Athletics Event – 19th July

We attended a cluster athletics event at the UEA. All of our competitors were fantastic, with 5 of them coming home with GOLD MEDALS! Well done to Maisie, Dulcie, Ruby, Dexter and Cadence.

Progress Prizes

Congratulations to the four children who received the Prize for Progress from the PCC at Ellingham Church. They are Lucas Barber from Sparrows, Holly Beveridge from Skylarks, Henry Curtis from Swifts and Harley Blowers-Babbs from Swallows.

Key Stage 1 Events

Key Stage 1 (Skylarks and Willows) have attended 3 festivals this year, which focus on different parts of their P.E. curriculum. These have all been cluster wide events, based at Hobart High School.

The children have been to:

  • Multiskills Event on the 5th December
  • Tennis Festival on the 26th April
  • Dance Festival on the 10th July

Richard Buck Visit

On Wednesday 21st June, we had a visit from Team GB Athlete, Richard Buck, a 400m runner. He shared his story and successes with us in assembly and then we were lucky enough to be taught a PE session by Richard. We were very inspired by his visit.

Ellingham Sports Day 2017

We held Sports Day this year on Friday 23rd June. We changed it a bit this year as a result of parental feedback. Sparrows and Skylarks classes took part in a team event where they completed a carousel of activities run by our young sporting leaders in Swallows. Once the Foundation and Key Stage 1 event had finished, the Swifts and Swallows took part in a more olympic style events. They completed 4 field events – standing long jump, speed bounce, javelin throw and shot put. The Swifts and Swallows then took part in various track events – sprint, relay and long distance. The children performed brilliantly and all enjoyed their day. Well done to all of them!

Hi5 Netball

On 25th April, we took part in the cluster Hi5 Netball competition at Hobart. We came 5th overall. Well done to all those who took part.

Norse Poetry Competition

Congratulations to Amelia Travers who won the Norse Catering poetry competition. They had over 190 entries overall and they narrowed it down to 8 runners up and an overall winner, Amelia!

Last week representatives from Norse came in and presented her with a framed certificate and a hamper full of books. We are very proud of Amelia for such a great achievement.

Sizzling Norfolk sausages sitting on my tray.

I have been waiting for these all day.

Traditional beef roast dinner dished up for me.

I don’t have to wait till Sunday to get all the goodness inside me.

Chocolate cake is yummy.

Chocolate cake is sweet.

It is my favourite pudding.

I would like it every week.

Every meal Norse cooks are winners, that’s why I love my school dinners.

By Amelia Travers. Age 6, Skylarks

Maths Whizz County Success

As a federation we have been competing in the Maths Whizz progress competition and Norfolk have been announce as the top county with both schools helping towards this.

Isabelle McDonald, in Year 3 at Ellingham Primary, was also noted as a Gold Certificate winner by Maths Whizz over the Easter break and was announced as the top student throughout Norfolk. Well done Isabelle.