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Spring Term 2016 Roundup

posted 9 Aug 2016, 05:58 by Paul Parslow-Williams   [ updated 10 Aug 2016, 05:17 ]

The Spring Term is often a little quieter than the others, usually due it both being shorter and also due to the weather limiting our capacity somewhat for out of school excursions. Nonetheless, we certainly do our best to enrich children’s learning experiences at Occold.


On the second day back the whole school visited the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich to watch the pantomime ‘The Sword in the Stone’. This rock and roll themed show was of a very high quality and is a super introduction to the theatre and world of performing arts for many of our children.


On Thursday 21st January the boys from upper Key Stage 2 took part in a football tournament at Hartismere. Occold played exceptionally well and were clearly the most successful ‘small school’.


The following week, children from Fox Class took part in a basketball tournament at Debenham. We didn’t do as well as we did in the football but the improvement in our play as the competition progressed was commented on by the organisers.


On Tuesday 9th February, the Friends of Occold treated pupils to delicious pancakes in the Village Hall. Many thanks to the Friends for their hard work.


On Wednesday 24th February, children from Occold took part in the Tag Rugby tournament at Hartismere High School. The children performed admirably and there were some particularly impressive individual efforts.


On Monday 29th February, children took part in the Quicksticks Hockey tournament, also at Hartismere. We finished second in our league and were unlucky not to come away with medals. Katie and Hayden in particular put in outstanding performances.            .


Governors met with School Council to plan their contributions to the recruitment of a new teacher. The children were fully involved in the process and helped us choose Miss Rowe who will be taking over from Mrs Prentice with Fox Class.

On 9th March: Year 6 visited Hartismere High School for a Geography Day.

On 14th March: Children attended a ceremony led by the local Parish Council in the school playground to mark Commonwealth Day.


Each class presented an interactive assembly to parents to share their learning. All 3 were well attended and appreciated by parents.


A range of clubs have been offered this term including ukulele, craft, sports (table tennis), gardening, movie making and film club. I would like to thank staff for giving up their time to make these possible.