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A wonderful end to our term with our Easter Service at Tacolneston church. Filled with singing, storytelling, prayers and choir performances, the service was a joyful celebration. We were grateful to Bishop Ian for joining us, and for his words about the message of Easter – one of love for each and every one of us. Enjoy the beautiful singing in the Easter videos! 


Great fun seeking Easter eggs on the school field in our annual Easter Egg hunt after the Easter Service. The children were really quick to gather hundreds of eggs, ready to share out equally between everyone!


Thank you to Raise Kids for an amazing Easter Experience day! Being able to enter, touch, taste and listen to the different parts of the Easter story really engaged the children with ideas and reflections; they considered concepts such as sharing through a ‘last supper’ experience, and who we can stand up for in a ‘Gethsemane’ garden, which made the Easter story relevant to the children’s own lives as well as being memorable. A great day, with RE literally brought to life!


Robins Class assembly gave the opportunity for us to celebrate their artwork, writing and poetry. The children performed a story about the destruction of woodland habitats which made everyone think about their role in caring for the world, finishing with dreams and pledges from the children about how they will play their part in making the world a better place. Thank you to all our adults who came along and were a fantastic audience for the children.


James Mayhew, author and illustrator, has long-standing links with Tacolneston Primary. As part of our book week focus, we looked at his books and original artwork which is displayed around school, with special galleries of James’ work and children learning more about his life and career. Thank you James!


World Book Day dressing up was fantastic! Well done to all our children and families for embracing book characters and coming up with such creative costumes. World Book Day is always special and gives children an excellent focus on reading, authors and the pleasure of books.


What an amazing adventure into outer space! We really did feel like we went to the moon and back with this science-based interactive show, linked to Science week. The children loved learning space-related facts while on the adventure together to a moon landing in our school hall!


Building Lego staircases is always a tricky challenge! As part of our Collective Worship series on Perseverance, children were tasked with building a Lego staircase as big as possible, and to think about their emotions as they built. From excitement, through disappointment when it breaks, to pride when finished – we all experience a range of emotions when taking on a challenge. Learning to manage these is a very useful life skill. Maybe try the Lego challenge to experience this!


To begin Lent, we had a fantastic time trying out Pancake Racing! First in the hall during Collective Worship with our House Captains, and then outside for anyone wanting to take part. Lots of fun and a good way to celebrate the start of the Easter season! 


Super learning from Year 3 in art. The children have been learning about Kente Cloth patterns, the meaning of the different colours and starting to think about designing their own. Great work Year 3!


Silhouette artwork in Sparrowhawks class – building on learning about smooth blending of watercolours, the children created these marvellous palm tree silhouettes. 


Children in Robins Class loved sharing books with their parents. Some chose personal favourites whilst others chose books they had read in school. Some children even decided to make books of their own!


Kingfisher Class reading with parents – thank you to all parents who join in with the weekly Friday reading sessions – it is great to have you in school and sharing in the children’s learning!


Forest School is a highlight for children at Tacolneston. Today, Year 3 were in the woods, making dreamcatchers, firelighting, working with shelters and playing active games in the forest.


We welcomed Mrs Cox to Collective Worship. She shared with us the story of Mary Jones and her Bible, inspiring us with the incredible perseverance Mary showed to raise funds and travel far to buy a Bible of her own. We learned the message together from Philippians 3:14 “I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize”. Thank you Mrs Cox!


Children love coming to Art Club, which is organised and run by Year 6 pupils. Here they made star and flower streamers, which the younger children were quick to dub ‘magic wands’! Well done to Year 6 for giving their lunchtimes so kindly and skillfully to run Art Club.


Happy New Year 2024! Children enjoying playtime together, playing with their friends and their buddies from different classes. A lovely happy playground! 


Exploring common factors and inverse operations in maths using practical equipment. Well done Y3/4!