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Summer Term 2017

posted 31 Aug 2017, 07:08 by Paul Parslow-Williams   [ updated 3 Sep 2017, 08:35 ]
One of the most exciting weeks of the year was our 'World of Work' event. This was organised primarily by Miss Cole and the aim was to introduce the children to wide variety of different careers there are out there and how important it is to work hard at school so you have more options in the future. The week involved visits to local businesses such the hotels and campsites and we were lucky to be visited by a range of people from our community including a police office, architect, vet, nurse, pastor, writer and many others. A huge thank you to everyone for all your help.
The Ferrel Circus came to town for two days. Children at Occold spent time honing their skills ready for a performance in front of their parents in the big top!
Children from our school took part in the local athletics tournament at Hartismere. There were some excellent individual and team performances. Well done!
We were delighted to reach the County finals of both the orienteering (top photograph) and cross country (bottom photograph) events. We were the 3rd team overall in the orienteering. Well done especially to Rafe and Joseph who finished 3rd and 1st respectively in the Cross County against some very talented opposition.
We did very well in cricket this year winning gold medals as best small school in the Quicksticks tournament at Worlingworth.
The weather eventually settled long enough to hold our traditional sports day. There were some particularly speedy performances for some of our upcoming new Reception pupils.
Rabbit and Hedgehog Classes visited Banham Zoo for some hands-on encounters of the creepy crawly kind!
Fox Class visited the mysterious site of Dunwich to learn about the city lost beneath the waves.
Fox Class made some fabulous textile beach bags in Design and Technology.
The whole school visited Whiltlingham Broad for an inspiration day of sailing and paddling. Yes-Mr Williams did end up in the water (photograph not shown)!
The whole school put on a magnificent performance of the musical 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits'. Lots of younger children had big parts this year and really stepped up. Thank you children for all your hard work and for entertaining us.
Year 6 ended their time at Occold with a trip on the train to Norwich for a pizza meal, game of bowling and lots of bouncing in the trampolining park in the Riverside.  Goodbye and good luck to Samuel, Josh, Joshua, Rosie, Keira, Georgia, Abi, Lilia, Hayden and Liam. We wish you all the best for the future.