African Adventure 2016

Read about our year 6 residential visit to African Adventure in the news section with pictures in the gallery.

African Adventure 2016 Day 2

Today there were a lot of very tired children but somehow they managed to keep going!  Take a look at some of the pictures in the gallery.

The activities included bridge building, minefield clearing and den building.  The groups are getting a bit more adventurous and are now working together across schools more effectively.  New friendships are being made as well as developing communication skills.

A highlight today was dinner – spaghetti bolognaise and cheesecake.

The evening has finished with hot chocolate and a Winnie the Pooh story.

Mrs C

African Adventure 2016 Day 1

We were put in to 3 groups and completed four team building activities.It was a real challenge trying to get the ball from one side of the grass area to the other – only using drainpipes and gutters.  The cones and domes were fun.

The wide game in the afternoon was fun.  We had to collect foods and try and get other children’s lives at the same time!

This evening we had a big quiz with African information, proverbs and making animals from play-dough.  Hot chocolate at the end of the evening was very nice.

There are some pictures in the gallery and pictures are also available on the Bedfield School and Earl Soham School websites.

By Josh H and Flossie

Assessment Information Evening

I would like to say thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Assessment Information evening this week. I appreciate is can be difficult for parents to attend these meetings so the presentation that was used is available here. The materials that were displayed will be available to see at the next parents evening in March.

If you have any questions about the information please do come and ask.

Bernie Cleland

Parent Views

Thank you to all the families who returned our parent views questionnaire.  The results help us to know what you feel we are doing well and what we can improve on.

We were delighted to hear that:

  • 100% agreed/strongly agreed that their child is happy at school.
  • 100% agreed/strongly agreed there is a happy atmosphere in school and they feel welcome in school.
  • 100% agreed/strongly agreed that their child is making good progress at Helmingham.

Take a look at more of the results.

Resilience and Perseverance Project

Our pyramid of schools are working together on the theme of resilience and perseverance with our children.  Please take time to read our leaflet to discover the aims and reasons for this work.

Bernie Cleland

The New Curriculum

On Monday 21 September we held an information session to share the changes in the national curriculum and assessment with parents. The presentation was delivered by Sally Wilkinson, a Standards and Excellence Officer.

African Adventure Day 2 News

The children have had a great day in the sunshine. A small selection of pictures are available in the gallery – there would be more but the internet is not great out here.

Other pictures are also available on the Bedfield School and Earl Soham School websites.

School Closed Today

School is closed today, Monday 21st January, due to the severe snow conditions.

Dan Poulter MP visits

On March 16th, local MP Dan Poulter visited the school to learn more about the school and its’ plans for the new building.