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Archive - Summer 2014

Frankenstein – Year 6 Play

All of the Year 6 children worked very hard over the past few weeks rehearsing their parts, learning their lines and generally working as a team in order to perform to such a high standard on the night for their mums, dads, grandparents etc.

The older children had already performed in front of the school the day before and so by the time they were ready to do the evening performance they were very confident and excited.

This play involved lots of props and scene changes but the children dealt with all of this very well. Well done our Year 6 actors for putting on such an entertaining performance!

Ipswich Museum Trip - Year 3

On Tuesday 15th July Class 3 went on a fantastic trip to the Ipswich museum where we visited the Egyptian exhibition. We got to handle Ancient Egyptian artefacts, dress up in traditional clothing, make clay amulets and take part in ‘tomb time!’ A very enjoyable day was had by all.

French Café 

Once again our Year 5 children ran a Saturday morning French Café. This gave our children an excellent opportunity to practise their French whilst serving customers coffees, pastries and delicious cakes. This was a very well attended event with our waiters and waitresses superbly turned-out in their smart aprons with some very ‘slick’ hair styles amongst the boys!

Year 6 Trip to Cambridge 

In the morning we visited St. John’s College. The children spent half the morning in the old library using extremely old first editions of books, some of them hundreds of years old, to find out about ‘imaginary lands’ – these books showed maps drawn by cartographers on the basis of what sea-farers claimed to have seen on their travels all over the world. This meant that these books contained fantastic representations of creatures and landscapes. During the other half of the morning, the children had a tour of the college. We also had a picnic lunch beside the river.

In the afternoon, we visited the Scott Polar Museum where we found out about the many explorations of the Arctic and Antarctic, including the search for a North West Passage, and of course Scott and Amundsen’s race to the South Pole.

Toast Tuesday - June 24th 2014

School Council wanted to raise some money for the school in a simple but fun way. They came up with the idea of making toast for those who fancied a second breakfast just before school started. The children ran a self-service system very efficiently, though some children did need a little support with spreading!

Donations were gratefully received and £20.40 was raised. Well done Miss Gayfer and School Council!


‘The Musicircus’  - June 22nd 2014

‘You won’t hear a thing – you’ll hear everything.’ Our children were invited to perform at ‘The Musicircus’ 
in Aldeburgh at the weekend. This bizarre but exciting event is according to the music festival website, ‘like a musical market place where traders jostle for attention.’ 

The audience wends its way through the town and along the seafront listening to a cacophony of sounds produced by chamber orchestras, rock bands, pipers, opera singers, barrel organs and school groups. 

Our children were undeterred by the competition and sang their hearts out beside the lifeboat station. 

Bokwa  - June 16th 2014

We tried out a new form of aerobics in school on Tuesday 16th June. It is called Bokwa and all of the steps are based around the formation of letters and numbers. 

Here are a few thoughts from the children…

 ‘It made me feel proud and I wanted to do more…’ Pippa, Year 2

 ‘It made me feel like I was on Britain’s Got Talent. It was good.’ Jayden, Year 2

 ‘Fun but tiring!’ Stephen, Year 3

 ‘It was fun and a good way to exercise.’ Orla,Year 5

Year 6 Trip to the Lake District 2014

Once again, our older children enjoyed their stay at the Blencathra Centre in the Lake District. The children spent the week engaged in a variety of fun and educational activities: Team building and practical problem solving challenges, climbing a mountain, canoeing on Derwent Water, ghyll scrambling, orienteering, den building, fire making, setting humane mammal traps (4 wood mice captured and released) visiting an ancient stone circle and many more.

All of the children were awarded The John Muir Discovery Award in recognition of awareness and responsibility for wild places.

Quad Kids 2014

10 children from Year 6 took part in an athletics event at Northgate High School on Monday 9th June called Quad Kids. It was an absolutely fantastic event which saw the children competing in various events; 75m, 600m, standing long jump and vortex howler throw. We were given the country Trinidad and Tobago to support and dress up as.

The whole event was linked to the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and we were privileged to see the Commonwealth Baton pass through the event. William Brotherton got to hold the Commonwealth Baton and take part in the procession which was led by Louis Jukes (the Olympic Handballer who we have had into school) and also included GB gymnast Beth Tweddle.

A fantastic afternoon and congratulations to all of the Quad Kids participants for a superb effort on such a baking hot day!


We had John and David from Skip2BFit into school at the beginning of June. We had a fantastic day and took the Skip2BFit 2 minute challenge! It was hard work but very enjoyable. We are now all determined to beat our own personal bests and skipping has taken over the playground and indeed our PE lessons!

Special congratulations go to the ‘top teacher’ Miss Gayfer on 214 skips and an amazing effort from William Newman in Year 4 who managed 238 skips in 2 minutes. Wow!

If any parents want to come in and take the challenge, see if they can beat these scores, then that would be fantastic!

Handball Match 22nd May 2014 

On 22nd May 2014 Grundisburgh Primary School and Bealings Primary School took part in the first ever Junior Handball match in Suffolk. The match was played here at Grundisburgh by children from years 5 and 6. 
The children played a great match and the final result was 7 – 7. The match was refereed by Louise Jukes (GB Handballer) who has been helping both schools learn how to play.

Foxburrow Farm Visit – Monday 28th April 2014 

Year 3 and 4 went to Foxburrow Farm for a visit and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We had lovely sunny weather for the day and lots of exciting activities. The children took part in den building, orienteering and different rope challenges. They even got to cook popcorn over a fire! The children had an excellent time, many saying that they cannot wait to go back again!

‘I liked everything because there were a lot of activities which were all fun.’ Isla Turner – Year 3

‘It was challenging but fun at the same time.’ Meredith Beattie – Year 3

‘I liked the river challenge because you had to work as a team.' Hannah Baird – Year 3