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Autumn Term 2020

Friday 25th September

In Badger Class this week the star reader was Airlie, she has been reading lots and is very keen to become a free reader. Martha and Ami were this week’s sport stars for showing great determination in Real PE. Lola received a head teacher’s certificate for her work in PSHE coming up with ideas for what makes a good friend and Erin was awarded a head teacher’s certificate for her amazing writing using correct speech punctuation and showing great enthusiasm for the class book.

Well done to all of Badger award winners.

In Oak Class this week, Diem was star reader for the amazing progress he has made in reading. Hetti was our sports star for her great cricketing skills, she was able to give me a few tips! Amie received a headteacher’s award for her confidence in maths, we were really impressed with how well she explained rounding to us all. Tilly received a headteacher’s award for some excellent writing, she read a description of what it would be like inside an Egyptian tomb, we were all able to visualise the scene from her description!

Congratulations to all our award winners, we are very proud of you all.

Friday September 18th

Well done to all our award winners this week. In Oak Class Jacob received his pen license. Now he is licensed to use pen in his written work! Well done Jacob! Cassie and Noah received certificates for their detailed and interesting Summer Journals. Stanley was Oak Class’ sports star this week for his enthusiasm for Kick rounders and Agata was the star reader for her enthusiasm for their class novel.

Well done Oak Class

Congratulations to our award winners in Badger Class, Elsie was star reader for her determination to become a free reader. Airlie impressed us all with her amazing art skills showing how shading can show curves on a drawing of a cylinder. Nellie had been responding well to feedback in her maths lessons and was challenging herself and Isabelle was the sports star for her enthusiasm in PE.

Well done to you all!

In Fox Class, the star reader was Jenson for reading fluently and with expression. Anthony had been showing tremendous enthusiasm for PE sessions. Ella has settled into Fox Class really well and is enjoying all the new challenges and Joshua had impressed Mrs Ward with his writing.

March 13th 2020

Good Work Assembly

Well done Cole for your science knowledge relating to materials, you explained the importance of recycling to us all really well.

Congratulations to our award winners this week. We have been celebrating Science Week this week so awards were given out for science related reasons. Honor and Adelaide worked really hard on the presentation of a poster related to a whole school science investigation on Tuesday. Sonny delivered an amazing science related show and tell this week about plate spinning – he was able to tell us all about gravity! Well done to our budding scientists.

Each of the 4 Houses explained their insulation investigation and prizes were awarded to the Yellow House for the smallest drop in temperature in the Antarctic themed insulation investigation.

Eva Lily, Sonali and Elsie all won a science experiment book for coming up with the best Antarctic themed science fact! Well done to everyone who entered.

Star Readers

Congratulations to our star readers this week, Hetti for her determination in recent reading assessments and Belle for working really hard with her reading speed and fluency.

Sports’ Stars

Well done to Priya for her encouragement to other team members in her hockey sessions this week and congratulations to Sophie who worked hard at last week’s racket pack festival.

Well done to all the year 3/4 children who took part in the Racket Pack event last Friday. A special mention to Jess who was awarded a certificate for determination.

Congratulations to all of our award winners this week and well done to everyone for contributing to Sport Relief.

March 6th 2020

Good Work Assembly

Congratulations to all our head teacher award winners this week. Anthony has impressed Mrs Ward with his research into materials in science this week, he was able to tell us all about the use of rubber for tyres. Isabelle was the ‘Queen of Hearts’ yesterday for World Book Day but today was the ‘Queen of Maths Vocabulary’ impressing us all with her knowledge of fraction related words! Alister has been showing a great attitude in French, Music and PE in Ms Macpherson’s Tuesday morning sessions. Bel has produced an excellent non-chronological report based on research carried out for homework. She was able to explain which areas she had researched and gave us some interesting facts. We were all blown away by the beautiful presentation of her work!

Erin and Freya are music stars this week, they have been playing the recorder in a class music lesson this week and have not only mastered the notes themselves but were able to give support and advice to the other children also.

Well done to all our award winners this week – we are, as always, immensely proud of you all.

What a lot of star readers we had this week – very fitting as we celebrated World Book Day yesterday. Georgina has been showing great enthusiasm for her reading both at home and at school. Nine children from Oak Class represented the school at a World Book Day Quiz at Wymondham High School organised by the librarian Mrs Davison-Cripps. They had a great time  coming 7th and 8th.

A few photos from the Book Quiz – well done Daniel for winning the prize for the best costume!

Pen Licence Recipients

Congratulations to Elsie and Diem for receiving their Pen Licences…they are both now licensed to write with a pen!

Sports Stars

Congratulations to Honor for challenging herself in all areas of PE, especially badminton, the daily mile and Tae Kwondo, she also goes out of her way to support and encourage other children in Badger Class. Yasmin has shown excellent hand/eye coordination in Real PE – a vital skill for so many sports.

We were delighted to be able to present certificates and a medal to our swimmers this week. All represented the Wymondham Cluster in the South Norfolk Swimming Gala last week, Charlie and Cassie came 3rd in their races receiving a certificate each and Isla won gold in the year 4 girls’ breast stroke.

Congratulations to you all.

Tae Kwondo success for Alfie and Anjali who won silver medals in a synchronised pattern competition recently. They even gave us a short demonstration!

Cross Country Success for Alfie and Cassie this week, they represented the Wymondham Cluster at Holkham Hall on Wednesday. Both did exceptionally well Cassie came 27th out of 80 competitors and Alfie came 7th out of 80! Congratulations to you both!

LAMDA AWARDS

Well done to Isaac, Martha and Belle for their drama awards. They all completed LAMDA exams last December where they had to perform a solo piece in front of an examiner. Isaac and Martha passed their Solo Introductory Stage Two exam and Belle achieved a Merit for her Acting Entry Level Exam.

