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  • Friday 4th November (St Botolphs School)

  • Friday 4th November (St Botolphs School)

    Birthday boy yesterday. 

  • Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

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  • Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

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    Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

    Cobbold confiscates Hepburn's hoard. 

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  • Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

    Today the children went on a boat and saw some seals. They then examined some dunes. The children were real troopers on the mud walk. Panthers are buzzing for the disco tonight! 

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    Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

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    Thursday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

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  • Wednesday 2nd November (St Botolphs School)

    The children have had a fantastic week so far! Today we did team building activities and a monster trail. The children were super excited for swimming at Sheringham Pool. They had lots of fun in the wave machine and going down the slide.

     

    Miss Fidgett 

  • Wednesday 2nd November (St Botolphs School)

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  • Wednesday 2nd November (St Botolphs School)

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  • Wednesday 2nd November (St Botolphs School)

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    Wednesday 2nd November (St Botolphs School)

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  • Tuesday 1st November (St Botolphs School)

    A happy bunch of children.

  • Tuesday 1st November (St Botolphs School)

    The children really enjoyed rock pooling today.

  • Tuesday 1st November (St Botolphs School)

     Having climbed part of the church.

  • Tuesday 1st November (St Botolphs School)

    Year 6 this morning ready for today's activities. 

  • Monday 31st October (St Botolphs School)

  • Monday 31st October (St Botolphs School)

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    Monday 31st October (St Botolphs School)


    The children have had a fantastic day either taking part in team building games, or going down to the beach. We have just got back from our spooky night walk. The children loved scaring each other! They have just had their hot chocolates and are ready for bed. I'm hoping we've tired them out enough that they will sleep tonight. Maybe wishful thinking!

    Miss Fidgett 

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  • Monday 31st October (St Botolphs School)

    Just heard from Miss Fidgett this afternoon...everyone has arrived safe and well. They all seem very happy and excited to get stuck into their first task.

    Mrs Hunt

  • Monday 10th October (St Botolphs School)

    Hello, it's Miss Fidgett here. I'm super excited about the residential trip after half term! I hope you're looking forward to it as much as I am. I've just got to get my last bits of clothing from Mountain Warehouse to take with me. I hope you've been thinking about what you're going to take as we will be off before we know it. I'll update the blog again soon. 

     

  • Sunday 9th October (St Botolphs School)

    Our Year 6 pupils will soon be off on their travels to North Norfolk. Miss Fidgett will be posting regular updates for you so you can see how the children are getting on.

    Lets hope it stays dry for them!

    Mrs Hunt

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    Friday 23rd October (St Botolphs School)

    Everyone is home safe and sound. A couple of items were left in the carpark. Mr Cobbold has them and we'll return them to you after half term. We had a fab week away. I'm sure they'll tell you all about it - but they might just want an early night tonight!

    Sleep well Leopards, thank you for being such an amazing group of children! Enjoy half term...I know I will!

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  • Friday 23rd October (St Botolphs School)

    He's in his element holding this snake!

     

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    Friday 23rd October (St Botolphs School)

    Morning all! A surprising amount of children didn't want their evening drink and snack last night after the disco. They were all asking if they could just go 'straight to bed'. Mission accomplished!!! We have officially tired your children out. They're up and about now stripping beds and packing before breakfast-I've come out of the way to blog as it's  a bit noisy! We've got a bird display to see this morning before eating lunch and then heading home to you guys. Have you missed them or have you secretly enjoyed the peace and quiet? They are all capable of clearing the table and serving now, plus lots have tried new foods and found they like them...you can put them to waiter/waitress duties this weekend!  See you all soon!

     

     

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    Thursday 22nd October (St Botolphs School)

     

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    Thursday 22nd October (St Botolphs School)

    The day of the mud walk!!! We were all up very early after a swim at Splash yesterday evening. Breakfast was at 7:30am so we could get out to Blakeney before the tides changed. We walked through the mud flats and water with little fuss...this surprised the teachers! Only a few fatalities in the mud - muddy bottoms to be precise!!! Then we put our shoes and socks on and journeyed on to the beach where we had our lunch and looked for semi precious stones. The afternoon lead us to the sand dunes. We learned about the habitat there and how different it is to the salt marsh. Then came the finale: the boat trip to see the seals! I'm not sure who was more inquisitive, the children or the seals!!

     

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    Wednesday 21st October (St Botolphs School)

    Cromer church and town trail for group A this afternoon. Roughly 172 steps to the top of the tower! Group B tracked down monsters in the woods. Unfortunately the weather wasn't so good today and most of us were sporting 4 layers and waterproof trousers...we call this the Michelin Man look! All the children are having a good wash in the pool tonight, they're enjoying the wave machine and the water shoot. It's an early start tomorrow as we're off to Blakeney for the day...the muddy adventure! Let's hope it stays dry. 

