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Week ends with Easter Eggtravaganza!

This week I have had the pleasure of teaching in Year 2 for two days and I am pleased that the children adapted so well to the absence of their normal class teacher. It was great to see the younger minds working on fractions, contractions and the good news of Jesus. I was highly impressed with some of the thoughtful sentiments regarding forgiveness, peace and friendship. Well done Year 2. 

We have had lots of football fixtures and the results have been mixed. The Boys' and Girls' teams have both suffered defeats, but it is only the the Girls' team, so far, that have tasted victory. We have been playing some much larger schools or schools with older girls playing in the teams. Homefield pupils will always fight to the end no matter what the obstacle or challenge in front of them. 

It has also been a privilege to show two other local Headteachers around our school, who were visiting to externally validate our curriculum and the breadth of vocabulary our pupils are exposed to and expected to use within the foundation subjects. They were both extremely pleased with our progress and took away some ideas for themselves. 

Well done to all the Year 4 and Year 5 pupils who have been learning about cycling proficiency with their Bikeability courses. Hopefully, the pupils will be encouraged to be more "green" and cycle to school now. Lots of Level 1 and Level 2 badges have been given out, so I hope the amount of cycling will increase.

Today, we had some Cricket enrichment for Years 1-4 and this was very well received with children coming to me to ask me how they can join a local club. We compiled some fabulous photographs. Thank you to Jason from Norfolk County Cricket for teaching the children. 

Years 5 and 6 experienced a travelling orchestra at Lynn Grove on Wednesday. Behaviour was impeccable once again and it was lovely to hear how much our children enjoyed the performance. Perhaps this will inspire the pupils to take up an instrument. 

Team Points was won by Hawkers. Attendance was won by Year 1 with a whopping 100%. This is fabulous - keep it up. Years 4, 5 and 6 fell below the threshold, so let us hope this improves next week. 

Next week, we have our Eucharist Day to look forward to and, of course, the Easter Bonnet parade, swiftly followed by the EYFS Easter event session with our EYFS pupils' parents. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by having to move this from the Thursday to the Friday. We really did not want to have two important events clash, so we hope you forgive us. 

Have a lovely weekend and do not forget it is Mothering Sunday. Remember to treat all our wonderful mothers with respect and love.