We thoroughly enjoyed an end of year class visit to Africa Alive Wildlife Park and Lowestoft Beach.
Kwik Cricket Match Report: Ixworth Primary Vs Abbots Hall Primary - Thursday 14th June
Written by team captain, Alex
After losing the toss, Abbots Hall asked us to bat first. Harrison and Alex opened the batting and faced some fast, precise bowling. We had some good batters including: Harrison, Scott, Max and Jayden just to name a few. After the first innings we were down to 99 runs, losing 6 wickets mostly to smart catches in the field.
As the second innings started Abbots Hall smashed out: lots of fours and single runs. Our fielding was tight (we stopped four boundaries), but unfortunately not tight enough.
As we gathered around to hear the scores there was tension in the air, but Abbots Hall comfortably won the match with one hundred and sixty-six runs. We wish them good luck in the Schools’ Partnership finals next week. Well played Ixworth, we did our best and we will come back stronger next game.
Children in Dolphin Class recreated an old-time music hall this week by
performing several dance routines to an audience of proud parents. As part
of our 'Life in Britain during the Second World War' History project, we
learnt Swing and Military Two-Step dances under the expert guidance of Josie
Sparkes. Dressed in best outfits with some military regalia attached, the
children performed with great skill and enthusiasm, even inviting the
parents to get involved, as the photos and video clips below illustrate so
Will try to add higher quality clip soon
Our thoughts about Dolphin Class’s project trip to Imperial War Museum, Duxford: 9th February 2018 by Freddy and Arthur
We are learning about life in Britain during World War 2. This week’s trip to Duxford was amazing – this is the same airfield, the same buildings, the same sights, sound and smells from which airmen from Britain, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other Commonwealth countries took to the skies in 1940. We loved seeing the planes up close, such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, Lancaster Bomber and Messerschmitt. There were lots of hands-on exhibits that brought things to life – a full-size Anderson Shelter, searchlights and Observer Corps Post in the Battle of Britain exhibition; an Operations Room with a map and soundtrack of real ‘dog-fights’ between RAF and Luftwaffe planes; while in the AirSpace Hanger, we could walk underneath a Lysander spy plane and even military jeeps and motorbikes that were parachuted behind enemy lines to help the allied troops.
But we will also remember walking through Concorde and seeing inside the cockpit of this incredible plane, which flew faster that modern fighter jets today!
The people who worked at Duxford are so helpful and enthusiastic. We’d love to go again, to see the American War Museum next.
Welcome to Dolphin Class’s Mayan god, goddess and spirits’ catwalk presentation!
The theme of our history project this term is The Ancient Maya – a civilisation that thrived in the forests of Central America over one thousand years ago. The Mayan people were creative, artistic and hard working. They believed that gods, goddesses and spirits controlled the way that nature worked, bringing Sun and water for food to eat.
We have been finding out about just a few of these gods, goddesses and spirits. They will introduce themselves to you on the spiritual catwalk. The Maya shared and passed down folk tales that tell us a lot about their everyday lives. One is called ‘The Chocolate Tree’. We have used this as a key text in our English work, imitating and improving different passages. The children’s catwalk presentation was choreographed by specialist dance teacher, Josie Sparks.
We hope you enjoy the short film of our performance (see below). Please share any comments on our blog.
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