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  • Wednesday 21st October (St Botolphs School)

     

    Lots of fears conquered today...heights in particular

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    Wednesday 21st October (St Botolphs School)

    Morning all! It was a struggle to wake everyone this morning! The fresh air and exercise is definitely working its magic! It's a wet day here...but at least the pheasants seem to be enjoying it.

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    Tuesday 20th October (St Botolphs School)

    Shanty Men

     

     

     

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    Tuesday 20th October (St Botolphs School)

    Group A were busy team building today and then fought off the monsters in the woods this afternoon. Group B took on the pirate activities: walking the plank and low ropes, then later they journeyed to Cromer to visit the church and town. Pasta or pizza for dinner tonight...we all lapped it up...we need our strength for tomorrow. 

    The Shanty Men are in tonight to entertain us. If you listen hard enough you might hear us singing along!

     

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    Tuesday 20th October (St Botolphs School)

    Breakfast time! All slept soundly and were keen to get in their beds last night after a lovely night walk around the forest. Pirate activities and team building this morning, then some of us are off to Cromer, while the rest will begin the monster trail. The sun is shining...it's gonna be a good day!

     

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    Monday 19th October (St Botolphs School)

    Arrived safe and sound. The sun is shinning! We've been to the beach and collected stones and investigated the rock pools. We're all looking forward to a hearty dinner before the night walk later on!

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  • Sunday 18th October (St Botolphs School)

    Year 6 trip....I'm all packed. How about you? See you all at the village hall tomorrow morning. The bus leaves at 9:15am. I'll do my best to blog as often as possible - wi-if pending! Mrs Hunt

     

     

  • Tuesday 7th July (St Botolphs School)

    Purple Area Presents...Olivia! Year 5 and 6 are deep into their week of performances.

    The production, Olivia, links very well to their recent Victorians and local area unit. The children have learned all about life in the workhouse and spent their own time researching the period for their Timetraveller's Scrapbook project. The cast of Olivia have been rehearsing hard, learning lines and singing their hearts out. Lots of props have been made and now it's time to share it with their audience. Two performances down....the feedback is great! The children have put their heart and soul into it and produced something they should all feel very proud of; a real team effort. If you haven't got your tickets yet head down to the office to purchase yours. 

     

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    Friday 15th May (St Botolphs School)

    This week the Leopards have had their dreaded SATS. First the reading test on Monday, then the spag and a spelling test on Tuesday,then on wednesday maths paper 1 and mental maths and finally on Thursday we had the last test paper 2. We are so glad all the tests are finished and today has been a celebratory day for the leopards.

     

    by Izzy and Natasha

     

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  • Friday 24th April (St Botolphs School)

    This week we have had several visits from teachers looking to join St.Bots. We even had some of the year six show them around the school, but everyone throughout the school was very welcoming. We hope the two new teachers who get picked will be very happy at our school next year.

    By Izzy and Natasha

  • Friday 10th April (St Botolphs School)

    Don't forget it's back to school on Monday. We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break.

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    Thursday 26th March (St Botolphs School)

    Manners Matter

    Children at St Botolphs are praised for their excellent manners during mealtimes at school. Children who repeatedly display good manners were selected to eat their lunch on the 'top table' today. The table was decorated with flowers and confetti and each child got a special cake and chocolate. The children were joined in their celebration by some of the staff at St Botolphs. It was lovely to see so many children being recognised for their polite behaviour.

     

     

     

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  • Friday 20th March (Mrs Hunt)

    On Thursday it was Rabbits' class assembly. They took us to space and it was amazing. There was some amazing singing to! Well done Rabbits.smiley

    Today was the solar eclipse and spring exquinox. Panthers class have been writing news reports about it here is an example.

     

    ECLIPSE COMES TO BOTESDALE!

    To watch the solar eclipse, children and adults assembled together at St Botolph CEVCP school, in Botesdale, earlier today.

                  A rare phenomenon happend for the U.K: the solar eclipse. It is said that it should be the best solar eclipse since 1999. The eclipse is approximately two hours from start to finish for the moon to cross over the sun. But the the actual eclipse takes about 15 minutes. Because it was very cloudy in Botesdale, the children gathered in the hall to watch live streaming of the event on BBC iplayer. 