It is lovely to celebrate the achievements of our talented pupils. Well done to you all

February 28th 2020

Good Work Assembly

Well done to this week’s award winners, Martha has been showing such confidence in all areas of the curriculum, she shared her division work with the whole school and explained the method she had applied for working out division calculations with remainders. Well done Martha! Fleur is a conscientious girl who always works hard and takes great pride in the presentation and quality of her work. She shared her homework with us all – we were all impressed with the presentation and the dedication to the tasks she has completed. Super work Fleur! Henry has been much more engaged in his learning and is answering lots of questions on the carpet now, well done Henry! Albert, after a brief chat with Miss Jackson has started to work harder in all areas of the curriculum and has amazed us all with the quality of work that he is now producing! Keep up the good work Albert!

Star Readers

Congratulations to our star readers this week, Isaac is reading fluently and with great comprehension, Noah has rediscovered his love of reading and Alex has been reading lots both at home and in school. Well done to you all – we look forward to seeing the World Book Day costumes in school next Thursday!

Our Sports Stars this week are Henry for his excellent athletics skills, he even demonstrated some side stepping for us – very agile! Alice has impressed Miss Best with her skills relating to badminton this week and Evangeline has been demonstrating great enthusiasm in dance.

Well done to all our sports stars.

We celebrated swimming success this week with 6 children from KS2 representing the Wymondham Cluster at the South Norfolk Swimming Gala on Tuesday. They all did so well to get through to this event and represented the school incredibly well.

Isla won both her races! See the Sports Blog for further information.

Out of School Sports Awards

Well done to Isabelle for gaining a medal at the Norfolk Ski Club

February 14th 2020

Good Work Assembly

Congratulations to all of this week’s award winners. Indie, Rose and Jenson have all written some super descriptions of Mr Big and all read their descriptions out in assembly. We welcomed Elsie to our school and know that she will be a great asset to Oak Class, she has settled in really well and made lots of new friends already. Leonella has been working really hard and persevering with her spellings, she has been applying the methods and strategies into her writing as well. Alfie has been impressing Miss Jackson with his maths and writing. He has worked hard and made great improvements in his recent assessments. Anjali has been persevering with her multiplication tables and has learnt her 8 times tsbles, we were all impressed with her recall in front of the whole school!

Well done to all our award winners today.

Star Readers

Congratulations to this week’s star readers, Finley, despite not enjoying reading, has proved himself to be a very able reader and has made it to Rainbow Band! Adelaide has been using her knowledge of Glossaries to inform her own writing, she was able to explain what a glossary was and even shared some of the technical vocabulary she has used in her non-chronological text. Joe has been impressing Miss Jackson with his comprehension skills both in his recent assessments and during class guided reading sessions.

Well done to all our star readers – don’t forget World Book Day on Thursday 5th March, we look forward to seeing you all dressed as a book character!

SPORTS’ STARS

Well done to this week’s sports’ stars, Indie has impressed Mr House and Mrs Newbery with her athletics and has worked hard to beat her Personal Best. Aimee has made good use of her choreography skills to choreograph a Lindy Hop dance – she even shared some of the hand moves with us all! Eva-Lily showed great balancing skills in Badger Class’ RealPE sessions.

In other Sports’ news, Cassie has achieved distinction in her primary ballet exam – a great achievement! Ryan represented Spooner Row at the Panathlon Games at the UEA Sports Park this week, he took part in bowling and basketball along with many other sports! He was very proud of his medal! Anjali has been awarded her 9th Kup in Tae Kwondo – she is proudly wearing her orange belt.

Well done to all of our sports’ stars this week.

February 7th 2020

Good Work Assembly

Congratulations to all our award winners this week. Wilf impressed us all with his super description of Mr Big, he read his description in front of everyone very clearly and was able to answer lots of questions about the story. Lara had written a letter in role as Mr Big. We were very impressed with both Lara and Wilf’s beautiful handwriting! Felicity and Santi received awards for their written multiplication, and it was great to see how the work that the year 3s were doing using Dienes leads on to the work in year 4, both children gave a good explanation of the processes they used.

Congratulations to all our award winners this week – we are all very proud of you.

Star Readers

This morning we awarded star reader certificates to Anjali and Christopher, Anjali has impressed Miss Best with her poetry reading and with the way in which she has interpreted and discussed themes within the poems as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. She has also moved up to burgundy band this week.

Christopher is really proud that he has moved up to Lime Band this week and he has been reading books to his baby brother too. What a lovely big brother you are Christopher!

Sports Stars

Congratulations to Elsie for winning a silver medal for her floor routine at a Spring Gymnastics competition.

January 31st 2020

Good Work Assembly

Today we celebrated a variety of good work including a well researched, planned and developed non-chronological report which Sophie shared with us. Drew was commended for his increased concentration and focus with his numbers. Josephine performed exceptionally well in her latest arithmetic test and her attention to detail and her understanding of the need to record ALL of her workings was recognised and rewarded. Evie had produced a poignant video from research on the Second World War which we all watched, it contained loads of interesting facts and we all agreed that it was a super way to present her research. Oli had written a super version of ‘Mog The Forgetful Cat’, we all felt sorry for ‘Stripey the Blind Dog’.

Star Readers

Congratulations to our star readers this week, Diem has been engaged in research for his 2nd World War homework task, William has moved up a book band and is reading with fluency and expression and Ami has been reading lots at home and at school.

Sporting Stars

Well done to Albie for his hard work  in all PE sessions and for showing excellent skills. Martha has been impressing Mrs Baker and Miss Best with her choreography!

Congratulations to Alfie for being awarded his stage 7 swimming award.

January 24th 2020

Good Work Assembly

It was lovely to celebrate all the achievements in good work assembly this morning a real variety of awards from amazing vehicle designs from Tyler and Lola. A super recount from Nellie and a well written letter based on Goodnight Mr Tom from Alfie. Jessica has impressed Miss Best with her research skills into lemmings. Charlie produced a great electronic Minecraft question game using his electricity knowledge and Isla was rewarded for her excellent attitude towards all aspects of school life, she is a model pupil!

