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Summer Fayre

 

12.7.19 - It was a delight to see parents, family members & our local community come together to enjoy the events at our Summer Fayre. By supporting this wonderful event £1411.95 was raised. Thank you to our amazing Friends and to all parents and family members that helped!

Sports Day


2.7.19What a fantastic Sports Day the whole school enjoyed. All pupils showed true sportsmanship and team work while taking part in a range of sporting activities.

Corton's Got Talent

15.6.19 - Our exciting annual event showcased the skills of our talented pupils. Pupils performed a range of fun acts - including singers, dancers, a guitar player and storytellers - all impressed the audience!

Hinduism Day


6.6.19 - Hinduism Day - Our pupils had a fantastic time taking part in the different workshops. Pupils learnt a dance linked to the five days of Diwali, they re-enacted the story of Rama and Sita, studied the Hindu Gods and reflected on after life. A big thank you to our guest speaker!

Family Fun Quiz


17.5.19 - Pupils and their families enjoyed a general knowledge quiz after school. This was a fantastic way to connect and spend time with each other. £36 was also raised for our pupils.

Healthy Me Day

29.3.19 - Our 'Healthy Me' day was filled full of fun educational workshops. Pupils created healthy smoothies, explored how quickly germs can travel, took part in yoga to support pupils mindfulness and got busy with lots of sporting activities!

World Book Day

Thursday 7th March 2019 - Pupils made a fantastic effort, we were joined by many characters: Harry Potter, Little Red Riding Hood, Gangsta Granny, Peter Pan, Willy Wonka, Where's Wally and many more. Pupils also enjoyed taking part in a book swap and looking at new books. 

Judaism Day

11.2.19 - Pupils took part in different workshops linked to Judaism, these helped the children to learn about different beliefs, values and ways of life. They explored stories, celebrations, worship and rituals in religion, observing similarities and differences. They reflected on their own and others’ views of religion and what it means to belong to a Jewish community.

Christmas Fayre

30.11.18 - Father Christmas proved very popular once again. It was wonderful that he was able to make time to visit us especially at this busy time of year! We have made £1265.39 profit which is fantastic, £740 will go towards our annual Pantomime visit. The school would like to thank Nicola Watson, Suzy Grant, and Lauren Smith. These parents have worked very hard to ensure the event went ahead – THANK YOU! Thank you also to those parents who helped in the background and who gave help on the day and to all those who donated raffle prizes. 

Children in Need

16.11.18 - Children in Need - A big thank you to our families for your delicious cakes and continued support. Pupils have been enjoying cakes and dancing with Pudsey! The amount raised was a wonderful £ 231.45 – WOW!

Sikhism Day

1.11.18 - To begin the day everyone assembled in the hall and our guest speaker Mr Sually spoke about his faith as a ‘way of life’. Some of the children asked him questions to further their knowledge of the faith. Pupils then took part in different activities, which included craft work, drama, writing and art. The variety of experiences broadened pupil’s experiences and understanding of Sikhism.

Lowestoft in Bloom

October 12th 2018 - Pupils were delighted to win 3 awards at the Lowestoft in Bloom presentation evening on Friday. We received a Bronze award for the Best Wildlife Garden, a Bronze award for the Best Floral container and a Bronze award for the Best classroom display.

Around the World Day

June 2018  - Pupils used their passport to travel to different countries. Pupils visited Iceland, Italy, China & India. Pupils wore holiday clothes, they brought their suitcase packed with their essentials - pyjamas, sun glasses, sun cream and of course a teddy! 

Christianity Day

24th April 2018 - Our Christianity Day was great fun! Pupils learnt all about the religion. We were delighted to welcome Bishop Alan to explain a little more about his religion. It was great to see so many different parts of Christianity being explored by the children. 

Sports Relief

Week beginning - 19.3.18. Pupils took part in different sports challenges set by Tom Daley: Hula hoop Monday, Skip-a-thon Tuesday, Wet Wednesday, Boogie Thursday & Footie Friday. The money raised by pupils through sponsorship will help tackle issues affecting people across the UK & the world. At the end of the week pupils came into school dressed in sports clothes and had a food sale. Pupils raised in total £674.87 – WOW! 

