Dragons in Reception

Zog has taken a break from ‘Madam Dragon’s school’ this week and has visited Caterpillars and Butterflies!

We have had a super week where we have received lots of messages and tasks from Zog to complete including thinking of ways to rescue one of his valuable gold stars! The children have been keen to take on roles in their play, turning themselves into dragons and princesses by making props and using these to retell the story. They have thought of some imaginative ideas including building a Dragon’s cave, where they wrote their own no entry to people signs. 

Mock Trial: The Case of Jonny Rotten

6A have had the most amazing opportunity today! We were granted access to Ipswich Crown Court to perform our very own mock trial. A very special and unique experience given many adults haven’t had the opportunity to see inside a real court before! 


With confidence, flare and imagination, 6A acted out their courtroom drama. Many of them had spent their own time editing their lines, thinking about props and producing impressive articles and drawings. Their effort was outstanding and they left the Judge very impressed (and with a high score and a chance of getting into the final of the competition)!
The children were incredible and a real credit to the school. They dressed in real gowns and wigs, sat where real criminals have sat and got to quiz a real Judge about his best, most interesting and most difficult cases.
Here are just a few of the things children said after their visit:

I can’t believe I was a judge! I sat where they sit; a memorable experience that I will treasure for a life-time, even though I’m not sure about horse-hair wigs!

It was a sensational performance that our class presented to a real judge. 

It was awesome that we were in a real courtroom and we heard some funny and some serious stories – especially the one about the pineapples!

It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity. I can’t believe Jonny Rotten stole my bike!

It wasn’t what I had in mind, but it was amazing nonetheless. I loved it when we asked the judge about his favourite court case, and he told us the whole story.

Today, I felt the experience was amazing! I sat where a real usher would sit. Even though I felt very nervous, I enjoyed it very much.

It was extremely fun and I loved seeing everyone in their costumes. The courtroom was a lovely environment, and everyone there was kind and smiling, no matter how serious their jobs actually were.

It was a once in a lifetime experience. I couldn’t have wanted it any other way. I’m glad Jonny Rotten didn’t get away with the crime!

It was nothing like I expected. I thought it might be like the Houses of Parliament, but it was actually really modern inside. I loved every bit of the experience, even though I was found guilty.

It was an indescribable experience – one I will never forget.

The trip was breathtaking – the ability to sit in a real courtroom, and witness how a real trial would go down, was exhilarating.

*Although we are strictly not allowed to post any photos from court on the internet, there will be a small display of photos in the classroom 

6B in Court!

6B have had the most amazing opportunity today! We were granted access to Ipswich Crown Court to perform our very own mock trial. A very special and unique experience given many adults haven’t had the opportunity to see inside a real court before!

 With confidence, flare and imagination, 6B acted out their courtroom drama. Many of them had spent their own time editing their lines, thinking about props and producing impressive articles and drawings. Their effort was outstanding and they left the Judge very impressed (and with a high score and a chance of getting into the final of the competition)!
The children were incredible and a real credit to the school. They dressed in real gowns and wigs, sat where real criminals have sat and got to quiz a real Judge about his best, most interesting and most difficult cases.
Here are just a few of the things children said after their visit:

Walking through the doors took my breath away, seeing the whole room laid out as a proper court.

It was a phenomenal experience to be able to talk to a real judge and find out about all of the best cases he has presided over. 

It was a unique, once in a life time, experience that I would not normally be able to do. 

It was really exciting to try something really different to anything we have ever tried before! 

It was both nerve wracking and exciting to be in a courtroom, having to speak and lay out a case!

It was an incredible experience being able to watch our class each take on their characters and play out a courtroom drama

I felt uncomfortable, but official in a proper lawyers wig and gown! The reason they wore them was because they are tradition. They used to be fashionable and only the rich use to be able to afford them.

It was a wonderful experience seeing everyone dressed up in white wigs and shirts, feeling very important! 

*Although we are strictly not allowed to post any photos from court on the internet, there will be a small display of photos in the classroom for anyone who wants to take a peek!

Year 1 Science – Our Bodies

This term we are looking at Animals and humans.  We have started by looking closely at your bodies and its various functions.  We can name many parts of our bodies and know what its purpose is.

Practising our spellings in Year 1

Year 1 have read a range of interesting books over the year so far.  We have been practising key spellings from our book of the week.  Some of this spellings were tricky but we are coming up with a range of ways to help us learn to read and write these.