Well done to all of our award winners this week.

Star Readers

Congratulations to Jacob, for reading with fluency and expression and for reaching Rainbow Band, Agata for her increased fluency and for the research she has been carrying out as part of the non chronological text work Badger Class have been doing and Daniel for his enthusiasm for the class novel, Goodnight Mr Tom.

Congratulations to all our Star Readers.

Sporting Stars

Congratulations go to Brady and Maisie this week, Maisie for her great speed, accuracy and balance in this week’s RealPE session and to Brady for the way in which his Skip2BFit score is increasing steadily each week clearly showing an improvement in his fitness levels.

Charlie received an out of school swimming award for swimming – he gave a really good explanation of the turns he had to perform during his many 400m swimming tasks.

Congratulations to all our Sports’ Stars this week.

January 17th 2020

Good Work Assembly

It was lovely to celebrate the achievements of many of the children this morning in our first good work assembly of the year.

Congratulations to all of year 5 whose exemplary behaviour at swimming, Forest Schools and during their booster session on Thursday afternoon has really impressed Miss Jackson, Mrs Baker and Mr House. Well done to each and every one of you, we are tremendously proud of what great role models you all are.

Elsie impressed us all with her carefully worded application for a place on Ernest Shackleton’s voyage to the Arctic, we all said “You’re hired!!”

Ryan has completed some super maths with Mrs Dunstan, he was able to explain really clearly what he had been doing and could tell us 10 more and 10 less of given numbers – great work Ryan!

Bobby read out a recount from the Christmas holidays, he had listened to and acted upon advice given by Mrs Ward to improve his writing and we all enjoyed listening about his Christmas day! Stanley has been working with negative numbers in Maths and was able to tell us that we use them for measuring the cold temperatures.

A massive well done to all of our good work award winners this week!

Star Readers

Just two star readers this week, both Freya and Maxwell have been reading so much at home, Maxwell read every single day of the Christmas holidays! A great achievement! Freya has been using her inference skills to unpick a variety of texts. Well done to you both!

Sports Stars

Just one sports’ star this week – congratulations to Olivia-Mai who has been putting such a great effort into all of her PE sessions but particularly her dance sessions with Mrs Baker. Hopefully we can look forward to a performance in the future!

Mr House took two teams of gymnasts to The Norfolk Academy of Gymnastics this week. Team Monkey (Year 1s) had a great time and performed a routine altogether. Out of 10 schools they finished in 7th place! Well done to you all.

Team Koala (Year 2s and one year 1) also performed an excellent routine and came 3rd out of 10 schools! They were presented with bronze medals – well done to you all.

For more information and photos – check out the P.E. Blog

December 18th

Head Teacher Award Winners

Congratulations to our Head teacher award winners this week. These awards are given to children who have impressed their teacher not only for a week, but for the whole term. Awards were presented to: Isabelle, Megan, Isabella, Amber, Christopher, Agata and Ella. We are extremely proud of you all!

Our Golden Star awards were presented to: Priya, Jacob, Freya and Olivia.

December 6th

THIS WEEK’S AWARD WINNERS


Good work certificates were presented to Jaime and Priya from Oak Class for their story writing. Priya’s ‘horror’ story opening hooked in her audience and all wanted to hear the rest of the the story, we tried to guess what was hidden behind the door in the opening. The story really built up tension well. Jaime’s emotional story brought a tear to Miss Jackson’s eye as she read it! Again the whole school were gripped by the opening paragraph and wanted to hear the rest of the tale! Well done to our budding authors!

Jacob is on line to become a successful accountant with his super maths. We were very impressed with his explanation of the part whole models which he had used so well with money amounts.

Maisie has been an all round play performing superstar, from singing her heart out in all the rehearsals to learning and delivering her lines and even designing the programme, Maisie has thrown herself wholeheartedly into it all!

Finally, Hetti has taken her Viking longboat homework to the next level with a whole Viking longboat project including research of longboats, surveys of students asking their opinions on designs to actually designing and making an incredible Viking longboat! Well done to you Hetti!

Congratulations to all of our award winners today, you have all impressed us with your super contributions to our school.

STAR READERS 

This week’s star reader certificates were presented to Isaac for working so hard on his reading, he is reading fluently and has recently moved up to become a Rainbow Reader and is currently enjoying reading a Horrid Henry book. Casey has shown great self-motivation by challenging herself to read every day this week, she has risen to the challenge admirably and is hoping to keep up the good work this coming week and over the holiday. Honor and Leila have impressed Miss Best with their portrayal of the two baddies, Spotty and Grotty in the Christmas play – none of us can believe that either of them has a ‘bad bone in their body’ so their acting skills must be worthy of an Oscar at least – we can not wait to see their amazing performance brought to life next week!

SPORTING STARS

Well done to our two sports stars this week, Indie has impressed Mr House with her enthusiasm for gymnastics both in class PE lessons and in gym club after school on Tuesday afternoon.She even demonstrated two gym moves for us! Well done to Airlie for being an excellent and supportive team member, Miss Best has noticed her in Badger Class’ rugby lessons reporting that she encourages other members of her team and gives them some tips!

A HUGE congratulations to all our award winners this week!

November 29th

GOOD WORK CERTIFICATES WERE PRESENTED TO:-

Alex, who has been working really hard with his spelling with Mrs Dunstan. Jacob is an enthusiastic member of Oak Class, Tilly has written an atmospheric piece of writing creating suspense and tension which she read to us all. Alice has been impressing Miss best with her excellent attitude to everything in Badger Class. Wilf has been recognised for always doing the right thing, being a model pupil in Fox Class, we were also really impressed with the quality of his writing! Jacob has been improving his phonics knowledge and was able to tell us all some of the sounds and show us some actions.

