North Elmham School February 2012

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As we settle back into school for the Spring Term we are looking forward to starting new topics, interviewing for a new Headteacher and planning lots of fun Summer activities for the staff and pupils to take part in.

We are very lucky to be part of the West Norfolk and Dereham School Sports Partnership which arranges various activities for schools to join in together.  Our first foray this year is an athletics activity to be held at the Parkwood Dereham Leisure Centre.  We will be sending a mixed team made up of Yrs 5 and 6 pupils.  I am sure they will have a wonderful time and we look forward to lots of new activities to join in with.

This term we are to be joined by a student to aid her towards gaining her teaching qualification.  It is a great honour for the school to be held in such esteem that students request placements here and a testament to the quality of our own teaching staff.

School January 2012

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The end of the year will pass in school with a flurry of activity, the joint Nativity put on by the Federation was a huge success with the money raised by a collection at the end, £247.00, being sent to the Quidenham Hospice.

Our Key Stage 1 children are also staging two performances of their own "Wriggly Nativity", one for local friends and one for parents.

We are to have a whole school Christmas Lunch prepared by the school cook, Mrs Gordon, to consist of all the trimmings!

All classes are to participate in Christmas Parties in school, as well as a Talent Show for the older children, and our wonderful fundraisers (FONES) are putting on an end of year Disco at the Institute with a special visit from the big man himself - Father Christmas.

The New Year will bring with it new challenges and new beginnings, not least to recruit a new Headteacher – someone to challenge and inspire the children across both North Elmham and Bawdeswell Schools.

Thank you to the village and villagers for their support over 2011 and "Happy New Year".

School - December 2011

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This month at school, as always, will be a very busy period for all children and staff. Both schools are delighted that Mrs Jane Leband, Year 5/6 teacher at Bawdeswell, is producing and directing a Federated Christmas Production "The School Nativity", at Reepham High School on 6th December 2011. Sadly this is not open to the public due to space but we hope to release an audio recording in the New Year.

On Friday 11.11.11 the school observed the 2 minutes silence in recognition of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and existence in the future.

We have a very committed Friends of North Elmham School (FONES) who continually strive to raise funds to enhance the learning of all children within the school. We are deeply indebted to them and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that take part.

Thank you to the villagers that have volunteered to help in school after our request in last month's edition. We look forward to welcoming you as soon as possible.

Annabelle Rose

Executive Headteacher

Term ends 16th December 2011

Brazilian Carvival

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North Elmham Primary School

Friday 9th July 1:30pm


This year our School Council has chosen to support Voice for Change Charity which raises money for Brazilian street children.

As part of this work, we have been peparing for a Carnival with a Samba Band and dancers representing earth, water, fire and air.

We have been trained by the Norwich Samba band leader and Mariana Pinho, international samba dance teacher, in this very exciting project.

Please come and join in the celebration!

Carnival begins 1:30pm - crosses the village green, down part of Eastgate Street, aroung Orchard Close and back.

Apologies in advance for the fun and loud noise!

School Summer Fete 2009

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Robin Turner

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The annual Primary School Fete was held on the school playing field on Sunday 5th July starting at 11.30.

It is a good job that Andy Murray had been eliminated in the Semi Finals, it meant the attendance was good!

After rainfall during the night the weather was perfect!

The fete was well supported with a large number of people who were all busy having a go at the various stalls, the welly throwing and bouncy castle proving very popular.

A gymnastic display was put on by the children after lunch, well done all of you, and Razor the Police dog was in attendance with his handler, giving a demonstration of what his job entails...........and hasn't he got a deep bark!

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