Children in Need day was a great success at Southwold this year. There were cakes for sale, a Pudsey Teddy Bear raffle, Non uniform day and Staff face painting. Here are some photos of the Staff as the children painted their faces!
Here are the finished creations and the Artists that created them!
Many thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. A big thank you to those people who donated Cakes, prizes and helped out too. Thanks also to Kym Henry from Lloyds Bank in Hyson Green, who donated the Giant Pudsey Teddy bear and lots of other goodies, as well as decorating cakes and having her face painted. We raised almost £500 for this worthy cause.
On Saturday 24th October, three very excited writers attended the New Writers UK finalists award ceremony at County Hall in Nottingham. The competition is open to years 4, 5 and 6 from Primary schools, and up to Year 11 from Secondary schools. There were 6 entrants from Southwold (almost 100 entrants from the whole county) and three of our pupils got into the finals. We are very proud of the fact that these children came up with very original, imaginative and well written stories completely independently.
It was a nervous wait for the girls and their families. Mrs Holmes and Miss Wheeler watched with fingers crossed too!
Certificates were presented to each of the finalists by author, Steve Bowkett, who also ran workshops with the finalists throughout the day. He also presented Kaddi's Bronze medal!
Well done Karolina, Kaddi and Rudeina! We are very very proud of your achievements! We are looking forward to seeing your stories in print when the book is published in February. Congratulations on becoming published authors! Thanks also to all of the lovely people involved in the New Writers UK young writers competition, especially Julie Malone, their president.
To commemorate the queen being our longest reigning monarch, yesterday, we had a special assembly.
Mr Betts showed the whole school a film and a presentation about the Queen and her Coronation After that Mrs Pinkett got us to practice singing the National Anthem, and told us she had written to invite the Queen to our school.
Then look who arrived!We sang the National Anthem again, and her Majesty was very impressed with our singing. Mr Betts asked the Queen how she was going to spend the day, and she told us that she was off to Scotland very soon after our assembly. She also told us what she was having for her tea, and where Prince Philip does his shopping! Here is the visitor badge she left behind
It was marvellous to see you, your Majesty. Thanks for visiting Southwold Primary School!
We are delighted to welcome RED TED to our school. RED TED stands for Read Every Day, Talk Every Day. In our drive to improve reading across the school we are challenging the children from EYC to year 4 to earn their own RED TED. When your child reads in the evening to you, we would like you to sign their Reading Diary. When there are 10 signatures in the book it will be stamped and the children will receive a sticker. When the 5th stamp & sticker is achieved, showing that the child has read 50 times, they will be awarded their own RED TED bear! After earning their very own bear, the challenge continues. When they have read another 50 times, the children will be able to choose a brand new book from the special RED TED bookshelf. We really hope that with your support, all the children will be the proud owners of a RED TED. Please remember to sign the Reading Diary every day that your child reads to you. We are consulting Classes 5 and 6 to find ways of rewarding their reading too, and will let you know what is decided.