Well done to you all!

SPORTS’ STARS

Our sports’ stars this week were all of Badger Class for their fantastic effort with the Christmas play dances and Alfie for his netball skills both in defence and attack.

Well done to all our award winners this week! We are proud of each and every one of you.

STAR READERS

Congratulations to Aimee, Lola and Felicity, Aimee has been enthusiastic about Oak Class’ literacy text, she told us about her sequel for her own story based on the class text. Lola has been doing lots of reading at home and answered questions in a comprehension assessment really well and Felicity has been reading lots at home and is working hard with her comprehension skills too.

Well done and keep up the good work!

November 22nd

GOOD WORK CERTIFICATES WERE PRESENTED TO:

Evie for her amazing art work, she had used a drawing pencil to create light and shade on a drawing of a sphere and talked enthusiastically about the art work she has been doing in class.

Amber has been working really hard to join her handwriting and has finally succeeded in joining consistently. Well done Amber! Jenson has also been putting lots of effort into his handwriting and has been persevering with his lead ins and cursive joins, well done Jenson!

Olivia-Mai became a teacher in assembly and impressed us all with her explanation of how to carry out column subtraction including exchanging, great work Olivia-Mai! Eva-Lily has been impressing Miss Best and Miss Hanton with her enthusiastic singing in the Christmas play rehearsals.

Congratulations to you all!

STAR READERS

This week’s star readers are Toby for his enthusiasm for reading at home, Pepe, for his fluency and enthusiasm for reading and Martha or reading lots at home too.

SPORTS STARS

Diem has impressed Miss Jackson with his goalkeeping skills in netball, Diem said he prefers football or rugby! Oli has been working enthusiastically in Fox Class’ ‘Real PE’ sessions and in Multiskills after school club. Leonella has improved her back stroke and was able to explain how to do back stroke.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

November 15th

GOOD WORK CERTIFICATES WERE PRESENTED TO:

Georgina for her super re telling of the Owl Babies story, we were all impressed with her beautiful handwriting as well as the accuracy of the story. Congratulations to Belle for her great description of a monster which she will be using in her Beowulf story later, Miss Best was really pleased with your descriptive language.

Charlie has been working super hard with the presentation of his work, his handwriting has improved hugely, all down to his perseverance and determination to do well!

Rose has been using lots of different strategies to help with the spelling of words in her written work, we were so pleased to see how well she had spelt some really tricky words. Leonie amazed us all with her astonishingly good description of a fantasy setting and Adelaide’s kind and caring nature has been noted by Miss Best and we were delighted to present this award to her.

STAR READERS

Well done to this week’s star readers, Maxwell has been doing lots of reading at home and shows great enthusiasm for reading. Joe has been enjoying Oak Class’ novel and has been learning about the Anglo Saxons whilst reading it and Isla has been working hard with her reading and has recently become a free reader. Congratulations to you all!

SPORTS’ STARS

Congratulations to this week’s sporting stars. Jamie has worked hard to make excellent progress with his swimming. Henry has impressed Mr House with his gymnastics in class and Alfie has been coaching some of Fox Class as well as contributing well to all aspects of PE.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

November 8th

STAR READERS

Well done to this week’s star readers, Yasmin reads with great expression and intonation and has made sure she writes daily comments in her reading diary. Cassie has become a free reader and is looking forward to be able to read whatever she likes. She is already enjoying the third Harry Potter novel! Sonny has recently moved up to Lime Band, he reads with great expression and enthusiasm. Well done to you all!

This week’s sporting stars are Alister and Angali. Alister has been impressing Miss Jackson with his excellent defending skills in netball in particular interception and Angali has amazed Miss Best with her skipping perseverance she is able to skip 243 times in 2 minutes and keeps getting better and better – WOW!

A huge congratulations to our cross country runners, eight of whom competed in the South Norfolk competition on November 5th. Alfie came 1st in the year 5 boys category and Cassie came 4th. Both are through to the next round. Well done to all the runners who competed enthusiastically and with determination. For more information, check out the PE blog.

Well done to all of our headteacher award winners this week. Evangeline designed and made a beautifully intricate Anglo Saxon brooch, she described in detail how she had made it. Freya has shown great resilience and perseverance in maths this week challenging herself with addition skills. The presentation of her work was super! Honor has used a class story map to re tell the story of Beowulf, she read out her opening which we all enjoyed and we were all impressed with her handwriting. Albie has impressed Mrs Ward with his maths this week, he is really enjoying the challenges in year 2 and the presentation of his work is excellent. Finley joined our school in September and Mrs Ward is very impressed with how quickly he has settled. He has been working hard with his cursive handwriting and all the staff have commented on how polite he is! Finally a huge well done to Brady for scoring twice as many marks in his latest grammar assessment compared to the start of the year – what an achievement!

We are extremely proud of all our award winners.

Priya has been awarded her Acting Grade 1 Solo certificate. She did exceptionally well to achieve distinction!

On 29th October, Miss Hanton organised a quiz for the whole school, each team was made up of children from each year group and they answered lots of questions together. The VIPs were the eventual winning team. Well done to you all!

November 1st

STAR READERS

Congratulations to all our award winners this week. Our star readers were: Anthony,who read lots over the half term holiday, Isabelle, for her enthusiasm for reading and Megan for always writing her comments in her reading record.

SPORTING STARS

Well done to our sporting stars this week, Leila for the effort she puts into the Daily Mile and also for the support she gives to other members of Badger Class and Noah for his enthusiasm in all PE lessons.

Massive congratulations to the cross country runners who represented the school brilliantly at the Cluster Cross Country event on 18th October – here they are receiving their participation certificates. Good luck to those who are through to the South Norfolk event next Tuesday – check out the P.E. blog for more photos and information.