              Milly, a year 5 pupil, said that she had been watching the weather to see if she had a chance of seeing it. A teacher said "I'd like to be on the Faroe Islands where there will be 100% coverage

                 According to scientists it will be 75 years before the next solar eclipse in the U.K. After 2 hours of getting darker and colder it is now back to normal. But remember, never look at the sun as you could be blinded.

    By Megan Dickson

  • Friday 13th March (St Botolphs School)

    Today is Red Nose Day. All the children have made a huge effort dressing up. The school has raised lots of money selling red noses and from donations from everyone.

    Yesterday foxes performed an amazing class assembly, they dazzled us with the work they had done; an experiment of who has the largest lung capacity and an entertaining song called the Skeleton Dance.

     

    Natasha & Isobel

  • Friday 6th March (St Botolphs School)

    The finished story!

    Children have been eagerly anticipating the finished story. Mr Cobbold unveiled it to all the staff and pupils in assembly this morning. Listening to some of the parents it seems some of our pupils went home last night to compose their own stories about Super Squirrel and Bully Badger. It's great that so many budding young writers have been inspired. Lots have written sequels to the World Book Day story in lessons today. Well done to everyone!

    To see the finished story please click here.

  • Thursday 5th March (St Botolphs School)

    World Book Day

    Today was the day for the 'St Bot's Story Challenge'

    Each class had the task of writing part of a story. The characters for the story were designed by the Squirrels class - Bully Badger and Super Squirrel. As the day progressed the story was handed around the classes, with the aim of writing the opening, build up, dilemma, resolution and ending...What adventures will our characters get up to?

    The finished story will be published soon for all to see!

     

    Everyone, teachers and pupils alike, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this activity. Many classes continued with their own ideas for the story.

  • Friday 27th February (St Botolphs School)

    It's been another busy week here at St Botolphs.

    Year 6 travelled to Hartismere for the morning as part of their transition to the high school. They enjoyed working with the staff there and getting to know the general layout of the building. 

    Some of the year 5 and 6's took part in a rugby tournament at Diss Rugby Club. The year 5 team came third and our year 6 team came second. Thank you to all the staff and parents involved in the transportation of pupils there and back and for such great support on the day.

    A reminder to all children and parents that the new bus stop is now in force, meaning that the school gates will be shut early in the morning. It's a good excuse to ditch the car and walk or cycle to school with your children.

     

  • Friday 13th February (St Botolphs School)

    So half term is upon us. What a term it's been. Don't forget the Valentine's disco later this evening - tickets are on sale in the office or you can buy them on the door tonight. Make sure you keep active through out half term. 

    On Thursday we had Tigers' class assembly. It was full of incredible poems, writing, maths and much more (including amazing dancing singing and a fantastic script)!

    Also on Thursday afternoon Squirrels class invited their parents to come into school to their Gruffalo story cafe. The children drew their own illustrations and have been busy planning and organising activities. When the parents arrived, they joined Squirrels in the library to listen to the Gruffalo story.

    After that everyone went to the hall to get busy! There were lots of things to do including

    Playdough Gruffalo models 

    Decorating Gruffalo biscuits (that squirrels cooked on Tuesday)

    Mask making

    Creating small world woods and much more.

    The best bit was the cafe. Mrs Peel even made us Gruffalo cakes! We had a BRILLIANT afternoon. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, childminders and governors that were able to come.

    Special thanks to the squirrels for planning and organising all the fun.

     

    By Isabella and Megan.

     

     

  • Thursday 12th February (St Botolphs School)

    This week has been another fantastic week.

     

    On Thursday Lions class performed an amazing class assembly. We were all dazzled by their amazing performance. Also, a few lucky children got picked for the Manners Matter table where they were given lots of tasty treats. We are also really proud of our year six basketball team who came a close second.

     

    By Isobel & Natasha

  • Friday 23rd January (St Botolphs School)

    This week has been very cold and we have experienced some snow on Monday.   of snow, remember to bring a coat and a change of footwear.

     

     

     

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  • Friday 16th January (St Botolphs School)

    Make a note in your diary... Tuesday 10th February is Safer Internet Day.

     

  • Wednesday 31st December (St Botolphs School)

    Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! See you in 2015!

    From all the staff at St Bots x

     

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    Thursday 18th December (St Botolphs School)

     

    Christmas lunch at St Botolphs

    Santa visited!

     

     

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  • Thursday 18th December (St Botolphs School)

    Feeling seasonal!

    Everyone in school is feeling the Christmas buzz today. Cakes are being decorated, hats are being constructed and there's glitter everywhere...it must be nearly the end of term! The staff are dressed in their designated colours with the odd bit of glitter and tinsel ready to serve the Christmas lunch later today. Anyone for sprouts?

