On 27th June we had a family picnic and sports day. Lots of our families attended and shared a picnic with their child and then cheered and encouraged our pupils on. Tesco Dereham kindly donated drinks for part way through the afternoon and Miss Baynton kindly donated ice lollies for the end. It was a great day had by all, well done to our winning team – blue team.

On Friday 17th May we invited all children, staff and their families to take part in a sponsored walk. It was a sensory experience with bubbles, musical instruments and tree spotting. This was to celebrate Mental Health and Wellbeing week. We managed to raise a total of £2616 and the money is going to be used to develop our reflective garden.

Reading Breakfast

Every Wednesday morning we hold a reading breakfast from 8:25-8:45am in the school hall. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to listen to their children read and enjoy some refreshments. This week we enjoyed some warm pastries.

KS1 Disco!

Look at our amazing outfits and dancing for the KS1 disco.

EYFS Disco!

We hope you all had a great time at our school disco Thursday evening! We saw so many great dance moves from all of you!

Salvation Army Band performance

On Thursday 19th October, The Salvation Army Band came to perform for all the children in school. They also allowed some of the children to have a go at playing the musical instruments! Thank you Mrs Walker and the band for hosting such a special performance.

Reading Cafes

In October, the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 attended reading cafes with their parents and families. Everyone enjoyed listening to ‘Giraffes can’t dance’ by Giles Andreae and completing a variety of craft activities based on the story.

KS1 Football Festival

On Thursday 5th October some of our KS1 children represented the school at GOALS Norwich in a Football Festival. They wore our DCINS Football tops and had a super time playing games and socialising with other schools.

KS1 Family Sports Day Picnic

On Friday afternoon we held our KS1 Family Picnic and Sports Day! We enjoyed watching the children compete in their teams at the Relay race, Obstacle course, beanbag throw, rob the nest and dribbling race. The children all did so well. A special thank you to the family and friends that came to support our little sports stars, we even had some spectators from Nursery!

Nursery in Little City

Nursery had a visit from Little City. See our Nursery class page for more photos of all of our fun!

Early Years Tennis Multi Skills event

Children from our Reception classes were invited to attend a sports event at Taverham high school. They moved around a carousel of activities aimed to practise their ball skills and physical fitness.

One child was even awarded the certificate for showing one of the characteristics “Passion”. Well done to all that attended, we hope you had a great time!

NED Mindset Mission Assembly

The assembly introduced a cartoon boy named NED who is on a very important mission: to find his mindset. Led by clues and memorable characters, he overcomes Mt. Everest’s toughest obstacles, uncovers inner-treasures on a Caribbean island, and grows his brain while repairing a sputtering spaceship. Throughout the performance, the children discovered how to activate their growth mindset to overcome social, emotional and academic challenges.

N ever give up

E ncourage others

D o your best

Families and Babies- Stay and Play

Thank you to all that came along for July’s Stay and Play. It was lovely to see the room so full, especially with lots of new faces. We had the theme of ‘Families and Babies’- as babies had been a previous interest of some of our little visitors. As always we had a keen focus on speaking and listening. The children enjoyed bathing babies, counting activities, catching Mother Duck’s ‘5 little ducks’, a handprint family tree and roleplaying. There was also sensory play, baby massage station and lots of stories to be shared.

Mrs Gauntlett was able to find a lot of the stories the activities were based around from Dereham Library- make sure you go and sign up for your free library card and make the most of all the resources they have to offer!

We look forward to seeing you all in September!

EYFS Sports Day

On Tuesday afternoon we held our EYFS Family Picnic and Sports Day! We enjoyed watching the children compete in their teams at the Relay race, water carrying race, beanbag throw, rob the nest, beanbag balance race and and obstacle race. The Nursery and Reception children all did so well. A special ‘Well Done’ to the Red team that were the winners overall!

Thank you to the parents that came to watch the Cheerleading performance and the children’s races, not to mention those that joined in with our parachute games. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Calm Cats

Wednesday 21st the whole school had the pleasure of taking part in a special mindfulness workshop. We engaged in breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and stretches.

Reading Breakfast

Every Tuesday morning we hold a reading breakfast from 8:25-8:45am in the school hall. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to listen to their children read and share a variety of stories. This week we got to enjoy some delicious cakes and cookies.

What the Ladybird Heard- Stay and play coffee morning

On Monday we enjoyed some activities with our littlest DCINS community. Children came in with their adults to enjoy some of our ladybird and farm based activities! We even had a few little helpers from Nursery come to explore the activities too!

Zumba Family Picnic

On Saturday 10th June we invited family and friends to take part in our Zumba day. We enjoyed our picnics out on the field, had a bouncy castle, a raffle with lots of exciting prizes, and face paints! We popped inside, into the air conditioning, to enjoy our Zumba workout!

Olly Day’s Magic Show

The children really enjoyed the Magic show assembly that was all about keeping safe on and near roads.

Comic Relief 2023

Internet Safety Day 2023

Every year we celebrate Internet Safety Day where we show the children how to use technology in a safe and positive way. The children enjoyed creating art on iPads using Purle Mash, programming Beebots, playing an Internet Safety board game and creating a poster all about what makes the internet special when we use it carefully.

Number Day 2023

We celebrated Number Day by all dressing up in mathematical costumes. We had children dressed up as clocks, Numicon, Number blocks and more! We decorated number cookies, completed a number hunt outside and played Bingo! We had lots of fun!

Windmill Art Exhibition 2023

The children enjoyed creating a piece of art work related to the Nativity story to display in the windmill!

Stay and Play Coffee Mornings

We have a monthly ‘Stay and play’ coffee morning for adults and younger children. As a school we wanted to extend an invitation to both our School families and families in the wider community to come together for a chat and learning opportunities.

We have had a different theme each month, for example “That’s not my…”, “Christmas”, “Guess how much I love you”, and “Space”. We have lots of activities for the little ones to explore with their grown ups and lots of refreshments too! Best part- its FREE!