HEAD TEACHER’S AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to all our award winners this week. Bertie and Atlas have both written a super story based on the ‘Paper Dolls’ story, Mrs Ward was really impressed with how hard Bertie worked and with how Atlas has responded to feedback about the presentation of his writing. Both boys read the opening of their stories and everyone in the hall agreed that they were hooked into the story and wanted to hear more!

Hetti has been working hard to improve her attitude towards school, she is much more settled and happy as a result of the effort she has been putting into this. Well done Hetti! Agata has really impressed Miss Best with her knowledge of The Vikings and her enthusiasm for the topic. Agata told us a lot about Badger Class’ Viking day earlier in the week – have a look at Badger Class’ blog and Twitter to see photos from the day. Well done Agata! Joe and Daniel have both been creative with their Anglo Saxon house models created for a homework project. We were all really impressed with the attention to detail and effort that the boys had clearly put into their models.

Well done to you all, we are very proud of each and every one of you for your hard work, determination and resilience!

June 7th

Congratulations to all our award winners this week. Theo and Amber have both impressed Miss Vyse with their amazing explanation texts. Both read their opening paragraphs and the rest of the pupils, staff and visitors said they were keen to read further.

Lola and Erin have also both received an award for writing this week, their stories, ‘The Slightly Annoying Sheep Dog’ and ‘The Slightly Annoying Leopard’ entertained the whole school and we all agreed that we were hooked in from the start and would like to read the whole thing!

Amie has been impressing Miss Best and Mrs Colchester all year with a new found confidence and resilience with her maths – keep up the good work Amie!

Stanley has coped so well with the transition of attending two different schools, returning to Spooner Row every Friday. We are all really pleased to welcome him back at the end of every week. Miss Best has reported that in her meetings with the other school, Stanley is working really hard. Well done Stanley!

Our Star Readers this week were Jamie F, Leila, Ami, Maisie and Daniel, all have impressed their teachers with their hard work and commitment to their reading. Jamie identified David Walliams as his favourite author but says he likes to read a real variety of books. Daniel is another bookworm and likes nothing more than to have his nose in a book! Leila has been reading lots at home and has recently moved up a book band, she also has been writing her own comments in her reading diary. Maisie and Ami have impressed Mrs Ward with how well they have done with their reading comprehension and with their enthusiasm for reading.

Charlie, Evangeline, Evie W, Jaime, Jacob, Toby, Bel, Tilly, Alfie, Noah, Megan, Alister and Joseph have all achieved their Basic Skills Level 1 Cycling Course. Well done to you all.

Albert received a multitude of trophies and a medal from his football club – well done to you!

And finally our Premier League awards this week were presented to Fleur, for being inspiring, Olly for being fair and Joe for being ambitious.

Congratulations to each and everyone of you.

May 17th

Well done to all our award winners this week. Isabelle has been awarded a headteacher’s certificate for being helpful and mature, we think she will make a great PA in the future! Toby has impressed Miss Best with his enthusiasm and growing confidence in representing the school in sporting events. Toby told us all about the cricket festival he attended this week.

Lara has been awarded a headteacher’s award for always doing the right thing, trying her best and for writing more confidently. Nathan managed to overcome his SATs fears this week and coped really well with the tests despite being nervous. Charlie produced a super Picasso style portrait using bold colours, he was also able to describe how Picasso painted. Atlanta has impressed Miss Vyse with her hard work and determination to succeed in the build up to the SATs tests this week, particularly with her maths, she has also overcome her fear of fractions, well done Atlanta! Joe has designed an amazing Heath Robinson style home security machine , he was able to describe all the components and is looking forward to writing his explanation text. A future James Dyson maybe? Santi has been impressing Miss Best with his enthusiasm and vast knowledge for Badger Class’ current topic of Spain. He was able to describe a paella and even thanked me for the certificate in Spanish!

Sophie, Bel, Theo and Honor are this week’s star readers. Sophie is reading The Witches and was able to tell us a lot about the story. Bel and Honor have both been showing empathy towards the main character in their class book ‘Wonder’ and Theo coped really well with his reading test this week despite not feeling completely well.

We celebrated some rugby achievements this week, Charlie, Noah and Alfie all received medals from Wymondham Rugby Club for playing in the U9s team and Alfie was voted the players’ player which is a great achievement.

Congratulations to all our award winners this week.

May 3rd

Congratulations to this weeks’ award winners

Alister has impressed Miss Best this week with his fraction knowledge and how he has been using models to help him to calculate fractions. We were all very impressed with how well Alister explained his maths to us all.

Bobby has settled back in to Fox Class really well and has produced some excellent writing. We are all really pleased to welcome him back to Spooner Row.

Elsie has written an excellent recount of her Easter holidays embedding lots of grammar into her work which was also beautifully presented.

Amelia and Yasmin were both rewarded for their bravery in maths with Mrs Tigerschoild last week, she was so impressed with the perseverance and resilience they showed when working with fractions.

Elsie has been awarded a distinction for her Introductory Stage one Lamda exam, she told us all that she had to learn and recite a poem ad answer questions about a toy. Anjali received her Lamda certificate for her solo introductory stage 3, she also achieved a distinction, well done to you both.

Our Star readers this week are Ryan, for working so hard with his reading and for using his phonics knowledge to help him. Albert, for always handing in his reading diary on time and for writing such interesting comments. Alfie has a real love of reading and has been reading lots at home as well as using some of the higher order reading skills to help with his reading comprehension. Nellie has been reading really well and racing through the book band boxes.

Our Premier League awards were presented by the Year 6 circle group leaders to Elsie, for being ambitious, Leonella, for being inspiring, Freya for being fair and Alfie for being connected.

Well done to all our award winners this week.

April 26th

Congratulations to all our award winners this week.