     

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    Tuesday 16th December (St Botolphs School)

    Christmas at St Botolphs

    Everyone at St Bots is getting in the christmas mood. Christmas hats are being made ready for lunch on Thursday and there's lots ofbaking going on too.

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  • Friday 12th December (Mrs Hunt)

    Children in Panthers class have been studying Alaska, The Arctic and polar bears in Geography, Computing and English. Here are some of their link pictures from Computing that share their research. Please hover over the pictures and click on the icons to find out more.

    KS1 nativity Hey Ewe!

    KS1 delivered yet another fabulous nativity performance. There are definately some budding stars in Squirrels, Rabbits and Foxes! Thank you to all who took part, helped out and probably put up with some very tired children!!!!

    KS2 will be performing Hosanna Rock at Park View Chapel on Tuesday 16th December at 2pm everyone is welcome to join us.

  • Thursday 4th December (St Botolphs School)

     

    It's Panto season! (oh no it's not!)

    All of  St. Botolphs were given the opportunity to go to the pantomime in Bury yesterday.

    The pantomine was the story of Cinderella. Everyone enjoyed it, even the boys loved it! There was booing and cheering as well of lots of clapping. 

    Friday is the Christmas fayre. The Friends of the school have been very busy wrapping, baking and preparing for it. Remember to get your raffle tickets.

    By Nicholas Skinner and David Spilling

     

     

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    Wednesday 3rd December (St Botolphs School)

    This week we had Leopards class assembly. They talked about their week at Aylmerton. For those who stayed behind, they talked about their time at school, which was Africa week! It was a fun packed assembly with an African song and lots of cool pictures of Aylmerton.

    As Christmas is approaching the tree goes up and the decorations are spread. The fun begins as everyone is getting excited.

    We had a netball tournament very recently and our school team came 2nd in the big schools section. We are so proud of them. They did really well. For some of our players it was their first time in a tournament.

    By Megan and Ellie

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  • Wednesday 26th November (St Botolphs School)

    On Thursday 20th November Rabbits performed their amazing class assembly. First they started off by singing Frozen's 'Let it go!' Everybody joined in. Shortly after that we were showed a little clip of some interesting words used to describe fireworks, then the rabbits showed us some of their own firework pictures. They had drawn and painted them all by themselves. They were all incredibly good. They also created a crown and wrote on it what they would do if they ruled the country. Loads of them came up with really fair and creative reasons. They also showed us their fantastic projects, which they had been set over half term; the theme was family. Lots created family trees and others created fact files. They were all superb. They finished off their assembly with clapping from the children and parents.

    Next Thursday is the Leopard Class Assembly (yr6)

    Natasha and Izzy

  • Friday 14th November (St Botolphs School)

    Superhero day at St Bots!

     

    Panthers class showing off their super powers!

    This Friday was Children in Need so everyone dressed up as well known superheros or made up their own! We would like to thank you for bringing in your donation and for all the amazing costumes. Everyone looked great.

    A grand total of £178 was raised.

     

    Year 6 are back from Alymerton!   

    They enjoyed it and made plenty of new friends but have felt extremely tired this week.

     

    Also this week was Rememberance week. Year 6 walked down to the memorial for a two minute silence after being invited. The rest of the school had their minute silence in the school hall.

    By Nicholas and David

     

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    Friday 7th November (St Botolphs School)

     

    Parents of Aylmerton children: I have taken many photos. I will try to get a set developed over the next few days and display in the front reception of the school. I will also transfer the pictures to a USB stick. If you would like copies I could pass the USB stick to you to take home and select the ones you want, so you can take a digital copy.

    Is everyone happy with this idea/method? Thoughts please...

    Mrs Hunt x

     

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    Friday 7th November (St Botolphs School)

    The last day at Aylmerton. Everyone packed up their bags and headed into the pavillion to see some rescue animals: a barn owl, a raven, hedgehogs, lizards and even some snakes! More fears were faced. The teachers then began the task of making sure all the unclaimed clothing was cleared from the dorms....an auction of clothing! With heavy hearts we said goodbye to the centre staff and began our journey home. There were many happy parents and children as we arrived at the village hall. (Mrs Hunt included!) I think we'll all sleep well tonight. Thank you to ALL the children from St Bots for making the week such a blast. You were all so well behaved, a real credit to the school and your parents. I have many funny and happy memories that I will cherish and I know Mrs Christoforo does too. Sleep well tonight everyone!

     

     

     

     

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  • African Week (St Botolphs School)

    This week some of year 6 and all of year 5 had a African week. On Wednesday they made some Nigerian pies they were delicious. The next day they started to make masks some of them turned out very very very good. The children enjoyed making their masks and everything this week they hope they get the chance to do it again. Remember next Friday to bring a pound for Children In Need and dress up as your favourite Superhero.

