On Friday 26th January the whole school worked in teams within their house groups. The challenge was for each house to design and make 6 water craft which would float for at least 20 seconds holding a 500g mass.
Groups within each house were given limited materials but were told they could start as many times as they wished.
One of the purposes of the exercise was for staff to assess the children on their resilience and perseverance. We were all incredibly impressed by how resilient the children were, when the first craft sank, they all remarked, 'we must try again'.
The children didn't become at all despondent and it was great to see the older children taking on leadership roles and encouraging the younger children to keep going.
All in all the children had a great afternoon and showed tremendous resilience.
Staff chose children who showed particularly good resilience, so a very special well done to : - Rose, Stanley, Charlie S, Lucy, Honor, Bobby, Atlas, Joseph M, Wilf, Isabelle and Belle.
Father Christmas came to visit all the children at school. It was lovely to hear all the children remembering their manners when thanking him for their present.
Fox Class enjoyed visiting Father Christmas and the 'reindonkeys' at Wymondham High School today.
Many thanks to NORFOLK CHRISTMAS TREES for donating our beautiful Christmas tree again this year.
On Wednesday 15th November our school choir took part in a joint schools' concert at Norwich Cathedral. The choir sang one song by themselves and two jointly with the other schools. Their singing was beautiful and behaviour, as always, exemplary!
What an amazing experience for all the children involved!
22 children from years 4,5 and 6 represented Spooner Row at the Cluster tournament on Tuesday 7th November. We entered two teams.
Both Spooner Row teams played really well and managed to reach the semi finals.
This was a particularly good achievement as many of the Spooner Row children were from year four and had never taken part in a tag rugby tournament before.
One Spooner Row team made it to the final which they didn't win but have however qualified for the South Norfolk competition.
All the Spooner Row children showed great teamwork and enthusiasm throughout the competition and were a real credit to the school.
On Friday 13th October, we celebrated Harvest Festival at Spooner Row Church. All of the children brought along food to donate to the food bank. Many thanks to all the parents for your support with this.
Each of the classes contributed to the celebration.
Squirrel Class showed us their amazing tractor and scarecrow pictures made from foot and hand prints.
Fox Class performed a rap!
Badger Class played around with the letters of HARVEST and gave us lots of really interesting facts and Oak Class sang a beautiful song about harvest including sign language.
We all sang our favourite harvest songs very enthusiastically.
Miss Vyse awarded certificates to children who had been identified by the other children in their circle groups on Tuesday
The certificate for 'Being ambitious' went to Rafa from Red House for his amazing football skills and always giving 100%.
For 'Being fair' Airlie was selected by Green House for looking after someone upset on the playground and the certificate for 'Being connected' was awarded to Daniel in Blue house for always helping others to improve their ideas.
Well done to all these children.
The creative sewing club have been working on the theme of 'colour and flowers' this term - they have produced these beautiful designs. Many thanks to Caroline Hyde-Brown for running the club.
Pabulum 60's & 70's Memory Morning and School Choir
Thank you to The Friends of Spooner Row for organising the annual Easter disco. There was a great turn out from nearly all the children and they all had fun playing the Easter themed games. The create an Easter bunny competiton showed off the children's creativity but the highlight of the evening was the 'hanging donut' game which the children loved.
Many thanks to Kelly and all her team for another fun filled evening.
Today we celebrated Easter at Spooner Row Church. All the children joined in singing our Easter songs beautifully.
Badger Class told the story of 'The Three Trees'. Fox Class recited an Easter poem, Squirrel Class showed us their lovely handwriting Easter eggs and Oak Class asked and answered questions they wanted to find out about the Easter story.
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Cakes for Coaches raffle prize winner!
Joe won the cake!
Children in Need 2016
We had great fun dressed in our pyjamas on Children in Need day.. We enjoyed a mini fete in the afternoon. We have managed to raise over £300 which is brilliant!!
Well done and thank you to you all.
Today our shoeboxes were collected from school to be sent to children in other countries who wouldn't otherwise receive any Christmas gifts. School Council were overwhelmed by how many we collected an amazing 42 shoeboxes, 8 more than last year. Thank you to all parents who supported this appeal this year.
We welcomed Matt Furness into school on Wednesday and all enjoyed a drumming session on Wednesday. Stanley, Maisie, Bea, Nathan, Noah and Luke all joined in with Up Town Funk!
All children have received a letter with details of drum lessons - please return to the office by 30th September if you are interested.