Posted by Stella Gooch
The local grapevine has always suggested that there are always some great things happening at Snettisham Primary School! Reports are that the atmosphere is friendly and buzzing and that the staff, children, parents, governors and members of the local community work hard together to give pupils a fantastic education! These good vibes are confirmed by a recent letter from Ofsted to Snettisham Primary congratulating the school on their sustained good performance since their last inspection in November 2008. As a result, Ofsted feel that there is no need to re inspect Snettisham Primary for another year. Headteacher, Karen Taylor, and the school staff would love to see anyone who would like to visit the school or feel that you would like to become a helper in one of the classes.
Some of the pupils in the school’s Green and Purple class have written a brief report on their various projects and experiences at Snettisham Primary:
“Today we have been doing some science. We were discovering parts of plants. We had to draw and label a picture of a plant that we drew. Then we did literacy. We were learning about adverbs. We had to complete some sentences.”
By Ewan, Year 2
“We had a great school trip. It was a lovely day at Wells beach. The sand was as golden as a golden coin. We made some giant sand models of mountains, the sea and lots more. We all had a lovely time at the beach. It was a very warm day and there were lots of colourful beach huts too. We had to wake up early in the morning. Later, it started to get a bit cloudy, then it started to rain a little but it was only light rain. We got on the bus and got our lunch, then some seagulls and ducks came and joined us!”
By Matthew, Year 4
“You would really enjoy reading our fantastic literacy work! Literacy is a very important lesson in a child’s life. In literacy we have been writing letters. Last week, we wrote an informal letter and it was really hard work. On Thursday, we wrote about adverbs. Adverbs describe verbs. I particularly like to write a holiday brochure. Would you like to have literacy skills like me?”
By Lily, Year 2
“We have been doing amazing maths! We are all great at doing maths and I love doing time problems, as last time we had a paper TV guide and it was fun. Doing times tables is pretty hard since you keep on adding up the same number! We do number problems and one time I got them all right except one. We have a times tables chart and I am on gold level, where you have to be able to say them in a random order.”
By Ellie, Year 3
Each of the five classes had three acts and the judges (who were staff and children) gave us a score out of 5. Whoever totals the most points wins. The winners this year were a girl group called … (dot, dot dot) who sang and acted.
You can wear whatever you want and the judges give you really kind compliments. There is a DVD of ‘Snettisham’s Got Talent’.
To choose the order that the acts appeared, our head teacher pulled the name of the acts out of a hat. I was second!”
By Jessica, Year 6
“Cross Country: On horrible, windy Saturday, I went to Sandringham for an inter school cross country competition. I was really nervous and I had to race against loads of people. I came first and got to go to the area finals at Lynnsport.
When I went to Lynnsport, I came 3rd in my race but 2nd out of the Years 6s, so I got a medal. I also got to the finals at Norwich on Wednesday 28th March 2012.
That morning I was really nervous (as usual!). It was a school day but I didn’t have to go to school. When we got there, we couldn’t park. We had to go get registered. When we were running I was about 7th and I sprinted at the end and I came overall 4th. The day was brilliant and the weather was great!”
By Lauren, Year 6
“Good Work Assembly: On Friday 27th April 2012, it was Good Work assembly and I had to show my maths. I was embarrassed and happy at the same time! My friend Jessica went first to show her work. I was next in line. I was embarrassed because I did not know what to say so the teacher had to help me! The teacher asked me what type of maths it was but I couldn’t remember but another friend reminded me it was called algebra. The teacher sent us back to our seats and Jessica let me read her literacy.”
Kaitlin, Year 6
“Snettisham Football Team: One sunny Monday afternoon in February, our school football team went to play Docking School. We had to win 16 – 0 to reach the play offs of our league. It was a lovely sunny day and the pitch was so hard. I was wearing the number eight.
We started to play and inside the first five minutes we were winning 5 – 0. Soon it was half time and it was 7 – 0. We kicked off again and Ryan B scored. It was soon the final whistle. The score finished 18 – 0!
By Ryan E, Year 6