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    Thursday 6th November (St Botolphs School)

    DISCO!!!

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    Thursday 6th November (St Botolphs School)

    Pirate activities this afternoon. I think the pictures and video say it all!

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    Thursday 6th November (St Botolphs School)

    Group A stayed on site today to do the Monster Trail. This is an orienteering trip with a twist! While the children follow a map and hunt for clues they must also be wary of monsters lurking in the woods who may catch them with their super soaker guns! Group B headed to West Runton and Cromer for the day. 

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    Thursday 6th November (St Botolphs School)

    Yesterday everybody took a trip to Blakeney. First was the mud walk, through the mud flats while the tide was out, to the watch house. We all took our shoes and socks off, rolled up our trousers and headed in. It was very cold and slimy! Lots of us pretended the mud was chocolate! Then we put shoes and socks back on and journeyed over the ridge to the shingle beach. The wind was strong and the rain came down, and whilst it was hard work walking on the shingle into the wind, we didn't give up. Lunch was taken in the dunes out of the cold. Later we learned how sand dunes are formed before boats arrived to take us to see the seals. They were great despite the water being quite choppy! Everyone was very tired by the time we got home but we all found some extra energy for swimming at Splash after dinner. Pictures to follow...

     

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    Tuesday 4th November (St Botolphs School)

    The Shanty Men singalong

     

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    Tuesday 4th November (St Botolphs School)

    Group A have spent the day at West Runton beach. It was such a beautiful day. The layers soon disappeared and some people even got their shades out! Lots of different creatures were found in the rock pools. Skippy, one of our leaders, shared lots of interesting facts with us: the West Runton Mammoth, the 800,000 year old river bed, semi precious stones and erosion. The effect of erosion was clear to see from the damage to many of the cliffs. Later they walked to Cromer pier to eat their lunch before journeying to the church and venturing over 100 steps up to the top of the tower. The view was spectacular! Tonight the children will be treated to a singalong with The Shanty Men. 

     

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    Tuesday 4th November (St Botolphs School)

     

    Nearly everyone had a good nights sleep!!!! The teachers had the children up bright and early for breakfast where all the children seemed to be cheerful and chatty in anticipation of the day ahead. Group A are off to West Runton for the day to examine rock pools and then head over to Cromer. Group B are staying at the centre to take part in team building activities and the monster trail. The weather is beautiful this morning, let's hope it stays that way.

     

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  • Monday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

    Team building and pirate activities. Get your team across the acid river or over the low ropes.

     

     

     

  • Monday 3rd November (St Botolphs School)

    Year 6 have arrived safely. Beds have been claimed and packed lunches eaten. The children are about to embark on some team building and pirate activities before a well earned meal tonight.

  • Friday 31st October (St Botolphs School)

    Year 6 residential trip. 

    A note for all parents...the wifi at the centre is a bit hit and miss but I will do my best to update the blog so you know how we're all getting on. Pass the word around so you can all read the blog and leave comments.

    See you on Monday at the village hall!

    Mrs Hunt (packing as we speak!)

     

     

     

     

  • Friday 17th October (St Botolphs School)

     

    This week was one of the most hectic weeks we have had yet.

     Every class in the school had been asked to do something about harvest for the harvest assembly. Every class was  brilliant and their contributions were really interesting. We would like to thank everyone who donated to our harvest donation wheel barrow. The food will go to Waveny Food Bank.

     This week we have also had a very special visitor, famous children's author Mr Nick Butterworth. He offically opened the new library that all the children in the school are welcome to use. Mr Butterworth also signed copies of his books. Nick spent the day sharing writing tips with the children, showing how a books starts with an idea and a few illustrations and then finally ends up published. Lots of us were inspired to write our own books, even some of the teachers! The children and teachers of St.Botolphs are very gratefull for this library and would like to thank everyone who contributed towards the fund raising.

     Also, some of the children have gone off to cross-country today. This is an annual event held on Mellis Common. We hope they do really well.  

    Today, Friday, the governors have spent the day with us. Each Governor is attached to a class and spent the morning with their respective classes. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy taking part in the lessons and seeing what life in a classroom is really like. 

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  • Friday 10th October (St Botolphs School)

    On Thursday Lions performed their lovely class assembly. It was all about the Stone Age with bits of French and some personal bits from Literacy. It was a very good presentation of all their work. They also made a big poster about the Stone Age. They showed us how tall the stones were at Stonehenge; they were aproximately 9 metres high! Very tall.