Islam Day

Monday 22nd January 2018 - The day started by children listening to Della our Islamic speaker to talk about what being a Muslim means to her. Pupils then asked some fantastic, enquiry questions linked to the faith.

Pupils took part in some Islamic practices associated with a Muslim group or community. Activities varied from 'Wudu' involving washing the hands, arms, head and feet with water and is an important part of ritual purity. Pupils also enjoyed learning about worship and worked together to create beautiful prayer mats. The variety of experiences broadened pupils experiences and understanding of Islam.

Christmas Fayre

Friday 1st December 2017 - The Christmas Fayre was a great success. Father Christmas proved very popular once again. It was wonderful that he was able to make time to visit us especially at this busy time of year! We made £1283.56 profit from the fayre which is fantastic. The school would like to thank Nicola Watson, Suzy Grant, and Lauren Smith. These parents have worked very hard to ensure the event went ahead – THANK YOU! Thank you also to those parents who gave help on the day and to all those who donated raffle prizes.

Children in Need

Friday 17th November 2017 - Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need. The following was raised: Cakes £133.77 Wristbands & Merchandise £ 35.00 Donations £ 61.90 Children in Need Ramble £ 85.00 TOTAL £ 315.67 – WOW! 

Buddhism Day

Monday 16th October 2017 - The day was started by children listening to Agnes our Buddhist speaker talk about what Buddhism meant to her. Pupils then asked some fantastic, enquiry questions linked to the faith.

Pupils took part in some Buddhist practices associated with a Buddhist group or community. Activities varied from meditating and learning about Karma to creating a piece of art called a Mandala, then destroying it (to understand the concept of impermanence). The variety of experiences broadened pupils experiences and understanding of the Buddhism religion. 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday September 29th 2017 - A Macmillan charity morning was enjoyed by both children from the school and members of our local community. This was organised by our wonderful Friends. Thank you to all who helped on the day and provided cakes, we are excited to see how much money we have raised!

 Getting active with the Body Coach

 Thursday 21st of September 2017 - Today the school had an active session in the hall, they followed a Body Coach fitness video on the large board. At Corton Primary we feel it's important that our pupils feel the benefits of exercise.

We want our children to see that fitness can be fun and exciting! This whole school activity was in addition to the various sports activities that take place on site throughout every school day.The workouts are suitable for all ages from Reception to Year 6 meaning all of our pupils could take part.

Sports Day

Friday 7th of July 2017 - The whole school competed against each other in their coloured houses. There were many races which included sprints, javelin, shooting, sack race, and egg and spoon. All pupils showed true sportsmanship and team work.

Suffolk Junior Road Safety Awards

Friday 23rd of June 2017 - Pupils and staff from schools across Suffolk came together for the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO)  awards. The JRSO scheme gives children the opportunity to act as a voice to their whole school community through various methods of promoting road safety campaigns. Our JRSO's have planned and implemented several activities including class talks and school assemblies, writing articles for school newsletters and running competitions all to raise awareness and promote the road safety messages to their peers. As a result of their hardwork the school was awarded the GOLD award. The school is so proud of the JRSO's and the effort they have put into this very important role.

Community Performance


Thursday 22nd of June 2017 - At Corton Primary we take great pride in strengthening our community links. The whole school took part in a performance including songs, dances and instrument playing for local residents. We even had a pupil return that hadn't been to the school for over 70 years...what a treat!

Den Day



Friday 16th of June 2017 - Den Day.
Pupils walked to Corton Woods to build dens. We are so proud of our Early Years and Key Stage One pupils for their outstanding behaviour & team work skills! They demonstrated that they could have great fun when fundraising. They raised awareness & understanding of those in need and pupils learnt about the importance of shelter. Pupils raised £288.75 for Save the Children and the total keeps rising!  What a great amount of money which will change lives.

Be Bright Day

Friday 26th May 2017 - Be Bright Day. The school council organised a be bright day to raise money for their chosen charity this year which is the NSPCC. So far we have raised £96.00 and money is still coming into the office. Thank you for your continued support.