Our star readers this week are Isla, Brady, Rafa, Bertie, Florence and Evangeline. Well done for showing your passion for reading and working hard at your reading over the Easter holidays.

Our headteacher certificates were awarded to Leonie for always working hard and being a model pupil, Mrs Tigerschoild has been incredibly impressed with her positive attitude towards her work. Sophie has worked really hard on editing and redrafting her Sci Fi story this week, she read out the opening paragraph and lots of children were keen to hear the rest of the story. Adelaide and Jacob have both written an excellent balanced argument, Adelaide reached a compromise with her ‘Should children have to wear school uniform?’ debate by suggesting that a school jumper could be worn with a skirt or trousers which aren’t part of a uniform – very diplomatic and it appealed to the children! Jacob’s balanced argument was whether paleontologists should leave dinosaur bones buried or display them in a museum. A very interesting subject and one about which Jacob is clearly very knowledgeable! Martha and Finn have both been completing additional work in the Easter holidays and both wrote a great recount this week. Daniel has impressed Mrs Tigerschoild with his sense of humour, deep thinking and charm! Alfie has impressed Miss Vyse with his diligent attitude towards all tasks in Oak Class, often choosing to stay in to complete his work. Theo is working really hard with his booster work and has exhibited a great growth mindset in his approach to SATs preparation and Rory has been really focussing on his literacy skills and his perseverance and resilience has paid off with a real improvement in his scores.

Our Premier League awards were presented by the Y6 circle group leaders to Santi, for being ambitious, Airlie for being inspiring, Nellie for being fair and Daniel for being connected.

Well done to all of our award winners this week, we are very proud of you all.

March 8th

Well done to this week’s award winners.

Josephine has been trying really hard with her handwriting and has received her pen licence.

Our star readers this week are Jessica, Anjali and Leonie.

Eight year 6 pupils took part in a Book Quiz at Wymondham High School on World Book Day, they thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Well done to Maisie for the improvement she has made with her spelling and punctuation in her written work. Florence has also been impressing Mrs Ward with her writing. Joe contributed some really sensible ideas in literacy and Alfie has shown great determination and resilience whilst improving his times tables magic 10 scores.

Well done to all our award winners this week.

Cassie, Alfie and Jack represented South Norfolk at the Cross Country event at Holkham Hall on Wednesday, they all did really well. CAssie came 27th, Jack came 49th and Alfie 11th in their age categories, a really amazing achievement considering there were over 80 competitors in each race.

Continuing with the sporting theme. Jack, Priya, Charlie, Alfie and Daniel were presented with a huge array of medals at a Tai Kwondo competition last night and Daniel has been awarded his yellow belt with green tabs.

Well done to all of our award winners this week.

We are immensely proud of you all.

March 1st

Well done to all our award winners this week, Yasmin has gained lots of confidence since January and is answering more questions in class, keep up the good work and believe in yourself Yasmin. Joseph has made some excellent contributions in class and has been thinking outside the box, it is great to hear that you’ve been sharing your ideas and knowledge with the rest of the class Joseph, well done!

Megan was rewarded for her beautifully presented work, we were all really impressed with how well she lays out her maths as well as her beautiful, cursive handwriting.

Alice has been awarded a head teacher’s certificate for remembering to use capital letters at the start of sentences and this was clearly evident in her leaflet about how to care for guinea pigs.

Oli has been writing so much more in class which Mrs Ward is delighted about, Oli should be very proud of his hard work.

Leila had carried out a science investigation into reflective materials and explained her findings really clearly.I know she will be looking forward to science week the week after next!

Our star readers this week are Bea as Miss Vyse has noticed that she has been writing much more detailed comments in her reading diary and has been reading lots for enjoyment. Jacob has impressed both Miss Best and Mrs Colchester with his reading comprehension where he has been learning to infer from the text. Evie has been reading lots at home and was very proud of herself and the second Jacob has impressed Mrs Ward by doing lots of reading at home, including reading in the car on his way to France at half term!

Well done to our award winners this week, we are very proud of you all.

February 8th

Just a few awards this week. Well done to Bertie for the excellent letter he wrote to Mr Tumble, Mrs Ward was really impressed with his writing and spelling. He was able to tell us some facts about crocodile eggs as well.

Belle has also been rewarded for her super writing. She has been working really hard with her joined handwriting and also had some super ideas for Mr Tumble’s new TV show!

Theo D was awarded a certificate for his concentration and hard work which has been recognised by Mr Coyle. Jack has received a head teacher’s award for being a model student, always working hard and learning from his mistakes or ‘happy accidents’ as we call them at Spooner Row.

Congratulations to all of Badger Class for making Mrs Tigerschiold feel so welcome over the past 2 weeks, she has loved teaching the class and commented on their excellent behaviour and great work.

Only one star reader this week – well done Albie for all the progress you are making with your reading.

We are all really proud of all our award winners.

February 1st

We welcomed Peter Devonish from the Enrich Education Trust to our good work assembly this week. He has been spending time in school this week getting to know us all and was keen to see the children receive their awards in assembly. He wasn’t disappointed with the number of achievements!

Our star readers this week were Isabelle, Thomas and Alfie. Isabelle has impressed Mrs Ward with the fluency of her reading. Thomas has moved up a book band and was very proud of himself and Alfie has gone home to carry out some further research into the planets, inspired by a science session.

Our good work award winners were Sophie for her amazing story based on Six Dinner Sid, she read the opening of the story really clearly and we all wanted to know what was going to happen next! Noah had impressed Mrs Tigerschiold with his persuasive writing based on the drama Badger Class have been completing. Rafa has impressed Mr Coyle with his positive attitude towards the maths Oak Class have been covering, he explained Venn Diagrams really well to us all. Sonny was also rewarded for his maths, he is proving himself to be very confident and clearly loves the subject! Felicity has made huge improvements in her maths as well, she is answering more confidently on the carpet as well. Mariam has received an award for striving to improve her work on every level, ensuring that her writing is the best it could possibly be and Adelaide, despite only being in our school for a short while has been impressing Mrs Tigerschiold with her hard work and kindness.