    Dont forget that the new Library opening is next week with our special guest Nick Butterworth. Bring in a book for him to sign or come and buy a new one. See you there!

    By Harry  and Inigo 

     

  • Thursday 2nd October (St Botolphs School)

    West Stow - Anglo Saxon Village

    This week, Year 5 and Year 6, visited West Stow to see the ancient village and museum which holds ancient artifacts that the archaeologists found when they dug up the land.       

     

      They recreated the old village to show how the Anglo Saxons built and lived. The archaeologists don't exactly know what the houses looked like, so each building is different to experiment with what it would look like.

        Both classes had a wonderful time exploring the houses and museum. 

       Written by Nicholas and David

    Year 5 standing outside one of the

    reconstrucred houses

     

    A group of children standing next

    to a carving.

     

    Year 5 inside one of the houses

    Some of the artifacts in the museum.

    One of the reconstructed houses.

    In the great hall

  • Friday 26th September (St Botolphs School)

    Languages Week 

    This week has been modern languages week. On Wednesday we had our dress up day. Everyone came as different countries. Mrs Hunt came as Estonia and lots of people had lots of good ideas like France Germany and Spain. Mrs Winder had several costume changes during the day. I think she was three different countries! On Friday we had our European lunch with lots of lovely European dishes YUM YUM!!!!!!!All the classes had to pick a language to work on and say something they had learned during our sharing assembly on Thursday.

    In a few weeks time Nick Butterworth is coming to open our new library. Look out for more details.

    Written by Isabella and Megan

  • Saturday 20th September (St Botolphs School)

    Welcome back to everyone and welcome to all our new parents and children. 

    We hope you've all settled in and are finding your feet in your new classes. It's already a busy term with lots going on. Clubs have now started, Languages Week is coming up and we have the new library opening to look forward to. Our special guest for the day will be Nick Butterworth. 

    Don't forget to take part in our school survey. Your feedback is so important to us. You can find the tab for it on the left hand side of the school page.

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    Sunday 27th July (Mrs Hunt)

    What an end to the year! The Carnival and the Music and Arts festival. The sun shone for us and everyone was in high spirits. Here's just a small selection of the photos we took. You can see them all on a slide show in the main reception at school. Thank you to everyone who supported these events.

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  • Thursday 17th July (St Botolphs School)

    More pictures to tempt you.

    Don't forget to line the streets to welcome our carnival procession. Feel free to join in! We're leaving school via the Village Hall carpark at 2pm

  • Wednesday 16th July (St Botolphs School)

    With only a few days to go and the temperature rising, here are some of the carnival costumes.

    Can you work out the names of the books?

  • Thursday 19th June (St Botolphs School)

    What is it going to be?

    Purple area begin making their carnival costumes...a book theme....Purple area are studying Shakespeare....that's your only clue!

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    Friday 8th November (Mrs Hunt)

    I hope all the children enjoyed their trip. Good luck to all you parents...I imagine they'll be very tired and that you've got lots of washing to do this weekend!

    I've uploaded as many pictures as I can so far....click on the link on the whole school page to view the gallery of photos or click here.

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    Friday 8th November (Mrs Hunt)

    Birds of prey and reptiles today. Noah seems quite at ease with this snake! Mr Cobbold was brave don't you think?

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    Thursday 7th November (Mrs Hunt)

    Today both groups were treated to a boat ride out to Blakeney Point, a sand spit caused by the deposition of eroded beach material from further along the coast. 

    The seals were very curious and came out to greet us, four new pups have been born in the last week. 

    Then we headed onto the sand dunes to learn about the various habitats on the point. A well earned rest was in order so we all had lunch and did the 'Blakeney Chill'

    After lunch it was time to head to the watch house and remove our shoes and socks - we were going to travel back to Blakeney through the mudflats...the infamous 'mudwalk'! Many of us has great fun in the sludge....I pretended it was chocolate!!!

    Roast chicken for dinner warmed us all up and then the children disappeared to their rooms to prepare for the disco....wish us luck! 

    See you all tomorrow! It's been a great week with great activities and super children.

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  • Wednesday 6th November (Mrs Hunt)

    Today group A headed off to Cromer. First they had a town trail to complete. There were 6 clues they had to find around the centre of Cromer....each one gave them a number. Once they had all 6 numbers they were able to put this into the combination of a briefcase that they had been given at the start of the day. I'll let them tell you what was inside the briefcase! Along the way they got to see the sights of Cromer, one of which was the amazing lifeboat station.

    Next was the Church. The children got to walk up to the top of the tower....344 steps in total. It was a fairly clear day so they could see for miles. Queenie sat them all down to tell them about a very famous boy called Harry Yaxley.....again I'll let them tell you all about it. 

