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Archive - Autumn 2017

Hip Hop Performance

The Hip-Hoppers did a fantastic end of term performance full of energy. We loved watching their commitment to the dances and their smiley faces as they enjoyed performing to their families and the school.


We loved playing in the snow and watching it fall. It made us feel very festive!

Christmas Jumper Day

What a great way to start December… We all loved Christmas jumper day and made some fantastic decorations which are all on display in school. A big thank you to all the parents who came into help. We really appreciated your support and hope you enjoyed your time!


Professional dancers, Joshua and Robert, visited from Malawi and led Year 5 in a dance workshop learning movement based on traditional war and mining dances.


Year 5 had a wonderful and educational visit to Colchester Zoo.

The visit reinforced their learning about lifecycles, how animals adapt to their environment, the rainforest habitat and what animals are on the At Risk List.

They attended a rainforest workshop and showed excellent knowledge, answering questions about the various rainforest layers and the animals that live in them.

They then finished by being able to handle a real jaguar pelt and rock python skin.

Rugby Festival

U11 Boys’ Football Tournament

Year 6 had a very exciting afternoon on 10th October, when Alban, Connor, Dylan, Finn, Harry, Mason, Oliver, Robert and Sam represented Grundisburgh in the East Suffolk School Games U11 Football Tournament at Inspire. 

The boys played five games, winning three (against Henley, Bildeston and Grange) and drawing against Melton and St Mary’s. They were very disappointed not to get through to the semi-finals, not least because they had played brilliantly and not conceded a goal during the whole tournament!

Congratulations to the whole team, especially to Sam Barr for winning the Fair Play award, and thank you to Finn’s mum, Harry’s mum and Alban’s dad for giving lifts and supporting the team.

U9s Football Festival

We had a brilliant afternoon at the U9s Football Festival at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich. We played five games against Causton, St Pancras, Gorseland, Woodbridge St Mary’s and Halifax. We won one game and drew one, and enjoyed every game we played. Our squad of Year 3 and Year 4 boys proved that they were not only good footballers, but also great team-players, being prepared to try different positions to give their team-mates a chance. Congratulations to Vinnie, who won the Fair Play award, and our thanks to Mrs Walker, Mr Holmes, Mrs Page and Mrs Beckett for offering lifts and staying to support the team.

U7s Football Festival

On Thursday 2nd November Grundisburgh participated in the U7s Football Festival at Inspire Suffolk for the very first time. It was an exciting and fun afternoon. Our team played 8 games in total and played better with every game. Our last game was against St Pancras, who had beat us 5:0 earlier in the festival, and we were delighted when we beat them 1:0! 

Congratulations to Reggie for winning the Fair Play award, and to all the Year 2 boys who took part. Our thanks to Noah’s Dad for helping with lifts and to all the parents who came to support the team.

Winter Showcase

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The Children's Bookshow

Year 1 and 2 went to The Children’s Bookshow on Thursday 19th October. We had a great time listening to the author and illustrator David Litchfield read his book ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’. He also showed us a new animated version of his story, ‘The Bear and the Piano.’

Year 1 were lucky enough to have David in for a lesson to work with them. He inspired us to make book covers and helped us with our illustrations which was fantastic fun!

Girls's Football Tournament

Congratulations to our Year 6 girls’ football team, who came 3rd in the School Games U11s Girls’ Football Tournament this week!

We came second in our pool, having played five close games against Gorseland, Bealings, Melton, The Oaks and Ipswich High. There was a nail-biting moment while we waited to hear whether we had got through to the semi-final – and great excitement when we learned that we had! So right at the end of the afternoon the girls played two more games in quick succession, first the semi-final against Dale Hall (which Dale Hall won 2:0) and then the final for 3rd place, which we won 1:0 against Hadleigh.

 Congratulations to every one of the winning team. They demonstrated superb sportsmanship throughout the afternoon, supporting each other, listening to advice and playing wherever they were placed on the pitch. They also played some fantastic football! Well done, Ellie, for winning the fair play award. Our thanks to Mrs Beckett and Mrs Brown for their help and all the parents who came along to support us.

Pumpkin Soup

Year 1 have been reading ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper. We made Pumpkin Soup for the Autumn Fair and it was delicious!

Autumn Fair
On Thursday 12th October we held another very successful Autumn Fair. The weather was beautiful… bright sunshine and a little unseasonably warm! It was great to see so many stalls created and run by the children. Thank you to everybody for coming.

Cycling News

On Friday 8th September Years 3 to 6 watched as the cyclists competing in Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain rode through Grundisburgh. It was VERY exciting! – and we were all on television!
On Tuesday 12th September John Stockwell, from Ride Smart, came to tell the Year 5 and 6 children how to cycle as if they were participating in the Tour. He explained that the cyclists ride in a team of 6 called a peloton. The front cyclist has to work hard as he shields the others from the wind, allowing them to work a little less hard and regain their energy. The children had fun practising this, taking turns to change the formation of their team and ride as the front cyclist.