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Blenhein Primary School

Sheringham Primary School Newsletter

Friday 6th December 2019


Year 3 visited the Tate Modern 

Despite the chilly weather, our Year 3 children had a fabulous time at the Tate Modern where they explored a range of modern and contemporary artworks. All the children spotted Henry Matisse’s famous ‘Snail’ collage, and discovered some famous artists such as Picasso and Monet! Children also had the opportunity to sketch the London skyline from the viewing platform, where they were able to spot some of London’s greatest landmarks, which they learnt about previously in geography.

“My favourite part was seeing Claude Monet’s Water Lilies painting, because I painted it in Year 2. He used texture and it was nice.” Minaal, 3R 

“I liked looking at the paintings. I liked the shape collage that looked like a galaxy.” Nicole G, 3R

It’s Panto-time! (Oh yes it is!) 

Year 3 and 4 children will be going to the pantomime on Wednesday 18th December. This year, we’re off to the Theatre Royal, Stratford East to see Dick Whittington. Full information is available on ParentMail. As with last year, we are asking parents to make a voluntary contribution for this visit. The school will be subsidising the costs, which stand at £10 per ticket, but we are asking families to contribute £5.00 for each child attending the pantomime.

Apologies to our Year 1 and 2 children, who usually join Year 3 and 4 at the theatre. Due to a temporary closure of Ilford Theatre (our usual venue) we weren’t able to purchase pantomine tickets for Years 1 and 2 this year. However, we know Year 1 and 2 have lots of exciting activities planned for the last week of term and so will have a great time anyway. 

Parents Reading Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who came to our Phonics workshop on Tuesday - it was really great to see so many of you there. Your children loved reading with you and showing off their decoding skills with the different activities.

“This workshop really helped me to understand how to help my child with their reading and know how phonics works in Year 1.” 

Term Dates 2020/21

These are now posted on the website. Please note that we are closing earlier than normal in July 2021 to accommodate Eid al Adha. This also aligns with other local schools and we hope this will give families a longer holiday to travel. 

Year 2 and Year 5 Sharing with Parents

Year 2 and Year 5 would like to put on a show for their families! Please come and see the dances they have been choreographing in PE, as well as the Year 2 African drumming, some clay art and Year 2 story writing!

Come along at 8:50am on Friday 13th December... and prepare to be AMAZED!  

Christmas Coffee Morning

We would love for you to join us on Thursday 12th December between 8.30am and 9.30am for tea, coffee, biscuits, mince pies and some sparkling conversation! Ms King (Speech and Language Therapist) will be joining us to share information about how we develop children’s communication at Sheringham.

Christmas Card Post Box

Our Christmas card post box will be in the entrance hall from early next week for those pupils who would like to send cards! Please remind your child that envelopes should be addressed with the name and class of the person who the card is for.

Year 3 Swimming 

For the first time, we are offering swimming classes to our Year 3 children in January, in addition to the established lessons for Year 5. See ParentMail for more details and please do pop along to your child's learning celebration on Monday 16th January to find out more. 

Year 3 Learning Celebration

Year 3 children will be sharing their art and English work with parents on Monday 16th December from 8.30am until 9.15am. . This will be held in your child's Year 3 classroom. When entering, please enter from the main gate and up the spiral staircase. Please see Ms Begum in the playground if you have a buggy. 

Please note - at 9am, teachers will share information about swimming and answer any questions.

Parent Evenings

Thursday 12th December: 3.30-5.30pm and 6.00-7.30pm

Monday 16th of December: 3.30-5.30pm

A reminder to families to book appointments on ParentMail. If you are having difficulties with booking, please talk to a member of the office team.


Our whole school attendance last week was 

96.2 % 

The number one year group last week was Year 2!

The best attending class was 2M with 98.6%