Year 6 Japanese Day

Today, 29 children from Year 6 went to UEA to ‘Discover Japan’. After a quick quiz, we split into two groups. One group looked at Japanese games and then had a taster lesson in Japanese. The second group looked at Japanese culture, including the festival ‘Tanabana’ and then we looked at origami.

Children were fantastic and enjoyed a quick visit to the park at the end of the day.


More photos to follow. 

Wednesday 11th July – circus performance day arrives

Y6’s big day has arrived.  They have been developing their circus skills since January through weekly sessions with LiT tutors, then finalising plans for their performance with Casus Circus over the past three weeks.  Today they met at 8.45am at the Big Top in Chapelfield Gardens for the performance.  The morning was taken up with a technical rehearsal (lights, music, stage positioning), full run through, and final rehearsals for individual and team routines.  Children from Lakenham and The Steiner School were also on the bill.  At 1.30pm, the performance started with the children performing to an audience of well over 300.  It was a superb performance and a wonderful showcase of their hard work this year.  Speaking to the children backstage after the show their thoughts were clear:  we want to do that again, now!

Thanks to families for their support, and to the inspirational tutors from Lost in Translation Circus and Casus Circus.  If you are inspired to see more circus then please click here for a programme of the circus performances taking place this weekend as part of the Circus 250 Festival of Circus.  Click here for the article from the EDP.

Below are four galleries covering the day.  Please scroll down.  Enjoy

Morning warm-up

Technical rehearsal



Tuesday 10th July – final preparations for the circus performance

Casus delivered their last session with Y6 ahead of tomorrow’s big schools showcase in Chapelfield Gardens.  Although some of the children were on their high school transition, which had an impact on some of the paired routines, the skill level of the children was very impressive, and there was a very purposeful and happy atmosphere in each of the groups.  Can’t wait for tomorrow.

Friday 6th July – Working as Historians comes to a close

We returned to St Barnabas Church on Friday afternoon to mark the end of our heritage lottery-funded Working as Historians project.  Our lads – heroes of Heigham was out summer term project last year that has continued across this year and ended with the visit to France and Belgium last month.  The school community convened in cool of the church to reflect on the project.  Neil Storey – project historian – talked about the lives of the lads at turn of the 20th century, Mr Hubery spoke about the changing face of Heigham, and 4 children from Y6 shared their reflections from Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.  All that remains is to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ernie Seaman’s death in September. He was Norfolk’s last VC and was a local lad.  To visit the project website please click here.


Thursday 5th July – Event at St Barnabas

Families are warmly invited to join us for the closing event to mark the end of our WW1 Working as Historians project: Our Lads – heroes of Heigham.  The event will be at St Barnabas Church and will start at 1.45pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.  You are welcome to take your children at the end of the event as long as they are signed out with their class teacher.  We hope to see you there.


Thursday 5th July – changes to parade times

Hi all,

As you will be aware, Norwich City Council has pushed back the parade start time in response to the football.  The new times are as follows:

4.30pm – 5.00pm:  assemble on Newmarket Road. Everyone needs to be in place by 5.00pm.  We are number 8 in the line up.

5.15pm:  final checks

6.00pm  parade starts

7.30pm: anticipated arrival time at the Magistrates Court Car Park.

All other details are the same as in the letter sent out last week.  A final text will be sent out tomorrow morning to parents of participating children.

See you there!

Me H