    Lunchtime was spent sitting under the bandstand then a quick toilet stop before we headed along the beach to find out about erosion. The children learned how many of the semi precious stones ended up on the Suffolk Coast and were given time to search for treasure. 99% of the stones are flint but sometimes, if you look really hard, you might find some quartz or amber!

    Lastly the group headed to the rock pools to search for life. By now the tide was coming back in and the weather had become rather miserable so it was time head back to base...fish and chips for dinner!

    Now all the children are getting ready for swimming at the big pool in Sheringham...

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    Tuesday 5th November (Mrs Hunt)

    This evening's entertainment is the Shanty men ....we're all singing our hearts out!

     

    Then it'll be time for hot chocolate and bedtime.

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  • Tuesday 5th November (Mrs Hunt)

    Group A were pirates this afternoon. The Bosan's chair, building a monsoon shelter, walking the plank and finally the low ropes. Some great team work from all the children. Many children conquered their fear of heights and lots got wet!!!

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    Tuesday 5th November (Mrs Hunt)

     A grey morning and some very tired children but they soon perked up after a cooked breakfast. 5 layers on and a quick compass reading lesson then it was off on the monster trail. Group B headed off to Cromer for the day leaving group A to become pirates for the afternoon. 

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    Monday 4th November (Mrs Hunt)

    All the year 6 have arrived safe and well. The sun was shinning which put them all in good spirits. After claiming their bunk beds in the dorms the children were put into their activity groups for the week. Ice breaker activities first....getting to know the people in their group. Then after lunch the children began either the pirate activities - involving the low ropes and walking the plank, or the team building activities - involving the acid river or defusing a bomb! It'll be tea time soon....refuel before the night safari....lots of layers will be needed I think!

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  • Monday 21st October (Mrs Hunt)

    Last week the whole school took part in a Science Week. Lots of fun and exciting investigations took place.

    In the Purple Area (year 5 and 6) a crime had been committed and the children had to use forensics to test the evidence left at the crime scene. Not only were fingerprints and hair samples tested but so was the soil and blood droplets that were left at the scene. At the end of the week they were treated to a visit from the local police to talk to them about the world of forensics in real life. Many of them had their fingerprints taken! Finally the evidence pointed to one person...a final crime scene report was made and the criminal was arrested.

     

    In the Red Area (year 3 and 4) children were given the task of creating a catapult - linking in with their Romans topic.

     

    Foxes in Year 2 carried on investigating materials.

    They looked at what material would be the best to keep The Three Little Pigs dry in the rain and found out that although plastic was the best, the heavy cotton fabric came a close second.

    Next they looked at how materials change when heated. They  melted chocolate, popped popcorn and toasted bread. After thinking about whether the changes were permanent or reversible they all had fun eating them.

    Foxes also had to solve the problem of keeping the ice lollies frozen when the freezer stopped working. They wrapped them in different materials and predicted which one would be the last to melt. Everyone was surprised that the heavy felt and the cotton wool were the best insulators. Then they all enjoyed eating the remaining ice lollies before they melted.

    Finally Foxes investigated which metals are attracted to magnets and are beginning to understand that not all metals are magnetic. Unfortunately there was nothing edible in that investigation!

    Rabbits went on an Autumn walk and filled baskets with lots of colourful leaves, prickly sweet chestnut shells, pine cones and nuts. We used our collection to make beautiful Autumn mobiles which are now hanging in our outdoor area! We also received a letter from Little Bear asking for our help to find a light that could light up the dark in his cave. We investigated lots of different light sources and wrote back to him with our findings. On Friday we had a lovely day looking at shadows and making our own shadow puppets!

     

  • Monday 21st October (Mrs Hunt)

    Finally here is a picture of the finished mosaic.

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    Mosaic design (Mrs Hunt)

    The mosaic is finished!

    We're hoping to investigate prices for some clear perspex to protect it from the weather and little fingers. If you can help or suggest a company who might be able to help please let us know.

    Now we need to get the designer and the mosaic in the newspaper!

    Thank you to all the staff, parents and pupils who gave up their time to help....some even gave up their summer sunshine to help grout it and gloss the frame! Now that's devotion!

    We just hope you'll agree that it has brightened up the terrace area.

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  • Tuesday 23rd July (St Botolphs School)

    The mosaic is finished!

    It still needs it's grout and the frame painted....watch this space for the grand unveiling in the Autumn term!

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    Saturday 13th July (St Botolphs School)

    Mosaic update...

    will we get it finished before the end of term?

    Feel free to drop in and give us a hand.