Judaism Day


Monday 22nd May 2017 - The day started with our guest speaker Mr Spivack who discussed what Judaism meant to him and he discussed important artefacts. Pupils then had the opportunity to ask him questions. Pupils took part in some activities associated with the Jewish faith. Activities varied from creating a Torah which is the first part of the Jewish bible written in Hebrew, to learning about Kosher food and tasting challah bread which is used for meals during the Jewish holidays.

Easter Egg Competition

Friday 21st April 2017 - Well done to all pupils who took part in the egg decorating competition. All of the entries were amazing! There were two winners in each year group. There was a vast array of ideas that the children come up with...

Congratulations to our winners:

Hinduism Day

20th March 2017 - The whole school took part in some Hindu activities associated with a Hindu community. Activities varied from creating a mehndi design to acting out the story of Rama and Sita. We are proud of our pupils having positive attitudes towards other people who hold religious beliefs different from their own.

Science Week

13th March 2017 - On Monday we celebrated science week with an assembly led by Miss Ayers, she demonstrated some exciting experiments. Pupils then had the opportunity to work with lots of different teachers and pupils.  Pupils explored forces, gases and materials throughout the rest of the week.

World Book Day

Thursday 2nd March 2017 - Pupils dressed up as: characters from Frozen, Harry Potter, Little Red Riding Hood, Gangsta Granny, Peter Pan, Horrid Henry, Captain Hook, Wally, Willy Wonka, Super Heroes, and many more.

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 7th February 2017 - We celebrated safer internet day with the help from PCSOS from Suffolk Police. They spoke to the whole school about how to keep safe online. They then did some further work with years 5 and 6 promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology.

Maths Day

 

Maths is full of power, curiosity, awe and wonder so that why it's important for us all to remember that it is mathematics which makes our world the wonderful place it is, and to celebrate this. 

January 2017 - Our whole school maths day began by Miss Ayers, reading the story 'All Afloat on Noah's Boat'. Pupils were then challenged by their teachers with various problems which were solved throughout the school. The exciting challenges involved symmetry, multiples. volume, ratio plus lots more!

It's never too early to encourage children to explore mathematical concepts.  We believe in teaching children from the earliest age to understand mathematics, not just to do it.

Sikhism Day




January 2017 - The whole school explored the Sikh faith during one of the schools 'Faith Days'.  The activities varied from creating a Chauri - a special fan used to wave over their holy book the Guru Granth Sahib, to learning some Gatka moves, which is a form of combat training developed by Sikhs. The variety of experiences broadened pupils’ experiences and understanding of the Sikh religion. Our faith days provide our pupils with a set of skills to help pupils understand and discuss different religions. These days are always special as it is most rewarding to witness the positive interaction between age groups.

Christmas Fayre

 

We have made a massive £1036.21 profit from the fayre which is fantastic. The school would like to thank Michelle Lavill, Nicola Watson, Suzy Grant, Debbie McKinney, Lauren Smith and Megan Thorne. These parents have worked very hard to ensure the event went ahead – THANK YOU! Thank you also to those parents who gave help on the day and to all those who donated raffle prizes. The children had a truly wonderful day.

Children in Need

November 2016 - Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need on Friday 13th November. The following was raised:

Cakes £142.22
Wristbands & Merchandise £102.50
Donations £ 93.26

TOTAL £337.98 – WOW!

Countryfile Ramble

A truly massive thank you to every one involved for taking part in our Countryfile Ramble. A further thanks to Debbie McKinney (a member of the Friends of Corton School) for organising this wonderful event again. A massive £186 was raised for Children in Need. Every pound will help provide essential support to young people facing the most difficult circumstances.

Harvest Festival

October 2016 - A massive thank you to all of the families that kindly donated food items. The school gave the donated goods  to the Salvation Army who will distribute them to families in need in the Lowestoft area.  We are proud to help and support such a good cause.

Sainsburys Gold Sports Award

October 2016 - We are extremely pleased to announce that Corton Primary School has been awarded the Gold Award for PE and sports provision from the 'Sainsbury's School Games' initative. Well done to all pupils for your hard work!

Macmillan Charity Morning

September 2016 - A Macmillan charity morning was enjoyed by both children from the school and members of our local community. This was organised by our wonderful Friends. Thank you to all who helped on the day and provided cakes, just over £380 was raised, a fantastic achievement!