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Chinese New Year

By All, Fig

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Ni hao ! Fig class has been celebrating the Chinese New Year. THe pupils experimented with holding chopsticks, made Chinese drums, listened to Chinese music and created Chinese dragons for the classroom as it is the Year of the Dragon! The pupils also played Mahjong and some traditional Outdoor Chinese games. In Topic we had a go at creating our own Great walls too…what do you think?

Chinese New Year Preparations

5th February 2024.   Fig class is getting ready for the Chinese New Year which starts on February 10th this year. It is the year of the….DRAGON!!!! Say hi to our class dragon who appeared this week!

Elephants

By All, Pine

Pine Class Topic

In Topic lessons we’ve been learning about Asia and the children have produced some lovely artwork of elephants.

Library Visit

By All, Pine

Pine Class - Visit to Cromer Library and Hatters Cafe

Pine Class enjoyed a trip to Cromer library where the children had the opportunity to get library cards and choose books for themselves.
They also visited Hatters Teashop and ordered their own food and drink.

Star of the Week 5.2.24

By All, Fig

Our Star of the Week this week is Mike. As Star of the week he gets a special chair to sit on, gets double stamps on  his reward card and a prize from the box! His classmates and I, also give him compliments as well as Mike describing himself. Listen to them here!




Clay Faces

By All, Oak

Clay Faces

Oak class have been studying Pablo Picasso and were impressed to learn that he has 12 middle names! We have looked at his Cubist paintings and have been creating cubist faces using clay. We will post the finished versions in a few weeks

Star of the Week 22-1-24

By All, Fig

Our Star of the Week this week is Jess. As Star of the week she gets a special chair to sit on, gets double stamps on  her reward card and a prize from the box! Her classmates and I, also give her compliments as well as her describing herself; listen to them here!





Fig Class English

By All, Fig

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

In English we are reading ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ by C.S.Lewis. We have read the first few chapters and tried a well known treat of Turkish Delight which is described in the story-most of us approved !

We thought about what it would be like to step through the wardrobe and enter our own magical place. Here is some of our writing and drawings based on where we would like to go. Can you work out where our magical places were?

Mrs Steph Harvey
Class teacher

Star of the Week 15-1-24

By All, Fig

Star of the Week

Our Star of the Week this week is Liam. As Star of the week he gets a special chair to sit on, gets double stamps on  his reward card and a prize from the box! His classmates and I, also give him compliments as well as Liam describing himself. Listen to them here!



Fig – Asia Topic

By All, Fig

This week we started our Asia Topic with some memory based activities and some group collaboration tasks! A lot of fun had by all and we have finally mastered the continents!

Mrs Steph Harvey
Class teacher

Ofsted Inspection November 2023

By All

Dear Parents/ Carers,

RE: Ofsted Inspection November 2023

 As you are aware we had an aligned Ofsted inspection between 7-9th November, which inspected both our Education and Residential Provision. I am pleased to share that these reports have now been published on the Ofsted website https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/25/121254 but can also be found on our school website  https://sidestrandhall.org.uk/ofsted/.

Our School Education inspection remained the grading as ‘Good’ and I am pleased that during the inspection they were able to identify our school as being a welcoming and inclusive community, recognising the ‘positive relationship between staff and pupils throughout the school.’

Our Residential inspection received the grade of Outstanding in all areas inspected, which recognises the hard work and commitment of our Residential team. Inspectors reported that, ‘Children receive highly individualised and excellent support’ where ‘the experience, dedicated and skilled staff forge strong relationships with children. Interactions between children and staff are natural and warm, filled with high regard and genuine compassion.’

As a staff team we are committed to ensure the values of our school. Supporting kindness to everybody, offering a curriculum that allows students to be aspirational, which helps build their resilience and independence, whilst offering a fun and safe environment.

I am delighted to share this and we are lucky to have a dedicated team who work hard to support the students, both in our Education and Residential Provision.

 

Yours sincerely,

Shelley Taylor

Headteacher

Star of the Week 11-12-23

By All, Fig

Star of the Week

Our Star of the Week this week is Malachi. As Star of the week he gets a special chair to sit on, gets double stamps on  his reward card and a prize from the box! His classmates and I, also give him compliments as well as Malachi describing himself. Listen to them here!





SEN Carol Service

By All, Oak

Oak class were really impressed on our trip to Norwich cathedral for the SEN carol service. Not just with the incredible architecture but also hearing the Norwich School choir who sang beautifully. We loved seeing the nativity and it was a very special place to sit and eat our lunch! Oak class behaved beautifully and it was a very special day.

Mrs. Pateman
Class teacher

Illuminate Sidestrand Christmas Fayre

By All, uncategorised

Illuminate Christmas Fayre

We held our second Illuminate Christmas Fayre on Thursday 7 th December, and it was great to see so many of our families attend. Mr Coates and the Sixth Form students did an amazing job of creating some display items to help with the illuminated walk. This year saw a new attraction of toasting Marshmallows whilst listening to Mrs Claus read a story by the fire and this seemed to be enjoyed by all.

We had a range of fun activities on display, along with Father Christmas and his elves busy in the Workshop. Inside people escaped the cold air with a warm Hot Chocolate and enjoyed some stalls with a mixture of items made by pupils and we are grateful to some external stall holders who also attended to sell an array of goods. As always the chocolate and teddy tombola were very popular. We are lucky to have some amazing staff who helped to support the event so a thank you to them and also to all of you that helped support the event either by attending or donating.

Thank you.

Ms. Shelley Taylor
Headteacher

*top banner photographs taken by John Bull

Kooth website

By All

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support within 24 hours. When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated. To find out more visit www.Koothplc.com (adults) www.kooth.com (young people) where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.

Star of the Week 04-12-23

By All, Fig

Star of the Week

Our Star of the Week this week is Noah. As Star of the week he gets a special chair to sit on, gets double stamps on  his reward card and a prize from the box! His classmates and I, also give him compliments as well as Noah describing himself. Listen to them here!

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