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  • Friday 12th July (Mrs Hunt)

    Music and Arts evening

     

  • Monday 8th July (Mrs Hunt)

    Dance East

    Click here for a link to the video of our Dance East technical rehearsal - the first time on the stage with lights!

  • Monday 8th July (St Botolphs School)

    A group from the Tigers class travelled to the Jerwood Dance House last Friday to perform in the Suffolk Schools Dance Jam. They were the youngest group taking part. Many of the entrants were year 10 and 11 students. They spent the afternoon in rehearsals, then it was time for make up, costumes and a final pep-talk before they went on stage to an audience of approx 200. They worked really hard to perform their dance, which was based on the book 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea' by Jeannie Baker. It's a story about the beauty of the rainforest and how deforestation is destroying large areas, causing devastation to many habitats. All the dance moves symbolise movements of animals, the beauty of the rainforest or deforestation. The music was picked by the children and much of the choreography came from the children. Well done to the Tigers Class for all their hard work and thank you to all the friends and family who came to support them on the evening.

  • Monday 8th July (St Botolphs School)

    Mosaic update...

    After waiting for what seemed like ages the delivery of green tiles is in! This means we can move on with the mosaic again. Thank you to the parents and children who have stayed behind to help. It's tricky if there are lots of you but please do feel you can pop along and lend a hand... Even if its only for 20 mins.

  • Wednesday 12th June (St Botolphs School)

    Year 4 went to Knettishall Heath last Wednesday to meet other year 4 children from the pyramid. Mr Ryle from Mellis had organised a day of team building and orienteering activities. All the schools were muddled up together so everyone got to know someone from a different school. Lots of fun was had with water and compasses. In the afternoon the big challenge was to orienteer the groups around the woods and collect clues. Fortunately the weather stayed dry and sunny so lunchtime was a real treat - a picnic in the sun.

  • purple area first aid (St Botolphs School)

    The Purple area were treated to a first aid afternoon. They discussed what do to in an emergency, discovered how to put a casualty into the recovery position and even got to try chest compressions on a dummy.

     

  • Mosaic design (St Botolphs School)

    The mosaic began in earnest today. Thank you to those who signed up to help. Mrs Guest and Mrs Hunt stayed til 6:30pm tonight to grout the sections that had been completed. Fingers crossed it's all there in the morning.

  • Thursday 9th May Mosaic design gets drawn out. (Mrs Hunt)

    Today the design for the mosaic was sketched out. A letter has gone home today to invite parents, guardians and friends to join us in mosaic evenings. We'd love you to come and help us so that the mosaic really has a whole school feel.

    Any donations of spare tiles will be gratefully received.

    Watch this space to see snapshots of the work in progress!

     

     

  • Wednesday 27 th March (kminns.stbotolphs.suffolk)

    Europe day.

    Red area children had a wonderful day today as they rounded off their Geography topic of Europe with a special day. All the children came dressed in the flag colours of a European country or wearing something to represent a particular country. We had Greek goddesses, Dutch clogs, Polish football kit and lots of garlic and onions!

    The day began with an explanation of the Euopean Union. Many of the children had no knowledge of any currency pre Euros so that was a particularlyl interesting conversation!  The children then went on to discover particular facts about a European country for a game of Top Trumps.

    Lunch was a feast of pasta, herrings, smelly cheese, pizza, greek salad and the occasional bag of crisps. We sat and ate in our classrooms and really enjoyed investigating what was in each other's lunch boxes.

    The afternoon saw us learning:  an entire song, in German, in 15 minutes - a real achievment; a dance ( again in 15 minutes) and a quiz. Well done to Thomas E who came top in the quiz- he even recognised the Croatian national dress!

    To finish off the afternoon ( and the teachers...) we then performed our song and dance routine to Squirrels who were a very appreciative audience.

    Thank you to all the parents who put in such a lot of effort with costumes and lunch, we all really appreciated it.

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    National Sing up day! St Bots children raise the roof! (Miss Clements)

    On Wedneaday 13th March St Bots children showed off their amazing musical talents.

    For weeks every class has been practising their very own class song ready to perform for family and friends to celebrate National sing up day. There were dance moves, sign language, beautiful harmonies and actions and every class was unique! 

    From the very youngest to the very oldest (including the staff) everyone joined in to show off their hard work and talents. Our assembly was rounded off beautifully with the official sing up day song 'Can you hear my voice?' 

    The children have had a great time choosing and practising their songs and hopefully have demonstrated that anyone and everyone can sing! 

    We hope if you were able to come and watch you really enjoyed listening and maybe next time we'll get you to join in! 

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