In other achievements, Fleur, Leonella and Priya have all been awarded their LAMDA certificates. All three girls did amazingly well in their exams and all achieved a distinction. Well done to you all.

Our gymnasts did incredibly well in a competition on 18th January. We entered 2 teams into the event and one of the teams came first, they received gold medals from Peter Devonish and go on to represent the school at the next stage of the competition at the UEA on Tuesday 12th February.

The other team also did well and were presented with participation certificates.

Congratulations to all our award winners this week.

January 25th 2019

Congratulations to Tilly for super descriptive writing in her river story, everyone agreed that her story opening was excellent and we all wanted to read on to find out what would happen next.

Nellie and Finn both wrote some really good instructions for how to grow an egg. They both read their instructions really clearly as well!

Fleur has been working really hard to consolidate her maths knowledge this week and Mr Coyle praised her for asking when she needed help and for taking additional work home to practise. Well done Fleur, what a wonderful work ethic you have.

Belle has also impressed Mrs Ward and Mr House with the confidence she has been showing with her maths, she demonstrated the column addition method to the whole school. Well done Belle!

Stanley has shown great enthusiasm for the electricity topic Badger Class have been studying, he described how to make circuits as well as describing what electricity conductors and insulators are.

Well done to Ryan who is showing so much more independence and has been working on his lap top to write a story which we shared with the whole school.

Our Star Readers this week are Airlie and Rose who have both been reading lots at home and showing a real love of books. Santi has been working really hard to give evidence to back uo his responses to reading.

Yasmin and Mariam received their certificates for taking part in the football tournament and Thomas was presented with his Level 2 On Road Cycling Certificate.

January 18th 2019

Just a few award winners this week as we have children out at a gymnastics competition – we will post information about that event next week.

Well done to Priya, Josephine and Theo D for completing their on road level 2 cycle training.

Congratulations to our star readers, Lara for reading lots over the Christmas holiday and for working hard with the phonics nonsense words. Cassie for working so hard with her reading comprehension and for reading lots over the holiday, I would like to thank her for sharing information about her favourite author too. Well done to Atlas for his fluent reading and his knowledge of phonics.

Well done to two of the football teams who took part in a tournament last Friday. Both the boys’ and the girls’ teams thoroughly enjoyed the day and played well as teams.

December 18th 2018

Golden Stars:

Leonie – for being mature in her friendships

Finn – for working hard on his spellings in his story

Amie – for always committing herself fully to singing practice

Georgina – for running 30 laps in Daily Mile

Headteacher’s Citation Awards:

Year 6 – Sophie W

Year 5 – Casey

Year 4 – Charlie

Year 3 – Leila

Year 2 – Freya

Year 1 – Wilf

Year R – Tyler

Year R – Imogen

1st place in boys freestyle – Jack

1st place in girls swimming – Evie W

December 7th 2018

Star readers – Sophie, Maisie, Belle, Toby and Alister

Pen Licence – Casey, Fleur and Priya

Swimming gala finalists – Jack, Charlie and Evie

Head teacher’s award:

Elsie – for working really hard on her writing this term.

Ami – for writing a wonderful story about an elephant coming to play.

Olivia- Mai – for writing a fantastic story about a wolf coming to play.

Theo D – for adding flair and maturity to his writing.

Daniel – for showing determination and commitment towards writing a non-chronological report.

Leonella – for her enthusiasm and commitment towards singing in the Christmas play rehearsals.

Jaime – for her positive attitude to school life and enthusiasm in the Christmas play, including encouraging others.

November 23rd 2018

Stars of the week:

Brady – for improving his focus on his work.

Theo M – for using his reasoning skills in maths.

Florence – writing a wonderful remembrance poem

Jacob and Oli – fantastic maths group work on making 20p

Honor – for always being a kind friend and thinking carefully about writing positive and kind things online.

Star readers:

Fox – Sonny, Bertie and Nellie

Badger – Ollie

Oak – Joe

PL stars:

Being Fair – Belle (Red House)

Being inspiring – Jaime (Blue House)

Bing ambitious – Jessica (Green House)

Being connected – Isla (Yellow House)

November 9th 2018

Congratulations to our Star Readers this week, Finn has moved up a book band and has been reading lots at home, I was lucky enough to listen to him read this morning and was very impressed! Fleur always makes very considered choices when selecting her books and never ‘judges a book by its cover’. She also writes excellent entries in her reading diary. Thomas has taken great responsibility for learning the remembrance day poem ready for Monday’s service at the church, he also led his group really well. I am looking forward to hearing the recitals on Monday! Charlie has been working incredibly hard in his reading comprehension group and the hard work is really paying off. Well done to all our star readers – you can see they are standing in front of the book fair which is now in school, open Monday and Tuesday after school, in Fox Class.

Seven children competed in a cross country event at Old Buckenham Country Park on Wednesday 7th November. They all did really well and Cassie, Alfie and Jack have all made it through to the next round which is an incredible achievement.

Our Head Teacher Award winners this week were Noah, he has been working hard in all areas and has been producing beautifully presented work, Miss Hanton was amazed with the improvement in his handwriting. Isaac has been crowned ‘King of The Cursive’ as he has also been working on his handwriting with great results! It has been a bit of a week for handwriting as Wilf has impressed Mrs Ward with the tremendous effort he has put into his handwriting. Watch this space as next week we will be announcing the winners of this term’s handwriting competition.

Josephine has taken on all of the reasoning work Oak Class have been carrying out in maths and has made some great conjectures. Rose has settled really well into Fox Class and has been working so hard to make sure all her work is completed and Alex has shown super skills in Badger Class’ rugby sessions, he has been really encouraging towards other members of the team as well!

