles of animals as part of their Science theme, including the life cycles of marsupials and stick insects!  The children also got to pet some animals in the petting farm and learnt interesting facts about the different animals at the zoo.  

     

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Year 2 enjoyed their Wisbech Town Trail as part of their Geography theme for this half term. They learned lots of interesting facts about the Church, such as the importance of stained glass windows. The children were fascinated to see all the different buildings in our town. They compared old buildings (such as Wisbech Castle) and modern buildings (such as the Library) and explored the Market Place.  

         

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Year 3 walked to The Boathouse near the River Nene as part of their ‘How do rivers shape Fenland?’ theme.  They investigated all the different features they could see associated with a working river and harbour and observed the high water mark on the far side bank.  The trip generated lots of questions which the children looked forward to finding out the answers to when they returned to school!

   

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Year 4 received their Arts Award certificates from Trinity College, London. While in Year 3, the children took part in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ project with The Royal Opera House which celebrated a range of art skills.

    

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We welcomed our new Reception children during the first week of September! They loved our newly renovated playground, which includes a trim trail and role play areas. 

   

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In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, we held a cake sale at our Ramnoth site and raised just £160 for this very worthwhile charity.  Thank you all very much!