Albert and Leonie have impressed Miss Vyse with their handwriting and have been awarded their pen licences – well done to you both!

Well done to all of our award winners this week, we are immensely proud of you all.

November 2nd 2018

Well done to our Star Readers this week Alfie always completes his reading diary and has been working really hard on reading comprehension questions in class this week. Sophie has read lots over the half term holiday and is really keen to reach Rainbow Band very soon. Christopher has also read lots over the holiday and is consequently making really good progress with his reading. Well done to all our star readers this week.

Erin received a head teacher’s award for her writing about Florence Nightingale, she was also able to give us additional information about her topic as well.

Albie has also completed some super writing about Florence Nightingale, we were all really impressed with his sentences. Leonie has impressed Miss Vyse this week with her formal multiplication methods in maths and her neat presentation and Jack has been working really hard on his Egyptian Death mask, he explained the process so far and what he would be doing next. We are looking forward to seeing the completed masks.

Our Premier League Award winners as chosen by the year 6 circle group leaders went to Finn for being connected – he worked really well with his talk partner this week. Albie received an award for being ambitious, he was answering loads of questions in Circle groups this week and Atlas received the award for being inspiring as he was also answering lots of questions but also being an excellent role model by remembering to put his hand up and be patient.

Congratulations to all of our award winners this week. We are very proud of you all.

October 2018

We have had some great sporting successes. Our cross country runners took part in a cluster competition at Wymondham High School last week. Here are the results:

Cassie and Isla came first and second in the year 3 girls’ race.

Jaime came 7th in the y4 girls’ race

Alfie came 1st and Noah 16th in the y4 boys’ race.

Josephine came 2nd in the year 5 girls’ race and Albert came 11th in the year 5 boys’ race.

We are tremendously proud of all the runners and wish those who qualified for the next round good luck!

Congratulations also to our girls’ football teams who played in a tournament last Thursday. The year 3/4 team came first which is an amazing achievement.

Leila was given a special ‘School Games Values’ award for showing determination and self belief, she was the smallest girl in the tournament and has only just started playing football but she didn’t let this stop her. Yasmin was also awarded a ‘School Games Values’ award for showing great teamwork when she gave up her place on the team to a friend who was upset at being a substitute. Well done girls!

As Oak Class are on their residential visit to Eaton Vale, we only have a few good work awards today.

Congratulations to Joseph for the effort he is putting into his literacy, Joseph has been working hard on the presentation of his writing along with the amount he is writing.

Martha has been impressing Mrs Ward with her amazing writing as well, she is joining her letters and has been a really good buddy to Rose. Well done Martha!

Hetti has taken her newly learned maths skills home to teach her mum. She impressed us all by ‘teaching’ the whole school what she has learnt. Well done Hetti!

Our star readers this week are Megan and Felicity, Megan has been researching the Romans at home and has shred her knowledge with the rest of Badger Class. Felicity has recently become a Rainbow reader and is continuing to read lots at home, Mrs Ward is so proud of all the progress Felicity has made with her reading.

Ami has achieved her 25m swimming award – well done Ami! Alfie has swum an incredible 875m, some of Badger Class worked out that this was 35 lengths of the pool! WOW! He didn’t even stop for a break!

Congratulations to all of our award winners this week. Keep up the good work!

September 2018

Our star readers this week were Lola, Agata and Theo L, well done to you for your positive start to reading this term.

Receiving head teacher’s awards this week: Atlanta for her great attitude towards maths since returning from the summer holidays, she has retained all the knowledge and skills learnt last year which is wonderful to hear. Amie also received an award for her super maths, it was lovely to see how confident she was to share her knowledge with the whole school.

Anjali has been a superstar helping the younger children in her class to settle in and has been a real help to Mrs Ward. Atlas has settled really well into year 1 and is asking lots of questions and continuing to soak up knowledge into his sponge! Jessica has impressed Miss Best with how well she has settled into Year 3 and how hard she is working and Albert has impressed Miss Vyse with his enthusiastic start to year 5 and his well presented topic work on the Ancient Egyptians.

This week’s Premier League stars were selected by our year 6 circle group leaders and were awarded to: Lola for being fair, Yasmin for being ambitious,Daniel for being connected and Tilly for being inspiring.

And finally, Sonny has been awarded his 10m swimming certificate.

Well done to all our award winners this week.

 

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Thomas, Airlie, Cassie, Lara, Evie, Jacob, Alfie and Freya were all commended for their amazing summer holiday journals. Such a lot of effort went into making them so colourful and interesting to read.Alfie and Bea were both presented with tai kwondo belts after their grading in the summer. Alfie received his brown belt and Bea her blue belt with brown tabs. They both demonstrated a move for the whole school.Fleur, Priya, Anjali and Tilly were all awarded their LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) introductory exam certificates, Tilly gained a Merit in her solo introductory stage one which is a great achievement, Anjali was awarded distinction for her Solo introductory stage one. Priya and Fleur were both awarded distinction for their Stage 2. We are immensely proud of all four girls, well done to you all.Rory was our star reader of the week as he has been researching The Egyptians and sharing his new found knowledge with the rest of his class. Well done Rory!Our Premier League stars this week, as chosen by our year 6 circle group leaders are: Noah for ‘being inspiring’, Jamie, for ‘being fair’, Alex, for ‘being ambitious’ and Josephine for ‘being connected’.Congratulations to all our award winners this week.

July 2018 

Our end of term special awards went to Joseph, Georgie, Theo, Honor, Daniel, Ami and Isaac. They are all to be commended for their achievements across the whole of the Summer term.

Rose, Albie, Maisie, Jessica, Teila, Alfie, Isla, Hetti and Isabelle were awarded their 100% attendance badges for being at school every single day this whole year. Well done to all of them.